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GNC Overview

Industry

Retailing

Organization Type

Public

Employees

16,800

Headquarters

Pittsburgh, PA

Website

gnc.com

Website

gnc.com



Founded in

1935

Revenue

$2.5B

Key People

Tricia Tolivar (CFO),
David Shakarian (founder),
Ken Martindale (ceo)

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About GNC

GNC Holdings Inc. is a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based American company selling health and nutrition related products, including vitamins, supplements, minerals, herbs, sports nutrition, diet, and energy products.

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GNC Holdings Inc. is a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based American company selling health and nutrition related products, including vitamins, supplements, minerals, herbs, sports nutrition, diet, and energy products.

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What Is

GNC's Mission Statement

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GNC sets the standard in the nutritional supplement industry by demanding truth in labeling, ingredient safety and product potency, all while remaining on the cutting-edge of nutritional science.

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What is it like to work at GNC

2.0

October 17, 2019 on Zippia

What Do You Like About Working There?

Working alone, time to do personal tasks or homework happens frequently... Show More

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

The corporation constantly over your head. Not only is there daily sales goals, but they expect you to push items and memberships onto people who don’t need them/don’t want them. I’ve had dozens of customers come back with products automatically shipped to their house (via the Auto-Deliver and Save program) when they never signed up for it! (The manager did).

They also promote a lot of misinformation when it comes to health. Protein, omega-3s and caloric intake are common areas where they misinform customers in order to sell more product. It’s embarrassing and a disservice to the public... Show More

What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

Working alone. Introverts don’t always get what they want in retail, but being by yourself the entire shift is nice... Show More

2.0

October 7, 2019 on Zippia

What Do You Like About Working There?

The overall products GNC offers are fun to sell and talk about to customers.

1.0

October 4, 2019 on Zippia

What Do You Like About Working There?

Easy.. Show More

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

The nepotism and complete buffoonery of the upper management... Show More

What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

Job is easy.. Show More

5.0

October 4, 2019 on Zippia

What Do You Like About Working There?

The Career in Sales & Management has given me the opportunity to grow as an individual while gaining experience to successfully operate a franchise... Show More

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

In my 8 years experience I have not had any issues or dislikes... Show More

What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

My favorite Perk / Benefit would most definitely be the knowledge of marketing and salesmanship I have learned to apply while genuinely Caring for a clients individual needs on a genuine person to person level. Forming a lasting relationship on trust, knowledge and attentiveness is the glue to any successful sales strategy... Show More

3.0

July 27, 2019 on Zippia

What Do You Like About Working There?

Selling, talking to people, helping.. Show More

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

Management.. Show More

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Helping people reach goals in all ways.. Show More

5.0

May 28, 2019 on Zippia

What Do You Like About Working There?

The work life balance. Being able to mange work and life!.. Show More

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

The distance.. Show More

What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

PTO/ Emoloyee discounts.. Show More

3.0

May 10, 2019 on Zippia

What Do You Like About Working There?

There is a large amount of independence and I was able to help and educate some customers... Show More

What DON'T You Like About Working There?

The job was more focused on selling than I expected and there is constant pressure to meet expectations through pushy tactics... Show More

What Are Your Favorite Benefits/Perks?

Employee discount is the only benefit I can think of... Show More
January 7, 2015 on Reddit

How much do you make? How much is the mark up on product? What sort of franchise fees do you have to pay? How much do you want for the business? Have you looked at the other GNC or vitamin stores for sale on one of the business broker websites? As I see them from time to time on bizbuysell.com, and that may give you an idea what you could get out of it. Any good or bad stories from running the store? What sort of product/brand do you want to create?

These are the types of questions I like. 500K Net a year. GNC always preaches 50% mark up. However, every product varies. Depending on what location your in, the margin varies as well. (You're in a body image heavy area like California or something and the competition in heavy for pricing). Mine is around 50% exactly. Franchise fees are 9% of total sales. Im looking for 2 times net take home. Good story- Had Brazilians walk in and wipe me out of inventory. Almost a 4K sales. Bad story- GNC called and said don't do it again. They consider it wholesaling. Its a good question. GNC is a hell of a company. They really pick you up when you fall down and teach you how to run a brick and mortar business properly. Im thinking of starting another retail chain OR going back to my real passion of playing music. Maybe open a beer bar with music or something. Even though bars are a risky investment, I believe that true passion for what you want to do conquers all. Thank you for the buzbuysell suggestion.
January 6, 2015 on Reddit

do you hire fat people?

