GNC Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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Michael Archbold
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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. Not much suppor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GNC

    Pros

    You will meet interesting people

    Cons

    The pay was low and management did not provide much, if any, support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your staff is your most important asset.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. A company that is doing nothing to restore a positive Brand Image

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at GNC

    Pros

    You do get some beginning sales experience and is a pretty easy job.

    Cons

    I am not opposed to KPIs, I am opposed, however, to contradictory KPIs. I really have very little to say that is positive about this company, especially considering the recent leak about the company's herbs not contaiming any of the advertised product.

    The company would prefer you make $100 in total sales with $50 of that coming from multivitamins instead of making $1,000 in total sales with $300 in multivitamins. This obviously is not logical, the second scenario sold more product and even sold more multivitamins, but due to the ridiculous KPI system, the first scenario is considered better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more in-tune with market demands. Try to inspire and train instead of harass employees about not having "20%multis."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Lied to About Pay--W4 Forged

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Suwanee, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Suwanee, GA

    I worked at GNC full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I quit before I could be robbed of more money.

    Cons

    I was told I would receive $8.00 an hour. And yet somehow I was only paid a pitiful 7.25 an hour. Also, I was never allowed to fill out a W4--the store owner took that responsibility on himself, which I'm pretty sure is illegal. I would report this company to the IRS and sue over my stolen pay, but unfortunately I can't afford court costs and a lawyer, so I'm stuck merely attempting to let others know of the unethical practices of this company--particularly the stores in the north-Atlanta metro: Cumming, Suwanee, Flowery Branch, Buford GA. Avoid these stores unless you're into tax fraud and not getting paid what you've earned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees what you owe them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Horrible company to work for!

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Get the right manager you can get to set your own schedule.

    Cons

    Slow
    do not care about there employees
    they can care less about the customers
    get paid commission and need to meet your KPI's (or no bonuses, no commission)
    they will not give you full time so they do not have to pay for your benifits
    30 plus hours is full tie they will only allow management to give you 29 hours most.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    choose people who actually have potential to manage. you guys take anyone and everyone in to work and even more people to manage a store who doesn't know right from left.
    Abussive management who thinks thy can tell you what you want and comment on any aspect of your life , when they are worse off than you. very imperfessional.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. GNC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GNC

    Pros

    Very few pros to working here.

    Cons

    Terrible job and management treats people badly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Discriminatory

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Winston-Salem, NC

    I worked at GNC full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Generous discount on vitamin supplements

    Cons

    Deception, and discrimination and these people really set me up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To tell the truth, and put cameras in small corporate stores.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Fascist work environment on a daily basis

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Palmdale, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Palmdale, CA

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

    Pros

    The only pros were the discounts and uniforms.

    Cons

    Treat employees and management HORRIFICALLY.
    slave labor for little pay-really take advantage of young employees
    unfair rules and regulations-unreasonable and extreme

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pull your heads out of your butts!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    One of the most unfulfilling and dissatisfying experiences ever had.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GNC

    Pros

    Tests your mettle and ability to persevere.

    Cons

    Forced to wear too many hats, ie: Operations, HR, Sales, Merchandising, Shrinkage, Merchandising & Marketing for very little pay, well below prevailing market wages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be honest, my opinion would not be of no value to corporate nor appreciated. The whole corporate mindset would need to change for that to happen, which I do not see occurring anytime soon.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. General Nutrition doesn't give a f*&$ about you

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at GNC full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    If you're Longing for a slow painful death...GNC is the place to you!!!...they'll speed up the process by draining the life out of you, wearing you thin, working you to the point you look forward to leaving every night JUST at the chance to cry in your car...rip your heart out and leave you for dead once they've gotten all the use out of you they can

    Cons

    Lies, betrayal, backstabbing, gossipy, self centered, deceitful, disloyal, faithless, narcissistic, sell out, stressful, disgustingly low pay rate, ridiculously high turnover, unlawful...the list goes on and on...I took over 2 stores in a 9 month period that they had fired the entire staff from, put both in top ranking sales positions...staffed both very well and trained each new employee by myself, the second store I worked at 50-60 hours a week, driving a long and gas guzzling hour and a half EACH way...only to be fired just a week after the fundraising event I put together (yet again...by myself) which took a month and a half to plan, I spent money out of my own pocket to host, and raised a few hundred dollars for the cause GNC was doing a charity drive for at the time...they were however...kind enough to fire me the day AFTER Christmas...not a good way to ring in the new year let me tell you...if you value your soul and integrity...don't resort to this, ANYTHING else would be a huge step up...and probably pay better too

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DONT...TRUST...ANY OF THEM

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Easy sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    worked alone
    sales were a top priority
    discount on supplements

    Cons

    pay is minimum wage
    forced you to reach ridiculous quotas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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