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GNC Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
546 Reviews
2.8
546 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.  

    Sales Clerk

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SALES CLERK in Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - SALES CLERK in Wilton, CT

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

    Pros

    Very flexible for college student

    Cons

    I was the only one working in the store besides the owners for a long period of time. Didn't get paid enough.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GNC

    Pros

    Laid back office environment, flexible work hours

    Cons

    Not much career development or advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward excellent employees

  3.  

    its fine

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    Current Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at GNC full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Love eating the free supplements

    Cons

    i hate the actual work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    your company kind of blows.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Typical retail management

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

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

    Pros

    You know what to expect. Not a very demanding job

    Cons

    Not a lot of money to be made

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Entry Level Job for Managers or Sales Staff.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Mobile, AL

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

    Pros

    Great training on how to sale. GNC Likes to promote within, so if you sale well, and the products you are trained to sell, you can move up fast.

    Cons

    Tough sales goals. This is not a place to work if you are nervous about engaging customers or easily demotivated by difficult customers. If you have a fun attitude, and you like working hard, you will get a lot out of GNC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a harder look at your best employees. They might be better than you realize.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I enjoy working at GNC

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at GNC full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Discount on supps, shifts allow you lots of one on one with customers,

    Cons

    Hard to find the right kind of employees to do this job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work a week in the store manager's shoes, allow more hours for part time help in the higher volume stores

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A boring job punctuated by a few lucrative moments.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at GNC part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Ability for rapid advancement to management. Nicely paced training materials. Training materials available online and in hard copy. Daily commission incentives.

    Cons

    Minimum wage for salespeople. Unclear and highly variable commission structure. All non-management sales positions are part time. Product line caters to an extremely limited demographic. Variable shifts are not conducive to establishing customer relationships.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sales plans and last year vs. this year stats do not bring customers in and awareness of them on the sales level does not maximize sales. If you want a better sales force, concentrate on training them to better serve the customers they interact with; product knowledge, how to incorporate beneficial products into a sale, how to introduce promotions/savings into a sale, how to incorporate all of these into an interaction which is also personal. Remember that the salesperson doesn't bring people in, that is a corporate job. Sales expectation numbers only serve to increase anxiety; do you like anxious salespeople?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Educational with high expectations

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in Lakewood, CO
    Former Employee - General Manager in Lakewood, CO

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

    Pros

    commission on top of hourly
    Employee samples
    Available growth in company
    Great first time job or college job
    Gaining customer service , sales, cash managements skills
    motivating teams
    getting to be in health field & help others learn about healthy lifestyles
    benefits flexible schedules

    Cons

    unrealistic sale goals
    corporate pushes products customers don't need
    other than that people are great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be real

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GNC part-time

    Pros

    Get to know diff people everyday.

    Cons

    Too many numbers to hit!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce # of kpi's and make it more fun!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Store Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Maryville, TN
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Maryville, TN

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

    Pros

    Love the company and being a helping hand in finding the perfect nutritional regemin for my customers.
    Managers are the CEO of their store

    Cons

    Not being able to pay associates more than minimum wage no matter what their qualifications are. Also not allowing more than 29 hours for part-timers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need room to have a more flexible schedule and give a better pay rate for higher qualified applicants. More money yields more dedicated team members

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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