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Easy to get in, nearly impossible to succeed.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Gold's Gym full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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.

No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Gold's Gym

  1.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front Desk Associate
    Current Employee - Front Desk Associate

    I have been working at Gold's Gym part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, good training, good advancement opportunities. Your duties are made clear from the start and nothing is too out of reach.

    Cons

    None really. Some rude members come through but that's about it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not too bad

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gold's Gym

    Pros

    Set own-schedule, Free membership, Discount on product

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give more incentives

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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