Gold's Gym

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Gold's Gym Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.0 160 reviews

64% Approve of the CEO

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Aaron Watkins

(22 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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    Great Place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosaround fit people that are happy

    Conscrowded at times. Gets busy

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

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    Personal Trainer

    Personal Trainer (Current Employee) Alexandria, VA

    ProsYou make as much as you work. Potential to make up to 3,500 bi-weekly.

    ConsDifficult to get people to sign. You almost have to swindle people to make them sign. No real assessment on nutrition which is the main reason most clients don't lose weight in the first place.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide training.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    good and clean

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosyou get motivated to get in shape

    Consyou let know a week advance if u can't make it

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    Great place and motivating work environment

    Sales/Front Desk (Former Employee) Fairfax Station, VA

    ProsFree workouts, meet and network with lots of people, decent pay

    ConsLots of standing which isn't to bad.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The range of people you meet and work with is unparalleled.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsManagement is laid back. The staff is fun. The entire gym atmosphere is fun and enjoyable. GREAT group exercise program and kids club. You learn to talk to and deal with all types of people with different personality types.

    ConsThe leadership overall is severely lacking. Too much of staff's personal lives on display. LOWEST pay in the industry in ALL areas (personal trainers, membership sales staff, and class instructors). Extreme lack of accountability among the staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeaders LEAD and the BEST leaders lead by example.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    It was ok.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFree membership and flexible schedule

    ConsLack of communication and no backup from management

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    Low pay coupled with lack of empowerment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosfree membership, could flex schedule with coworkers, wanted you to be customer service oriented

    Conslow pay and no benefits, virtually no training, management not open to suggestion for improvement

    Advice to Senior Managementempower employees to make it a better gym, focus on customer satisfaction before dollars

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Stepping Stone

    Manager (Former Employee) Birmingham, AL

    ProsOften great staff to work with. Networking. Upward mobility.

    ConsCompensation vs Work performed. Consistency. Longevity (high turnover rate).

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It's a great Company to work for

    Front Desk (Current Employee) Bowie, MD

    ProsThe people are so amazing I love taking care of people needs and if I can make one person smile, WOW

    ConsMaking a decision and making the right one

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet people to work that care bout there Job

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    If the gym is your only thing

    Manager of Personal Training Department (Former Employee) Tucson, AZ

    ProsYou work at a gym, can wear gym shorts, and the job is easy. Helping people can be very rewarding

    ConsIt is the most vapid, vacuous job on the planet. In between sessions with your clients where you talk about exercise, you will get incredibly stimulating talk about how much a member's bench is. Basically, if you require stimulation to enjoy and do your job, this is devoid of it. Good for a job, after 3 years or so it get incredibly old.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is fine. Your basic gym guys. Pretty simple people

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

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