Gold's Gym Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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  1. It was a good learning experience but the management was not respectful or professional.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gold's Gym

    Pros

    Free membership, flexible schedules, benefits, discounts, motivated environment

    Cons

    Disrespectful staff, unprofessional management, too money hungry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more genuine.

  2. Turnover Machine.

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

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

    Pros

    -In the grand scheme of things, the pay for management is pretty good considering the type of work involved.
    -Good benefits
    -Free membership
    -Lots of opportunities if your willing to relocate

    Cons

    As stated in the title, this company is a turnover machine. It has a very high demand, production wise, from all staff within the gym. If your gym is behind the status quo, they expect you to be in the gym. GM's are required to work a minimum of 52 hours per week.

    Time off more or less doesn't exist. If your on PTO, you can expect to be contacted about anything at any hour. They expect your cell phone to be connected to your hand. This just leads to more stress and faster burnout.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in people. It's all about the bottom line with this company. They talk about changing lives but they only REALLY care about the profits/losses. Take a deeper look into finding good people and reward them for their work. More money going into the staff will just make a happier staff and a more PRODUCTIVE staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. average

    • 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

    job is mentally engaging

    Cons

    wage to responsibility ratio is unbalanced

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. kids club attendant

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7. Comfortable and welcoming team of associates provide support and opportunities for growth.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8. Personal trainer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  9. would not recommend

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gold's Gym

    Pros

    get to meet a lot of nice people

    Cons

    expect the world and pay very little for it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. People are Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  11. Good Company to start fitness career

    • 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

    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

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