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GNC Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
599 Reviews
2.8
599 Reviews
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Michael Archbold
52 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.  

    Better pay than expected, fun work environment, good management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Pros

    Higher than average pay for retail.
    Gain knowledge about all the supplements and herbs
    After you complete training, you are able to self-manage the store
    Fun place to work

    Cons

    It's minimum wage + commission, so the pay will be low if you aren't a decent salesman
    The company requires that 40% or so of all sales must be GNC brand
    Overpriced items

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honestly, I can't think of anything to change. There are a few things that fellow employees complained about, but everything seemed to work fine for me.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Sales Associate

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA

    I worked at GNC

    Pros

    The job can offer solid sales experience

    Cons

    Poor management, little training, ineffective communication between upper management and sales associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve training, shy away from online modules and offer more training on products and sales techniques

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

    If you know your stuff, there is money to be made

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at GNC part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can make good commission as long as you can sell

    Cons

    hitting your numbers does not help your commission and wont pay your bills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want employees to have better sales on GNC products, then put good KPI's on those products. GNC has great products that in most case I would want to recommend anyways, but vitapaks won't pay my rent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Sales Associate.

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

    I worked at GNC

    Pros

    You learn so much about health and general fitness.

    Cons

    The experience of working for GNC as a sales associate is dependent solely on how good the store's manager is. Good manager = Great experience, Crappy manager = Crappy experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more qualified managers than the sales associate or assistant manager whom show no potential in a management position but were in the right place at the right time when the store was looking for a warm body fill an essential role.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It was okay

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

    I have been working at GNC

    Pros

    The best thing about working here is flexibility and being able to do what you want!

    Cons

    Annoying upper management and it can be annoying always doing contests

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the contests

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Franchise to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Nutrition Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Nutrition Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at GNC

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Great Commision, Rewarding experience

    Cons

    Corporate Policy make it tough to succeed long term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into franchise options.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great co workers.

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

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

    Pros

    Co workers and manager was great! Very family oriented environment.

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't care or support you. No room for advancement. Low commission as they products they want you to sell gives close to none.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    It was a great company to work for and to build upon your sales experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Director in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Director in Detroit, MI

    I worked at GNC

    Pros

    They offer a lot of ways to advance in the company and to earn extra

    Cons

    There were not a lot except some of the health benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great backbone to build confidence in sales

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Garland, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Garland, TX

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

    Pros

    Get to sell products that you believe in and work with customers you can build long term relationships with. The pay is better than most part time jobs with commission on top

    Cons

    The manager was a little crazy but the company as a whole has the nutrition market and industry down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your soldiers who sell with respect. At the end of the day they are the ones making you money!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good for a part time job.

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

    I have been working at GNC

    Pros

    Making commission off of certain products. Hours are flexible. Employees receive discounts on many GNC products. Employees learn about nutrition and supplements.

    Cons

    Hourly pay is minimum wage. Not many hours per week, under ten for first couple of months. Part time workers usually don't work more than twenty hours a week tops.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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