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Bally Total Fitness Reviews

Updated February 8, 2017
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  • Hours are switched up continuously,low pay and they don't value you,just the sales (in 9 reviews)

  • As all customer service related jobs, you'll always have to deal with very difficult people (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "sales rep"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness (More than a year)

    Pros

    good pay good people not hard

    Cons

    long hours must fufill a 60 hr work week'

    Advice to Management

    bring back risiduals


  2. "Personal trainer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness part-time

    Pros

    Variable hours, clientele was respectable

    Cons

    Not paid for expertise in the field, minimum wage.

    Advice to Management

    Vet your employees productivity


  3. "Short term hell lol"

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    it was a good fun experience once you get hired.Making friends was easy and gym memberships were free so you could just work out in your free time.

    Cons

    Hours are switched up continuously,low pay and they don't value you,just the sales.

    Advice to Management

    Try providing more training assistance for new employees then maybe no one would "screw up" or would have to cleaning bathrooms as punishment when you're not a porter.


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  5. "personal trainer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness part-time

    Pros

    fun work environment,the people you work with are great and the clients are very very grateful for our services. would recommend

    Cons

    dirty work area, dust,germs,sweat, and probably disease. old and in need of renovation. locker room can get crowded at times as well

    Advice to Management

    try to keep new hires on for a while to let them get used to the place before looking at their preformance. clean the place up a bit


  6. "Personal Trainer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good training program for personal trainers. They do a great job of giving the trainers and preparing trainers to work with members.

    Cons

    Poor customer service, they could spend more time making sure the customer is getting the necessary service as opposed to being so focused on sales all the time

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time developing the trainers and also make sure to put the customers experience first as opposed to being so sales driven


  7. "Personal Trainer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness part-time

    Pros

    Pros: Great experience, good to start as a trainer, learn the industry and sales tactics

    Cons

    Cons: Sales job, no one cared how you actually trained. All the manager's cared about was sales and how much revenue you could make.


  8. "Specialty Retail Rocks"

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    Former Employee - Personal Markets Sales Representative in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Personal Markets Sales Representative in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working in a field where we help people each day, impacting their heath and fitness positively is a rewarding experience.

    Cons

    Sometimes the hours are long and in the service industry you must be flexible in your scheduling.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring great personnel. Continue with sales training staff development.


  9. "Fitness Manager"

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    Former Employee - Fitness Director in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Fitness Director in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Loved working for this company. They let you run the fitness department as your own business and implement what you want as long as its within their standards and guidlines. Very solid feeling of team environment among the fitness managers. I could pick up the phone and call any other fitness manager for advice, help, or anything else I may have needed.

    Cons

    They were constantly reducing bonus opportunities while raising goals.

    Advice to Management

    Raising goals is fine as long as you give them bonus opportunities that justify the goals.


  10. "area manager corporate sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    advancement opps for hard work

    Cons

    upper mgmt. isues, long hours w/ travel

    Advice to Management

    don't skirt the legal system


  11. "its ok"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New Rochelle, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New Rochelle, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good sales experience gained. get to meet hot chicks amd workout. commision is really good if you bust your back

    Cons

    long hours is a must if you want to make Any real money. lot of drama also. everybody knows everything abput you

    Advice to Management

    loossen up



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