Gold's Gym Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
177 Reviews
3.1
177 Reviews
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Aaron Watkins
27 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Can be demanding at times.

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    Current Employee - Fitness Consultant  in  Killeen, TX
    Current Employee - Fitness Consultant in Killeen, TX

    I have been working at Gold's Gym full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The harder you work, the more money you will make.

    Cons

    Unrealistic goals. The upper management can be quite negative a lot of the time. Also, the company standards and rules are constantly changing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Kids Club teacher for an amazing company.

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    Former Employee - Kids Club Associate  in  Murrieta, CA
    Former Employee - Kids Club Associate in Murrieta, CA

    I worked at Gold's Gym part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The club was always clean. Parents were always aware of their children and behavior. They treated the kids like their own. They also valued your time and allowed you to bring your own kids to work.

    Cons

    Split shifts weren't fun but rarely happened.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Golds Gym Murrieta, Ca was an awesome place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front Desk Lead  in  Somerset, KY
    Former Employee - Front Desk Lead in Somerset, KY

    I worked at Gold's Gym part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I could stay on top of my fitness goals.

    Cons

    There weren't enough hours to financially support me.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for, very well taken care of!

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    Current Employee - Fitness Consultant  in  Kennewick, WA
    Current Employee - Fitness Consultant in Kennewick, WA

    I have been working at Gold's Gym full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I really enjoy the atmosphere and if your a health buff you have no excuse not to work out. I also have found the pay to be excellent and consistent in comparison to most jobs where commission is apart of your check.

    Cons

    Some co-workers tend not to pull in there weight. Very minimal punishment in the sales area in terms of people who do not work hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    following your staff's activity and following through with mandates we have been given. Also being sure to give out punishment when people do not do as they are asked.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    needs some work

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    Current Employee - Personal Trainer
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer

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

    Pros

    big facility
    friendly co workers

    Cons

    senior management
    cant transition new trainers
    too many trainers hired at once
    competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work on your current trainers instead of hiring new ones all the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Inconsistent and unorganized

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Associate  in  Westminster, MD
    Former Employee - Front Desk Associate in Westminster, MD

    I worked at Gold's Gym part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I loved the atmosphere for the most part and the members that became regulars. It was nice to be able to interact with so many people on any given day.

    Cons

    The management was unorganized, inconsistent, and indecisive. There was no advancement and no respect in terms of hard work and dedication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge those that go above and beyond. Consider more pay raises to enhance job satisfaction and motivation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Review of Gold's Gym

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    Current Employee - General Manager  in  Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Harrisburg, PA

    I have been working at Gold's Gym full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Ever changing members/faces in a healthy environment

    Cons

    Long-hours with little benefits. Consistently dealing with ignorant people/members.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More mentorship and flexibility, less micromanagement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Group Fitness Instructor

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    Current Employee - Group Fitness Instructor  in  Glen Burnie, MD
    Current Employee - Group Fitness Instructor in Glen Burnie, MD

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

    Pros

    Great team, very supportive, very fun, everyone always willing to pitch in, easy to find cover if you need to be out a class, the pay is good and it's increased for those who work across the bridge due to the bridge fees, managers are always willing to help out if you need it

    Cons

    Hard to get a class to regularly teach, but this is not really a fault of Gold's more so just having enough instructors of a certain class available to cover if need be. More logistics than Gold's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your members. Watch the Facebook page, many are expressing the want of a certain classes added or certain times, and not much is done sometimes. Make announcements that you see their posts and are working on it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    We in Maryland are having our child care privileges removed due to a law they refuse to share with us.

    Current Employee - Group Fitness Instructor
    Current Employee - Group Fitness Instructor

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

    Pros

    I'm required to enter 5 words, so there you go.

    Cons

    We have been informed that we can no longer use child care, due to a Maryland state regulation that they have refused to share with us, despite being asked multiple times by multiple people. No other gym chains are aware of such a law, nor are any of the lawmakers. If you work in Maryland, Tennessee, or Georgia, would you reply whether or not this is true for you? We have been told those states are being affected, as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Cycle instructor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gold's Gym

    Pros

    The members were loyal, yet our area they tend to be seasonal. All year round member nicer.

    Cons

    Facility ok. Cycle room dates and low maintenance on bikes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some money to upgrade equipment.

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