GNC Reviews

Updated June 21, 2015
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Michael Archbold
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Pros
  • Learn a lot about nutrition ans supplements (in 28 reviews)

  • You get a good employee discount (in 49 reviews)

Cons
  • Nearly impractical weekly sales goals with no incentive to reach them other than avoiding a write-up (in 54 reviews)

  • upper management who are managers with no people skills what so ever (in 46 reviews)

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  1. Great Company!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - GNC Store Manager in Suffolk, VA
    Current Employee - GNC Store Manager in Suffolk, VA

    I have been working at GNC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    GNC gave me a chance even though I had zero sales experience and my customer service experience was from 6 years before. Advancement can happen quickly if there's positions available. I interviewed for management after 2 months of working and was promoted 3 months after that. Everything the regional manager said he would do for me, happened quickly.

    Cons

    Unorganized pricing system. Price changes happen once or twice a month. Also every month the pricing department makes hundreds of errors and it makes customers upset with us even though it's not our fault. Also different stores have different products and if your store is not open to that product, you can not get it.

    Advice to Management

    Open all skus to every store so customers looking for certain products do not have to travel or order online.


  2. I've learned a lot about the lifestyle I live and love.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Newtown, CT
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Newtown, CT

    I have been working at GNC part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learn about health, learn makeup of supplements, get to help people maintain healthy lifestyles, get to talk about the things I love

    Cons

    It's hard sometimes to push products you know the customer doesn't want or need just to meet specific goals for your store's sales.

    Advice to Management

    Give more opportunity for advancement!!


  3. Great Retail Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at GNC full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay. Great promotion opportunity.

    Cons

    No sustainable time to work


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  5. Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager

    I have been working at GNC

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Good benefits. Learn a Great deal about supplements.

    Cons

    Every month you have to put up price tags. Some of which you have to replace because of errors. Fix this issue in corporate.


  6. Sales Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GNC part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    discount on your purchase of products

    Cons

    some times have to deal with terrible customers

    Advice to Management

    you can advance


  7. Sales Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Lafayette, CA
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Lafayette, CA

    I have been working at GNC

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, Great co-workers, great management, nice location, friendly customers, great staff

    Cons

    Although this is a nice location there are not a lot of customers. The store is slow and customers tend to buy one or two items.


  8. SSM

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GNC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is an amazing company to work for. While there are many mixed reviews this place allows you to manage and grow your business. It offers great product training and most importantly has many opportunities for advancement. For those who have had other jobs this truly is a great place with much less stress than other places.

    Cons

    There are limited downsides to the GNC name. While most would like to put down this place if you try hard and work hard then this is an amazing place for you. If not then management tends to act swiftly to those unable to work to the established job requirements.

    Advice to Management

    More training and overlap for some stores in order to help grow all employees.


  9. Store Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GNC

    Pros

    Fun line of work every day was fun

    Cons

    Low pay needed better commission payouts


  10. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at GNC part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity to learn about nutritional supplements as well as get a great start in sales. Highly recommend to anyone seeking a rewarding job in this field.

    Cons

    Some of the busy work seems a little unnecessary. It is a sales job so you are expected to meet weekly goals on a regular basis

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to cut back busy work


  11. I love it. Love helping customers out and making this company more money.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Estero, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Estero, FL

    I have been working at GNC part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I personally work in a great area so my customers are very nice and easy to work with, there's always something I can learn from them. GNC is a great job because it encourages commission selling and selling to hit company numbers.

    Cons

    Honestly nothing, the pay is good and I'm grateful to be apart of this company.

    Advice to Management

    The computers can be slow at times and I wish my store carried more products.



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