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GNC Reviews

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
537 Reviews
2.8
537 Reviews
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Michael Archbold
24 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You get a discount on everything you learn a lot you get to help people make life changing decisions (in 28 reviews)

  • Employee discount of 20%, employees are able to work different shifts/have days off for appointments (in 49 reviews)


Cons
  • sales goals pressures along with pressures for maintaining normal retail operations (in 54 reviews)

  • upper management who are managers with no people skills what so ever (in 46 reviews)

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  1.  

    My GNC Experience

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lawton, OK
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lawton, OK

    I worked at GNC full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working at GNC was a great envorinment. I got to learn about all health categories. They pay is very good and inscreases every pay check. the commission can be very high depending on sales.

    Cons

    You do have to work by yourself so it can be a little boring. Reaching sales goals might not be met from time to time. My manager recommended I be pushy and force a customer into buying something but I simply said no due to the highly side effects and health risks with most of the products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall, it was a good experience. I was happy working there up until the time I moved.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Manager, Decent upper management, Horrible revenue model.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kelso, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kelso, WA

    I worked at GNC part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Gain experience in Supplement industry (which are crap and which few might be worth a dollar or two). Bro-out with your customers about protein and "test-boosters"

    Cons

    Selling of the OMS is a scam and a Joke. I refused to attempt selling most of them because you are selling on false hopes and unstable claims. You are expected to sell multiple vitapaks, OMS, Gold cards and P3's daily even if that means guiding the customer to a product that wont work as well or is overly excessive. I am not about that sort of business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of (most) sales pressures, Consider increasing store hours to hire more employees when needed. Pay your employees better so they can stay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I had fun and learned a lot.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GNC part-time

    Pros

    people, money, fun, friends, family.... discounts

    Cons

    Work is work... sometimes that cant be helped.

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  5.  

    Very boring depending on witch one you work at

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Paducah, KY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Paducah, KY

    I have been working at GNC part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You make commission. You get a discount on everything you learn a lot you get to help people make life changing decisions.

    Cons

    You have to work really hard to get good numbers and if you dont have good numbers you lose your job but if you do have good numbers you get nothing in return but keep it up or this could be better you could be ranked 1 In the whole region but that dosent really matter because you don't get anything for busting your butt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They can be understanding but they can also be very demeaning they will talk down to you a lot.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    It was boring

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at GNC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Not much to do, but the people that came in were normally nice. The pay was low and the amount you had to know was high

    Cons

    Everyone that came in for a drug test was rude and always tried to get you to say things you couldn't

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    PRESSURE

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GNC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    commission allows more income potential

    Cons

    regional pressure for managers to work off clock

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    restructure staffing plans/ close stores

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Positive experience, learned enough to step into better jobs.

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    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Yakima, WA
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Yakima, WA

    I have been working at GNC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Discount on products. Have a lot of time to your self at work. Actual job is easy.

    Cons

    Have a training program that could be great, but its outdated, poorly executed, and difficult to use. Required to upsell products that have questionable benefit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great pay, fun experience.

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - General Manager in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at GNC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Worked around your schedule. Able to move up. Interact with people.

    Cons

    Supervisors dont know how to talk to people and dont know how to micro manage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the GMs needs and the sales associates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to Work, Not Enough Pay

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at GNC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I had a great time working for GNC, as long as you are competitive and a good sales person, it was always very low stress compared to other positions I've worked. Good benefits, good discounts, and a great chance to help people.

    Cons

    Could be a little overwhelming if you are new to sales and do not have experience tracking a large amount of performance indicators. Also, working alone in a low volume store can get extremely boring. Lastly, there are not as many opportunities for advancement as you might find in some other companies, and pay is fairly low compared to other retail management positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Manager

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    Current Employee - GNC Store Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - GNC Store Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Learning leadership, inventory control, driving sales, marketing, and group dynamics.

    Cons

    Some people aren't as driven. Pay could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on your own self-growth. Your team will do what you represent; leading by example is the best way to go.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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