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GNC Reviews

Updated November 20, 2017
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  • Upper management has no respect for lower ranks (in 134 reviews)

  • ridiculous sales goals at times (in 116 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to make money and improve health!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GNC full-time

    Pros

    -Opportunity for advancement
    -Tons of support from other stores
    -Great employee discount

    Cons

    -Online shopping is dominating the retail market
    -Testing some supplements can make you sick

    Advice to Management

    -Keep up the great work!


  2. "Great job while going to school"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Awesome experience working here while working on a college degree in exercise science. I worked for one of the best managers I've ever had! The job itself deals with helping people to achieve their health and fitness related goals. Over the course of time I built up a great clientle with people in my hometown. I really enjoyed the job and with the PMs I avereaged around 12 per hour

    Cons

    Can be lots of busy work when doing a store reset but it's just part of the job.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees as well as my manager treated me and it is a great place to work part time!

  3. "Great place, Better people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GNC full-time

    Pros

    Nice discount on items that GNC sells.
    Talk to people and try to make their lives better.
    Will help pay for school, 401k, amazing benefits package.

    Cons

    Work alone, very little resources to train with and not all of it may be up to date.


  4. "Good but bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Just further agreement with previous posts on my knowledge being expanded by other staff and researching products in free time at work.

    Cons

    They force you to sell junk versus the best product for the customer. Always about bottom line and commission products. Many great products never sell because of pushing the gnc name and its other high mark up products. Also greatly over priced.

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about the customer not twisting their needs to fit your sale. That's backwards.


  5. "Good for only temporary"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GNC part-time

    Pros

    - You work alone
    - Customers were pretty cool and chill
    - Discount is great if you're into fitness/health

    Cons

    - Systems are outdated and slow
    - Pressure to sell Pro Access memberships

    Advice to Management

    Give an incentive for people to actually WANT to sign up for Pro Access. Update your system/POS software.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Company has been steadily losing sales/customers at a rapid rate"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Paid minimum wage + commission
    - Potential to have busy days and make a good amount of commission $
    - Able to multitask and work on homework/personal-issues when business is slow

    Cons

    - Most days barely any commission is made
    - Products are VERY overpriced, and customers are aware of it
    - Losing customers at a rapid rate
    - Changed entire business model and confused customers
    - Cannot compete with online retailers, therefore no commission is to be made

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to charge $150 for a month’s supply of a product where an identical product can be bought for $30 online b


  7. "Sales Associate"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GNC part-time

    Pros

    Hours are great for taking classes

    Cons

    You only make minimum wage plus a little bit commission.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro-managing

  8. "Great job, pay part time associates a little more."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Friendly people. Amazing discount. Monthly cash bonuses plus benefits. They promote from within the company so there’s always a chance to move up.

    Cons

    Minimum wage for part time associates. And a heavy workload for store managers that the pay doesn’t match up well with.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more about promotions and scheduling issues


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Store Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gained good experience to take with me to other retail locations. If its your first time in management you will learn skills in inventory management, merchandising, sales and customer service, preparation of work schedules and recruiting and hiring. You also get tons of free t-shirts and samples from a lot of the vendors so that is a plus.

    Cons

    Very little support from upper management on the regional level. As a manager you have some job security but that is not the case for your associates. The turn around of employees in this company is out of control. They make you heavily enforce KPI based selling on "Wellness and Nutrition" products followed by periodic employee evaluations which result in write ups and eventually firing. But it never gets to that point because they employees will usually quit. Having to focus so much on selling and merchandising while getting paid min wage is too much for them.

    Advice to Management

    Stop forcing employees sell products to customers that they do not need and you need to make dedicated receiving positions for stock so that way untrained employees are not receiving stock wrong and you will have lower shrink rates at the stores.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "GNC General Manager Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Gaithersburg, MD
    Current Employee - General Manager in Gaithersburg, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Employee discount, the ability to change lives in a positive way, great family culture between employees, friendly competition, and opportunity for advancement within the company.

    Cons

    Poor company image, constant changes within employees, high turnover rates. Poor company management, last minute promotional changes. Poor upper management, unprofessionalism.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people that they are worth and they will stay! Treat your employees with respect and motivate them rather than berate.


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