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Gold's Gym Reviews

Updated September 25, 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 109 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Low pay, can be boring at times (in 45 reviews)

  • little to no benefits, contract baced (in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Great place, terrible ownership group"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fitness Manager in Fitchburg, WI
    Former Employee - Fitness Manager in Fitchburg, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gold's Gym full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome co-workers, members and employees.

    Cons

    Stay far far away from the Lowell's ownership group of Gold's Gym. They are some of the most greedy, arrogant, rude people I've ever met. They sacrifice employee and member satisfaction for saving pennies.

    Advice to Management

    For the Lowell ownership group...please sell and let someone else run it.


  2. "General Mgr"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - General Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gold's Gym full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Really care about improving members health and fitness through Programs and Processes.

    Cons

    Compensation packages have changed for the worst.

    Advice to Management

    N?A

  3. "Fitness Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fitness Consultant
    Current Employee - Fitness Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and Decent compensation.

    Cons

    Nothing to write home about.


  4. "Personal Training Director"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gold's Gym full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to work in. The pay is great if you are willing to put in some work.

    Cons

    No benefits. The pay is great, but the most they give you for benefits is a stipend for health insurance. It did not even cover half. If they at least offered some kind of retirement plan, that would have been enough for me to stay.

    Advice to Management

    Set up a retirement plan!


  5. "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Front Desk in Culpeper, VA
    Former Employee - Front Desk in Culpeper, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Free membership & members are nice

    Cons

    Manager and assistant manager are inconsistent and almost always disagreeing. Assistant manager seems to reward gossip and is very threatened by new ideas. There is no human resources, so if you have a real problem, you are on your own.

    Advice to Management

    General manager seemed easy to work with.
    Assistant manager seemed preoccupied with getting dirt on employees and spreading gossip.


  6. "Questionable practices"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gold's Gym part-time

    Pros

    The people and environment were definately a plus.

    Cons

    Favoritism and lack of assisting employess excel..well some


  7. "Dime a dozen"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Health and Fitness Manager in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Health and Fitness Manager in Frederick, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free gym membership. Discounted certifications. Networking is outstanding. Access to discounted supplements is pretty nice too. Everyday is different, never bored.

    Cons

    Pay, work life balance, stress, pressure to meet unobtainable goals, company has a "meet goal or you're fired" mentality. Cuts staff to lower payroll costs, but this causes a drop in service.

    Advice to Management

    Fire entire upper management team. Invest more in your employees, and they will take care of your business

  8. "Overworked, under appreciated, under paid"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gold's Gym full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Potential for monthly bonus, free membership, ability to bring your child for 2 hours a day 12 hrs a week.

    Cons

    Lack of communication. Lack of support. Lack of loyalty, you are replaceable. Constant changes. Over worked and extremely under paid.


  9. "Good people and culture"

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

    I worked at Gold's Gym full-time

    Pros

    Good knowledgeable people, strong community within the gyms, and the company cared about your growth. Potential for promotion strong. overall good

    Cons

    Some Gyms out of date and in need of renovations, commission structure/salary changes often and not in line with cost of living/competition. Figuring it out. Budget cuts pushing staff to flex schedule as to cover shifts. Cuts in to work life/balance

    Advice to Management

    Management within the clubs are working hard with what they have. Keep it up. I saw change for the better happening. Very glad I was apart of it.


  10. "Kids Club Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible with hours, easy interview

    Cons

    rude customers, low salary


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