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Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. GNC

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

    I have been working at GNC

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

    Pros

    Good benefits that helps support family.

    Cons

    The position is not worth the salary.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the store managers more because that is where the company makes the money.


  2. Boring

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    free samples, supplement discounts, returns

    Cons

    low wage, not fulfilling, little incentives

    Advice to Management

    increase incentives


  3. Anything above manager is not worth your health and time

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

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible, great way to learn about yourself and your limits.

    Cons

    Your team sees the companies flaws as your flaws.
    You are expected to do more than one person can, even with a good team.
    The negative upper management does not match what you hear from CEO and company philosophy.

    Advice to Management

    Actually treat your field team with respect and integrity you want to receive back from them. Loved the company and what is claims it wants to do. Help people LIVE WELL


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  5. Great company to work for if you love the fitness industry.

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

    I have been working at GNC

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Get a chance to help people everyday.

    Cons

    Long hours and not much time for life outside work

    Advice to Management

    Pay people what they're worth


  6. Gnc review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GNC

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

    Pros

    Being fit helps, Discounts on products, Love it

    Cons

    Hours waiting for a customer coming and not working out at the gym.


  7. Sales Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Pittsfield, MA
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Pittsfield, MA

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

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

    Pros

    - Learn about nutrition
    - help customers determine best products for their goals
    - commissions

    Cons

    - Commissions on items were always changing
    - Pushy sales culture

    Advice to Management

    re-evaluate training program for new associates


  8. No company is perfect, but at the end of the day the positives of life at GNC greatly outweigh the negatives.

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

    I have been working at GNC

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

    Pros

    - Performance based income: sell more, earn more
    - Great way to learn the craft of retail management
    - Great employee discount, applies even to on-sale and mark-down items
    - Many opportunities to try free product and develop relationships with third-party vendors
    - Strong history of promotion from within
    - Strong support from Regional Sales Director and Senior Store Manager, others are vested in your success
    - Minimal micromanagement from home office, managers experience great autonomy in developing and implementing strategies in both sales and operations. This is great at encouraging "out of the box" thinking and personal development.
    - Ability to make your own schedule (within reason and with respect to the needs of your business) allow great work/life balance.

    Cons

    - Generally lower compensation than comparable positions in other companies
    - Limited payroll budget and maximum part-time hours of 29 hours per employee can create challenges in acquiring and retaining talent

    Advice to Management

    GNC is moving in a positive direction and I am overall very pleased with the current culture of our company. Our new CEO's vision is improving upon an already great culture everyday and I am highly optimistic about our future as a Team.


  9. A very sales driven company. Constantly nagging to meet sales goals and very little pay.

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

    I worked at GNC

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

    Pros

    Commission, flexible schedule for part time

    Cons

    Sales goals, pressure, multiple tasks, low pay

    Advice to Management

    Incorporate better advancement opportunities and make more realistic sales goals.


  10. Manager

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

    I worked at GNC (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Heath industry, hire your team, Top 500 store you can bonus and make good commission, easy to advance if you're aggressive.

    Cons

    Turnover is crazy, cannot work OT even when you have too, low pay, sales pressure sales pressure sales pressure, constant threats, some RSD's and SSM's on power trip, my DSD knows nothing about nutrition and hasnt worked out a day in his life, a million tasks, company can't make up their mind on pricing/promo's/planograms, prices are extremely high especially for a non member.

    Advice to Management

    Jump on your Regions conf.calls without telling RSD and listen to the threatening environment in some Regions. Training modules are good however there is such a push to get them completed so the RSD & DSD compliance can look good that people either fly through them or complete them for other people in store.Pay your staff what they are worth and maybe the turnover won't be so high. Get rid of customers paying for the GC, people don't like to have to pay to spend money in your store! Stop making us sound like used car salesman with all these indicators, the best people can sell correctly but when you pay minimum wage you are not getting the best people!


  11. Decent Job during College

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

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

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

    Pros

    Somewhat flexible schedule, good discounts, learned a lot about supplements and vitamins

    Cons

    Constantly changing numbers they want you to hit, pressure to sell certain products, even if they weren't always the best choice for people.

    Advice to Management

    The stores need more employees. My store only had 3, and that includes the manager. Need to be better with giving breaks and lunches.



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