GNC Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
475 Reviews
2.8
475 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You learn a lot about the body and health as you go and the place was ran really well (in 26 reviews)

  • Employee discount of 20%, employees are able to work different shifts/have days off for appointments (in 41 reviews)


Cons
  • sales goals pressures along with pressures for maintaining normal retail operations (in 42 reviews)

  • They only pay minimum wage and expect you to be an expert in vitamins (in 36 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Nice place to work.

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    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate  in  Lemoore Nas, CA
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Lemoore Nas, CA

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

    Pros

    You get commission on top of your base pay.

    Cons

    Not easy to advance because people like their job. Hitting indicators can be trying sometimes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GNC

    Pros

    Loved the commission based structure.

    Cons

    Work by yourself can get boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More education of the team.

  3.  

    A good place to start exercising your sales skills and experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GNC

    Pros

    Good sales training and good flexibility in college

    Cons

    Low compensation for anyone over the age of 21

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    ok

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL

    I worked at GNC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    ok to work for starting

    Cons

    pressure, plus commission is limited

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Job is fun lot but the sales goals are not.

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    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at GNC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fun job. Meet cool clients even pro athletes.

    Cons

    Sales goal numbers can be crazy depending on franchise owner. As corporate is just as bad. Confusing sales and can be annoying old ppl.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the prices more simple and with some consistency.

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

    You wear many hats.

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    Former Employee - GNC Sales Associate  in  Ashtabula, OH
    Former Employee - GNC Sales Associate in Ashtabula, OH

    I worked at GNC part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The great thing about being a GNC sales associate is you get to wear many hats. I wan't a manager, but I had keys to the store. I would do the paperwork and drop the bank deposit off at the end of the night. I got to see how the organization ran as a whole. I also was the cashier. I was the floor sales rep and product expert. I did shelf blocking and assisted with inventory. It's good position for learning the basics of retail.

    Cons

    It's a smaller store. You don't get the experience of a big retail store. The pros can turn into cons when it's extremely busy depending on how you look at it. It can be a fast paced environment at times. You could be one of the only associates in the store. You must be able to multi-task and take care of multiple consumers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I thought the management at GNC were actually very professional.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Experience at GNC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GNC part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    commission if you're a manager or pms(basically commission off of 3rd party products)
    social job, talking and interacting with all customers
    little to no chores

    Cons

    you have to be at a busy store to make sales or money
    youre forced to sell certain products as your quota that more often then not do not pay you
    minimum wage otherwise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop forcing your employees to sell things that are pointless and expensive (chews, theyre filled with terrible ingredients, expensive and the pill substitutes that are the same in quantity are cheaper and healthier)
    put pms on sales we're supposed to make/pay more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Sales Person

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in College Station, TX

    I have been working at GNC part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Now I work for a Franchise location in Texas so my experience maybe a little different so...
    Great way to interact with local population, Awesome staff, Manager is well educated in Sports Nutrition, Manager interact very friendly and professionally with staff and customers.
    Great place to work if your well versed in fitness, weight training, and health. Pay fluctuates per person and outgoingness to sell. Hours quite flexible as well as consistent.

    Cons

    I currently have nothing to say in terms of cons. I really enjoy the work and the staff. I guess the only con i could really have would be a little under staffed. Obviously thats a not a huge issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great learning experience while working retail

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GNC

    Pros

    My boss was in training for nursing school, and the combination of his training and knowledge of nutrition made this a very educational experience.

    Cons

    Having to meet certain sales targets every month for oddball things was not very appealing. And some of the other employees I worked with (same hierarchy level) were not necessarily the greatest people. But I'm sure that was more because of the area and education required for the role.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fun environment

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    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate  in  Arcadia, CA
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Arcadia, CA

    I worked at GNC part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    adequate commission rates and good work environment

    Cons

    can involve very tedious work; constantly cleaning and checking expiration dates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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