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Gold's Gym Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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Pros
  • You get a free membership as well as 2nd for a friend or family member if you are a full time employee (in 95 reviews)

  • It is a fun, laid-back environment to work in (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, can be boring at times (in 40 reviews)

  • Most front desk workers are lazy (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Great job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Victoria, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Victoria, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gold's Gym full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    fun atmosphere, great sales model, easy if you are good with people

    Cons

    wasn't very much potential for growth at particular location

    Advice to Management

    convert all Express gyms to full service


  2. Helpful (2)

    "I don't recommend Gold's Gym"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fitness Consultant in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Fitness Consultant in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gold's Gym full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working at Gold's Gym Does have its benefits. You get a free membership as well as 2nd for a friend or family member if you are a full time employee.

    Cons

    At the end of the day its just a numbers game. If you're not producing enough sales in memberships or training, then don't get comfortable. They don't truly care about building a lasting relationship with their members for multiple reason: 1) They only care about getting their money, even if it means bending the truth or manipulating a situation. 2) It's mainly just a bunch of college kids who could care less about the members and the facility.


  3. "Kayla Swain's Resume'"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Amarillo, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Amarillo, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gold's Gym full-time

    Pros

    Warm environment, kid friendly, family oriented, and layed back...

    Cons

    Having to do housekeeping, cleaning up the parking lot during the summer and the winter...

    Advice to Management

    I think you guys should think of maybe opening up a personal daycare inside for moms and dads that like to work out but have nobody to watch their children...


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  5. "IT Support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Chatsworth, CA
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Chatsworth, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Gold's Gym full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, constant improvement of skills, new challenges every day.

    Cons

    No upward movement, either financial or professional. No investment in IT infrastructure.

    Advice to Management

    IT can be a huge asset to the company, and not just an expense. Spend the money to get the best stuff possible.


  6. "Group X instructor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Group Fitness Instructor in Rock Hill, SC
    Current Employee - Group Fitness Instructor in Rock Hill, SC
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, well organized. Fast responses. Nobody hoovering over you. Enjoyable team. Members are fun and always an opportunity to meet more people in the industry.

    Cons

    No opportunity for pay increase


  7. "Great first place for a trainer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - CPT in Kingwood, TX
    Former Employee - CPT in Kingwood, TX

    I worked at Gold's Gym full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great staff to help you succeed

    Cons

    Takes too much percentage from trainer rate.

    Advice to Management

    Allow trainers to charge more.


  8. "Personal trainer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Certified Personal Trainer/Certified Nutritionist in Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Certified Personal Trainer/Certified Nutritionist in Bloomington, IL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, and coworkers always willing to help each other out to achieve ultimate goal

    Cons

    The pay could have been better and benefit should be offered

    Advice to Management

    How are people with more quality in their current field, not quantity


  9. "Amazing Career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gold's Gym full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really amazing environment with a fun like-minded team. I would recommend to anyone looking to get started in the fitness industry. I was lucky enough to work under great management.

    Cons

    No matter where you work as a personal trainer it takes time to really start earning money, it is no different here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great environment that you have created at Gold's Gym. Keep training employees regularly. Keep up the team activities.


  10. "not happy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Pelham, AL
    Current Employee - Associate in Pelham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gold's Gym part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    only 20 minutes from my house. Has the best trainer in the country Barbara Tumm.

    Cons

    you don't get appreciated by your boss unless you are their favorite. The only comments you get are negative. You don't get a verbal warning you automatically get written up for something or you get threatened that you'll be written up. The Pelham location has way to many clicks among the managers and the certain other staff members.

    Advice to Management

    instead of only informing your employees of negative comments or even just comments from member, why not let your employees know how you feel they are doing their job. Good bad or needs improvement. Like instead of just waiting for their yearly review to come around let your staff know when you notice they are doing a good job. it's also not good practice to threaten your employees. We are all human and no one is perfect so if they is a complaint why not give your staff a chance to make up for it and do better instead of just writing them up without a verbal warning.


  11. "Good work environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gold's Gym full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    As a trainer, you make your own schedule. Direct management is great, and you get a decent percentage of any packages you sell.

    Cons

    Clients often don't show up, and being hourly you don't get paid unless your clients show. It's very hard to maintain a solid clientele without frequent cancellations or no-shows.

    Advice to Management

    Have more flexible options for members to sign up for for personal training.



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