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Good products, good people, ridiculous requirements

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Former Employee - Nutrition Consultant in Columbus, OH
Former Employee - Nutrition Consultant in Columbus, OH

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

Pros

Great groups of people to work with at the store level
Good discount
Flexible hours
Fun industry to work in
Customers are friendly and the company truly tries to serve them

Cons

Upper management has no idea what goes on in the stores other than what their data reports
Sales expectations can be overwhelming at times
Commissioned items and items that you are required to sell are completely different things, making it hard to make a decent paycheck without your sales numbers being awful
Certain stores get little to no customer traffic, making the job very boring at times

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Have the upper management (Above RSD) get into the stores more often to see what the sales culture is really like. Have them spend a day trying to meet their own sales goals to see if they're on par or not. Give associates the ability to further take care of their customers and truly make sales (rather than just play knowledgeable cashier).

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in DFW, TX
    Former Employee - Store Manager in DFW, TX

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

    Pros

    Commission based - you can somewhat control your paycheck
    Good if you work well alone (meaning no other employees but obviously a lot of customers)

    Cons

    Commission based - not guaranteed...and they don't want you to promote the items you make commission on (not their brand).
    The company says they are only concerned with customer service, but really they want you to be a pushy sales person and only sell their brand. If you don't sell certain amounts of their brand you get called out and most likely fired if it is a regular thing...so why they sell other brands in the first place, I'm not sure (and no, this was never an issue for me, just an annoying observation).
    It seems like everyone is looking for a reason to fire people here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more hours for store employees if you expect the store to be 200% on a daily basis (tasks, constant conference calls, shipment, customer service, training, etc).

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    dont waste your time

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Destin, FL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Destin, FL

    I worked at GNC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    commission is the only pro in this company.

    Cons

    you have 10 goals all which have to be met which in turn reduces the only pro of commission. you are told to talk people into select gnc products to met these goals. which gives a bias opinion of what you tell the customer. this company will take a major hit in overall sales if customer finds out you have that many sells goals. you are also told if you dont hit all those goals you will be fired. this is a min. pay job and you wont make any commission if you were to met these goals. this company cares nothing about their employees only about itself. most of the management i dealt with ssm,rsd,dsd were are very rude and talked down to you like you were an idiot for not being able to make all 10 goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay the employees more money for the work you tell them to do. drop some of the goals or only carry the products you really want to sell.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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