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GNC Reviews

Updated July 24, 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. Helpful (5)

    "Struggling company desperate to find a magic solution"

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    • 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.


  2. "awesome"

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    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

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Store manager"

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    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.


  4. "Great time."

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    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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "IT SUCKS"

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    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


  6. "Sales Associate"

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    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.


  7. "Don't waste your time."

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    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.

  8. "It;s a great place"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GNC (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. An easy job. A lot of days off if you are a 12 hour employee. Every other weekend off.

    Cons

    The only downside for me was the long hours.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Good people - Broken Leadership"

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    Former Employee - DIrector, Franchise Operations - International in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - DIrector, Franchise Operations - International in Pittsburgh, PA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    New GNC effort, which started 12/28/2016, to turn around the company's fortunes is receiving good early reviews. There are many talented folks that work at GNC that are willing to follow good leaders.

    Cons

    Honorable mission to promote healthful lifestyle products but most employees have no ownership granted to them...highly bureaucratic.

    Check stock price history.

    Advice to Management

    Practice good leadership and communication methods.


  10. "Sales Associate/Assistant Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Lynchburg, VA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Lynchburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, everyday was a learning experience. Opportunity to help individuals meet their fitness goals on an interpersonal level

    Cons

    As a valued employee I was promoted to assistant manager and was asked (not demanded) to assist with the upkeep and training of several other stores that I was not responsible for

    Advice to Management

    Keep track of store counts. LP was a fairly common issue among employees so constant accountability is necessary for running a successful store.


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