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Sales associate at franchise GNC for 2+ years

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Milledgeville, GA
Current Employee - Sales Associate in Milledgeville, GA

Pros

Great opportunity to earn a decent pay for hours worked if you can get the hours. Eat at work. Work under minimal supervision.

Cons

Little training on products that require extensive knowledge to make sales. Difficult to attain the hours needed to maintain a decent living wage. Little room for advancement considering the small staff the stores operate on, employees in higher positions usually stick around in my experience. Recent changes in store policy has cut commission significantly.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for GNC

  1.  

    GNC part-time sales experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate

    Pros

    Independence. Get to be in charge of handling the operations of a retail store. Great managerial experience

    Cons

    Hours vary. Sales strategy too pushy to reach targeted sales numbers. Have to limit the sale of 3rd party products for sales numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a more vivid strategy in guiding store level associates towards a career in upper management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company does not appreciate or value their employees and cares more about selling than making the customer happy.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    Pros

    You get to help people with their fitness and health goals and build healthy relationships with your customers. Its very rewarding to learn about all the new supplements and what each ingredient does and then pair that product with the right customer. When they come back and tell you how much they loved what you suggested, thats the best part.

    Cons

    This company does not support, value, or appreciate any employee whether it be regional manager, store manager, sales associate, or delivery driver. As a manager, you are constantly being told you are not doing a good job and threatened to be moved to a lower volume store. The company is very contradictory. They want you to increase dollar amount of sales for the stores, but if you do, then they harass you about your key performance indicators like multi vitamins and gold cards not being high enough. The job is very demanding with promo changes and price changes that change in the thousands every month. There is also no room to grow unless you know something about management you are not supposed to, in which case you can make lateral moves and destroy your store, or you are a white male.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your employees. Applaud great work and help improve other areas to build a positive work environment. All upper management above regional sales director should be required to work in the stores 5 days a month to get a first hand feel for the way the business is moving instead of sitting behind a desk looking at spreadsheets and threatening jobs and belittling their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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