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GNC Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
549 Reviews
2.8
549 Reviews
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Michael Archbold
28 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You get a discount on everything you learn a lot you get to help people make life changing decisions (in 28 reviews)

  • Employee discount of 20%, employees are able to work different shifts/have days off for appointments (in 49 reviews)


Cons
  • sales goals pressures along with pressures for maintaining normal retail operations (in 54 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    if you love people this is the job for you

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Pinole, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Pinole, CA

    I worked at GNC part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    hourly pay is okay ..the commission was great

    Cons

    there wasn't anything i disliked about he job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none, my manager rocked

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not bad

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at GNC full-time

    Pros

    Great discounts
    They promote from within

    Cons

    Sales could be challenging
    RSD doesnt always seem to see some of the struggles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay sales associates a little more, its high turnover and a lot of LP issues because of that.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Manager

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in West Springfield, MA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in West Springfield, MA

    I have been working at GNC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    One of the most flexible Manager schedules in retail, good hours, decent pay, good commission structure

    Cons

    high turnover in upper management down to the store level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase commission rates for sales associates, take most commissions away from managers and increase annual salaries

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Competitive

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    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Houston, TX

    I have been working at GNC part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I am probably one of the few people who actually love my job. I feel as though it is a competitive environment and I am always trying to improve each day. Its nice to get paid commission and I like meeting those trying to improve their health!

    Cons

    I feel as though upper management expect you to hit certain goals EVERY DAY which is near impossible, even if you are at a high volume store. I do not like the fact that my job is always at risk if customers refuse to buy product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most of the RSD and upper management creating these sales goals need to actually work in a store. Its not as easy as it may seem!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A good place to work, if you are self-motivated and want to have a healthy background.

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    Former Employee - GNC Sales Associate in Cedar Hill, TX
    Former Employee - GNC Sales Associate in Cedar Hill, TX

    I worked at GNC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Learning a healthy lifestyle is knowledge for your customers but also yourself. Your shifts are mostly done by yourself unless management is there for a particular reason or if your training someone. Great experience if your new to retail sales it will allow you to expierence some easy commission goals and allows you to learn how the retail world works.

    Cons

    It is challenging if you like to have help and you can't multi-task, as you will have a checklist of things to do everyday you go in by your manager. If your looking to make a lot of money off of commissions this is not the place for you. I would advise to have somewhate of a willingness for fitness because you are the only person the customers are turning to, to know your stuff about health and fitness.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good job, clean enviornment, non stable pay.

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    Current Employee - GNC Sales Associate in Warminster, PA
    Current Employee - GNC Sales Associate in Warminster, PA

    I have been working at GNC part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    This place was cool and informing. You learn a lot about the body and health as you go and the place was ran really well.

    Cons

    (cont.) It was just too far away from where I live so it was taking a toll on gas and living situations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management would be to have more intricate events, where one educates people on their bodies and things they can do to increase longevity. Have small giveaways and specials on product, but hold the sales for a shorter period of time with more advertisement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Significant down time.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Davis, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Davis, CA

    I worked at GNC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of down time, simple work, nothing too complicated, gives you a good sense of nutrition products. Most managers are fairly laid back. Some commission.

    Cons

    Base pay is low. Very corporate in the "c word" sense. Hourly employees are not respected much by company executives and there is some sense that you are expected to be a robot when dealing with customers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Money money money

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GNC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Bonuses pms cash prizes monthly bonuses discounts

    Cons

    Bad hours bad starting pay no advancement unless you stay there for years

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Easy job, low pay.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GNC

    Pros

    -It is an easy job, regular day includes maintaining the store and sales; managing the sales team which is fairly simple because most of the time the team is made up of 2-5 people. Occasional plan-o-grams; mark downs; some paper work but it does not take long not is it complicated.
    -free product; vendor relations;
    -Talking to people about fitness and supplements was a pro a for me because I'm into it.

    Cons

    -Most of the time you work alone; it can get really boring.
    -Room for advancement is small; getting into a higher volume store only gives a few K pay increase. Higher paying positions are scarce, raises are low.
    -The sales structure turns a lot of customers off
    -Fairly low pay; even for managers not enough to live comfortably on their own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut down on all the demands; pay your managers more and stop opening up so many new locations.

  11.  

    Good work/life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Burlington, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Burlington, NJ

    I worked at GNC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work/Life balance
    Easy Job
    Good Culture/environment
    Great customer connections/satisfaction you get to deal with customers hands on and see their results.

    Cons

    Company puts all its emphasis on customer, little to none on employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change KPI's and focus on retaining/promoting employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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