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Worst job I have ever had.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Kansas City, KS
Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Kansas City, KS

I have been working at GNC full-time (More than 10 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Employee discount. Nothing else to say nice about the job.I can't come up with the 20 words needed to fill in the pro column.

Cons

Woman are treated differently than men and paid less to do the same job. Usually about 20% less. Most people that move up in the company are men...woman are overlooked. Even when the woman do a better job. Lots of favoritism and sexual harassment from upper management. Goals are unrealistic and increase constantly. Many RSD's are overworked and can't do the job they are supposed to. You never get a weekend off and if you have an appointment or plans on your day off and someone calls in sick, you are expected to cancel your plans and cover for them. Small staff, poor pay. You are expected to do EVERYTHING including stripping and waxing the floors, washing windows and cleaning bathrooms. If air conditioning or furnace do not work or water is leaking into the store, it can be months and in some cases years before the company will spend the money to make repairs. No lunch breaks or breaks of any kind. If you have to go to the bathroom you must hold it or try to go as fast as you can between customers. No individuality allowed. Like robots, all customers must be given the same speech...on the phone or in person. Holidays paid for full time employees if you can get anyone else to work. After you have worked for the company for any length of time it is hard to be taken seriously by other companies when looking for a new job. Very little training. Written warnings and the threat of being fired are used as training tools.

Advice to Management

Get a clue. If employees were treated well you wouldn't have so much theft and turnover.

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  1. Sell products, even if someone does not need them.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Elizabethtown, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Elizabethtown, PA

    I worked at GNC part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    As a former trainer, I enjoy supplements Employee discount 30%, is nice For a retailer the hours are not bad

    Cons

    Required to push supplements on people Staffing is a joke, hard to cover shifts in an emergency Lack of good training Useless conference calls almost every day Company hires people with little to no nutrition knowledge

    Advice to Management

    Better training, also promotion of sales people who no nothing about operations is a problem.


  2. Fantastic people who are cared for little

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at GNC full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people at GNC, or at least the majority of them, are the only positive thing about this place. It'd be nice to see a commitment to the folks working to make this company what it is: from sales associates on up.

    Cons

    High-turn over, minimal opportunity for growth, fraternity-culture

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees. Stop treating them as expendable, and you won't have to replace them so often.


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