Gold's Gym Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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Aaron Watkins
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Pros
  • free membership for 1 family member (in 29 reviews)

  • Free membership and flexible schedule (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Being on your own even at close of business, low pay, not a lot of organization (in 16 reviews)

  • front desk doesnt give out the whole truth (in 11 reviews)

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  1. front desk

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gold's Gym

    Pros

    Great environment, got to help people live a healthier lifestyle. Everyone got along. No drama.

    Cons

    no benefits. Besides that nothing everything was great. Got a free gym membership

    Advice to Management

    Your doing a great job keep doing what you are doing


  2. Decent.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fitness Consultant in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Fitness Consultant in Columbia, SC

    I worked at Gold's Gym

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, overall positive staff. Overall a positive experience. I would recommend this company for someone trying to get into the fitness industry. Good environment

    Cons

    None. I really don't have anything bad to say about this company it was a very good company to work for


  3. Good for a college freshman

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gold's Gym

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work with school schedule, free membership, yearly evaluations, interact with gym members.

    Cons

    no advancement, and bad management.


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  5. No work/life balance

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Fitness Consultant in Pflugerville, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Fitness Consultant in Pflugerville, TX

    I worked at Gold's Gym full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    -Free membership
    -lax atmosphere
    -pay was average for a entry level sales job

    Cons

    -horrible benefits
    -management always wanted more
    -constantly changing direction of the company


  6. Kids Club

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kids Club in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Kids Club in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Gold's Gym (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, insurance benefits for part-time employees

    Cons

    There is not very much/equal pay

    Advice to Management

    Increase starting wages


  7. Take in what advice is given.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front Desk Associate in Texarkana, TX
    Current Employee - Front Desk Associate in Texarkana, TX

    I have been working at Gold's Gym part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The members are so friendly, and the atmosphere is good.

    Cons

    Corporate doesn't care about our members needs as much as they should; We would have something had broke and it won't get fixed till months later.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to members wants and needs.


  8. ups and downs

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    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in San Antonio, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Great working with all the different members, and the personal training team was always pretty cool throughout my 2 years employed at golds. Flexible scheduling since I am in school and basically you build your own schedule. Some months were great for pay.

    Cons

    Marketing was terrible at my gym, you couldn't even find the gym since there were no signs on the road directing you to it. Which equated to low traffic, which meant harder to find new clients. Fitness managers were usually incompetent and didn't have the education nor experience to hold that position. (To become a fitness manager, just sell a lot of personal training. That's all it takes.) Went through a few GM's who started out positive, then just quit caring. And it is impossible to transfer to another gym, tried for 1 year and was denied each time. Also usually had weekly meetings that were a waste of time. Stop those!

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you hire those who are qualified as fitness managers, not individuals who sold well for 3 months. Don't make transferring to different locations impossible, if a personal trainer wants to branch out to a bigger location.


  9. Excellent Organization!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IL

    I worked at Gold's Gym

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone is kind and makes coming to work so much more enjoyable! There are a lot of Gold's Gyms around college campuses, so it makes a great job for when you're going to school

    Cons

    None that I could find! Besides annoying customers

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  10. Decent place good ownership

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly and very nice ownership

    Cons

    Not much to really say here


  11. Helpful (1)

    1 Day Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gold's Gym full-time (Less than a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly, positive, good environment, full-time, easy pace.

    Cons

    None so far.. Pay could be better I guess



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