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Decent Part Time College Job

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Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate
Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate

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

Pros

30% employee discount, gain insight to the world of nutritional supplementation, flexible schedule, great job for people who like small talk with strangers, gain entry level sales knowledge, great commissions on certain product sales, management is hands off if you deliver numbers, great relationship with store manager

Cons

Expect unrealistic numbers on products customers don't want, base pay minimum for part time, long periods of being alone and busy work, commission extremely low, if existent, on products that are expected to be sold, had the feeling upper management was willing to throw part time employees under the bus, would never work there full time

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on positive interactions with customers for return shoppers rather than one VP sale out the door, have RSDs spend more hours with sales reps selling instead of just discussing numbers, pay the employees for the products you ask them to sell, selling $26 dollar bags of impotent chews is immoral

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Not bad depending on region

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Hours flexible to work with school schedule, commission, opportunity to work at other stores to pick up more hours

    Cons

    District Management can sometimes be overbearing. One week they will try to promote you (store manager after 2 months on the job) and the next week they will tell you if your numbers do not improve you'll be fired. I watched many people take the promotion before they were ready and get axed a month later when the store fails. It will all depend on what management you have for your region.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't punish people just because they aren't selling exactly what you want them to. I sold 3x the dollar amount for the store than other "better employees." These employees will avoid taking customers they do not think they can sell P3's too, and the customer service suffers because these employees avoid customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Sales Clerk

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    Former Employee - SALES CLERK  in  Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - SALES CLERK in Wilton, CT

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

    Pros

    Very flexible for college student

    Cons

    I was the only one working in the store besides the owners for a long period of time. Didn't get paid enough.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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