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GNC Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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Pros
  • learn a lot about health and fitness (in 76 reviews)

  • The employee discount is also a very nice asset (in 124 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management has no respect for lower ranks (in 125 reviews)

  • ridiculous sales goals at times (in 112 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Satisfaction helping people and feel like I'm making a difference for people's lives. Commission makes every day interesting. Really enjoy working with a good staff.

    Cons

    Pretty low base pay, store volume affects commission. Heavy emphasis on meeting sales goals. Commission never consistent and no warning if there are changes. You are replaceable unfortunately.

    Advice to Management

    Raise base pay, give better benefits, unless you're cooperate they are better. Wish vacation was easier to take.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Find a better sales job if you're in college"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Expanded knowledge of products and fitness
    -Customers can be awesome

    Cons

    -Lots of downtime in dead/dying stores
    -Base pay is awful
    -Pointless conference calls
    -Some policies affect customer experience
    -Prices w/o Pro Access are extremely high
    -Pro Access Box is pushed on everyone, associates and customers alike

    Advice to Management

    Find a better rewards program, that might give you some more customers

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Sales associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GNC part-time

    Pros

    Great company with good commission structure.

    Cons

    Upper management issues. They tend to violate hr policies and have been caught speaking negatively and gossiping about their subordinates.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it professional.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Has its Ups and Downs"

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

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

    Pros

    Somewhat decent money, employee discounts, can learn a lot, good customer service experience.

    Cons

    Severely understaffed at times, pressure to sell products and "Pro Access" aggressively, can be boring at times

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the complaints your employees have!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "GNC Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at GNC full-time

    Pros

    Decent discount. Make own hours. Can meet interesting people. Free samples. Learn a lot about the industry

    Cons

    Low pay. High stress to sell certain things. Tough company


  6. "part time sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GNC part-time

    Pros

    lots of down time

    Cons

    don't make extra money with lots of downtime


  7. "Cashier"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly staff, discounts, and chill place to work in.

    Cons

    there aren't any cons it pretty much a basic job

    Advice to Management

    Be nice to the staff and customers

  8. Helpful (5)

    "GNC"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GNC full-time

    Pros

    30% employee discount.
    Fun to interact with most customers.
    Rewarding to help people meet fitness goals.

    Cons

    Threats against all managers in conference calls if sales objectives aren't met.
    Many of the products we sell are much too expensive.
    Very high sales pressure.

    Advice to Management

    Don't discourage the team so much. Micro-managing only increases stress - leads to poor performance.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Bad management cool employees"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GNC full-time

    Pros

    cool employees; potential to earn some good commission

    Cons

    micromanagement; lots of busy work; no commission on GNC items unless you're in management

    Advice to Management

    Start giving part-timers and those not in management an incentive to sell your products instead of threatening to fire them if they don't sell what you want.


  10. "Senior Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GNC full-time

    Pros

    - Flexible scheduling depending on what region you're in.
    - Opportunity for growth.
    - Fairly easy to relocate.
    - Commission is decent yet it is dependent on the volume of the store you are in.

    Cons

    - Pay is not great nor are the raises.
    - Very performance driven, sometimes too much to the extreme.
    - There's lack of succession planning.


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