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"Under appreciated and over worked"

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Former Employee - District Manager in Virginia Beach, VA
Former Employee - District Manager in Virginia Beach, VA

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

Pros

Great to help people
30% employee discount

Cons

Terrible regional manager, ridiculous goals: causes everyone to be pushy since your paycheck is defined by your sales. One month oxeyelite gives you a commission of $7.50 per unit sold, the next it's $3 and another product has a higher commission so it causes inconsistencies with what we sell. They pay sales associates minimum wage plus commission but not on gnc brand, yet associates have very unrealistic goals to hit with multivitamins(14%), gold cards(14%), p3's(40%)(gnc brand products that are so expensive and keep going up), and oms(those chews that you're offered are "one more sale items and are supposed to be offered to every single customers bc the goal is at least 5% of all sales). If you hit these minimum goals, you don't rank anywhere near the top and you get phone calls all day long to get these numbers higher even though you've made goals. No congratulations...no good job...simply do better! The regional manager, Brian Houston is probably the laziest person I've ver met. He relies on maybe 3 of the best stores to keep his numbers decent and let's the low volume stores get away with having the worst numbers ever. He takes credit for everything while he visits 2 of the 23 stores he has and just hangs out with the managers while he gets his single district manager to do everything while running the highest volume location. If you're not at a military location, the pay is not worth working at GNC period. If you're part time at a high volume store, getting promoted to management at a low volume store is really a huge pay cut!

Advice to Management

Gnc managers for the most part work pretty hard. Senior management has the most problems(RSD and higher). There's a new guy in corporate who has short man syndrome and is "turning things around" In the company. Firing people left and right and making these ridiculous new procedures for all stores when it comes to sales goals.

Other Employee Reviews for GNC

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Former manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Romeoville, IL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Romeoville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The information you learn about nutirion stays with you forever. Adding sales experience to your resume is never a bad thing

    Cons

    The pay is completely terrible. There is no way to focus on actualizing yourself as a worker when you can't afford to live.

    Advice to Management

    You boast about being a company that is doing well in this economy, therefore you have to increase the pay of those making this happen.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Yukon, OK
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Yukon, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    small store feel big store money. Lots of commission items. Strong team feel.

    Cons

    Small stores have fewer customers

    Advice to Management

    none

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