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GNC Sales Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 25, 2014
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Anonymous Employee
Athens, GA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 days - interviewed at GNC in July 2013.

Interview Details – The interview process was very relaxed. Come dressed to impress and show a basic product knowledge of sports supplements, multi-vitamins, and diet supplements.

Interview Question – What attracted you to GNC, Hard to not answer "the employee discount" The company does train well and gives its employees excellent chances to succeed and move upward.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation, everyone starts at the same base. However you can earn bonuses if you exceed quota

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Sales Associate
Kansas City, MO

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at GNC in March 2011.

Interview Details – Short phone interview after submitting a resume and application. Followed by an informal interview in the store.

Interview Question – If you actually know something about nutrition or health products you should be fine. just take the incentive and bring up things you know if you can.   Answer Question

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Sales Associate
San Jose, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at GNC in June 2013.

Interview Details – Had a employee referral, talked to assisted manager 1-on-1 interview , then interview with senior store manager 1-on-1 , took 2 weeks to processs everything

Interview Question – Be able to sell them a product   Answer Question

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Sales Associate

Interviewed at GNC

Interview Details – Essentially no interview. Talk to manager to see if they are hiring, if so apply online.

Interview Question – Wasn't asked any.   Answer Question

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Sales Associate

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at GNC.

Interview Details – The process is informal. You will be called in to talk to a store manager and not a professional HR rep. He or she will want you to talk about sales experience not just your experience with products. Associates can be trained on products, what managers really want to know is that you understand this is first and foremost a sales job, and that you want a sales job and that you will be good at making sales. After the interview you will do a follow up phone interview with another manager. Just stay focused on being friendly, easy to work with and committed to making sales.

Interview Question – You may be handed a product you are unfamiliar with and asked by the manager to sale it to him or her.   View Answer

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Sales Associate
Chico, CA

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at GNC in July 2010.

Interview Details – I submitted my application and was called the next day. I was brought in for an interview, asked very basic questions about why I wanted to work there, how to do I feel about sales, what do I know about nutrition and supplements, my major in school...

Interview Question – which of our brands are you familiar with?   Answer Question

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Sales Associate

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at GNC in June 2012.

Interview Details – It was an informal interview, I walked in when the store wasn't busy and the manager just started interviewing me after I asked if they were hiring.

Questions:
What kind of experience have you had dealing with customers or public?

What kinds of responsibilities did you have at prior jobs?

Can you handle frustrated customers in a proper manner?

What would you do if a customer came in angry about a product?

Interview Question – Honestly there weren't any real tough questions, one that I wasn't expecting was:
Can you work until one year after you start?

Basically he/she was getting a feel for the type of person I was, my prior experience and evaluating communication skills
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Negotiation Details – No negotiation, they pay minimum wage because they offer commission.

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Sales Associate

I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at GNC.

Interview Details – They ask you the usual questions, most managers aren't professional enough or educated enough to actually ask insightful or unique questions....just study basic ones and you'll be fine.

Interview Question – There were none.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiating, they pay you minimum wage, and you work part time, end of story.

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Sales Associate

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at GNC.

Interview Details – multiple intervews with manger all across the region and you ave to drive to obsuce locations far away from where you apply

Interview Question – are you willing to do what you are told if you don't agree with it.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – nothing is negotiable

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Sales Associate
Honolulu, HI

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at GNC.

Interview Details – Initial call to set up interview. No phone interview involved.
First interview at store with store manager.
Basis questions included background, experiences, strength, weakness, and sales role playing.
Second interview manager of area with similar questions.

Interview Question – What size of clothes do you wear?
What size of condom do you wear?
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Negotiation Details – None

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