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Good learning experience

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Former Employee - Retail Store Manager  in  Gadsden, AL
Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Gadsden, AL

I worked at GNC full-time for more than a year

Pros

Freedom and little supervision. Learn a lot about nutrition ans supplements.

Cons

GNC discourages selling to improve your bottom line. Key Performance Indicators make no sense.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If you don't want to sell third party products, don't carry them.

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Neutral Outlook
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    I enjoy working at GNC

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    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at GNC full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Discount on supps, shifts allow you lots of one on one with customers,

    Cons

    Hard to find the right kind of employees to do this job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work a week in the store manager's shoes, allow more hours for part time help in the higher volume stores

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    A boring job punctuated by a few lucrative moments.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at GNC part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Ability for rapid advancement to management. Nicely paced training materials. Training materials available online and in hard copy. Daily commission incentives.

    Cons

    Minimum wage for salespeople. Unclear and highly variable commission structure. All non-management sales positions are part time. Product line caters to an extremely limited demographic. Variable shifts are not conducive to establishing customer relationships.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sales plans and last year vs. this year stats do not bring customers in and awareness of them on the sales level does not maximize sales. If you want a better sales force, concentrate on training them to better serve the customers they interact with; product knowledge, how to incorporate beneficial products into a sale, how to introduce promotions/savings into a sale, how to incorporate all of these into an interaction which is also personal. Remember that the salesperson doesn't bring people in, that is a corporate job. Sales expectation numbers only serve to increase anxiety; do you like anxious salespeople?

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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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