Bodybuilding.com Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 2 Sep 2020

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Overall, it was a good experience."

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  2. Helpful (6)

    "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.


  3. "Amazing company culture"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bodybuilding.com full-time

    Pros

    The company work/life balance is amazing. Great benefits, management is fantastic.

    Cons

    Pay is below market average. Communication could be better between all departments.

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  4. Helpful (6)

    "Not a place to work anytime soon"

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

    I worked at Bodybuilding.com full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and work life balance.

    Cons

    On top of the insane politics, the company is in a downward spiral. They are getting rid of employees left and right and all of the other employees are leaving because the company is going downhill. Not a good place if you are looking for a stable job.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Starting Position"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Bodybuilding.com full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. The work-life balance is utterly amazing, along with the company supporting fitness and health.

    Cons

    Lack of career development. This is a great starting point to leap off to a different company down the road.

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  6. "Innovative, Fast Paced, Great Company... mostly"

    4.0
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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bodybuilding.com

    Pros

    The benefits at the time were pretty great with 401k matching, good medical, dental, and vision options. The benefits extended to the onsite gym, unlimited flex time off, great work life balance and flexibility and a very high trust environment. They have some very talented people that do a great job of leading their teams to success and quality software in innovative and exciting ways.

    Cons

    If you don't fit the culture or if you get one of the few bad managers the amazing culture can quickly turn a bit hostile and bit you. At least one of their engineering managers is still struggling to lead well and has ruined the culture for many on his teams.

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  7. "Great Company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, fitness focused, transparent with info on company performance. Work life balance was amazing!

    Cons

    The fitness focus can be overwhelming if you're not into it, and at times felt like a good old boys club of bros.

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Mid Level Manager"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is very employee friendly, very good work life balance. No ones works too hard. Pay is decent for the area. Good stepping stone company to build your resume.

    Cons

    It is a bro club; very unprofessional. If you don't fit the culture you will not move up. Company changes and improvements move incredibly slow. Systems built in house severely limit company potential. Management focus seems to always be on the "shiny objects" not on actual business improvements. Career ceiling is low.

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  9. Helpful (6)

    "Director"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Free gym membership (plus they have an AWESOME gym at corporate headquarters), lots of free supplements plus great discount if you order from the store. Great benefits, and I loved my boss (CMO). I heard new management is taking over, and to me, that's a good thing! They are located in Boise, which is an area that has a very low cost of living. So even though you may get paid less, you still have a lot of discretionary income at the end of the day.

    Cons

    The pay is way below market standards - at least for my position. They work very, very slowly. I've never seen such a large development team get so little done. There were also a lot of slackers at this company who took 2 hour lunches, or worked out in the middle of the day for over an hour, or left early when there's work to be done. It was easy to hide your laziness in this company. On the flip side, I was ready and willing to work and contribute and got put off, with nothing to do. I had to find work to do and offered my services to numerous departments. There are some people who would be okay with too little to do but I was extremely unhappy about this! For one, I couldn't show them how talented I am. For another, a person needs to make a meaningful contribution to their company for job satisfaction, so I was not happy for most of my time there. I was, as several coworkers often said "a serious waste of talent." I couldn't agree more! They could have gotten SO much out of me, but never took advantage of it. Another thing I didn't like was the bro culture there. If you were in with the hardcore exercise crowd, you were taken seriously and more likely to get promoted (especially muscular women). If you weren't, forget about being heard. I don't even think this was consciously done. But management has a responsibility to be more aware of this type of culture.

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  10. Helpful (6)

    "Stay away from engineering"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bodybuilding.com

    Pros

    Work/Life balance is good Healthy lifestyle is encouraged Local company

    Cons

    Had to be part of the in crowd, otherwise you were not paid attention to Poor attention to engineering. It's all about marketing and customer service You are looked down upon if you are not in shape and eating right.

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