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Updated February 20, 2017
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  • Don't really see upper management caring a whole lot about lower employees (in 112 reviews)

  • Too much stress to hit certain sales goals (in 101 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green Bay, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Green Bay, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule, easy job, you get to meet lots of fun people, and the employee discount is nice.

    Cons

    I often felt that I was the only person who actually 'worked' there.

    Advice to Management

    Work with your staff, to ensure that standards are kept up.


  2. "Extremely pleasant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GNC part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, discount on products

    Cons

    The pay could be a bit more competitive


  3. "Sales Associate - Part-Time"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GNC part-time

    Pros

    Enjoyed atmosphere and the ability to drive performance results

    Cons

    Biggest downside was the overall location of the GNC worked at. Specifically, not a lot of foot traffic due to location.


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  5. "sales representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GNC part-time

    Pros

    excellent owners very laid back

    Cons

    none at all management was awesome


  6. "Great Experience That Led to Career in Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In-depth training on the nutrition world

    Cons

    Can't really think of one other than working nights and weekends which should be expected.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  7. "Manager"

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

    Pros

    Flexible, good pay, fun work environment

    Cons

    hard to hire good people

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your customers


  8. "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

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

    Pros

    Health and wellness focused company

    Cons

    Underpaid but I didn't work for corporate

    Advice to Management

    Show appreciation through finances


  9. "Bad Compensation and Appreciation for hard work"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GNC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Helping people change lives and live healthy

    Cons

    Lack of training, lack of support, no room to further career, awful pay, high expectations with little to no incentive

    Advice to Management

    If you want people to work hard and you value them for being the face of your company pay them what they deserve.


  10. "Great Place If You Like Helping People"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pueblo, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pueblo, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Satisfaction from selling the right product, Pay, Bonus Opportunities, Employee Discount

    Cons

    Very repetitive at times, Caught between a nutritionist and a sales person

    Advice to Management

    Work on downward communication and transparency.


  11. "Best (and worst) of GNC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GNC part-time

    Pros

    Commission, as a part time job you will make significantly more than any other retail job you will work.
    Easy operations work
    Helping people better their lives

    Cons

    Career advancement is not impressive, managers make little money.
    When you have a problem with a store manager, upper management does not do much to hold them accountable

    Advice to Management

    Do more store visits. Management at the stores are often unprofessional people and do not work efficiently (if at all).
    When many associates complain about a manager, do everything you can to actually address the situation
    Answer your associates calls



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