Bodybuilding.com Reviews

Updated 14 May 2020

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Bodybuilding.com CEO   Jas Krdzalic
Jas Krdzalic
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  • "Being in customer service you are treated horribly compared to the rest of the company(in 9 reviews)

  • "Such a disappointing experience from someone who was such a BBcom fan(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Major Turnaround Happening"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Employees are empowered to make changes -Flexible work hours and work from home opportunities -No micromanagement -Strong female leadership in e-commerce -Ability to impact decisions at all levels -Opportunities for growth and advancement With the recent departure of the former Chief Digital Officer the company and environment have significantly improved. The focus shifted from one man’s egotistical dictatorship to a much more open, collaborative environment. The SVP of E-Commerce is smart, decisive and focuses her energy and team on driving meaningful change.

    Cons

    Still some hangover from old, “not my job” culture causes some accountability issues Certain departments continue to drag their feet and over process instead of thinking how a project could help drive the business.

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  2. Helpful (4)

    "BB.com review"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay- good benefits- the best days are in the past

    Cons

    huge turn-over, poor strategy from the top, the CEO is in way over his head, everyone good has either left or been pushed out.

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  3. "Creative director and producer of stories, marketing messages, and brand identity through digital media experiences"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Creative Director 

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

    Pros

    The creative team at Bodybuilding.com is full of so much talent, intelligence, and kindness creating stronger work

    Cons

    Although their platform is dense with pages and content, the content that is created at Bodybuilding.com is homogenous.

  4. Helpful (9)

    "Do not board this sinking ship"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are hands down, top notch in the state of Idaho Discount is bomb, if you buy supplements. "Flex time off" is bomb, if you know how to use it. Company culture is fun/modern, its a very millennial place to be. HR is always trying to get us involved with company events or activities.

    Cons

    Biggest con is I don't think company will be around for much longer. Anybody who is thinking about working here should know that as a possibility. People have been slowly leaving the company for the past couple e of years about 2-3 people per week almost with none of them being replaced. We just laid off probably about 30 people a few weeks ago on top of that. Now it seems people are leaving or are going to leave even fasternow that they did that. I was lucky enough to not be one of them and I was already interviewing at other places to see if I had other options here in the valley. I just accepted one a few days ago and gave my manager my two weeks during the past week. Im not about to wait around until they lay off more people out of the blue. Other cons: Discount is bomb, if you buy a lot of supplements. (I never buy supplements) "Flex time off" is bomb, if you know how to use it. (I never understood how to use it) Company culture could be considered fun or modern, its a very millennial place to be. (I'm not a millennial. I don't like millennials) HR is always trying to get us involved with company events or activities. (I hate all the events they try to make us do)

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  5. Helpful (10)

    "A failing company with no leadership"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent 401k match, wfh flexibility, unlimited PTO, great free gym.

    Cons

    Extremely low pay, even for Idaho. No job security. There is no leadership at this company, only titles. The direction to take the company changes on a dime because the c suite does not know how to save this failing company; they will say it is because they are in a transformation state, but that is because they are unwilling to accept when they have made mistakes. After the recent layoffs and the massive amount of attrition, the office is a ghost town and there is barely anyway to get anything done. People have been fired for simply being transparent with their managers with constructive criticism. This is a company looking solely for 'Yes' men or women who are willing to do whatever is dictated to them and ask no questions. The CDO of the company seems to be completely clueless about everything and is unwilling to accept any feedback. This is all a shame because the overall mission of the company and the industry itself, are very motivating and fascinating.

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  6. Helpful (6)

    "15% of Company Laid Off in Jan 2020"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flex Time Off - Health, vision and dental insurance - Free onsite gym that’s usually empty

    Cons

    Unfortunately I was only with the company for a handful of months and was part of the January 2020 lay offs. Local news reported 15% of the Boise corporate office, around 100 people, were laid off so I’m not sure why some reviews have the lay off numbers so low. Regardless of my personal sap story, it’s very obvious the company is in the red and is taking their employees down with the sinking ship. Each quarter ideals change without reflection on the previous quarter. Some quarters it’s all about e-commerce, others it’s about the app. Constantly ping-ponging around tells me C-Level doesn’t know what they want. Not to mention company culture is way in the dumps. Who wants to give 110% with such a lack of job security?! Such a disappointing experience from someone who was such a BBcom fan.

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "Once compared to the Titanic"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bodybuilding.com full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Friends, bonuses, free shelf, insurance, 401k

    Cons

    When the company began to grow, so did its problems. The management was/is ultimately its downfall. It began with the FDA raids. Than the Pennsylvania warehouse fraudulently scamming customers. Their employees were scanning the orders and dropping them in the trash. Not to mention that the warehouse was somehow missing a million dollars in inventory. But that mess was swept up under a rug when the other warehouse managers spent a month cleaning up that mess. Than they shut down two warehouses, Boise Idaho days after their huge black friday/cyber monday sale. The Florida warehouse followed the next year. I definitely feel for those people that gave their everything because they were lied to.

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  8. Helpful (7)

    "Bleeding Talent"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End Developer in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great benefits, fantastic mission statement

    Cons

    Very poor pay, lack of communication, siloed work environment, dated technology and systems, no career growth opportunities

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good luck"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Camp Hill, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Need a job for a month or two while you play on your phone and have a easy check come in. Go for it they don't care and they gonna fire you after you're 90 days like they did everyone else.

    Cons

    Toxic work environment more drama than there is work being done. Managers are extremely incompetent and have no respect for there employees.

  10. Helpful (13)

    "Unbelievable fall from grace"

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

    I worked at Bodybuilding.com full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Solid benefits with 401(k), insurance, flexible schedules, unlimited PTO. Some truly great coworkers.

    Cons

    It's hard to put into words just how dramatically this company has fallen from their greatest highs. Where once there was a great focus on the customer and providing them guidance and value to reach their goals, the new view towards the customer is, and this is a direct quote from the Chief Digital Officer, "Forget about them, if they aren't giving us money I don't care about them." And that really should tell you all you need to know, but it gets so much worse. Executive management disregards any employee that disagrees with them, as the CDO is absolutely certain he's the smartest guy in the room, the levels of micromanagement are through the roof, the lack of respect or collaboration from leaders to their employees can't be explained, you would have to see it to believe it. The employee turnover rate is astronomical, even without the layoffs they just went through. The 5 dysfunctions of a team are in full display here, and no one in leadership seems to be aware or care. They are circling the drain, and it is painful to watch a once great company destroy itself through mismanagement.

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