Gold's Gym

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Gold's Gym Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.0 158 reviews

62% Approve of the CEO

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Aaron Watkins

(21 ratings)

46% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • free membership, could flex schedule with coworkers, wanted you to be customer service oriented(in 27 reviews)

  • Free membership and flexible schedule(in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Being on your own even at close of business, low pay, not a lot of organization(in 14 reviews)

  • Front desk personnel not personable or polite in acknowledging members as they entered the gym(in 9 reviews)

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    the cleanliness is awesome, the staff is great

    Front Desk (Current Employee) Oklahoma City, OK

    Prosits a good environment to be around, great staff to get along with, members are great and understanding

    Conssome cons are that the pay could be better for such a gym title

    Advice to Senior Managementthe management is well but the gym could use some more equipment such as the ones in the larger golds gym

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Front Desk (Former Employee) Snellville, GA

    ProsFree membership, friendly staff, discount on personal trainer.

    ConsBeing on your own even at close of business, low pay, not a lot of organization

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I learned a lot as well as enjoyed training my clients. The gym is an awesome fitness club.

    Personal Fitness Trainer (Former Employee) Lagrangeville, NY

    ProsI very much enjoyed working with all members, both old and new. It gave me great satification to train members, and teach them how to use the gyms equiptment as well as commucating with them, and being a part of their life1

    ConsI felt the "competion" between some of the fitness trainers could result in some, "back stabbing".

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on doing what you are doing!

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

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    A great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible hours, and decent pay.

    ConsNot a lot of room to move up. Once in a position you pretty much are there for years until you either find another job or the off chance that a new position opens up which doesn't happen often. Which is no ones fault it just is what it is.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's fine as a second job

    Fitness Consultant (Current Employee) Columbia, MD

    Pros- relaxed work environment
    - flexible schedule
    - you get to meet a lot of new people
    - free gym membership
    - as a second job, the money is good (my real full time job still pays much more)

    Cons- base pay plus commission - you will not be able to survive off of this if you are an adult and this is your primary source of income
    - minimal vacation time and benefits
    - can be repetitive at times
    - working weekends

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good overall experience.

    Professional Personal Trainer (Former Employee) Acworth, GA

    ProsI pretty much made my own hours as a personal trainer, so this job fit in perfectly with my school schedule.

    ConsPay for personal trainers was on the low side. For example: the clients were charged approximately $35 to $50 per training hour, but trainers receive starting pay of around $13 per hour. Also, trainers are only paid while they are with clients.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook after your employees an they'll look after you.

     

    Fitness Counselor

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosfree membership, good coworkers, great environment ........................................................................................

    ConsLong hours, low pay, bad upper management, no appreciation ..............................................................................................

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    Good working environment

    Kids Club Associate (Current Employee) San Antonio, TX

    ProsFree Gym membership, great coworkers, able to take your own kids to work

    Conslow pay, no room for advancement, part time hours, very high turnover rate, split shifts, management takes forever to order supplies for cleaning up, not enough activities for the kids to do, lots of broken toys, some of the kids club rules are unreasonable

    Advice to Senior Managementif employees were paid a little more the turnover wouldnt be so high, make structural improvements, Lower membership fees

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

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    Good stuff

    Front Desk (Former Employee) Columbus, OH

    ProsGM was very flexible with giving days off. The job is very easy and the members are usually very nice.

    ConsNot enough employees, makes it hard to call off in case of emergency.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No Hours, Bad Management

    Front Desk Associate (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsNot really sure. My location wasn't that great, ended up shutting down. It was a relaxing job at front desk. No worries or goals.

    ConsYou only get 1% commission, my GM talked it up. He didn't train, just sat in his office and expected us to know what to do. I barely got any hours, kept sticking me in kid's club. Gym ended up closing, wasn't making any money and the equipment didn't get taken care of.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure your GM's don't just care about themselves, and they actually get things handled and completed.

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

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