Blink Fitness Employee Reviews in United States

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Could certainly be worse
Personal Trainer (Current Employee) –  Clifton, NJJuly 28, 2016
To start, it is a very clean gym because of the "everybody cleans" culture they instill in their staff.

As a trainer I am in complete control of my earnings (which are reasonable in comparison to other corporate gyms) and hours. That being said, they do expect you to work for free A LOT under the guise of "building your business". Which is code for building their business.

There is little to no support outside an occasional booked startup session from the front desk staff (which can make or break your career as a trainer).

Regarding management, there are like a million different people in middle management which can be annoying since they all have different ideas of how the company should be run. Money is their first priority (which makes sense, but hurts trainer morale). Upper management might as well be a calculator with a pulse. Their suggestions are ridiculous bordering on absurd. It's like they've never done honest work and only punched in numbers their whole lives.

The best part of the job is doing what you love and meeting new and awesome people. It's a gym, so there are juiceheads, meatheads, idiots, jerks, bullies, etc. They can all be handled of course, but it comes with the territory.
Pros
Make your own schedule, control what you earn, great atmosphere.
Cons
ZERO support (e.g. no classes, no movemet of clients when a trainer leaves so it becomes a free for all), management consists mostly of people outside of the industry, low pay for everyone but upper management and great trainers.
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overworked with low pay
Front Desk/ Club Associate (Former Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYJune 12, 2016
Leaves team members alone to close the gym. not enough staff
Not enough growth for company. Doesn't care too much for staff
Low pay
Cons
short breaks long days
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Not for me
Front desk associate (Current Employee) –  Yonkers, NYJune 5, 2016
Blink is good job to work at if you're not looking for any advancement, if you're okay with working like a puppet for $9 an hour, with no overtime or benefits. A typical day at work for me is, opening the gym, dealing with members (member services), making sales, & cleaning. Management isn't the best but it'll do. Love my coworkers to death. The job isn't hard at all, just stressful. Most enjoyable part is when my shift is over because I don't like my job anymore.
Pros
free membership
Cons
no benefits, working like a dog, low pay
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productice
Gym receptionist (Former Employee) –  Brentwood, NYMay 26, 2016
I learned how to have patience with members.
I was the best worker there
Coworkers were awesome
Manager wasn't professional
Hardest part of the job was closing the gym
The most enjoyable part was having a free memebership
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Learning experience
Associate (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 12, 2016
The first place where I learned to open up to new people.I learned how to use simple registers and started my journey on learning to understand and deal with people. This was a very easy going job.
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cool fun place to work
Front Desk Associate/Maintenance (Former Employee) –  Bronx, NYMay 1, 2016
typical day at work was make sure facility was good n cleaned , customer service . registration, i didn't like when i had to clean under the machines like treadmills and bicycles ,it wasn't easy .my coworkers were amazing .
Pros
i was able to workout for free
Cons
too much heavy lifting of machinery
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Great place
Manager (Former Employee) –  Jamaica, NYApril 18, 2016
Clean gym, great members, signing people up to memberships and personal training sessions. learned about personal training and the body
Pros
meet people
Cons
none
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Great atmosphere, but nowhere to advance
Personal Trainer (Current Employee) –  Selden, NYMarch 9, 2016
Very clean gym with awesome members and staff. All the co-workers get along great and everyone is on the same page. Unfortunately the company is reluctant to invest in it's trainers, so there's no where for them grow.
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dont work here if you love fitness
Club Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 3, 2016
As a club manager you have to develop 6 extra hands because there is barely any support for managers. The business continues to grow without catering to its front line employees . No raises , commission bonuses capped and every 3 months. for this company its not about fitness and fun but marketing and gaining more profit .
Pros
flexibility in schedule
Cons
no support from area managers
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always busy. There is always something to do
Front Desk Associate, Occasional Manager on Duty (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 8, 2016
this job was very demanding. sadly it did not offer incentives such as over time pay. or bonuses. everyone does all job duties. which i figured is a plus for gaining experience but a minus in that management occasionally understaffed the facility.
Pros
good experience
Cons
no incentives on pay
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productive and fun work place
personal trainer (Current Employee) –  Baldwin, NYDecember 13, 2015
plan and simple i really love it. my co workers are the best. and blink baldwin is the best right now. its a place i look forward to going to.
Pros
look forward to going
Cons
have to wear black sweat pants
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Learning experience
Personal Fitness Trainer (Former Employee) –  Bronx, New YorkNovember 18, 2015
Provide Personal training services to member that requested service.
Learned that not everyone is into fitness.
Poor management can make a job real difficult.
Most co-workers were under paid and over worked.
Hardest part of the job was spending so many hours at gym to recruit, retain and train to then have to give 50% of your earnings.
Watching people challenge all notions of fitness and achieve their goals.
Pros
Met great people
Cons
No opportunity for growth
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Fun and Enthusiastic Environment
Manager (Current Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYNovember 12, 2015
Greeting and scan members.
Interacting with members during walk throughs.
Keeping facility safe and super clean and friendly.
Drive sales.
Make new friends!
Pros
Growth
Cons
low pay
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Not very productive but fellow staff were a ball
front desk/sales (Former Employee) –  Linden NJOctober 7, 2015
Not a very fun work place semi supportive managment.
Members at the gym made it fun along with some of the employees.
Poor location for a gym, very flexible with availability with times to work.
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Nice place to work
Front Desk / Sales (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 5, 2015
I didn't stay long to know much but it was an okay experience. The management tend to push the bar pretty far for a person that is barely involved, but it wasn't to hard to ignore. Besides the management slack, the workers picked up the rest. Loved the experience of interacting with many workers of different titles, great experience and very motivational place
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A great work space with wonderful staff
Maintenance (Current Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 24, 2015
The gym workers are extremely friendly who go out of there way to make the club look its best. while the job may be a good one it is not something that is for advancement from current position.
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Productive and fun place to work
Area Manager of Personal Training (Former Employee) –  Queens, NYSeptember 21, 2015
Internal growth. Good work/life balance. Upper management easily approachable. Salary does not match job description. Salary could be higher
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Was a good Job
H&M Electrical Contractor (Former Employee) –  Queens, NYSeptember 18, 2015
Work on a Wework Building on 79 Madison Ave.
Duties included Wire the build, installed light fixtures.
Switches and outlets. Exit signs. installing Panels.
Pros
Good place to work
Cons
none
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fun place
front desk associate (Former Employee) –  Jackson HeightsAugust 30, 2015
Fun place to work in, management were always there having the associates backs. Only problem is that for minimum wage you had to do a lot of others peoples jobs as well, which lead to a lot of stress.
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hmmm
Manager on Duty (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 28, 2015
So working at blink was definitley a learning experience for me . In the interview you are told that you will have to work very hard and that the pay doesnt really add up . So they are blunt . Everyone helps each other and no one is set apart . But there is still room for growth if you strive for it.
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Overall rating

3.3
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