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    Senior Store Manager

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    Current Employee - Senior Store Manager in Lake Villa, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Store Manager in Lake Villa, IL
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    I have been working at GNC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -You meet some great people -You have the ability to make your own schedule -You learn a lot about nutrition and supplementation (if you actually try to learn) -Free Supplements from vendors -Employee Discount is good on 3rd party products only

    Cons

    -Lack of clear direction from RSD in some cases (in regards to KPI) -'Contests' don't result in much incentive for employees- payouts are low and no rewards for regional performance at store level -Employee discount is non-existent on GNC brand sports products -It's retail; some days you have great customers, others not so much -PM's are ever changing -Total compensation is poor compared to even other retailers -GNC hates to lose its best employees to 3rd party companies but won't pay them to keep them -Your schedule is heavily dependent on your other 2 part time associates availability -No Stock options -Corporate preaches a 'customer first' mentality, then brings about a VitaPak drive. You are given high goals (store dependent, some might be easy) no true incentive to sell these programs, and chews you out if you don't hit your goals

    Advice to Management

    -Deliver a clear-cut message to ALL employees. You may say one thing, but RSDs preach another -Give managers more of a reason to truly MANAGE 'their business'. We no reason to WANT to be more profitable, to sell higher margin items, to succeed in hitting our contest goals. We don't make money off these things. You get away with poor hourly wage and taking away any chances for OT, at least make these drives worthwhile. -Practice what you preach when it comes to the idea that 'Sales Associates and Managers are the REAL top of the pyramid'. Having LP go into stores with the goals of getting people in trouble, having the new DVP travel markets with an iPad to take pictures of issues without even introducing themselves is not conducive to success.


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    Floor Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oneonta, NY
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    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at GNC (Oneonta, NY).

    Interview

    Briefly spoke to the store manager and filled out the required application. There was also a brief discussion of what my availability might be. The store manager did not ask any questions beyond the answers I provided on the application.

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America's Largest Private Companies , Forbes, 2008

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Website www.gnc.com
Headquarters Pittsburgh, PA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (GNC)
Industry Retail
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

What's good for the GNC customer is great for the company's bottom line. GNC Holdings operates the world's leading nutritional-supplements retail chain devoted to items such as vitamins and dietary products. The firm makes Rite Aid private-label products and through a partnership with drugstore.com sells its products online. Altogether, GNC has some 7,200 stores, consisting of 2,900 company-owned stores in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico, followed by 2,300 franchised stores in 46 countries, and 2,000 store-within-a-store sites in Rite Aid locations. GNC is ... More

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