GNC Reviews

Updated August 4, 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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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GNC full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of potential to get if you want to Meet interesting people Make decisions for your store Support your local community

    Cons

    Low pay and hourly wage for part timers High pressure on sales during promotional times Price changes occur every minute

    Advice to Management

    Support employees and encourage useful and prominent behavior Higher employee benefits Give scholarships to students in health field


  2. Helpful (2)

    Salesperson

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at GNC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    If you love supplements and use them to workout, you'll love the pros of working at GNC. You get to meet the representatives who give you free samples and exclusive information about the product.

    Cons

    The sales environment is aggressive. GNC pushes its sales people to perform. Every store is different, at my store our success or failutre with sales drove the hours we worked. If you even make too much commission, the manager will have a talk with you. It's not for everyone, the turnover rate is really high.

    Advice to Management

    Your salespeople have lives outside of GNC, most of which are young students going to college. They don't have time to make GNC their focus.


  3. Sales Asscoiate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GNC part-time

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity for individuals to learn about supplements. Great job for individuals who are truly interested in helping others achieve their goals.

    Cons

    VERY VERY VERY sales based job. Leads those who solely want to achieve their sales goals to sell the items we are forced to sell. No experience required to be on job. Some managers don't train well/know their supplements well. Can be a big worry for customers' health.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure management is knowledgable and actually know what each supplement does. This is a job that REALLY affects peoples' health. Make sure to educate your associates and have them guide customers to correct supplements.


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    Store Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GNC part-time

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

    Pros

    You move up pretty quickly if you work hard. I worked my way up to store manager in less than two years.

    Cons

    They are not flexible if you are attempting to go to school and get a degree. As much as I liked working there, they'll just push more and more hours onto your plate.

    Advice to Management

    You'd be able to retain more employees if you listen to their needs. I was a good employee and would've loved to stay there if you had wrked with my schedule.


  6. What You Expect from a High Turnover Job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GNC part-time

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

    Pros

    Discounts, Supplement Knowledge, Product Sampling

    Cons

    Not enough hours, minimum wage, high prices that make customers hesitate

    Advice to Management

    Allow for more hours to all employees. Only managers are given 40 hours which can frustrate many seeking stability. Also, increasing pay wouldn't hurt or lower prices to allow employees a chance at increased commission.


  7. Nice Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at GNC

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Marketing and eCommerce Department was a fun and fair place to work. It is fast paced and ever changing.

    Cons

    Turnover of Directors was frequent and staffing was adjusted when new Directors were hired.


  8. Store Manager

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    Former Employee - Senior Store Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Store Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at GNC (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great place to work great people and great pay

    Cons

    difficult to move past management with out 4yr degree


  9. GNC

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GNC full-time

    Pros

    Focus on health, free samples of protein and supplements, I worked in a franchise and was able to run the store how I liked...no pushy selling.

    Cons

    Crap pay, worked lots of overtime for no pay but that was my choice to make sure the store ran smoothly.

    Advice to Management

    No room to grow in a franchise beyond manager, after a while it becomes mind numbing.


  10. Sales Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Villa Hills, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Villa Hills, KY

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

    Pros

    Great way to get experience selling and getting comfortable with communicating one on one with customers. Commission is a plus as well.

    Cons

    Not enough hourly and if you don't have enough customers it can get boring.


  11. It's an okay job

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    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Pensacola, FL
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Pensacola, FL

    I have been working at GNC part-time

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

    Pros

    My SSM and RSD are cool guys, have very competitive co-works with marketing mind sets.

    Cons

    My new manager knows nothing about the products we sell.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more managers that have knowledge of GNC products not just anyone with manager experience.



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