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GNC Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
572 Reviews
2.7
572 Reviews
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Michael Archbold
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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.  

    Fun and Interesting

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Manitowoc, WI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Manitowoc, WI

    I have been working at GNC

    Pros

    30% off all products, pretty flexible scheduling, good working environment, you get to learn about so many products, you get samples of many products. You meet a lot of people and get to hear their success stories.

    Cons

    If you don't know the answer no one's there to assist you, it can be really slow, people treat you like your a doctor or pharmacist..so you have to be careful what you sell. It's a lot of product to learn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Discriminatory

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Fascist work environment on a daily basis

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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  5.  

    One of the most unfulfilling and dissatisfying experiences ever had.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Easy job

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GNC

    Pros

    easy if your good at sales

    Cons

    people think they are gods that work there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being managers

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

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GNC

    Pros

    Nice place to learn about fitness

    Cons

    None. Good people to learn from

  8.  

    Gnc

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bridgeport, WV
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bridgeport, WV

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

    Pros

    commision is good on certain products.

    Cons

    not enough hrs available to make good money parttime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give us more commision ongnc brand

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Was with company for 3 years, started as a PT minimum wage moved up to FT store manager. Learned a lot about supplements

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - GNC Store Manager
    Former Employee - GNC Store Manager

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

    Pros

    Room to grow and move up in the company, commission on certain products, great opportunity to learn about supplements and try them out.

    Cons

    If working in management it is salary based not hourly meaning you can work 70 hours like I did and you'd be paid for only 40. Company doesn't value employees too much, will move you around or let you go as they please. Upper management pushes it's employees to sell GNC products which do not give you commission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to get into a higher volume store, the slower stores see less customers and sales and don't have as much opportunities to make commission. Build a strong team and hire trustworthy staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Don't forget to add a Multi-vitamin

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

    I worked at GNC

    Pros

    Discounts at store 30%
    Good starting point to build retail experience, if you wish to pursue career in retail.

    Cons

    Constant demand to sell certain products
    Demand high ratio of items sold per transaction
    Learn to love the word P3.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Part time Sales

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in North Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in North Haven, CT

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

    Pros

    Helping people meet their health goals, lots of fun if you take supplements yourself, clean work environment. Corporate employees visit you regularly to determine your skills and performance. Commission for part timers, based on promotional items. If you sell well, they take notice.

    Cons

    Sales are the name of the game, if you don't sell the products the push you will not do well; regardless of the over priced garbage they push as name brand. It seems they prefer to hire outside than to promote from within, despite meeting all sales goals and criteria.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within and think about your customers, not your name brand.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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