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Updated September 13, 2017
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Pros
  • The company provides great benefits, and the people who work there are amazing (in 15 reviews)

  • The benefits extended to the onsite gym, unlimited flex time off, great work life balance and flexibility and a very high trust environment (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Fitness consulting, taking orders, problem solving"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bodybuilding.com full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers customers benefits lifestyle discounts

    Cons

    Management unorganized favoritism training qa


  2. Helpful (2)

    "The real culture at BBcom/Vitalize"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative Returns in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative Returns in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bodybuilding.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best part of the company are the employees. They hire some really great people, however, some of the employees that have joined the company since I started seemed as though they were hired to desperately fill some positions.

    Cons

    The culture sucks, a friend recently called it "High School 2.0" and thats about right. If you have talent and strive to make a difference, don't plan on being able to utilize your skills because the company won't.

    Advice to Management

    SHOW APPRECIATION TO YOUR CURRENT EMPLOYEES. HIRE FROM WITHIN. GET TO KNOW YOUR EMPLOYEE'S STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES SO THE COMPANY CAN BEST UTILIZE THAT EMPLOYEE. HAVE STANDARDS! THE BEST PART OF THE COMPANY LEFT WHEN THE FOUNDER LEFT! HE MADE A COMPANY THAT EMPLOYEES COULD ENJOY, HIS REPLACEMENTS HAVE MADE IT SUCK

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be a decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Berlin, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Berlin, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bodybuilding.com full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free shelf, if you have a use for the products.
    The people

    Cons

    Little to no real management: This specific fulfillment center has been without a full staff of management for close to 7 months. It went from having a combined total of 15 leadership roles between FC manager, managers, supervisors, and leads split between two sides of the week, down to 1 manager for inventory, and 3 leads in each department. THERE IS NO FC MANAGER, OUTBOUND MANAGER, AND NO SUPERVISORS ON EITHER SIDE. From what I can see, a lot of those role's duties have fallen on to the few leads that are left. Everyone watches the leads take on role after role after role and responsibilities stacked on responsibilities of all those missing management jobs above them and they get no extra compensation and are expected to work 2-3 roles at a time daily. All while temps are coming in the building and making just a little under what the leads are paid for running the building.

    Expect to be overworked: This job is very physically demanding and doing it day after day takes a toll on your body regardless if you are picking, scanning, palletizing, etc.. Every area strains your body in one way or another. The people who have worked up to leadership roles from the ground level positions seem to understand that and try to move people in those positions around the warehouse more which is nice. Management that hasn't worked on the ground level just demands more and expects you to stay late every day while they sit at their desk and leave early.

    Inventory/Outbound/Metering software: The software that is being used is extremely dated, never updated and makes day to day operation much harder than it needs to be. The company makes enough money to afford some modern software that actually works. The amount of time employees spend fixing stuff that shouldn't break regularly is atrocious, not to mention the supplies wasted in the process.

    Overall Morale: Probably 4/5 of the employees in this building hate their job and wish they would get fired. That negativity is sadly what bonds most of the relationships in this building. Every time someone leaves, someone else is left to pick up the slack and it only stacks and gets worse. The employees that put in good work are expected to give 120% every day while people who hardly show up get paid more for less. The people who show effort and stay late become expected to stay late nightly. Corporate and management say they see and notice these things but they do nothing to show it. There is 0 compensation for going from a ground worker to knowing the entire warehouse. Want your raise for learning how to operate machinery? You'll probably have to beg for it and even then good luck. There is no reason for any employee to try as hard as they do when others are running around not showing up for half a week regularly, not making rate ever, etc. and still have a job to come to every day.

    Corporate/Management: People from both of these are often asking for ideas on how to make the workplace better. No matter what your idea is, even if they agree to it being a good idea, it wont get implemented. The building is too busy buying pool tables and basketball hoops instead of spending it rebuilding the company where it needs it. There are people all over the company with amazing ideas that would solve a lot of the issues between the company and its workers but those ideas get shunned as soon as you walk away.

