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For a part-time college student, it's the perfect job.

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Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Tampa, FL
Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Tampa, FL

I have been working at GNC part-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Flexible hours, easy retail stuff like cleaning, rotation, etc. At my particular location you rarely deal with more than one customer at a time, allowing you to recognize your regulars and keeps the stress of people stealing during a rush down quite a bit. You decide how much you want to sell in order to make money. It's also nice when people come back to tell you how much they liked the product you recommended, or when regulars come back to see you specifically. A lot of your time is spent unsupervised, which means you can take frequent breaks if needed but I highly advise keeping busy! The day just goes by slow if you sit there and fart around, not to mention managers love part timers who actually do their job. (Obviously.)

Climbing the corporate ladder is easy if you actually do your job consistently and reliably.

Cons

Some stress over sales numbers. Some days, you just get extremely unlucky and everyone else gets lucky the rest of the time. The most successful people are usually quite pushy which may increase sales, but hurts the customer-employee relationship. There's actually a bit of a stigma regarding GNC salespeople in the fitness community, which damages your credibility when recommending products or trying to help people. While retail stores do have overhead, a large majority of business is lost to online retailers. This leads to customer complaints, and a feeling of helplessness as you cannot match online price.

Advice to Management

Improve your marketing to reflect new marketing techniques; start a GNC forum, have knowledgeable moderators and experts posting, consider matching online prices.

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    Very long and slow days

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    Current Employee - GNC in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - GNC in Vancouver, WA

    I have been working at GNC part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    best reasons to be there are the people that come back and talk about the goals we've helped them achieve

    Cons

    too much down time sometimes

    Advice to Management

    create more out door marketing

  2. Current employee, really slow for lower volume stores.

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at GNC full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Get a good discount if you are into working out.

    Cons

    Management is really young. I feel like im in high school again with the he said she said. everyone is out to get each other, which is why theres always a high turn over rate. You only get paid half time for your overtime. If you arent in a busy store, you only make the base salary because your commission amounts to nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being immature and handle situations on the spot.

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