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Bally Total Fitness Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
91 Reviews

2.9
91 Reviews
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Steve Tucker
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free membership, cool workers, good smoothies, good location (in 12 reviews)

  • The only Pro is a Free gym membership (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay for trainers, personal training session at the time were too expensive, disorganized at times (in 5 reviews)

  • Hires non certified PT's, Poor Management, Poor flexibility with schedule, Non-existant training (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    OK job

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    Former Employee - Child Care  in  Bowling Green, KY
    Former Employee - Child Care in Bowling Green, KY

    Pros

    Great hours. Good people to work with most times. Can really balance work and life.

    Cons

    Not so good pay. There is nowhere to move up in the company. Dead end job. Only good for part time.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Personal Trainer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible hours, help from co-workers, workshops to improve

    Cons

    A bit of sales pitching is required

    Recommends
  3.  

    Limited Opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Provided Reimbursement for school was a great bonus. Not a lot of employeers provided reimbursement.

    Cons

    Didn't live up to the brand

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice gym

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    Former Employee - Personal Trainer
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer

    Pros

    Free membership, cool workers, good smoothies, good location

    Cons

    Low pay for trainers, personal training session at the time were too expensive, disorganized at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through with what is planned

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It was great until they had to sell off clubs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people cared about the company

    Cons

    Battling some previous legacy issues

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    If you like that sort of thing...

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Front Desk Manager in New York, NY

    Pros

    Help understanding of how to sell, and if you know the industry you can make a lot of money.

    Cons

    the atmosphere is very lax and laid back, would not be a good first job because it spoils a persons perspective on work ethic.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Little Neck, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Little Neck, NY

    Pros

    Awesome team. Decent pay. Use of the gym

    Cons

    Rude people sometimes. Parking on rush hour.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Stay away

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Once was a great company

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    Former Employee - QA Lead  in  Towson, MD
    Former Employee - QA Lead in Towson, MD

    Pros

    Innovative endeavors with good people

    Cons

    Company lost money and tried to rebuild but it was not successful in its attempts. Unfortunately this caused a lot of lay offs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set priorities for code changes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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

    Pros

    good equipment, cheap membership, cool people working there

    Cons

    steal money from clients and workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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