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Doesnt focus on store to store but as whole
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Eden, NCOctober 16, 2018
GNC is great to work at when someone firat starts but wveeything is based on numbers and sales as a whole. For example Eden NCbeing compared to WS NC .
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Not Ideal
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  North Haven, CTOctober 16, 2018
I've worked for the company twice. The first time was the best in 2013, when sales and quotas were precise and customer relations meant the most.

Now, management in my area was always switching, which meant our objectives were as well. In the last year I've had 2-3 different managers, and they've had 2 different district managers. I was getting criticism for small organizational details that the previous management disregarded.

They stopped caring about overall sales and customer relations. All they care about now is selling PRO-ACCESS and getting people hooked on a couple new products. They have NO employee loyalty. You can work for the company for awhile, have good relations, and still get let go because you didn't sell enough Pro memberships.

Also unfortunately, Depending on where you work, some customers only listen to certain people, that's all i'll say.
Pros
discounts on protein
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4.0
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Fun up to a point.
Senior Store Manager (Former Employee) –  McAllen, TXOctober 15, 2018
Although working for GNC is an experience I'll never want to take back, it was one with its ups and downs. Working as an associate you better hope you work at a high volume store such as a mall or high traffic strip center. If not the chance of commission is slim. Starting pay for associates is always $7.25 however for a manager depending on your RSD, anywhere from $9.50 - $13.25. Once you reach the manager level and above be prepared to feel severely underpaid, especially if working at a store with little to no traffic. Best case scenario would be to work at a mall. At the Senior Store Manager level, not only is pay not reflective of the work put in, but say goodbye to any social life. You are on call 24/7 7 days a week, no matter the circumstances even on vacation. For the $6 pay raise, not worth the amount of work thrown at you at said level. Also be prepared to either be transferred or be demoted regardless of circumstance or length of drive if your RSD wants you moved.
Pros
Interaction with customers, Employee Discount, Vendors sending free product, Very easy and fast to advance
Cons
Severely underpaid, No Regard for personal matters or issues
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Toxic culture with low pay
Senior Store Manager (Former Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYOctober 15, 2018
GNC as a corporation is super successful for a reason, they provide quality products to their customers who keep coming back for them. The management team however is incredibly toxic and their pay is extremely low. They do not allow overtime and they pay minimum wage, and many times they cut hours as "punishment"
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Demanding, competiitive but lacking adequate compensation in my opinion. Training and mangement is lacking, overall unorganized.
Store Manager (Current Employee) –  Bowie, MDOctober 15, 2018
This position will be suitable for most people, but for a college graduate requiring more pay and structure; not the ideal position. The company overall needs to prepare their employee thoroughly for the job to avoid the frequent turnover. It is a fairly easy job to handle but the demand is high, especially when haven't received proper training.
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2.0
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Motion Sickness
Store Manager (Current Employee) –  Aldie, VAOctober 13, 2018
The hardest part of the job is the continual change of operations from the corporate headquarters. A typical work day is several hours of cleaning the store while hoping a customer arrives. What I learned from this job is to care about the customer not worry about the corporate push to sale everything to everyone. When be selective and helpful the customer would reward the store with repeat business. The most enjoyable part of the job is the community of wonderful customers that support the store.
Pros
The interaction with the community.
Cons
Not enough transactions to support a commision base pay.
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5.0
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I dont know
Store Manager (Former Employee) –  Key West, FLOctober 13, 2018
Absolutely loved this job. Wish I could go back. I hope everyone wants to work here because they are just amazing. Benefits, good pay, fun workplace, nice managment.
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5.0
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Competitive environment
STORE ASSOCIATE (Current Employee) –  Savannah, GAOctober 11, 2018
Fast paced and competitive environment. Constantly learning new things. My favorite part is the interactions with customers. Culture is very sales driven.
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3.0
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Flexible
Sale Associate (Current Employee) –  Paramus, NJOctober 9, 2018
Very flexible with hours and days you need to work. Great for part-time young adults and for better promotion rates in the company. A lot of goals that need to be set in the company. Hourly wage company that is flexible with pm and commission to have a better opportunity to make money.
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5.0
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Nice place to learn and help others
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Livonia, MIOctober 9, 2018
GNC is a friendly environment where management and coworkers work together in order to provide the best deals and customer service. Working there gave me a lot of insight on how to interact with others while guiding them into making the best decisions for themselves.
Pros
Adjustable schedule, friendly faces, discount on supplements
Cons
Low commision
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3.0
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The main points.
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other (Current Employee) –  Pembroke Pines, FLOctober 8, 2018
Customers who live 30 mins or more come to your store to return items. Way too many conference calls. I am on my third manager, I have only been working here for less than a year. My coworkers and those few customers really make you forget everything that never goes right.
Pros
Commission
Cons
No benefits. Twenty five cents taken out of every hour you work.
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5.0
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Typical day at work
Customer Service (Current Employee) –  Union, NJOctober 7, 2018
Taking care of customers in store and on the phone providing them with all information they need on a daily basis. Helping the customers reach their goals.
Pros
Providing great customer services/satisfaction
Cons
Benefits
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3.0
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great place to work
Store Manager (Former Employee) –  Coral Springs, FLOctober 6, 2018
Gnc is great at educating the employees and pride themselves on product knowledge to cater to customers, consistent training and development for staff to keep up with the demands for prescribing the right products for consumers.
Pros
discount on supps
Cons
lack of hrs for employees
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2.0
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Slow and sales are required
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Lincoln, NE 68505October 5, 2018
A normal work day consists of selling supplements, keeping store clean, helping customers achieve their goals. The only problem with this company is that upper management was strict about making sales, and didn't have good communication
Pros
Commission
Cons
upper management, forcing people to buy supplements, horribly ran as a company, high priced items
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Good for management experience but horrible work environment
Store Manager (Current Employee) –  Tampa, FLOctober 5, 2018
Gnc is one of the biggest names in supplements. Working here you get to know a lot about Nutrition and the different things that you can take to help achieve your goals.

