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GNC Reviews

Updated April 30, 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. "Great Experience That Led to Career in Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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!


  2. "Great Place If You Like Helping People"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "They manipulate you."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - GNC Store Manager in Murray, UT
    Current Employee - GNC Store Manager in Murray, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to positively impact the lives of your customers everyday.

    Cons

    They manipulate you to get as much work and money out of you while hardly paying you anything.

    Advice to Management

    If you say that you value the store manager position, prove it. Put your money where your mouth is. Until you raise the wages for store managers in Utah you will keep seeing high turnover!


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Struggling company desperate to find a magic solution"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GNC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employee discounts, some good people still remain.

    Cons

    Company is close to insolvency. Environment is very cut throat now as employees struggle to spend 90% effort to focus on something impacting 5%. Real Estate Dept opened far too many stores which killed sales for other GNC stores around it.

    Advice to Management

    You lost much of your good talent to new employees from Gamestop and Hallmark. You need to reevaluate your assets and ask why, if the company is not performing, why bring people over from other struggling companies? GNC has a very poor industry repuation these days. Vendors hate them and nobody wants to touch them.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Store manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GNC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There truly not a pro.

    Cons

    Too little pay for all the work you have to do. Too much task little time. They don't pay you overtime. You get blamed for every detail when it's not any of your fault. Conference calls to waste more time.

    Advice to Management

    It truly isn't worth the headache and stress. I was with them for 10 years trust me.


  7. "awesome"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grants Pass, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grants Pass, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GNC part-time

    Pros

    awesome place. great learning expierence. great customer service. health conciencious

    Cons

    very busy, time flies, great fun


  8. "Great time."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lafayette, LA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lafayette, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved helping people reach their goals

    Cons

    A lot of drag time

    Advice to Management

    They did great and loved my management


  9. "Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eureka, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eureka, MO

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

    Pros

    A lot of downtime for college kids who need to study/do homework. Lots of time to think and ponder and contemplate your own existence.

    Cons

    ...lots of time to contemplate a lot of things. No music. If nobody comes in and it's a slow day you could actually go insane and begin having conversations with the products on the shelves.

    Advice to Management

    Be more like Michael Scott. A little more pizazz. A little more glitter in the work sauce. Other than that, amazing management. Very, VERY professional and effective.


  10. "Don't waste your time."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good for networking, love talking to the customers and building relationships.

    Cons

    Low pay for the amount of work that has to go into keeping a store running. Company focuses to much on changing price tags versus the customer service. Not a lot of room for growth as well.

    Advice to Management

    Raise the pay so the turn over rate is not so high with this company.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "IT SUCKS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Sandy, UT
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Sandy, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The customers are fun and you can learn allot

    Cons

    They suck as a company !! I was almost raped in the store and they got mad at me for being scared, And they told me that I was replaceable, and when I had a major facial surgery they wanted me to close that night of the surgery and open the next day. And did not care that I could not talk and was on anesthesia. and you only get paid 7.25

    Advice to Management

    Be better and care about your employees and there safety, and well being


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