Bodybuilding.com Reviews

Updated 13 Sep 2020

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Bodybuilding.com CEO   Jas Krdzalic
Jas Krdzalic
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  • "Such a disappointing experience from someone who was such a BBcom fan(in 7 reviews)

  • "Than they shut down two warehouses, Boise Idaho days after their huge black friday/cyber monday sale(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Not what it used to be"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bodybuilding.com full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Coworkers and the gym, good benefits.

    Cons

    Company preaches openness but then makes decisions not aligned with the company values and doesn't explain. Multiple layoffs the past couple years. The positive and hopeful atmosphere of the past is gone.

  2. "Not for the weak of mind"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bodybuilding.com full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Gym, discount, company orientation was the best, company in big transformation mode, ceo works out in the gym and always speaks and ready to help with workout ideas

    Cons

    Lazy coworkers who complain and whine without knowing what it is like to work hard. I worked in Seattle for 5 years/10 hours a day/an hour drive each day each way for less money than I make here and with benefits that cost more and did less for my wife and daughter than the ones here. I did the 5 years with only one raise and got a certificate instead of a raise with my promotion. Oh and did I mention that the company I worked for in Seattle has a 5 star rating and the ceo has 90% approval?????

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  3. Helpful (5)

    "A once great company is completely lost..."

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bodybuilding.com full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The benefits are decent. The nature of the place gives you a good fitness education and inspires you to work out. There's a mostly empty gym available to employees 24/7. The employees work hard, but the culture is still laid back.

    Cons

    The biggest problem with this place has got to be the leadership (or what's left of it). They've had opportunity after opportunity to make good decisions that propel the company forward, but just can't seem to make good choices. They make false promises, and can't stick to a plan. They don't listen to what the customers want, and have allowed their once great reputation to dissolve away. This is a dying company, and no longer a place to grow a career. It might be a good bridge job, but I wouldn't bet my future on it. They also recently sold HQ to another company and have lost ownership of most of the building. It's not really a place you want to be at 40hrs a week.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Overall, it was a good experience."

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Boise, ID

    I worked at Bodybuilding.com full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Leadership listens. Work life balance.

    Cons

    Company doesn't seem to know where they are headed. HR is a joke.

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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Used to be a good place to work"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Accountant in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bodybuilding.com full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible easy they try hard to make you feel involved

    Cons

    Too many Managers and no communication

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Dishonest Employer!"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bodybuilding.com full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some of the people who worked there were really nice.

    Cons

    Shady business practices, dishonesty about their intentions with employees

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  7. Helpful (6)

    "Inept Leadership - stay away!"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Bodybuilding.com full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There are a few, but what’s the point of listing them?

    Cons

    Leadership, starting with the CEO, is unqualified and inept. They have no agreement on company direction. It changes every quarter, throwing away everything you worked on the previous quarter. They chase the shiny new toy every other week. Leadership and HR make no attempt at improving the culture. They send surveys and perform exit interviews but do nothing. Entire leadership team needs to be fired and start over. CEO doesn’t care about the customers or his employees. You will not be valued here.

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  8. Helpful (5)

    "Don't even bother"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bodybuilding.com full-time

    Pros

    - Employee discount - I like the people I worked with

    Cons

    - Longterm employees have been jumping ship since I started due to nonexistent appreciation (read: money). Talent is grossly underpaid. - No direction and zero transparency from c-level leadership. What do they even do besides pat themselves on the back during our quarterly all-hands meetings? - HR unfortunately got rid of the only person with integrity on their team; the rest (especially at the top) are all liars with no regard for bbcom employees. - Layoffs were handled so, so poorly. Employees who had given the company a better part of a decade were offered NO SEVERANCE. And HR claims severance had never been offered in the history of the company -- again, lies from the top. - Nobody knows what they're working on or if it'll even matter in the coming weeks because priorities and direction shift daily. - Company morale has been low and management is very much aware of it but do nothing to improve it. - Management's MO: "I really don't care, do you?"

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  9. Helpful (4)

    "Don't waste your time"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bodybuilding.com full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Decent pay and benefits (for Boise market) - Flexible WFH - Pretty good work/life balance

    Cons

    Truly terrible upper management was allowed to stay in place for over a year, despite constant reports to HR of sexism, disrespect, and incompetence. In the last year, I've seen two acquisitions, two layoff waves (of ~40 and ~75 people), and literal dozens of voluntary departures. New middle/upper management is hired every couple months, upon which we scrap the cumulative "vision" of the last collection of managers and start working on a new "vision." Meanwhile, longstanding systemic problems continue to compound, with fewer and fewer resources left to fix them. Long story short, this company has no future. Look elsewhere.

  10. Helpful (10)

    "CEO is tanking the company"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Bodybuilding.com full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Director level leadership Free BodyFit membership

    Cons

    Poor leadership from CEO Constant restructures Layoffs twice in one year

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