GNC Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
475 Reviews

2.8
475 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You learn a lot about the body and health as you go and the place was ran really well (in 26 reviews)

  • Employee discount of 20%, employees are able to work different shifts/have days off for appointments (in 41 reviews)


Cons
  • sales goals pressures along with pressures for maintaining normal retail operations (in 42 reviews)

  • They only pay minimum wage and expect you to be an expert in vitamins (in 36 reviews)

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  1.  

    Sales Person

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in College Station, TX

    I have been working at GNC part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Now I work for a Franchise location in Texas so my experience maybe a little different so...
    Great way to interact with local population, Awesome staff, Manager is well educated in Sports Nutrition, Manager interact very friendly and professionally with staff and customers.
    Great place to work if your well versed in fitness, weight training, and health. Pay fluctuates per person and outgoingness to sell. Hours quite flexible as well as consistent.

    Cons

    I currently have nothing to say in terms of cons. I really enjoy the work and the staff. I guess the only con i could really have would be a little under staffed. Obviously thats a not a huge issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Hard work and learning paid off.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Central Point, VA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Central Point, VA

    I have been working at GNC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Got sales experience, earned by way to maximum part time hours to full time manager. The pay min wage with commish.

    Cons

    A lot of extra work. The company has made hiring difficult with computer aps only and not always listing job openings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Over the years you have made positive changes. Keep making those changes. Put cameras in all stores.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to grow in.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at GNC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly environment,quick promotion within,commission based

    Cons

    corporate demands are barely achievable,managers and district managers are mostly unprofessionals.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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    SALES STORE MANAGER

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GNC Store Manager  in  Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - GNC Store Manager in Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at GNC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    GNC is a company that cares about their employees. Because it's the people that work for GNC that make a difference. They are always coming up with new ways to improve our sales and customer service skills.
    I LOVE "Order Control Department"
    I LOVE some of the HELP DESK people! My favorites are: Shawn and Betty-Ann!
    I LOVE Laurie in "RECORDS"
    I LOVE my DELIVERY DRIVER" who drops off my shipment.
    I LOVE "GRAPHICS DEPT" they always send me my signage within days.
    I LOVE my "SALES ASSOCIATE" Josh! He always works so hard and is great with our customers.
    I LOVE my CUSTOMERS! They always make my day.
    I am lucky to work for GNC. I am PROUD to be an GNC employee!

    Cons

    My only complaint is: Wish we could have 2 people work together everyday. It is difficult for a store manager to do sales and operations within 40 hr work week. I wish all store managers could have an Assistant Manager for 40 hours a week.
    I wish our salaries were increased.
    I wish our HEALTH BENEFITS co-pay's were $0.00
    I wish that PART-TIME EMPLOYEE's were allowed to work 40 hours a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish Upper Management would ask Store Managers - how they could make our jobs easier. Offer more promotions to store managers. Increase salary and PM's. Have us work 8 hours a day and allow us to have 2 -15 minute breaks and an hour lunch.
    When RESETS begin. Have all managers go to other stores to HELP COMPLETE RESETS for each store. This is A BIG JOB and it requires a lot of hours.
    Stop having us change Price Tags every week. This takes a lot of time.
    Have prices and dates labeled on ALL PRODUCTS!
    Have a JANITORIAL SERVICE come to do FLOORS and WINDOWS every week.
    This is normal for all retails stores to have.

    Change COLOR SALE TAGS every month. For example:
    January/February Promo Sale Tags: BLUE
    March/April Promo Sale Tags: PURPLE
    May/June Promo Sale Tags: PINK
    July/Aug Promo Sale Tags: GREEN
    August/Sept Promo Sale Tags: FUSHIA
    November/December Promo Sale Tags: WHITE/BLACK

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Interesting and easy work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GNC

    Pros

    I enjoy learning about nutrition

    Cons

    being in the mall across from an aunty annes

  7.  

    Best experience of my life

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate  in  Alexandria, LA
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Alexandria, LA

    I have been working at GNC part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You actually get a chance to help people get healthy and get they body where they need to be

    Cons

    Have to meet company standard everyday. Have to push other things on the customers that they don't want

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    great experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative/Assistant Manager  in  Northlake, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Representative/Assistant Manager in Northlake, IL

    I have been working at GNC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    work/life balance, easy going, great environment, great franchise owner as a boss, company help line easy to use when necessary.

    Cons

    None that i can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ur the best..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at GNC part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Employee discounts, flexible scheduling, incentive pay add-ons

    Cons

    Very pushy management on boosting sales. Made fantastic sales and when management saw they would tell you how it could have been better. I understand it affects his bottom line but a little more acknowledgement of a job well done would be appreciated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We all know turnover is high. Address that and the company will save a lot of money!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good retail job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Ewing, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Ewing, NJ

    I worked at GNC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay when considering commission on gold cars, nice discounts, great place to work if you love health/fitness.

    Cons

    Retail job at a franchise, nowhere to go really. Even corporate owned stores don't seem to promote from within.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Vega Alta, PR
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Vega Alta, PR

    I have been working at GNC part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company
    Excelent Products
    Good Comissions
    Best Sports Nutrition Company in the World

    Cons

    No Full Time jobs at my store

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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