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Gold's Gym Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
242 Reviews
3.1
242 Reviews
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Aaron Watkins
44 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.  

    Working for Golds Gym was great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gold's Gym

    Pros

    Great ownership and leadership fun place to be apart of. Adequate training for each position with a lot of opportunity to move up.

    Cons

    Some positions were a revolving door

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Wonderful place to work!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gold's Gym

    Pros

    People are friendly, members are happy. Employees are given support and training from the company. I would recommend this to someone looking for a great place to work.

    Cons

    If being in a corporate world is not your thing then this is not the place for you. Very corporate but well organized. Not easy to get time off when being an instructor. Days off equal no pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate the group exercise dept better for all the training that is required. Take experience into account when deciding on salary.

  3.  

    Working at Gold's Gym

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front Desk Associate
    Current Employee - Front Desk Associate

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

    Pros

    I'm looking to become a personal trainer, so it gives me good networking options allowing me to meet people already in the field and get their advice and insight.

    Cons

    Working the front desk doesn't give me the hands on experience that I'm looking for.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great company for personal trainers

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

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

    Pros

    Good environment. Less pressure to make sales. Constant improvement in the company. Easy to improve pay scale, just get more certs.

    Cons

    There is a lengthy hiring process, but that is what keeps the employee quality high. Things get a little crazy upstairs sometimes and itnis hard to figure things out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being awesome. Also hire more people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Mediocore Part Time Job

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

    I have been working at Gold's Gym

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, goo work environment, mostly positive

    Cons

    Very boring at times, hard to move up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Cleaning

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Gold's Gym full-time

    Pros

    I would like to have a great experience in gold' Gym

    Cons

    I would like to make a differences in this job. Motivation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Nice atmosphere

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front Desk Associate in Killeen, TX
    Former Employee - Front Desk Associate in Killeen, TX

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

    Pros

    Everyone knows their roles and are really cool with each other. Employees keep each other in line.

    Cons

    Hard to get a promotion, or at least move into another position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    trainer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gold's Gym

    Pros

    Decent schedule; I got to work the hours I wanted.

    Cons

    No benefits. It was hard not having health insurance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Sort of interesting, but not my cup of tea at all

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front Desk Associate in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Front Desk Associate in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    Leadership and multitask skills may improve or develop. Customers were actually very friendly and fun to greet and help.

    Cons

    Very harsh work politics, morals are tested, and people get a little to personal. Daily it felt like people were digging in on knowing about my personal life. I get it creating positive relationships with co-workers is important for success, but I was constantly being asked things that were a little out of my comfort zone. I didn't like being treated like a charity case because of people assuming certain things in my life. I was turned down shifts that I didn't mind working because my transportation is different from others--just because I didn't have a car--but I had a way of getting to work so I didn't see what the big deal was. Some things were also very shady--

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little more organized.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Unsure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The employees are amazing and dedicated workers. The members are pretty awesome as well and once you engage with them they will always say hi to you when they see you.

    Cons

    Hours are difficult when working as a personal trainer; however, I can't assess everything as I have not worked there long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a place dedicated to trainers and their clients. Equipment is always being used by other members who are not purchasing sessions and members have started mimicking the workouts they see used on the floor...so they feel there is no need to purchase sessions when they can watch and take mental notes of what's going on. I feel the clients need their own space and privacy when working out. I get the idea of having the training floor for all to see but at the same time it's not ideal to always modify the workouts because someone else is using the equipment. I would also suggest proper training be established for those new to the professions that Golds offers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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