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Gold's Gym Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
168 Reviews

3.2
168 Reviews
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Aaron Watkins
26 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    the cleanliness is awesome, the staff is great

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    Current Employee - Front Desk  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Front Desk in Oklahoma City, OK

    Pros

    its a good environment to be around, great staff to get along with, members are great and understanding

    Cons

    some cons are that the pay could be better for such a gym title

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the management is well but the gym could use some more equipment such as the ones in the larger golds gym

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    I learned a lot as well as enjoyed training my clients. The gym is an awesome fitness club.

    Former Employee - Personal Fitness Trainer  in  Lagrangeville, NY
    Former Employee - Personal Fitness Trainer in Lagrangeville, NY

    Pros

    I very much enjoyed working with all members, both old and new. It gave me great satification to train members, and teach them how to use the gyms equiptment as well as commucating with them, and being a part of their life1

    Cons

    I felt the "competion" between some of the fitness trainers could result in some, "back stabbing".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you are doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible hours, and decent pay.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room to move up. Once in a position you pretty much are there for years until you either find another job or the off chance that a new position opens up which doesn't happen often. Which is no ones fault it just is what it is.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Front Desk

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    Former Employee - Front Desk  in  Snellville, GA
    Former Employee - Front Desk in Snellville, GA

    Pros

    Free membership, friendly staff, discount on personal trainer.

    Cons

    Being on your own even at close of business, low pay, not a lot of organization

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It's fine as a second job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fitness Consultant  in  Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Fitness Consultant in Columbia, MD

    Pros

    - relaxed work environment
    - flexible schedule
    - you get to meet a lot of new people
    - free gym membership
    - as a second job, the money is good (my real full time job still pays much more)

    Cons

    - base pay plus commission - you will not be able to survive off of this if you are an adult and this is your primary source of income
    - minimal vacation time and benefits
    - can be repetitive at times
    - working weekends

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Good overall experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Professional Personal Trainer  in  Acworth, GA
    Former Employee - Professional Personal Trainer in Acworth, GA

    Pros

    I pretty much made my own hours as a personal trainer, so this job fit in perfectly with my school schedule.

    Cons

    Pay for personal trainers was on the low side. For example: the clients were charged approximately $35 to $50 per training hour, but trainers receive starting pay of around $13 per hour. Also, trainers are only paid while they are with clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look after your employees an they'll look after you.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fitness Counselor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    free membership, good coworkers, great environment ........................................................................................

    Cons

    Long hours, low pay, bad upper management, no appreciation ..............................................................................................

  9.  

    Good stuff

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    Former Employee - Front Desk  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Front Desk in Columbus, OH

    Pros

    GM was very flexible with giving days off. The job is very easy and the members are usually very nice.

    Cons

    Not enough employees, makes it hard to call off in case of emergency.

    Recommends
  10.  

    No Hours, Bad Management

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Associate  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Front Desk Associate in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Not really sure. My location wasn't that great, ended up shutting down. It was a relaxing job at front desk. No worries or goals.

    Cons

    You only get 1% commission, my GM talked it up. He didn't train, just sat in his office and expected us to know what to do. I barely got any hours, kept sticking me in kid's club. Gym ended up closing, wasn't making any money and the equipment didn't get taken care of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your GM's don't just care about themselves, and they actually get things handled and completed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It's okay.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There is lots of flexibility.

    Cons

    There is very low pay.

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