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Bally Total Fitness Reviews

Updated July 17, 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. "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.


  2. "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

  3. "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


  4. "Team Member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with my fellow Bally's Team Members

    Cons

    Management was solely focused on making sales


  5. "sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free membership, learn how to make in person sales calls.

    Cons

    Low pay, disorganized management, inconsistent expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Have fewer locations to gain better control before expanding.


  6. "Personal Trainer"

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    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Ridley Park, PA
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Ridley Park, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, Good Gym, Good Pro Shop

    Cons

    Company takes good portion of hourly rate charged


  7. "Best of all Fitness Companies"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - General Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The management from the top down really cared about your development and success. I learned more at this company in 1 year than all the other I worked for combined

    Cons

    The CEO was only in it for the a quick fix and ultimately wanted to sell the company.

  8. "Great employees but horrible company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness full-time

    Pros

    People were great. The fun committee try to make the best of our last years there.

    Cons

    Didn't receive a raise for 4 years.


  9. "Very good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Construction Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Construction Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bally Total Fitness full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people, good work environment, able to move up in the company. Was able to travel up and down the west cost doing construction and remodels to the company facilities,

    Cons

    Tried to expand too fast and, had too much debt when club membership slowed down causing them to go int bankruptcy. I retired in 2014 before the bankruptcy took place.

    Advice to Management

    They needed better cost management over construction. Sometimes bigger is not always better, they were in competition with another health company that had better backing and built smaller facilities to keep their costs down.. .


  10. "Area Management"

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    Former Employee - Area Management in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Area Management in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to learn and grow as a leader. Salesman, and supervisor. Great training for new employees. Lots of growth potential

    Cons

    No real cons. Long hours but it went by fast. It was a sales environment and that is not for everyone


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