Bally Total Fitness Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. If you enjoy working people and helping them reach their goals, it is a great job.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Newark, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay bumps if you hit your "bumps", Can make your own hours as a personal trainer, good training seminars for trainers from corporate that you get paid for.

    Cons

    no room to move up what so ever.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees and invest in them because they are the ones who help you make your bonuses.


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. OK job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Child Care in Bowling Green, KY
    Former Employee - Child Care in Bowling Green, KY

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


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  5. Personal Trainer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

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

    Cons

    A bit of sales pitching is required


  6. It was great until they had to sell off clubs

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The people cared about the company

    Cons

    Battling some previous legacy issues


  7. Helpful (1)

    Nice gym

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness part-time (Less than a year)

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

    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 Management

    Follow through with what is planned


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Little Neck, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Little Neck, NY

    I have been working at Bally Total Fitness full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome team. Decent pay. Use of the gym

    Cons

    Rude people sometimes. Parking on rush hour.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Stay away

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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?


  10. If you like that sort of thing...

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Desk Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Front Desk Manager in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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.


  11. Once was a great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Lead in Towson, MD
    Former Employee - QA Lead in Towson, MD

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    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 Management

    Set priorities for code changes



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