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GNC Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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  • Don't really see upper management caring a whole lot about lower employees (in 114 reviews)

  • Too much stress to hit certain sales goals (in 104 reviews)

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  1. "Travel and Meet awesome pepole!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inventory Auditor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Inventory Auditor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GNC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Paid travel, company cell phone and company car.

    Cons

    Company very slow to react to current market changes and adapting to competition.


  2. "Store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - GNC Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - GNC Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love my customers, and my team is absolutely fantastic - couldn't do it without them. I'm able to make a lot of decisions regarding my store.

    Cons

    I wish the pay was a little better for the amount of work involved.


  3. "Great Place to learn about the inner workings of supplement industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn about supplements, herbs, and what they do.
    Commission on some higher priced products.
    30% Employee discount on all products + 30% on top of discounted items.
    Great hours and flexibility.

    Cons

    Selling to customers requires a lot of knowledge about supplements.
    Training can be long and boring at times.

    Advice to Management

    Update technology in stores and increase register responsiveness and software/ wifi access for employees


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  5. "Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The discount is amazing. You learn a lot about supplements and vitamins and minerals in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

    Cons

    Sales for supplements is hard because people know a lot about them outside of the store.

    Advice to Management

    Help the associates know exactly what to say to the right people and then you will be able to drive sales and know your customers a little better instead of just focusing on sales.


  6. Helpful (1)

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    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very fasted paced environment with many opportunities to help various shoppers.
    Flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    Healthcare was unattractive.
    Hiring was difficult due to turnover.
    Wages were much too low in a low volume setting.

    Advice to Management

    Help Strategize with store managers and employees to build better relationships with customers. Raise the base pay so employees feel rewarded and not so driven on forcing commission based items down customers throats.


  7. "Boring"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You work alone.
    You can make commission - a lot especially at mall stores. Otherwise you end up making 10-11 dollars per hour.

    Cons

    If you don't work in a mall store, it gets boring. You can only get five customers during an eight hour shift.

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing the store around so much. Instead work on educating the workers. There was a good amount of reading/learning on the materials but too much time wasted on the yearly move everything to a different place thing.


  8. "Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Lansing, MI
    Recommends

    Pros

    Easy, fun, good supplement discounts for employees

    Cons

    Not very extensive training provided- only old video presentations


  9. "Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Sweetser, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Sweetser, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great discount. Good to interact with customers.

    Cons

    Uneven commission on products influences associates


  10. "Fun to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kettering, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kettering, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GNC part-time

    Pros

    Great co workers, enjoyed the environment and seeing people improve their lifestyles. Mangers were great. GNC has great products. Good form

    Cons

    goals weren't the best. Could improve leadership. Days were sometimes long and strenuous. Overall a not a bad company. Full time would be better. Good form

    Advice to Management

    Set better goals for the associates. Display was annoying. customers made the job worth working. Training should be more hands on and in depth. Good form


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Work For Franchise Not Corporate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Wyomissing, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Wyomissing, PA

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

    Pros

    Better then Corporate GNC. I have worked for both.

    Cons

    I honestly have nothing bad to say about the Franchise ower Eric Miller who own's over 20 locations in the tristate area.


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