However there is little to no training when it comes to management, or training for your part-time sales associate. Everything you learn will have to be on the fly. Upper management sets goals that help out themselves more than the store. For instance selling certain items or makeing certain qutoas to help with there bonuses rather than setting priorities for the store to help drive business.

Things like networking with other gyms or other events in your community need to be done on your time. Without any guidance from upper management. There is a lot of turnaround for both management and employees because of the lack of information for telling you how to run a store or train.

If you can do this on your own, then it is possible to do well but that also depends on the volume you get in any given store. Busier stores are more successful. It is luck if you land one in most cases. If you do well in store operations you’re expected to help out other locations with no added benefit to you.
Pros
Flexible schedule, easy to learn about nutrition, management so it’s own hours
Cons
Poor upper management, Low pay, No training, No fair pay
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5.0
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Great Part Time Job
Retail Specialist (Former Employee) –  Jersey City, NJOctober 4, 2018
Plenty of room for growth. Managers usually want good sellers so make sure you know had to add a multivitamin in your cart lol.

Overall cheerful upbeat work environment with little stress.
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2.0
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Excellent college job, horrible career
STORE ASSOCIATE (Current Employee) –  Canton, GAOctober 3, 2018
Due to the way that GNC's employee's hours are split up, managers are not allowed to work over 40 hours (no overtime) and the store manager has to divide up 36 hours amongst all employees. Chances for advancement are slim. However, there are very few customers per work day and the work load is light, making it great if you have some sort of homework to do.
Pros
Low stress, low workload, friendly customers
Cons
Long and boring work days, low pay, no advancement opportunities.
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5.0
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Fun workplace
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Columbus, MSOctober 3, 2018
Competitive work environment with emphasis on sales. Very fun environment to help customers reach their goals. Commission based selling made it easier to sell items because of the rewards that would come through it.
Pros
Commission, Flexible hours
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3.0
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Work Pressure with Less Pay
Retail Sales Associate & Account Manager (Current Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 3, 2018
GNC is a company which has been always provided the minimum wage to its employees. but always keeps on pushing its emplyees to sale more and more. they had good commissions on few of the sales. but now as the minimum wage went up the put down the commission amount way low that it feels like nothing. on the other hand the price of the products are super high and the promotion they offer seems valueless. as a result its really hard to maintain.
Pros
Good Discount on the supplements
Cons
Low Salary, High Expectations
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Great experiences
Salesman, Cashier, Closing, Stocking (Former Employee) –  Jersey City, NJOctober 2, 2018
Great place to start talking to people. Learning how to talk and promote certain items. Learning about product that can even help myself with my day to day needs
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