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very relaxed environment
Front Desk Associate (Current Employee) –  Falls Church, VAJanuary 20, 2018
the work is very claim, you basically stand there for a 4 hour shift and check people in. There is not too much to do, and the golds I work at they don't allow you to sit down.
Pros
free membership
Cons
not good pay
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Low compensation for high level of work
Manager (Former Employee) –  Concord, NCJanuary 20, 2018
-Was manager of Personal Trainers at Gold's Gym
-Hard to work for because of the bad culture created before I started working
-Best part of job is having access to gym
Pros
Free access to a great gym
Cons
Bad culture, Low pay
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Workout equipment
Front Desk Associate (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXJanuary 19, 2018
Typical day at Golds would be very cold conditions, classes starting on time and signing new members up. Restocking was also another important part of the job.
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Perform all aspect of fitness training
Fitness Trainer level 3 (Former Employee) –  Dover, DEJanuary 19, 2018
Review scheduled sessions, perform body assessments, negotiate contracts, attend training meetings, checking customers in, designing and implementing workouts programs as well as supporting all aspects of the gym operation. The main challenge is to keep personal life balanced with regard to the gym. The most enjoyable part of the job was the opportunity to learn.
Pros
Increasing knowledge in the field
Cons
Lifestyle inbalance
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General Manager (Current Employee) –  PennsylvaniaJanuary 19, 2018
Typical work day includes making sale calls and sales as well as amending member issues. Working as a team to bring in more foot traffic and training employess on sales using role play and sit down meetings.
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Wouldn't recommend
Kids Club Associate (Current Employee) –  Kingwood, TXJanuary 18, 2018
golds gym is not a good company, they dont pay their employees anything. they don't take care of you what so ever and there is no room for advancement. you have options but you still dont make jack for money. its good if its temporary or for a little extra income but not anymore than that.
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Job security is not there
Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXJanuary 18, 2018
Get what you can get out of it and then move on. I was a hard working OM but it does not matter to them if your not producing or mix well with the GM the will can you
Pros
Good experience
Cons
You will not get back what you put in
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Poor Managment
Child care worker (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXJanuary 17, 2018
My overall working experience at golds gym was satisfactory. They pay was not great and the top pay you can make it $8.33 working as a receptionist and child care worker.
The new manager was not helpful and very rude, I would consider working at golds gym again but at a different location
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Long hours and not appreciated
Fitness Manager (Former Employee) –  Oklahoma City, OKJanuary 16, 2018
Typical days are long and the corporate team could care less about you. You are nothing but a number, they will not take the time out of their day to say hi, know your name, or even send you a "good job" message.

As far as the customer service goes? They don not care about them. Same thing as the employees, they are just a number. The customers have an issue, we don't care. All they want is more money. Sell, sell, sell, to all the employees. To the members: you cannot cancel your membership unless you move 50 miles away.
Pros
The members are awesome. Good pay if you can last and put up with the BS
Cons
You are not appreciated, work very long hours, and if you say anything, good bye!
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Great members and trainers
LEAD PERSONAL TRAINER/FITNESS CONCIERGE (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, NCJanuary 14, 2018
Gold's Gym was a great place for me to learn the ins and outs of the fitness industry. I loved working with the members and trainers as both a lead trainer and as a member of the sales team. The owner of the club was knowledgable and upfront with me.
Pros
The members
Cons
The pay
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competitve and poorly structured
Personal Trainer (Former Employee) –  Thousand Oaks, CAJanuary 11, 2018
The only way to have any sort of success was to work on your own time to cumulate clients so the gym could take over 70 percent of your session rate. Clients were rarely if ever given. All my clients were with me through word of mouth. I liked the job of training people just not the establishment.
Pros
Decent equiptment and clean gym.
Cons
Very poorly compensated for your work.
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Workplace was fun but negative majority of the time
Front Desk Associate (Current Employee) –  Arlington, VAJanuary 11, 2018
If you just go there and work your shift and leave then you will not get trapped in all the drama that goes on in Gold's Gym. There are a lot of emotions running around in there.
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Poor management and raise system
Front Desk Associate (Former Employee) –  Lakeland, FLJanuary 11, 2018
The managers there were very relaxed and didnt even feel like your manager but more as a coworker or friend. They made u lose respect for them and gave you no hours to work.
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Constantly growing and changing. High expectations and a wide variety of responsibilities
General Manager (Former Employee) –  Edmond, OKJanuary 11, 2018
Was a good company to work for, but not a lot of long term options. Constantly changing management and expectations created a stressful environment. Had freedom to develop marketing and recruiting ideas and unlimited access to gym. A lack of management experience and communication was a big issue and previous experience and accomplishments mean nothing to upper management.
Pros
Free gym and ability to control budget, marketing, and recruiting
Cons
constantly changing upper management and home office staff. No loyalty to long term, productive employees
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Golds Gym
Fitness Manager/ Certified Personal Trainer (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZJanuary 11, 2018
This brand no longer exists in Arizona. Most of the clubs were bought and converted into EOS Fitness. I enjoyed working at Gold's Gym because of the people.
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Great work environment
Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  Round Rock, TXJanuary 10, 2018
Great place to work, get to meet new people everyday. Members can be hard to handle at times but overall it is a great place to work at and get a free membership.
Pros
Free membership
Cons
Hours
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Fun and competitive
Sales (Former Employee) –  North Hollywood, CAJanuary 10, 2018
working at Gold's Gym was more than just a job, it was an experience, the members were awesome and my coworkers were the best. By far the greatest job ever.
Pros
free membership
Cons
not 24 hours
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The Famlies are great
Front Desk Receptionist (Former Employee) –  Leesburg, VAJanuary 9, 2018
Golds Gym Leesburg, Va Don't work there they don't appreciate anything or anyone. Management is horrible. They really don't care about the kids club they don't buy new toys. Parents donate the toys! (The families are awesome though) kids club employees are rude and pick sides don't follow rules. Saveyour time just don't work there!
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slow paced and free membership
Front Desk Associate (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALJanuary 8, 2018
Employees began to bail on their shifts,leaving other workers 15/20 hrs a day.Management is unorganized,job is for young people w/ no living expenses.
Pros
slow-paced, free membership, and relaxed
Cons
Poor management, sketchy, poor pay benefits
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Warm and Welcoming
FRONT DESK ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) –  Montgomery, ALJanuary 7, 2018
The best part of the job is the people I worked with. I would always look forward to going to work because the people were always so friendly and welcoming.
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