Gold's Gym

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Gold's Gym Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
227 Reviews
3.1
227 Reviews
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Aaron Watkins
41 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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  1.  

    kids club attendant

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    Former Employee - Kids Club Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Kids Club Associate in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    easy job, member interaction, working with the kids

    Cons

    very low pay, expect you to cover all areas of gym (housekeeping, front desk, etc) no breaks or lunches some days. .15 yearly raises. yes, 15 cents! management is a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take better care of your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Comfortable and welcoming team of associates provide support and opportunities for growth.

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    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Westborough, MA
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Westborough, MA

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

    Pros

    Staff is energetic and work diligently as a team. Trainers have well-developed knowledge of fitness and commitment to the health and goals of each client, providing them with the most effective methods of attaining them.

    Cons

    Spatial constraints within the gym can be difficult at peak hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Management mismatch

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gold's Gym

    Pros

    Flexible hours, free gym membership

    Cons

    Management system so inefficient that it made it impossible to get anything done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate and coordinate with your people!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Personal trainer

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Columbia, SC

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

    Pros

    Make your own schedule and change lives

    Cons

    Most people only sign up for one 30 minute session a week leading to a ton of clients or a lot of sitting around waiting for new clients

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    People are Awesome

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Membership Advisor in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Membership Advisor in Irving, TX

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

    Pros

    Good Team Environment
    Fun People to Work With
    Flexible Hours
    Management is Easy Going

    Cons

    Low Compensation
    Cut Throat Sales
    Too Aggressive Towards Potential Members

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Helping watch customerd kids while they work-out

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front Desk Associate and Kids Club in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Front Desk Associate and Kids Club in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Gold's Gym

    Pros

    The people and environment, hanging with the kids , get to workout for free, and events

    Cons

    Trying to not eat junk food in front of clients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It pays the bills.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gold's Gym

    Pros

    You get to work where you can work out.

    Cons

    The hours are very long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more time off for good work.

  9.  

    Good Company to start fitness career

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    Current Employee - Front Desk Associate
    Current Employee - Front Desk Associate

    I have been working at Gold's Gym

    Pros

    Free membership, great co-workers, excellent management.

    Cons

    Working for a corporation is more profit based. Few hours availible for lower jobs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work is paid off

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    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    There are five level of personal trainers. Fitness coach, Specialist 1, 2, 3, and Fitness Expert. Everyone starts as a Fitness coach. Promotions through those ranks are given based on how many sessions were trained in previous quarter. To be an Expert means you make 60 percent of about $70/hour. It also means that you've proved to be successful at renewing clients, delivering results, and selling. To be an expert, you must be training at least 25-30 sessions a week. I was promoted to expert after 4 months. I average $33-40 for a 1 hour session. Train 10 clients a day 5 days a week and you're making around 80 or 90k. Time flies and you're helping out.. Not a bad gig.

    Cons

    It's a lot of fun but you better be good at hustling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing specific I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Front Desk

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front Desk in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Front Desk in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Gold's Gym

    Pros

    Great for College Students , Free Membership , Not stressful at all!

    Cons

    front desk position is a revolving door. Always new faces in the position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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