GNC Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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  1. Sales Associate

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at GNC part-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    good work environment that allowed for gaining knowledge in the health and wellness industry. Nice to help people achieve their goals and see changes in customers after a few visits

    Cons

    lack of hours and too many changes in the supplement industry that would allow for enough time to see adequate changes in customers use of supplements


  2. OK part-time job for college

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

    I have been working at GNC part-time

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

    Pros

    The best part about this job is helping people reach their fitness goals. You meet a lot of different people who are at different levels of fitness, so it helps you become more aware of the rest of the issues that people deal with

    Cons

    The pay is not that great if you work at a slow store. High volume stores are you best chance to make any kind of decent money.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a way for associates to continue training if you want them to stay. Complacency is an ingredient that calls for high turnover and unmotivated employees.


  3. Sales Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at GNC

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

    Pros

    Commission based sales. Can make money if you are motivated and have a high energy level. Would recommend!

    Cons

    there are some slow months that you may not make as much money because of commission sales. Can be bad.

    Advice to Management

    maybe a higher base salary would help even out the months that you don't make as much money.


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    GNC

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

    I have been working at GNC

    Pros

    Good discount. Flexible scheduling. You have the ability to make extra money on a large number of items sold

    Cons

    Spending hours doing resets and price changes only to find out mistakes were made at corporate level and hours are spent making changes.


  6. Sales Associate

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

    I worked at GNC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, Commission Based, Discount on Products

    Cons

    Boring, Forced to push products


  7. Franchise owned GNC

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Free products.
    Learning something new everyday.
    Helping people obtain/maintain a healthier lifestyle.
    It is a great learning experience for future opportunities.

    Cons

    Dr. Oz sending people in for a magic pill= people becoming dissapointed that there isn't such a thing=returns.
    Quest bars ruin your average dollar per sale and the single bar sales happen all day long every day. If you don't meet your avg dollar per sale you will not get a raise, even if you meet the other sales goals.


  8. Fun

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GNC

    Pros

    Fun, easy, laid back atmosphere. Easy sells off foot traffic. Fun and energetic co-workers.

    Cons

    Pressure to sell. Reprimanded when sale goals weren't met. Boring if there is no foot traffic.

    Advice to Management

    Keep motivating with incentives, providing a fun atmosphere to work in, and lower the sales expectations of lower trafficked stores.


  9. Not for me

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GNC part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Given a lot of freedom right out of the gate, commission makes up for what pay lacks

    Cons

    Job is focused around pushing products and doesn't care about much else

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying so much about numbers and look at the bigger picture


  10. Assistant manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GNC

    Pros

    Good discounts, enjoyable, good college job

    Cons

    Nothing, it was fun specially if you're into fitness!


  11. Sales Associate

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

    I worked at GNC part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Comprehensive computer based training program really amplifies the ability to be productive in sales. Sales on certain products are commission based, which increases potential earnings.

    Cons

    For the amount of knowledge one is required to learn, the base pay is nonsensical. Though commission is available, it is not on all products, which leads sales to be focused on the higher paying commission based products.

    Advice to Management

    The salary should be commensurate with the ongoing, mandatory training programs as they are completed by the associate. This would provide more incentive for the associate, and would also better serve the customer.



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