Gold's Gym

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Gold's Gym Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
214 Reviews
3.1
214 Reviews
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Aaron Watkins
36 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.  

    Hard work is paid off

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an 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
  2.  

    Front Desk

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3.  

    Gold's Gym Kid's Club

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gold's Gym

    Pros

    I love the kids and work environment.

    Cons

    Pay rate is super low.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    It was fine

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instructor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Instructor in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    free membership during the entire year

    Cons

    way too long hours for what they pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fine to work out there as a customer but be sure to keep your line managers on your good side

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Saint Lucie, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Saint Lucie, FL

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

    Pros

    free gym membership
    enjoyed interacting with the customers

    Cons

    Staff are led by example and unfortunately it makes for an unprofessional environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Post confidential HR contact information - tried contacting someone in human resources but was only redirected back to the poor managers in place.
    - Front Line management (Amy, Moe) treat staff poorly when they are not part of the clique. Watched coworkers get treated poorly and were forced to resign due to the poor working environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Fun to work at but you cant live off a gym salary.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Herndon, VA

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

    Pros

    hot girls, new connections. free membership

    Cons

    micromanagement. constant changes in management. drama filled. long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the members

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Fitness Instructor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Good first job, gain experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10.  

    Awesome Place To Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.

  11.  

    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.

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