Gold's Gym

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Gold's Gym Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
205 Reviews
3.1
205 Reviews
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Aaron Watkins
32 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • free membership, could flex schedule with coworkers, wanted you to be customer service oriented (in 29 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule and satisfaction in helping others in health and wellness (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 personnel not personable or polite in acknowledging members as they entered the gym (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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    Fitness Instructor

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    Current Employee - Group Fitness Instructor in Lees Summit, MO
    Current Employee - Group Fitness Instructor in Lees Summit, MO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. New equipment well maintained on point with latest trends in industry. Nice benefits, offer to full time as well as part-time employees.

    Cons

    Required to be certified thru Less Mills. Limited class schedule, limits class opportunities. The acoustic in the cycle room are not good makes it difficult to communicate with class participants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the communication going between front desk, trainers, and group fitness.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome Place To Work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ops Manager in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Ops Manager in Madison, WI

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

    Pros

    Free workouts at a great gym. Getting to know the customers lives and becoming friends.

    Cons

    Hours a gym is open cause varied schedules.

  3.  

    Good first job, gain experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Kids Club Associate
    Former Employee - Kids Club Associate

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

    Pros

    A little disorganized, management not together, communication poor

    Cons

    Free gym membership; free care for children in the daycare; free smoothies if the front desk people like you; chances for advancement; lots of attractive people working out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is key

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to train

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gold's Gym

    Pros

    The Gold's that I worked at offered the best commission split system for personal trainers of any of the gym chains in the area. They have a good system for helping trainers find clients and set their trainers up for success. Trainers have lots of freedom to set their hours and availability.

    Cons

    Had some coworkers with bad attitudes. Never know how much money you'll make from month to month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to create a team atmosphere among staff.

  6.  

    Horrible gym owner of Westboro Gold's made for a horrible work experience.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gold's Gym

    Pros

    Pay was good until the new owner bought the gym and cut wages of all the hardest working employees because he wanted all the money for himself. Free gym membership.

    Cons

    Each gym is independently owned so they are all run differently. NOT what you would think since it is a franchise. The new owner was clueless and tried to cut membership costs in half to get more members, which caused all other franchise locations to take away the ability to use their gyms on one membership, causing friction and disenchantment. He also hired bar & club promoters to walk around wearing shirts that said "Personal Trainer" when they had no experience or certifications as such, just a ditzy look that was supposed to attract members (from his warped perspective).

  7.  

    Gold's Gym

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    -Low stress
    -Hourly plus commission
    -Decent hours

    Cons

    -Cold calling
    -Sometimes boring
    -Not career oriented

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fitness instructor at golds gym underpaid and management expected too much

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gold's Gym

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere
    Members very nice and appreciative
    Discount on clothes And free gym membership

    Cons

    Underpaid. Filthy conditions . I was promised more work and higher pay After a month

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep to your word and focus on the the cleanliness and hygiene in the clubs

  9.  

    Franchise was great - corporate golds is a step down

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Gym Sales Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Gym Sales Manager in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at Gold's Gym full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    *benefits for full time management was great
    *flexible schedule
    *staff was great
    *pay for management was great

    Cons

    *its a corporate gym. nuff said
    *pay for trainers is pretty low - great for newly certified

  10.  

    Golds Gym Texas

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    Current Employee - Front Desk Associate in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Front Desk Associate in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Free membership for employees and a fun place to work

    Cons

    1-3% towards 401K
    Lack of communication
    Benefits are hard to obtain

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers don't train well
    If you are sick and miss 3 shifts you have to provide a note from doctors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good team work between co-workers. Great opportunity for growth within the company and in the fitness industry.

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

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Opportunity for growth within the company. Learning opportunities left and right with an overall focus on customer service.

    Cons

    Lack of consistency of policies and procedures over all other departments. Low pay for mngmt and overall in industry ,for all areas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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