GNC Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Michael Archbold
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Pros
  • Learn a lot about nutrition ans supplements (in 28 reviews)

  • You get a good employee discount (in 49 reviews)

Cons
  • Nearly impractical weekly sales goals with no incentive to reach them other than avoiding a write-up (in 54 reviews)

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

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  1. Just a review

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GNC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    New leadership at corporate is promising. No longer do employees have to worry about a vast amount of goals.

    Cons

    The base pay for everyone is too low. Causes high turnover. The new promo change method is an absolute disaster.

    Advice to Management

    Start paying more or you will lose employees over and over.


  2. Sales associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at GNC part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work isn't too difficult. Sales are fun if you're into it, discount is good if you like supplements

    Cons

    Corporate pushes sales numbers too hard, overdoes it. Gets boring on slower days, pay is minimum wage


  3. Senior Store Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GNC full-time

    Pros

    Very little....was left to work independently for the most part.

    Cons

    Unreal hours and goal expectations. Poor pay for employees under me so high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Pay according to job description and offer full time employment with benefits to average sales associates again. Put the old commission program back into effect for all GNC brand merchandise.


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  5. Love my job. Doesn't pay enough though

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    Current Employee - GNC Store Manager in Phoenixville, PA
    Current Employee - GNC Store Manager in Phoenixville, PA

    I have been working at GNC full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Love my job. Actually like getting up and going to work.

    Cons

    Doesn't pay enough at all for the amount of work you do.

    Advice to Management

    Need to pay employees and managers more. High turn over rate, always short with staff which puts stress on the managers. If you want good people the pay for employees and managers needs to go up.


  6. Solid Company to Work For

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsport, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Williamsport, PA

    I worked at GNC (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get to help people achieve their health and fitness goals, as well as gaining valuable sales experience. Another pro is that there is a commission system in place so you can earn more than your base wage.

    Cons

    Sales goals can be stressful, RSD's and managers can sometimes be overbearing if you are under the wrong ones.


  7. Great Company!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - GNC Store Manager in Suffolk, VA
    Current Employee - GNC Store Manager in Suffolk, VA

    I have been working at GNC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    GNC gave me a chance even though I had zero sales experience and my customer service experience was from 6 years before. Advancement can happen quickly if there's positions available. I interviewed for management after 2 months of working and was promoted 3 months after that. Everything the regional manager said he would do for me, happened quickly.

    Cons

    Unorganized pricing system. Price changes happen once or twice a month. Also every month the pricing department makes hundreds of errors and it makes customers upset with us even though it's not our fault. Also different stores have different products and if your store is not open to that product, you can not get it.

    Advice to Management

    Open all skus to every store so customers looking for certain products do not have to travel or order online.


  8. Keyholder

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GNC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very easy, never a stressful place to work at. Customers were usually pleasant and they always came wanting to spend , possibly because In a rich area .

    Cons

    Could be very slow at times , would definitely get boring . During slow times of the year sales goals were unrealistic

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps a bit more training on what we sell, better for sales both for the associate and company . Make sales goals more realistic


  9. Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at GNC part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good work environment that allowed for gaining knowledge in the health and wellness industry. Nice to help people achieve their goals and see changes in customers after a few visits

    Cons

    lack of hours and too many changes in the supplement industry that would allow for enough time to see adequate changes in customers use of supplements


  10. OK part-time job for college

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in South Bend, IN

    I have been working at GNC part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best part about this job is helping people reach their fitness goals. You meet a lot of different people who are at different levels of fitness, so it helps you become more aware of the rest of the issues that people deal with

    Cons

    The pay is not that great if you work at a slow store. High volume stores are you best chance to make any kind of decent money.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a way for associates to continue training if you want them to stay. Complacency is an ingredient that calls for high turnover and unmotivated employees.


  11. Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at GNC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Commission based sales. Can make money if you are motivated and have a high energy level. Would recommend!

    Cons

    there are some slow months that you may not make as much money because of commission sales. Can be bad.

    Advice to Management

    maybe a higher base salary would help even out the months that you don't make as much money.



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