Bodybuilding.com Reviews

Updated Nov 10, 2021

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2.3
23%
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Bodybuilding.com CEO   Jas Krdzalic
Jas Krdzalic
60 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good place to work with great benefits(in 20 reviews)

  • "The company work/life balance is amazing(in 12 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "It has gotten to the point where the employees are no longer empowered to do their jobs(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. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Fun company to work for

      Nov 3, 2021 - Customer Service Representative in Boise, ID
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of perks, fun company to work for

      Cons

      Moving up in the company is difficult

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Resume Builder for Next Adventure

      Nov 10, 2021 - Marketing 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People - the coworkers were great. Industry - health & fitness Benefits - excellent. Workload experience - taking on new projects Gym

      Cons

      Salaries were well below industry and state average. Room for growth was capped. Leadership failed to communicate properly. Resources were limited.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Culture

      Oct 23, 2021 - Warehouse Worker 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great culture everyone knew there role and where helpful in training new employees.

      Cons

      Walking 11 hrs when picking.

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Culture Changes

      Oct 29, 2021 - Customer Service Representative in Boise, ID
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Likeminded fitness people that love working out

      Cons

      Shifted culture with the sale of the company

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Approach with Caution, Lots of Execs

      Oct 24, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Flex Time Off was respected and you were allowed to take longer time off if you planned ahead appropriately and worked with your manager on it. - At the "worker bee" level the people you work with day in and day out are excellent and professional - Hours are flexible since working from home began, as long as the work is completed and you're available for meetings and are actively participating you can work from 8 to 5, 9 to 6, etc. - If you are a supplement user the discount is pretty friendly

      Cons

      - Company structure seems to be turning into an inverted triangle. Loss of employees on the "worker" level, whether through attrition or layoffs (which have become incredibly frequent) has led to an org chart that's wide on top and thin on the bottom. - Constantly pivoting to put out fires has led to whiplash for both the employees and the customers - Piling on more and more job responsibilities under the guise of "opportunities" is the norm. When a coworker leaves there's almost a guarantee that the position won't be backfilled and that others will have to take on the work, regardless of whether that job required a certain level of expertise. When responsibilities are added to another job that may not have that expertise there's no support in learning how to effectively manage those responsibilities. - Employees are being used less and less for their area of expertise and more to fill gaps. Tough luck if you don't know anything about SEO, we need that job filled and you're now the foremost expert in it. Think Jack of All Trades, Master of None. - Lack of cross-departmental transparency and communication has created silos that function independently of one another despite the need to coordinate on projects, branding, etc. - Previous relationships with bodybuilding shows and enterprises have fallen on the rocks and attempts to repair them and work together seemed to have come to a standstill - Content relies on "freebies" and "shot on an iPhone" style which has its place but it's not an overall plan for a company that used to pull in tons of visitors for content alone. - Overall approach to content, app, etc seems to have shifted entirely from quality to quantity at the cheapest cost.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      More layoffs

      Nov 7, 2021 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Use to be a great company to work for. If you are a VP or director your job is safe but it sounds like then are wanting to sell the company again.

      Cons

      A month ago they laid off about 40 people. With the 100+ people they had laid off last year everybody was shocked that they had to pay people off again. Not a company someone should work if they are looking for stability and growth.

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      It's ok

      Oct 1, 2021 - Customer Service Representative (CSR) in Boise, ID
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Discount , some good managers, PTO

      Cons

      You are just a number

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      I can't say I'd accept a job there

      Oct 27, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The company is tanking hard, so most positions are remote. This allows you to not have to move to Boise to be laid off in 1-2 months after being hired.

      Cons

      Over the past five years this company has gone through the gambit. They brought in a crook of a man and placed him as Chief Digital Officer. He terminated all of the IT positions to outsource to his personal company in India. No one in management or leadership looked into this and they sent millions of dollars over sees. They laid off several of the marketing teams and outsourced those to local companies around the nation. Expedia could see knew this company wasn't going to survive long. They sold it to a corporation who takes dying companies. They have several successful companies, but every two years they buy a company getting ready to fail, and use them as a tax write off. The new owners brought in new leadership again. This leader wasn't coy about the health of the company. During our all hands meeting that happened monthly, he would tell us we didn't even make half of our financial goals that month. Eventually they decided to lay off the entire engineering team. They needed to save money, so getting rid of the team that controls the website was an intelligent business plan. They keep bringing in new leadership. I think there were 12 leaders in total. Yet it doesn't seem they can afford those who make just barely "livable" salaries and actually make the company run. The team members constantly asked for help, and leadership would turn down requests to hire AFTER the interview process. For an ecommerce company, trying to take care of their customers, they sure don't do a great job getting products to the customers. There were several customer complaints that shipping took 5 - 14 days for their products to arrive. Why buy from them when Amazon carries the same product and you get it in no more than 2 days?! Most recently they laid off 40 employees in October of 2021. The whole company is built on their content, and they got rid of their entire content team. They are a shady company, and has unethical work practices. You are expected to work 80-100 hours a week, and when you don't commit to that, you are ousted and fired. They give you "unlimited time off" but when you take it any vacation, you're accused of not being committed to the company. After several years and full commitment, you're still not safe.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Look elsewhere

      Sep 22, 2021 - Marketing 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I guess it was at one time a good place to work. Leadership uses a lot of buzz words and empowerment speaches and they seem to love listening to themselves speak. I've witnessed "leaders" arguing and using inappropriate language on internal and external meetings. They will eliminate positions on a whim even when the company is performing. Culture is strange and toxic. Any reviews posted within the last couple of years praising this place with nothing negative or constructive are clearly fake or posted by management to attempt to offset all the terrible reviews. I would avoid this place. It's not worth the time given all the opportunities available in this job market.

      Cons

      Leadership Pay Company vision Unlimited time off is a joke

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      4 people found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Managing all the networking and system nodes.

      Sep 8, 2021 - Network Security Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1. Good work Environment. 2. Flexible work load

      Cons

      1. Change in leadership decision so frequent.

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