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GNC Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated Mar 8, 2014
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50% Approve of the CEO

GNC CEO Joe Fortunato

Joe Fortunato

(4 ratings)

29% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    great experience

    Sales Representative/Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
    Northlake, IL

    Proswork/life balance, easy going, great environment, great franchise owner as a boss, company help line easy to use when necessary.

    ConsNone that i can think of.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUr the best..

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    For the Uneducated who want to cost through life

    General Manager (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsEmployee discount of 30%
    You have all the time in the world to work on anything but GNC because no one comes in half the time -homework, side projects, other job applications

    Cons2 billion dollar Company that doesn't give 2 cents about you. Work hard, brutal deadlines for no reward for exceeding sales plan or comps. Best left for those who have no degree and are looking for a bottom of the barrel salary job with mediocre benefits for FULL TIME employees only. Your a replaceable piece of their corporate puzzle. Constant turnover as part timers receive minimum wage and no hours. Its a sales job. Selling products that mostly do not work to unsuspecting people. If you want to live on 25k a year this is for you. Get some manager experience and get out.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe employees of this company work so hard for no reward. Give them a voice or some incentive to help your 2 billion dollar revenue grow. Anyone who has any knowledge of corporate structure will see this is a waste of time very quickly.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A mix of great experience but no progression

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Bartlett, IL

    Prossales experience, customer relations, product knowledge, discounts on products

    ConsSame pay for almost 4 years and have no room for promoting

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    not alot of room for movement

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsAlot of free proudcts and

    Consnot alot of room to go up. not alot of customers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Store Manager (Former Employee)
    Romeoville, IL

    ProsThe information you learn about nutirion stays with you forever. Adding sales experience to your resume is never a bad thing

    ConsThe pay is completely terrible. There is no way to focus on actualizing yourself as a worker when you can't afford to live.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou boast about being a company that is doing well in this economy, therefore you have to increase the pay of those making this happen.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Truly a great place to work

    Store Manager (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsHonestly, if you work hard and are passionate about what you do, then this is a very rewarding career. The sales goals are far more realistic than any company I have ever worked for. The day goes by very fast, and the customers are great. Positive reinforcement and recognition, great pay and commissions. I really don't see how anyone could say anything bad!

    ConsThe only thing that can be unfavorable is working alone as a safety issue. On the flip side, you make all the commission!!1

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The truth about working for GNC (corporate)

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Skokie, IL

    Pros-Supplement discounts at stores
    -Learn alot about nutrition and getting in shape
    -Meet people (employees or customers) with like minded goals

    ConsThe hourly wage is horrible at corporate stores and the only way you really can make money at that company is if you work at a store that has high sales volumes, foot traffic, and high net worth clients. The commissions is what will help you get anywhere from $10-$12 hourly. If you are looking for learning about nutrition its a good job, besides that it's horrible pay and management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your employees properly, give them a raise if they are performing better then other districts, and invest money in your stores. Quite being so stingy on your POS systems and safety equipment (cameras and security alarms) .

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    Not very good

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    Proseasy going environment
    good place to work
    boss was very nice
    cool co workers to pass time with
    i liked it

    Conshard place to work
    products were very complicated to learn
    there was so much information that it was overwhelming at times

    Advice to Senior Managementmy advice to mgmt is that they are charging too much for their products and their ranking system is out of line

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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