Gold's Gym Reviews

Updated August 4, 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. Fitness coordinator

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Gold's Gym

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with a small group of people was great, everyone cared about their fitness goals. Working with clients to achieve their goals, was wonderful as well.

    Cons

    Cold calling was the worst part, and asking for referrals. Setting up lead boxes was horrible as well. It wasn't the easiest thing to do.

    Advice to Management

    Overall hiring people that are consumed with personal drama is not the best thing to do. As well as hiring just for looks, or because someone is fit, doesn't mean they will be a good fit.


  2. Personal Trainer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gold's Gym

    Pros

    Fun environment, co-workers friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Pay not great. Need better training of processes and procedures. Need better computer system too.

    Advice to Management

    More help to newbies.


  3. Trainer

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    Former Employee - Head Personal Trainer
    Former Employee - Head Personal Trainer

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of freedom to work with clients and create your own routines.

    Cons

    When you didn't have clients you didn't make any money and clients would cancel frequently.

    Advice to Management

    To offer a small pay to trainers for spending countless hours to be there.


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  5. Fun environment, management could be better

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Fenton, MO
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Fenton, MO

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

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

    Pros

    Staff is super friendly and easy to get along with The job itself is very fun and helping people reach their fitness goals is exciting to see

    Cons

    Upper Management usually has no idea what they're doing Poor communication between upper management and gym level employees If you're not at the gym you won't get paid


  6. Eh...

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Housekeeping in Town and Country, MO
    Current Employee - Housekeeping in Town and Country, MO

    I have been working at Gold's Gym

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

    Pros

    They definitely treat you like family.

    Cons

    A lot of young employees means there's a lot of Highschool Flashbacks.


  7. Dead-end

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Desk Attendant in High Point, NC
    Former Employee - Front Desk Attendant in High Point, NC

    I worked at Gold's Gym part-time

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

    Pros

    Accomodating, fun, good for a first job.

    Cons

    Hard to advance, not good management, serious decline in cleanliness

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the employees. They may be part time but they care more than the managers do.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great First Job

    Former Employee - Membership Services Representative in Oak Park, CA
    Former Employee - Membership Services Representative in Oak Park, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly and easy to approach management.

    Cons

    Communication was often unclear between the levels and departments.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more effectively with those below you.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Gold's Gym

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Overall gym is kept clean

    Cons

    Doesn't appear that there is a manager on duty during afternoon/evening hours of operation


  10. Gold's Gym Review

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front Desk Associate/Kid Zone Staff Member in Lorton, VA
    Current Employee - Front Desk Associate/Kid Zone Staff Member in Lorton, VA

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Free gym membership; Free smoothies; free daycare; flexible scheduling; room for advancement if you wish to become a personal trainer or sales rep

    Cons

    Management could be more organized; necessary drama between staff; most positions only pay minimum wage; raises not offered; no insurance benefits

    Advice to Management

    More communication between staff, especially front desk


  11. Helpful (2)

    Front Desk Receptionist

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good atmosphere and I adored my Operations Manager.

    Cons

    Kept me just under full time so they wouldn't have to pay me benifits.



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