Bally Total Fitness Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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  1. It was amazing work with the staff at Bally total fitness

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    Current Employee - Bally Total Fitness Sales in Cerritos, CA
    Current Employee - Bally Total Fitness Sales in Cerritos, CA

    I have been working at Bally Total Fitness full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy money, good working environment.

    Cons

    Pressure sales, however they are understanding and work with you.

    Advice to Management

    none

  2. Helpful (1)

    horrible experience

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

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

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

    Pros

    club level employees care about what the do

    Cons

    Poor technology. Poor benefits. Corporate office very disorganized. Upper management does not care at all about the employees. Every week someone was threatened with losing their job. Complete lack of communication other verbally threatening people in public settings. 14 hour days

  3. Helpful (1)

    I disliked the internal politics of late payment to vendors. Many projects were stopped due to non-payment!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Towson, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Towson, MD

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

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

    Pros

    I don't remember too many good things. My 'office' was in a data room, my boss was racist (glad I matched her skin tone!)

    Cons

    See above. Difficult to do business with vendors because of non-payment. Difficult to work with Senior Management bent on milking customers on contracts.

    Advice to Management

    I think they got their advice when they were told to file Chapter 9.

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  5. Not too much vertical growth in the company.

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Beaverton, OR

    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

    Nice members, good management, very easy to learn skills of different departments.

    Cons

    The pay isn't great. The facilities have old equipment and are not kept in good shape.

    Advice to Management

    Have more training seminars.

  6. Decent environment to begin in a Health and Fitness related field.

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    Former Employee - Martial Arts Instructor in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Martial Arts Instructor in Saint Paul, MN

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

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

    Pros

    Very flexible staff. Free gym membership. A lot of easy going people who had similar interests as you. Not a very high stress job, even though you have to meet monthly revenue quotas. Great prices and deals offered a lot of the time. Family friendly.

    Cons

    Some places are bad locations. As all customer service related jobs, you'll always have to deal with very difficult people. Sometimes the general system at headquarters was no updated, so you couldn't give your clients and members the proper information they were looking for.

  7. High Pressure Sales--Sketchy Tactics

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    Former Employee - Fitness Coach in North Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Fitness Coach in North Hollywood, CA

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

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

    Pros

    base + commission, flexible hours, co-workers, free gym access

    Cons

    Cold calling, locking people into 3-year contracts, management,

    Advice to Management

    Sell only 1 product. Don't have 50 different ways an individual can buy a membership. If someone wants to come to the gym they must pay a standard rate. Take out the negotiation/sales aspect and your employees and customers will be happy. Also, get rid of contracts if you haven't already--keep everything month to month.

  8. Great education in sales, people skills, and motivation.

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Little Neck, NY
    Former Employee - General Manager in Little Neck, NY

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

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

    Pros

    you will learn skills on motivating, selling, and team work.

    Cons

    a lot of emphasis on sales. not much on fitness.

    Advice to Management

    remember TEAM work.

  9. 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.

  10. Good Fitness Benefits

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness

    Pros

    Free club access, discounted merchandise

    Cons

    Careless staff expects free shakes

  11. It was a pretty cool place to work.

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Walnut Creek, CA

    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

    Not bad for a part time job as a teenager, I like the people I worked with but the branch I worked at eventually closed down.

    Cons

    Sweaty people, but thats to be expected, its a gym

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your branch doesn't shut down

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