Bally Total Fitness Reviews

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  1. Managers do all the work and the uppers make the money

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    Former Employee - Fitness Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Fitness Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Honestly the only positive thing I can think of working for Bally was that you learn how to hustle at an incredible pace and multitask like no one else.

    Cons

    The hours they expect to to work are outrageous and compensation is very poor. No manager should have to work for $12 an hour. Upper management holds very high requirements and leaves you to del with their poor corporate decisions and keeps their hands clean of the dirty work. Hard work is never rewarded. As a former employee of 5 years, you keep getting promised more but in the end you realize it's never true. You'd think that a manage who takes two clubs out of the negative would be honored a raise.

    Advice to Management

    If you want your employees to work hard for you show them you care for them when they need something from you. It cannot be a one sided situation.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Stay away

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The relationships with coworkers

    Cons

    Horrible leadership,they change CEO's every year it seems like,the people running the company are a complete joke(west coast).Commissions change every month,corporate is out of touch.Members can't cancel their memberships.Shady business practices,they are selling all the clubs,this company is not going to exist much longer.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company to someone that actually cares about the employees and doing things the right way.stop screwing your members over,stop putting people in leadership positions and shouldn't be.This company is so corrupt and all you corporate clowns should be ashamed of yourselves.Do you guys bother to look at your yelp reviews?

  3. Helpful (1)

    very crooked corp, unsanitary, low pay, lie to people, steal their money, do not close membership when requested

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    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in New York, NY

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good equipment, cheap membership, cool people working there

    Cons

    steal money from clients and workers

    Advice to Management

    sell the company to an honest buyers, fix the facility. stop stealing from people

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Minimum Wage

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness

    Pros

    Fun coworkers, met a lot of people.

    Cons

    Low wages, workers and company did not care about members.

    Advice to Management

    The fall of the company was well deserved.

  6. Helpful (1)

    History has a way of repeating itself...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The compensation was mediocre. Established great relationships with some amazing colleagues.

    Cons

    Poor management of assets and various supplier contracts led to unnecessary hurdles. Real estate department was exceptionally poor in this area. Job security would be in question a good portion of the time even while exceeding revenue goals.

  7. Helpful (1)

    bally total fitness

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bally Total Fitness

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    fun atmosphere, great people to work with. Members are great.

    Cons

    No structure in promotion, commission was good at first but then sucked after LA fitness brought them up

  8. Helpful (1)

    Tired brand and political company

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    Former Employee - Personal Training Director
    Former Employee - Personal Training Director

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    None to add for this company

    Cons

    Political
    Old worn out stores
    No money to fix up

    Advice to Management

    Fix the stores

  9. Come here for a trainer that knows nothing about health and only about sales.

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    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very easy to get hired here.

    Cons

    Hires non certified PT's, Poor Management, Poor flexibility with schedule, Non-existant training

    Advice to Management

    Hire qualified Personal trainers

  10. No need to apply, you'll waste your time.

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    Former Employee - Pro Shop Manager in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Pro Shop Manager in Virginia Beach, VA

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The only Pro is a Free gym membership

    Cons

    Low pay
    Poor management
    Gym is dirty

    Advice to Management

    Its not always about the bottom line...treat your employees and customers better!!

  11. A company struggling to survive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great for someone who is looking for just a job. With no creative thinking involved - be ready to punch the clock.

    Cons

    The company continues to struggle. I can imagine that every item/service realted to expense/captial will continue to be cut past quality levels.

    Advice to Management

    What more is there to say, I wonder how the staff enjoys working for a poorly preforming company. Coming in every day must difficult.

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