    Lack of Promotions: There used to be openings for promotion from within all over the place. Now, as mentioned above, peoples jobs just get attached to others at their expense with no compensation. The building has lost half its management team and not a single position has been filled and corporate seems to take no interest in filling it. Why should they when people can work 2-3 jobs at once for the same wage?

    If you are looking for a good warehouse job, look anywhere else. The pay is not very competitive these days, benefits are disappearing one by one, and your good attitude and work ethic will only get abused.

    Advice to Management

    If you aren't setting up this warehouse to be shut down, you sure are fooling most of its workers.

     A lot of choices seem to be rash and not thought out for the long term goal. Stop worrying so much about how much every day costs and make some real quality of life changes so you can keep your employees, and run a smoother business for the long haul.

    Give the employees who stick it out, show they care, work hard and want to work the raises and/or compensation they deserve. You have VERY few of these people left, Don't shove them out.

    The customer is the real reason that this company still exists. Stop pulling the plug on positions and demanding the same outcome everyday. Customer service is getting worse, we are losing customers regularly, orders miss nightly, because you expect the same outcome you got weeks/months ago with only a fraction of the staff and quality of employees you once had. Beating people into the ground with expectations, talks, write ups, etc., isn't fixing anything. Spend a little money on filling positions, smoothing out everyone's day to day roles, create a much less stressful environment so all of your employees can focus on the customer more instead of their own mental/physical well being or lack there of from the companies expectations.


  4. "Distribution Admin"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bodybuilding.com full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, loved the people, and the atmosphere.

    Cons

    Pay, dirty environment, very demanding physically

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to pay employees better, it is hard work and they deserve to be better compensated.


  5. "Bodybuilding.com"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bodybuilding.com full-time

    Pros

    Enjoyed working here for 10 years

    Cons

    Nothing overlay negative to say.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Loss of focus and talent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bodybuilding.com full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    In-house gym with lots of time to enjoy.

    Cons

    Over the last few years, the talent level has become very watered down with most replacement and new hires strides behind their predecessors. Mediocrity is accepted as long as you go with the flow.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in talent once again.


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Used to be a great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bodybuilding.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You really do have the feeling that you're changing lives, and the people there are some of the best you'll ever work with.

    Cons

    With the ecommerce market getting crowded, company profits aren't growing like they used to. However, they keep pouring money into the terrible marketing team, sending them to team builders and parties all the time.

  8. "AWESOME"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bodybuilding.com full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I absolutely love the company

    Cons

    There are absolutely no CONS


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Outlook Not Good"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bodybuilding.com full-time

    Pros

    COWORKERS, in-house gym, health benefits, free supplements

    Cons

    no longer has tuition assistance, got rid of job shadowing within company, treats customer service separate from rest of company, will discharge without notice or warning

    Advice to Management

    The so-called "nice to have benefits" like job shadowing & tuition assistance were why people were staying in customer service as long as they did. People are feeling less and less secure.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Lost. Chasing their tail."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Engineering in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bodybuilding.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There's a gym onsite and the office is very nice (though the entire ground floor has been emptied due to employee cuts and turnover, they have way too much space).

    Cons

    Are they Verity? Vitalize? A holding company? Bodybuilding.com struggles began well before their founder, Ryan Deluca departed and have continued through 2 CEO changes. RJ, who had a vision for change and Jas who is trying to pick up the pieces and keep the ship afloat. Very high risk assessment stems from:

    Enormous $350m debt (according to public filings)
    Substantial revenue decrease (YoY)
    Multiple fulfillment and location closures
    Massive layoffs
    Employee turnover and moral
    Brutal competition in ecomm/retail space
    Inept leadership team (check LinkedIn for professional experience)
    Inability to find an interested buyer (currently owned by Liberty Interactive)

    Perhaps the most concerning aspect of this company is their politics with regard to employee culture. There is very little trust among peers: secret meetings and looking over your shoulder - not a pleasant place to be.

    Advice to Management

    I'm not sure. I don't have the answer. I don't envy the position the company is in and I certainly wouldn't recommend this to anyone I care about.


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