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GNC Reviews

Updated July 26, 2017
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Pros
  • You have the ability to learn a lot during down time (in 71 reviews)

  • The employee discount is also a very nice asset (in 117 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management has no respect for lower ranks (in 118 reviews)

  • Heavy emphasis on meeting sales goals (in 110 reviews)

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  1. "It has it's ups and downs just like any retail job."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Manager in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoy being around supplements and people working out or trying to be healthy. Also like the fact that when you are a manager you can create your own atmosphere with your employees.

    Cons

    If your not meeting the goals you being looked at differently and sometimes I think they lose sight of what this is to people and have unrealistic expectations. Also think they put to much emphasis on the products rather than the customers.

    Advice to Management

    To look at what's better for the customer and to put emphasis on customers coming back.


  2. "Great Part Time Work, Some Unneeded Stress"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GNC part-time

    Pros

    You get commission on most products you sell which greatly increases your pay.
    You get an option to have a 401k as a part time employee about 2 years in.

    Cons

    Pushing of products GNC wants you to sell creates unneeded stress.

  3. "sales associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Lakeland, FL
    Former Employee - Sales in Lakeland, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    learned nutrition and customer retail

    Cons

    low pay and minimal commission


  4. "Good Job For College Students"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Endless Commission
    Free Time
    Low Stress
    Independence

    Cons

    Low Hourly Pay
    Retail Hours
    Work Weekends

    Advice to Management

    Improve on training, Worry less About eating sales goals and more about helping customers


  5. "Sun Holdings tragic move."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GNC full-time

    Pros

    If you are lucky enough to find a GNC that is still Corporate, it can be a fun, interesting job.

    Cons

    Sunholdings bought my store, and many others, and the climate and pay changed drastically.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, pay them what they are worth.


  6. "Store Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at GNC full-time

    Pros

    Growth encouragement and accountability. You can manage your own time, and as long as there is growth and things are getting done, everyone is happy.

    Cons

    Lack of team work between stores and low pay for part timers makes it hard to find great people willing to learn products for permanent, reliable coverage. Promos usually have a lot of adjusting making it more time consuming than it needs to be.

    Advice to Management

    Better pay and the ability to hire full time employees even if for two stores versus part time only I believe would give us a better pool to pick from in hiring process.


  7. "asst mngr"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great customers. Learned a lot about nutrition and supplements.

    Cons

    Corporate America at it's worst. Expectations were ridiculous and we were trained to practically shove products down people's throats. All about selling GNC products even tho they sold better brands. Stressful job with low pay.

  8. "Regional Sales Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Director in Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Director in Manchester, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues! Company car and gas card.

    Cons

    Micro management, excessive store count for the pay, poor support from executive team.


  9. "Accounting Intern"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Accountant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offered great pay for an intern ($10/hour) and it looks great on a resume.

    Cons

    The work was kind of boring.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Constantly changing, not innovative, not sure who I report to monthly"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dsd in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Dsd in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good products and enjoy some of the people in my area.

    Cons

    Future is unknown, many layoffs and many restructures in the home office. Culture is very tough, many see the writing on the wall and what is eventually coming our way.

    Advice to Management

    Just be honest, we know GNC is getting sold to an international company. Upper management is all interim players, nobody permanent.


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