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"Good starting job, which can improve your social skills."

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Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate
Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at GNC part-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

The main reasons to work here would be...
increasing social skills
decent pay
flexible hours
enjoyment of the supplement industry
networking with potential sponsors

Cons

Numbers numbers numbers.
When you meet your sales goals, they will just increase your requirement, as they know you can do XXX, so they make you push to XXXX, and so on.

Advice to Management

Focus more on giving the customer what they want, and not only what GNC makes the most money off of.

Other Employee Reviews for GNC

  1. Helpful (2)

    "GNC doesn't care about what the customer wants, only about meeting sale quotas for arbitrary products."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a good part time job to have while you're in school, because the hours can be flexible (depends on the store). if it's a store located in a busy area, you can make good commission. You get a good employee discount.

    Cons

    They force you push the GNC products down people's throats and you have to meet unrealistic quotas daily, before being able to sell the products that will make you commission. They get rid of people for absolutely no reason and out of nowhere. You have random people from corporate coming in for the entire day, and usually they're not very pleasant people to be around. They don't pay very much.

    Advice to Management

    You should consider having your employees actually help the customer find what they need, instead of forcing them to sell products to the customers that they don't need, just to meet your daily quotas. If you expect your employees to do so much, you should pay them more.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Really GNC?"

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    Former Employee - GNC Store Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - GNC Store Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning that I could use my social skills to improve my confidence and salesmanship. Great way to make friends and meet new people.

    Cons

    Ha. Really guys? Of course your experiences at franchise locations are going to be much different than the corporate stores. Was overworked underpaid I bent over backwards for this company rised thru the ranks until a senior store manager. I parted with this company because of how RSD's, DSD's, DVP's treated their employees. Of course I was treated well by the big dogs of the company when they came to visit my concept store in Mooresville, NC. I was a top salesman for this company for the entire 3 yrs. I was there as a 'reward' for this they cut our quarterly bonuses UNLESS you were a top 500 store. Great work GNC, great work. Keep it up and you will

    Advice to Management

    Treat your managers with respect and/or sales associates with respect. They are the ones who make the money in your stores not the RSD's/DSD's/DVD's. They push the managers and associates to make the stores money. They are not selling on the floors like managers/associates are!!

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