GNC Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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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. Sale Associate

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

    I have been working at GNC full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Relaxing job. No hassle. You get to deal with good and educated people. Plus access to alot of supplements.

    Cons

    Sales target might keep you depressed.

    Advice to Management

    They need to maximize benefits to create more interest Inassociates.

  2. Sales Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Lafayette, CA
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Lafayette, CA

    I have been working at GNC

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

    Pros

    Flexible, Great co-workers, great management, nice location, friendly customers, great staff

    Cons

    Although this is a nice location there are not a lot of customers. The store is slow and customers tend to buy one or two items.

  3. store key holder

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at GNC

    Pros

    love to sell love to interact love to communicate

    Cons

    nothing really if you are of a positive mind there is no down side you find positive no matter what

    Advice to Management

    would one someone to het to me thanks

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  5. GNC sales representative

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Bismarck, ND
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Bismarck, ND

    I have been working at GNC

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

    Pros

    Positive atmosphere, surrounded by fit people and discounts on supplements.

    Cons

    The pay is from commission and you only get commission if you sell certain products. So it you are like me who is a part time employee and enjoy weight lifting, you will sell what you think will work, not what money you could make. I really do not enjoy lying to peoples faces and them basically know it.

    Advice to Management

    Not a manager

  6. Sales Representatives

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GNC Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - GNC Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at GNC

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

    Pros

    Very simple job, I have spent most my time reading after completing the simple tasks of keeping up the store. For me working alone is a Pro, and at GNC you are the only person on shift usually. They offer commission on certain products and the hours are very flexible. Also growing within the company is easy as long as you complete your work. Great part-time job for college.

    Cons

    The hourly rate will never raise above minimum because of commission. This not good when the customer flow of the store is slow. Also the commission rates are low, $2 -$10 on specific products, and not every product has commission. The hours are low, the manager will be the only store employee with 40 hours a week. You will be limited to 29 hours a week max! and that is if your co-worker takes the week off.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, commission on all products would be great!

  7. sales associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GNC part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good job for full time student

    Cons

    Regularly harassed by regional management

  8. SSM

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GNC

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

    Pros

    This is an amazing company to work for. While there are many mixed reviews this place allows you to manage and grow your business. It offers great product training and most importantly has many opportunities for advancement. For those who have had other jobs this truly is a great place with much less stress than other places.

    Cons

    There are limited downsides to the GNC name. While most would like to put down this place if you try hard and work hard then this is an amazing place for you. If not then management tends to act swiftly to those unable to work to the established job requirements.

    Advice to Management

    More training and overlap for some stores in order to help grow all employees.

  9. I am a full time store manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at GNC full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great advancement opportunity, great company

    Cons

    Not enough to pay for what you do

    Advice to Management

    Yes easy to adance

  10. Helpful (2)

    Sales associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate

    I have been working at GNC

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

    Pros

    Helping people obtain fitness goals

    Cons

    Dealing with poor SSM, lack of professionalism from SSM,

    Advice to Management

    Improve customer service skills. Many customers stop shopping at our store because you have such a bad attitude.

  11. Store Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GNC

    Pros

    Fun line of work every day was fun

    Cons

    Low pay needed better commission payouts

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