Gold's Gym Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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  1. Director of Production Services

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gold's Gym

    Pros

    Great company and great people!

    Cons

    Small company but values are so strong it was worth it.

  2. Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gold's Gym

    Pros

    Wonderful "work family' and working with clients is rewarding

    Cons

    They need to work on management and HR issues

  3. Personal Trainer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gold's Gym

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

    Pros

    Great team, free membership, free tanning, cool coworkers, and fun

    Cons

    Sales, sales, sales, too much focus on hitting the numbers not client success.

    Advice to Management

    If you offered your existing trainers more training on being successful and offered us more clients, you would not have to continually hire new trainers. It's seems that it was easier for them to just find new people.

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  5. Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gold's Gym

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

    Pros

    Driven, growing and stable company

    Cons

    Focused on the next dollar

  6. Front Desk Associate

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Associate
    Former Employee - Front Desk Associate

    I worked at Gold's Gym part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great staff! Loved everyone I worked with

    Cons

    You have to deal with a lot of yelling because people don't read the contracts they sign. You don't get paid near enough for all the stuff you do.

  7. Different Kind of Vibe

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gold's Gym

    Pros

    Pros are going to be what you make of it.

    Cons

    This is a business that is growing and it is experiencing growing pains. The growth opportunities are based on the good ol boy system. If you are female and want a corner office, make sure you have no kids, no life and look good but not better than the people that can fire you.

  8. Great people, unfortunate owner.

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Sales Associate in Midlothian, VA
    Former Employee - Front Desk Sales Associate in Midlothian, VA

    I worked at Gold's Gym part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You work with great people and the work is pretty enjoyable. The managers you work directly for are all pretty great people.

    Cons

    The owner's right hand man is pretty unreasonable. If you don't meet the unrealistically high sales quota for the more expensive membership, you have to drive all the way to the main location (40mins for me) and sit through a redundant "sales class."
    They also have an unofficial No Raises policy and offer no commission for memberships sold.

    Advice to Management

    Show more appreciation to the employees who make all your money.

  9. Unsure

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gold's Gym part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The employees are amazing and dedicated workers. The members are pretty awesome as well and once you engage with them they will always say hi to you when they see you.

    Cons

    Hours are difficult when working as a personal trainer; however, I can't assess everything as I have not worked there long.

    Advice to Management

    Consider a place dedicated to trainers and their clients. Equipment is always being used by other members who are not purchasing sessions and members have started mimicking the workouts they see used on the floor...so they feel there is no need to purchase sessions when they can watch and take mental notes of what's going on. I feel the clients need their own space and privacy when working out. I get the idea of having the training floor for all to see but at the same time it's not ideal to always modify the workouts because someone else is using the equipment. I would also suggest proper training be established for those new to the professions that Golds offers.

  10. It was a good learning experience but the management was not respectful or professional.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gold's Gym

    Pros

    Free membership, flexible schedules, benefits, discounts, motivated environment

    Cons

    Disrespectful staff, unprofessional management, too money hungry

    Advice to Management

    Be more genuine.

  11. average

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gold's Gym

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    job is mentally engaging

    Cons

    wage to responsibility ratio is unbalanced

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