This is actually pretty interesting about the business and why you should be careful when buying supplements. I hire whoever has a great personality. Even if they're fat. And I have hired fat people. We present ourselves more as a retail store instead of a nutritional advice shop. That way the buying decision lies more on the customer rather than advice from the employee. I save money from hiring an expensive employee AND if the customer has a bad experience with a supplement, they blame themselves rather than the employee and they come back to try something else.

When hiring potential employees, do they have to have some knowledge on fitness, nutrition and supplements? Or is it based on education, experience, sales etc...like a normal interview.

It depends on the actual franchisee or store operator. In corporate stores there is a very high turnaround with employees. Meaning they will hire anyone they believe is good. I, and most franchisees, hire like a normal interview. The knowledge isn't that hard to understand. It depends on the confidence and type of person I'm hiring. That will give me a higher return on my investment on an employee
July 26, 2013 on Reddit

Do GNC employees shop at GNC? Even with an employee discount, it seems possibly cheaper to buy online.

I would say half of the products i buy are from bb.com and half are from gnc with my discount. The best price always wins.

You clearly don't believe in many of the products you sell, which is both confusing and comforting. I hate when those guys try to pretend that the garbage sold there besides protein powder or caffein pills actually do anything, so I like that you admit it's crap. However, why do you work for a company you don't believe in?

I am happy i am Opening some Peoples eyes, i work there because of the discounts 10-30% off, and also because of the pay, the commision pays really well.
July 26, 2013 on Reddit

How much are the products marked up? What kind of discount do you receive?

All prosucts are marked up, like i said, all the fat burners are just vitamins with caffeine, sold for 60$+ (hydroxycut, hydrostim, p-10, all of them). The store makes a huge profit on each product, since it buys in very big quantities.
April 5, 2013 on Reddit

I just started working at GNC a couple months ago, and its getting a bit stressful getting my numbers up. I'm actually sitting on the toilet in the back room right now waiting for the store to open. Know any tricks to help boost OMS?

This might not be of much help because I always had pretty bad OMS numbers the whole time I was there (store I worked at was in the middle of an empty shopping center). When I was able to sell OMS it usually happened because the customers were already going to buy it or I got caught eating it. If you ever have to push the biotin chews for example, always say you take them or a girl you know takes them and it makes their hair long and strong. If you can mainly say that they're good and on sale then it should work in your favor. Another hint is to offer it to them. Every now and again someone will bite.
April 3, 2013 on Reddit

Do people go into GNC looking for a connection to get gear/steroids?

I also used to work at GNC. I was never asked about steroids, surprisingly, but I was asked by some fat black lady "where's the pill I saw on that TV commercial that builds muscle for you?" Also sketchy guys would come in about every month or so and buy our entire stock of inositol. During training I was told to just act normal, not ask them any questions, and sell them as many as they wanted. If you're wondering why they would by so much inositol... they use it to cut cocaine. Obviously they wouldn't tell us this, but it was what I was told they use it for by the owner and manager who trained me. It's like a don't ask, don't tell type deal. I worked at a privately owned Franchise, FYI.
April 2, 2013 on Reddit

If somebody came In with an obvious lack of supplement knowledge, would you just try to sell them a specific high commission item?

The inner teacher in me wouldn't let me (and neither would my boss). In all honesty no I wouldn't try to unless it was weight loss. Most of the weight loss products had some sort of commission to it but at different strengths, such as stimulant free to a few steps before crack. So I would lead to the commission stuff but made sure that it wouldn't kill you or anything.

What kind of incentives are there for extra products? How does it work? Are there certain items you are told to push or is it just trying to get the highest sale $ amount?

The incentives come from a little thing called commission. Some items have a better commission on them than others. An example would be GNC brand pays less commission versus a third party item. The commission ranges from a dollar to almost ten, again depending on the item. The Gold Cards also have a commission attached to them but its only fifty cents so it doesn't matter much. As for what to push...always push either store brand items first (since that gets counted on your reviews) or, if you're like me and want money, push third party items that pay big.

