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Easy to get in, nearly impossible to succeed.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Gold's Gym full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

They really will help you learn the business, teach you how to train and sell and manage your schedule. They will also hire non-certified trainers or trainers with a cert and no work experience, so it can be your first step into the world of training.

Cons

Management can be dangerously incompetent. We were threatened with dismissal if we didn't make goals EVERY SINGLE MONTH. They won't actually fire you unless you are breaking HR code in a pretty flagrant way, they'll just take away clients and drain your business, or suspend you for prohibitive amounts of time. This was in Seattle and I speak only about that franchise, I can't judge others having not worked for them.

Advice to Management

Take a close look at the management of your individual gyms, if there is an average turn-over of 2 weeks for new trainers there might be a reason other than hiring "people who can't cut it" as I was told.

Other Employee Reviews for Gold's Gym

  1. Not too bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Set own-schedule, Free membership, Discount on product

    Cons

    Tough to move up in pay, Cut commissions from 10% to 5%

    Advice to Management

    give more incentives


  2. Good place to learn from

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gold's Gym full-time

    Pros

    A lot of outgoing people that you get to work with, and interesting people you meet on the way. You get a free membership, and one for a family member if you are a full time employee. You deal directly with the owner, so you feel there is more of a connection to the business than just a chain store.

    Cons

    The hiring process is very slow, so at times you are left being very short staffed.


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