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Poor structure at franchise stores

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Store Manager in Virginia Beach, VA
Former Employee - Store Manager in Virginia Beach, VA

I worked at GNC

Pros

Employee discount, slow paced work, but simple and good experience for young employees looking for experience

Cons

Lack of respect and recognition from higher level franchise employees/owners, negative and condescending attitude towards all store employees if sales numbers are not satisfactory

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work for corporate, they have better opportunity and a better attitude towards sales - their system is also better organized and expectations are reasonable.

Doesn't Recommend

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    Overworked for the pay, immorality encouraged just for a sale, but you learn a lot about sales and supplements.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at GNC

    Pros

    Great learning experience; builds selling skills along with supplemental knowledge.
    Most managers are very cool.
    30% discount, which stacks on top of the sale price.

    Cons

    You have to know too much and do too much for what you get paid for. (you get paid the same as a cashier at a grocery store)
    Morality is not encouraged; it seems as if all that matters is the sale and your quota at the end of the day, not the customer's satisfaction.
    No incentives beyond commission.
    People expect you to be a doctor sometimes and make calls as if you were one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the employees who really care for the customer and know a lot. Raise pay to $10+ an hour once they finish GNC University and do away with commission. Scale pay with gross sales, so there is still incentive to sell. Realize that Sales Associates are the most important members of the team and make sure no misinformation is spread. TRAIN THEM PROPERLY so they don't have misinformation to spread. A lot of employees don't know anything about the product except for the selling points on the box.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Not Worth Your Time, Run to Burger King Instead ( I'm serious)

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at GNC

    Pros

    - discount on products ( although if you shop around just a little you can still find better deals)
    - product knowledge

    Cons

    - HORRIBLE COMPENSATION- you are expected to open, close, work alone, stock and restock, and be responsible for numbers all on a minimum wage salary with some crap commissions. For a part time, minimum wage employee i shouldn't have to drive across town at night to deliver the deposit to the bank. Its dangerous, its foolish ( honestly what is stopping me from stealing) and its not worth the headache. And if you have a low volume store (i.e mine which is in a dying mall, where all the shops are leaving) your opportunity to make commissions is nonexistent.

    - THEY PUSH FOR YOU TO SELL GNC PRODUCTS THAT YOU DONT GET A COMMISSION ON- How can a company expect their employees to sell products that they don't give commission on. Its almost insulting that we are forced to push products that offer no value to the individual sales associate.
    - ONE PERSON WORKS AT A TIME- Most stores have only a few associates, so your working by yourself. VERY BORING

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please Compensate your employees more. 7.25 an hour is not enough for the work that we have to do. Hourly associates should not have to have so many responsibilities, I think GNC would be stronger is they created an assistant manager position, which was responsible for opening, closing and numbers. GNC could be a great place to work if the employees felt like they are valued. Its sad to say, but the only thing GNC motivates be to do is look for another job.

    Doesn't Recommend
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