GNC Employees

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Gender

Male

60.7%

Female

30.7%

Unknown

8.6%
Ethnicity

White

61.6%

Hispanic or Latino

17.5%

Black or African American

10.9%

Asian

6.1%

Unknown

3.9%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

66.9%

French

5.6%

German

4.0%

Portuguese

3.1%

Arabic

3.1%

Russian

2.2%

Chinese

1.9%

Japanese

1.9%

Italian

1.5%

Vietnamese

1.2%

Hindi

1.2%

Urdu

1.2%

Mandarin

0.9%

Bengali

0.9%

Greek

0.9%

Tagalog

0.9%

Swedish

0.6%

Romanian

0.6%

Gujarati

0.6%

Thai

0.6%
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GNC Careers

Average Length of Employment
Foot Locker 2.4 years
RadioShack 2.4 years
Dressbarn 2.3 years
Pier 1 Imports 2.0 years
The Vitamin Shoppe 1.9 years
SHOE SHOW 1.9 years
Vitamin World 1.9 years
GameStop 1.9 years
Rack Room Shoes 1.8 years
Sunglass Hut 1.8 years
Finish Line 1.7 years
Things Remembered 1.7 years
Hot Topic 1.6 years

GNC

1.6 years
maurices 1.6 years
Hibbett Sports 1.6 years
New York & Company 1.5 years
Aeropostale 1.4 years
Charlotte Russe 1.2 years
Top Employers Before GNC
Walmart 12.1%
McDonald's 10.0%
US Army 8.2%
LA Fitness 5.4%
Target 4.9%
Best Buy 4.6%
Lowe's 4.5%
YMCA 4.4%
U.S. Navy 4.4%
Macy's 4.1%
Gold's Gym 3.9%
Subway 3.8%
Kroger 3.2%
Top Employers After GNC
Walmart 11.5%
US Army 6.4%
LA Fitness 6.0%
Gold's Gym 5.4%
Verizon 5.4%
AT&T 4.5%
Best Buy 4.2%
Lowe's 4.2%
Target 4.1%
YMCA 3.5%
McDonald's 3.0%
Amazon 2.9%

GNC Employees Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

13.3%

The Academy

8.4%

University of North Texas

5.8%

Liberty University

5.8%

Pennsylvania State University

5.1%

University of Central Florida

4.7%

Robert Morris University

4.7%

Arizona State University

4.7%

Kaplan University

4.5%

Towson University

4.3%

University of Houston

4.1%

California University of Pennsylvania

4.1%

Ashford University

4.1%

Ohio State University

4.1%

Community College of Allegheny County

3.9%

Tri-County Technical College

3.7%

Southern New Hampshire University

3.7%

Full Sail University

3.7%

Northern Virginia Community College

3.7%

Texas State University

3.7%
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Majors

Business

25.6%

Kinesiology

12.5%

Criminal Justice

8.6%

Psychology

6.3%

Marketing

4.3%

General Studies

4.2%

Biology

3.8%

Management

3.7%

Nursing

3.3%

Accounting

3.2%

Communication

3.0%

Liberal Arts

2.8%

Finance

2.7%

Medical Assisting Services

2.6%

Food And Nutrition

2.5%

Education

2.4%

Computer Science

2.4%

Health Care Administration

2.1%

Graphic Design

2.0%

Political Science

1.9%
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Degrees

Bachelors

40.2%

Other

33.5%

Associate

14.4%

Masters

5.1%

Certificate

4.1%

Diploma

1.6%

Doctorate

0.6%

License

0.5%
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GNC Employee Political Affiliation

