GNC Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Technical Project Manager

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to new ingredients and products

    Cons

    Very poor management, 20 years behind in systems and culture.

    Advice to Management

    Ha, not in Product Development

  2. Overall , great experience

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

    I worked at GNC full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great people, competitive atmosphere, rewards skill and effort.

    Cons

    Constant nagging from upper management on sales goals

    Advice to Management

    Put the right people in the right position. Just because someone has worked there for a good amount of time doesn't make them a good manager.

  3. Train your employees better...

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at GNC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    GNC has a lot of products to offer.

    Cons

    Because of a lot of products, most of the employees don't know what the difference is between them. Plus they only push their own products or the brand that pays corp to be pushed. I want to know what the best product is, period!
    Plus, on the expensive side unless a special sale.

    Advice to Management

    Train employees to know all the products and have everyday low prices. Stop playing games with prices and you will attract more customers.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Started off well, then company became greedy

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GNC Store Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - GNC Store Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at GNC full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Competitive, helping people, get to know your customers, pretty much your own boss, hire your own employees, make your own schedule, commission.

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't care. They tell you it's all about the customer and to make sure they're happy while the employees get dumped on from the customers and upper management.

    Upper management doesn't understand what it's like to be forced to produce in this economy. While they tell you to get the customer what they want they also want you to push things on them they don't need in order to hit "numbers" such as theridiculously over priced chews that are low in clinical amounts and sometimes a dollar a chew, but you have to sell a minimum of 9% on all transactions. They also want you to have a certain amout of membership card sales which is difficult if you are in an area where most people already have one.

    Their ideas of "training" are to shove useless amounts of papers at you to read expecting you to retain information that ends up changing in a month or 2 with papers and posters and fliers getting lost in piles.

    When your review for the year comes up don't expect a big raise... the most you can get is 5% on salary which no one ever gets. You are usually getting 2-3% and after being a manager for 5 years may only be $600 "raise" for the entire year.

    Advice to Management

    If your employees and managers aren't happy your customers aren't happy! Instead of focusing on what vitapak drive you should be shoving down customers throats you should look at what Vitamin Shoppe did to their managers and pay is well. We are the life line to the cucustomer. Not the RSD not the DSD and not the CEO. Without use your company would cease to exist. GNC needs a union. Over worked and under paid. This job used to mean something. Now employees feel like our company doesn't care about employees only profits. Take a page out of your own book you've written and live by the "golden rule" come down here and do a promo or change out over 2,000 allocation tags by hand while having to hire, train and schedule associates. Tell me how easy it is to get Quest bar customers (who only come in for bars and nothing else) to buy a $75 vitapak or $80 protein.

  6. Great Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Mary Esther, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Mary Esther, FL

    I worked at GNC

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

    Pros

    Lots to learn for healthy daily life for every age and lifestyle.

    Cons

    Too many timed test and rearrangements of products.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on a strict timeline or you will be come overwhelmed quickly!

  7. Good company

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

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

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

    Pros

    GNC is a great place to work while in high school or in college. Great opportunity to learn about health and exercise, as well as managing inventory, maintaining the store, creating customer relationships, and selling product.

    Cons

    The cons consist of poor pay, certain products are worth more commission, and no real room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    None.

  8. Lied to About Pay--W4 Forged

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Suwanee, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Suwanee, GA

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

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

    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 Management

    Pay your employees what you owe them.

  9. Horrible company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    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.

  10. GNC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GNC

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

    Pros

    Very few pros to working here.

    Cons

    Terrible job and management treats people badly.

  11. I work part time and really enjoy engaging customers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate

    I have been working at GNC

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

    Pros

    -Decent Pay depending on your sales
    -Nice Employee discount
    -Great Training program

    Cons

    -Required numbers to hit each month mean selling the not as good product

    Advice to Management

    Hard to sell to customers when competition sells same product for a lot less

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