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GNC's manufacturinf division Nutra is stagnant & re-active

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Greenville, SC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC

I worked at GNC

Pros

I worked for Nutra, the manufacturing division of GNC. Employee discount is great 40% and the majority of employees are absolutely wonderful to work with. Opportunities to get your hands on alot of different aspects of the job. Extremely interesting manufacturing process.

Cons

Nutra Manufacturing- GNC's manufacturing division
-discount is only honored in full at corporate stores
-facility is extremely lean & stressful with impossible expectations at times
-promotions are almost non existent
-compensation is benchmarked on "retail" even though this is a manufacturing facility. Pay is as competitive as it needs to be to retain talent
-Because of compensation it is often hard to find candidates with the skill set needed to perform the job effectively and efficiently
-Little to no budget for training/professional development
-Political
-Not much support from upper management or corporate on important issues
-reactive environement vs. proactive
-Everyone in the building has a chance at some kind of bonus except for support staff
-Corporate does not communicate well & the same perks offered are not offered to other divisions

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There needs to be more development from within. There are brilliant employees working at GNC-Nutra and they aren't appreciated or being rewarded for it. Invest in your employees and your company will prosper. Compensation isn't everything, but if you can't offer that you need to invest elsewhere.

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    A nice place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at GNC

    Pros

    -fair pay
    -great discount
    -room for advancement
    -most people working have similair interests and are interested in healthy living/working out/nutrition/etc

    Cons

    -working in the store can get very competitive and the associates are sometimes pushed too hard to sell products just to meet the goal numbers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - at the store level, managment should reconsider some of the goal numbers..not all stores have the ability/customer base to make such high numbers

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    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    I have experienced constant negative reinforcement from upper management

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    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at GNC

    Pros

    The pay is competitive. The customer flow is non-stressful, and apparently the margin is good. There are some well meaning co-managers.

    Cons

    My RSD has little time for his managers, and has, so far, offered nothing but negative reinforcement. "You had BETTER do......" was heard several times during a bi-annual meeting. (not so subtle threats?). You are expected to sell exactly what the company wants you to sell, and you and your part timers are expected to work alone at the store. You are given stated requirements for staffing, that are impossible to meet. You give a part timer a key to the business after minimal training, offer them commission, and then constantly badger them to sell things that they won't get commission on!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training. Training. Especially for upper management. Teach them how to have fun, and try at least a little positivity. Also, the "KPI's" are the only way you motivate your staff/ constantly holding the threat of losing their jobs over their heads. You won't have happy, motivated staff, this way, if you ask me.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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