Republican Party

56.7%

Democratic Party

43.3%

Employee Political Donations

Name Job Title Party Donation
Beth KaplanExecutive $4,650Democratic Party
YI ShenOwner $3,000Democratic Party
Michael ArchboldPresident/Chief Executive Officer $2,000Republican Party
George SwartzManager $2,000Republican Party
Nancy CooperPresident $1,500Republican Party
Kevin TederSenior Vice President $1,350Republican Party
JOE FortunatoChief Executive Officer $1,000Republican Party
Mubarik KahlonSelf-Employed $1,000Democratic Party
LI SunOwner $1,000Democratic Party
Sonal PatelStore Manager $1,000Democratic Party
Gregory HornExecutive $1,000Democratic Party
Elida GILManager $536Republican Party
Arthur GossCertified Public Accountant $515Democratic Party
Janice GetchellManager $500Republican Party
Ronald PalmerOwner $500Republican Party
Peter GreblerOwner/Manager $500Republican Party
Gerald Stubenhofer JrSenior Vice President $500Republican Party
Stuart MayperBusiness Developer $500Republican Party
JOE GriderOwner $500Republican Party
Jose VerduzcoSales Associate $492Democratic Party
Parsa BehniaSales Associate $451Democratic Party
Audrey KunkelCommunications Manager $413Republican Party
David GrossSite Manager $400Republican Party
Jared OlsonConsultant $250Democratic Party
Gilberto CarrascoPrincipal $250Democratic Party
Jordan HughesCollege Student $250Republican Party
Garry CooperExecutive Vice President $250Republican Party
Amber EichelbergerStore Manager $200Democratic Party
Barbara FranksSales Associate $166Republican Party
Joseph CastroStore Manager $52Democratic Party
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GNC Salaries

Application Software DeveloperFrankfort, IL $111,218
Senior ConsultantFrankfort, IL $103,650
Senior ConsultantSpringfield, MO $103,650
Senior ConsultantFrankfort, IL $103,650
Senior ConsultantPeoria, IL $103,650
Senior ConsultantCharlotte, NC $103,650
Senior ConsultantBirmingham, AL $103,650
Senior ConsultantChicago, IL $103,650
Senior ConsultantFrankfort, IL $103,626
Senior ConsultantGrand Rapids, MI $100,000
Senior ConsultantKnoxville, TN $100,000
Senior ConsultantFrankfort, IL $100,000
Senior ConsultantPeoria, IL $100,000
Senior ConsultantFrankfort, IL $100,000
Senior ConsultantFrankfort, IL $93,100
Senior ConsultantFrankfort, IL $76,520
Senior ConsultantChicago, IL $76,520
Senior ConsultantFrankfort, IL $76,520
Senior ConsultantKansas City, MO $76,520
Senior ConsultantMilwaukee, WI $76,520
Senior ConsultantWest Des Moines, IA $76,520
Senior ConsultantFrankfort, IL $76,520
Maintenance TechnicianWhitestown, IN $59,479
Maintenance TechnicianWhitestown, IN $59,479
Maintenance TechnicianWhitestown, IN $58,436
Pipe FitterNY $56,140
Pipe FitterTX $54,783
Accounting ConsultantManahawkin, NJ $51,444
Market Research AnalystPocahontas, AR $41,800

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GNC Stock Performance

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Revenue

$2.5B

Net Income

US$ -286.25 million (2016)

Market Cap

$468,320,000

Total Equity

US$ -95.05 million (2016)

Total Assets

US$ 2.07 billion (2016)

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Frequently Asked Questions about GNC

When was GNC founded?

GNC was founded in 1935.

How many Employees does GNC have?

GNC has 16,800 employees.

How much money does GNC make?

GNC generates $2.5B in revenue.

What industry is GNC in?

GNC is in the retailing industry.

What is GNC's mission?

GNC's mission statement is "GNC sets the standard in the nutritional supplement industry by demanding truth in labeling, ingredient safety and product potency, all while remaining on the cutting-edge of nutritional science."

What type of company is GNC?

GNC is a public company.

Who are GNC's competitors?

GNC competitors include The Vitamin Shoppe, Vitamin World, General Nutrition Inc., Sunglass Hut, Hot Topic, Finish Line, Hibbett Sports, Pier 1 Imports, RadioShack, Things Remembered, Aeropostale, GameStop, New York & Company, Foot Locker, Dressbarn, maurices, Charlotte Russe, SHOE SHOW, The Children's Place, Rack Room Shoes.

Who works at GNC?

Tricia Tolivar (CFO),
David Shakarian (founder),
Ken Martindale (ceo)

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