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GNC Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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  • Upper management has no respect for lower ranks (in 130 reviews)

  • ridiculous sales goals at times (in 114 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Middletown, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Middletown, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great Employee discount
    - Offer commission for many items in the store
    - Have great GNC University which teaches you everything about everything in the store.
    - Learn a great amount of information about nutrition and diet from managers and customers.

    Cons

    - Strong push for associates to sell Pro Access and if you do not you have to call management.
    - Have to work alone most of the times so restroom breaks are very limited
    - Cleaning and rotating products gets repetitive real quick
    - Store does not offer WiFi for employees

    Advice to Management

    Put less of an emphasis on selling Pro Access, when you force employees to approach every customer and ask them about it. It makes the customers feel like your trying to sell them and kind of makes them feel trapped. When you make it a requirement for associates to sell Pro Access it makes them feel forced to sell one instead of truly caring about the customer they are just trying to keep management off of their back. Some nights it can be very difficult for associates to sell a Pro when they only see 6 customers in 5 hours.


  2. "Decent part-time work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good commission, low-stress environment, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    I did not always feel good about the products I was selling

    Advice to Management

    Some employees get overly pushy, make sure not too much of an employee's salary is commission, it can turn-off the customers

  3. "GNC Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GNC part-time

    Pros

    It was a fun place, good work environment. Co-workers were always great to work with, products were fun to learn about, competitions were always a challenge and nice for added commissions.

    Cons

    They like to push certain products on ALL customers, and most customers don't actually need a certain product. Corporate can be somewhat of an annoyance to the managers, which causes more stress on the associate employees.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that every sale is not going to be HUGE and that some customers only need one single item.


  4. "Assistant General Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great knowledge
    - Great opportunity for growth
    - GNC University is fantastic
    - Learning how people make decisions
    - Interacting with and helping people
    - Training associates
    - Commission

    Cons

    - As much as I love Pro Access, there is a lot of pressure to sell it
    - Commission
    - People only thinking short term, rather than long-term

    Advice to Management

    As I said, Pro Access is great, however, I don't feel the need to pressure customers into buying something for $39.99. I do not want to lose some customers by me pressuring them. I think GNC should lower the price of the service.


  5. "Great company Helps you understand the nutrition in life"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best job ever to help with my patience and communication skills and also learned slot about the human body and good and bad nutrition healthier lifestyle changes

    Cons

    Some challenges are customer service communication skills
    But really they don't even need advice 9n their awesome store just build more please

    Advice to Management

    Great management


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Sanford, FL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Sanford, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It’s fun helping people, flexible hours and being around like minded people

    Cons

    Sometimes it’s slow which can be boring.

    Advice to Management

    Allow manager to schedules that make sense for your particular location


  7. "Great environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you work with are amazing

    Cons

    The hours can be grueling if your store is slow and there are too few people to make good commission or bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Please have higher level advanced training available to experienced associates

  8. "Not Bad"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Independent work, lots of responsibilities, education

    Cons

    low pay, low commissions, boring being by yourself in store

    Advice to Management

    update cash registers


  9. "Sales associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at GNC part-time

    Pros

    This job is cake.. You also make commission. And you gain tons of knowledge on good health and supplements.

    Cons

    The pay is weak, the sales numbers are always the main focus, you are your numbers if their good your good if their not your not. Discounts are weak and it can be very very boring

    Advice to Management

    Store managers just want you to sell good so they look good. Don’t take part timers for granted. Regional management was always alright in my book.


  10. "Retail Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great hours, work environment is great for someone who enjoys retail, health, and/or fitness.

    Cons

    As with any retail or sales position, sales goals can be brutal when a week is slow.


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