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Updated May 21, 2018
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Pros
  • Learn a lot about health and fitness (in 90 reviews)

  • Great employee discount on the products, as well (in 145 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor upper management from corporate (in 153 reviews)

  • Pointless Sales Goals for employees (in 122 reviews)

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  1. "Sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Discount
    Promote within
    Flexible schedule

    Cons

    No commission on core products


  2. "GNC store manger"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GNC part-time

    Pros

    Good management experience for your resume

    Cons

    No room to move up

  3. "Shimpment/Sales Associate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shipment/Sales Associate in Flushing, NY
    Current Employee - Shipment/Sales Associate in Flushing, NY

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

    Pros

    Manager works with you

    Cons

    Long hours and heavy work

    Advice to Management

    Let workers do there job


  4. "Sales Associate -> Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Strong Commission
    Knowledge of Industry
    Great place to learn the insides of business.

    Cons

    Way too many to say.


  5. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Broadview, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Broadview, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to learn about supplements.
    Communicate with clients, as well as make connections with them.
    Help others reach goals.
    Competitive pay and hours.
    Usually at one store
    Free classes to continue learning

    Cons

    Top managers want to be open holidays no matter what to try to make more money even if it’s forecasted to be really slow.
    Employee motivation decreases when part timers are usually made to work holidays, sometimes even holiday hours are regular hours.
    Frequent manager changes
    Hire people mostly from outside to managers

    Advice to Management

    Try to either cut down holiday hours for helping aid in employee motivation as well as if it’s a major holiday and it’s forecasted to be slow such as if gyms are closed then GNC should be too.
    Full timers shouldn’t be the only ones getting the benefits.


  6. "Help desk Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Giveaways, employee events, decent pay

    Cons

    Aggressive Management, overload you with work, help desk area was a nightmare


  7. "Good job for entry level managers"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a chill job

    Cons

    It got boring at times

  8. "Manager"

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

    I worked at GNC full-time

    Pros

    Good Hours. Discount on Products can sell a lot if you have good product knowledge

    Cons

    Can be slow because it is such a niche market for supplements

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. "Fun job if you like teaching"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Staten Island, NY
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Staten Island, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on how much hours you work, you can make a decent income. About 100-150 in commission a week if u work full time and have decent sales

    30% employee discount

    Lots of freedom at store, can even study at your shift

    Cons

    Depending on where you get hired, managers can be a pain. Some micromanage a lot, some r very nice people. Can be extremely competitive depending on who u work with

    Advice to Management

    Reward good behaviors and punish bad behaviors. Learn more about individual employees


  10. "Not worth the stress"

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

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

    Pros

    •30% off employee discount at all stores
    •Chance to build relationships helping customers
    •Comission on certain products
    •Fairly flexible hours

    What I enjoyed most during my time at GNC was being able to help customers and form positive relationships with some of them.

    Cons

    •GNC does not value employees
    •Questionable/unscrupulous behaviors in management and upper management

    While it was cool to help customers, GNC cares more about hitting certain numbers than actually help customers with products they need. They pressure you so much to make customers do things they don't want to and then fault you when they inevitably return a product they didn't want. Just before I left, a new manager came in that basically told me he breaks the company's own policies in order to get the numbers right and he wanted me to do the same. There are so many examples I could give, but overall it wasn't a very positive experience.

    Advice to Management

    Advertise more instead of faulting employees for new people not coming in. Stop trying to guilt people. Don't instill fear to force employees to force customers into doing things they don't want to.


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