Bally Total Fitness

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Bally Total Fitness Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.8 89 reviews

33% Approve of the CEO

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Steve Tucker

(3 ratings)

35% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Good Fitness Benefits

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFree club access, discounted merchandise

    ConsCareless staff expects free shakes

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    History has a way of repeating itself...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsPoor 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A very succesful journey

    Lifeguard (Former Employee) Bronx, NY

    Prosits a organized company, with a very positive and ambitious points

    ConsLow hours per week, low income

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlways increase communication and kindness to customers , and employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsNo structure in promotion, commission was good at first but then sucked after LA fitness brought them up

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place for a part time job

    Fitness Coach (Former Employee) Towson, MD

    ProsCompany allows you to make your own schedule. As a college student it is ideal but not if you are looking to make a living.

    ConsLack of organization.
    Managers don't know what they are doing.
    No opportunity for growth.
    Low pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLess socializing more managing

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    Super start to my professional career

    General Manager/Corporate Sales Area Manager (Former Employee) Indianapolis, IN

    ProsThis cutting edge Health Club offered upward mobility in every area. I advanced through management very quickly based on my sales performance. Supervisors were very supportive. Great pay! Achieved 100,000k in income before I left.

    ConsVery long work days. Typical day was 12 hrs. Pay scale would change sometimes based on a large contract sold. Too much travel on the last half of my career. Was gone too long from my family

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo select sales staff demanding a very high standard and work ethics.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The most fun - albeit poorly managed - company I've ever worked for.

    Programmer (Former Employee) Baltimore, MD

    ProsCIO was very aggressive about new technology and permitted a loose, happy work environment - all the while pushing us to be a high-functioning team. Best team environment I've even seen.

    ConsThe business was poorly managed. They grew by acquisition, not by organic growth, taking on too much debt, and ultimately dying in paroxysms of bankruptcy cycles.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNatural growth is always better (when possible) than buying competition - unless it's at a firesale.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    wish it was still around

    Senior Director (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    Proscareer advancement, work environment, schedule

    Consbankruptcy, bit off more than they could chew

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Tired brand and political company

    Personal Training Director (Former Employee)

    ProsNone to add for this company

    ConsPolitical
    Old worn out stores
    No money to fix up

    Advice to Senior ManagementFix the stores

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Programming for Bally Total Fitness was a daily exercise in frustration management.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThey were a Microsoft .NET shop from top to bottom, and they maintained an MSDN subscription.

    ConsEverything else. The company is hurting financially and had already been through two bankruptcies.

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