Bodybuilding.com Reviews

Updated 14 May 2020

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2.5
30%
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Bodybuilding.com CEO   Jas Krdzalic
Jas Krdzalic
32 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Sinking Ship With No Direction"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are really good. Employee discount is nice if you order from the website a lot.

    Cons

    All the 5 Star reviews are either fake or blowing smoke. The lack of communication in this company is REAL, you learn more from watching youtube people talk about your company than you do from corporate. The company used to be open with communication and celebrate new ideas and products, now unless you are in on the meeting you have no idea what's going on until it happens. The CEO either has no idea what's going on or simply doesn't care. Tons of money is being dumped into automation for the shipping warehouses but no development work to make them work to max efficiency. It's like spending $10,000 on a new tv that only has 1 working channel. The company can't seem to figure out how marketing works and instead of pushing their own product which has the highest profit margins instead pushes competitor products which either makes very small profit or nothing at all. Instead of jumping on the hot trends of what customers want they often wait too long to act and sit on mountains of product that will never sell. All of this equals why the company is consistantly laying off employees and shutting down warehouses every year. They can't sustain orders or customers. Year over year they lose more and more customers and haven't shown growth since 2015. If you are looking for a temporary job then Bodybuilding is the place to be, but if you are looking for a career then make a hard pass as this company will struggle to be around in the next couple of years.

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  2. Helpful (6)

    "Masters of micromanaging failure"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Lots of parking spaces.

    Cons

    The 1 thing great leaders do....great leaders take responsibility for failures of strategy and failures of execution. But don’t expect this to be the case at Bodybuilding.com. The leadership at Bodybuilding has created and empowered a culture of mistrust and disrespect that leaves staff members feeling burnt out and frustrated. The refusal to accept responsibility for poor planning and execution results in constant scrambling with not clear direction. This is not a path to success yet it is the path Bodybuilding.com’s leadership forges day in and out. Cutting costs and maintaining a stranglehold on strategic direction in hopes of doing just enough to hit top line goals is not only disrespectful to the passionately dedicated staff that work each day to be the best at what they do. It is also self-defeating in that a continual refusal to meaningfully respect and support staff members results in poorer company performance. The company is on a terrible trajectory, made only worse by the behavior of Bodybuilding’s leaders who continue to drive out talent while actively refusing to recognize the systemic failures that are causing it. Amongst all of the shifting priorities, unclear direction, the disengaged CEO who has given the direction of the company over to horrific leaders one thing is abundantly clear....things will continue this way and will only get worse.

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  3. Helpful (6)

    "Putting the NO in Autonomy"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital Marketing Manager in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great 401K Match, Great Benefits, FTO, (Although, at one point we had to write our name on an 8ft by 10ft White Board Calendar for days we were taking off. Usually wouldn't be an issue, until the statement of "We will see who wants to keep writing their name up there" was made), Gym

    Cons

    Serious Micromanagement (other departments asking to be included in marketing planning, not for visibility but for approval, seemingly pulling mandate outside of their area of focus). Lack of trust in mid-level management and specialist level. Complete lack of knowledge in processes and workflow complexities. Short-term leadership outlook. Leaders lack tact (C-Suite employees stating they "forget what it's like to be one of you" from a stage at an all-hands meeting). Monotonous work (sale, sale, sale), churning and burning eCommerce discounts, which pulls time and resources away from things that should be number one priority (content, subscriptions, etc.). Customer-first focus is whimsical, not tangible.

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  4. Helpful (5)

    "Negative Energy, Micromanagement, and Unclear Direction"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, on-site gym, and strong 401k match.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the leadership at Bodybuilding.com just doesn't have any qualities that someone running a company should have. They don't know how to lead and do not work well with others. There is no clear direction to push towards and the goals of the company as a whole change very rapidly. There isn't any trust in the specialized experts they hired. This has resulted in an endless stream of contractors coming in and out o the company. As a side effect of this mistrust, micromanagement is at an all-time high. It has gotten to the point where the employees are no longer empowered to do their jobs. Employees are seen as a tool to do exactly what the CDO wants. This has caused many competent employees to move onto bigger and better things. The mistrust, micromanagement, and lack of leadership skills have created a very negative work environment.

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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Be warned - very toxic environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    I met some great people. Good health benefits.

    Cons

    Leaders dictate, and do not let their teams do their jobs. They don’t trust the people they hire and quite frequently are placing blame on individuals. I’ve never been talked to in such a disrespectful way in my entire career. There is so much turnover which makes being productive very hard. It’s not worth it.

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  6. "Great employer"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bodybuilding.com is an amazing company to work for with amazing benefits and staff. The management team is fabulous and your co workers will become your best friends.

    Cons

    It is a call center type of job. Although it is going to be a very easy going call center and a fun work environment the customers can test your patients and make you want to quit.

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  7. Helpful (5)

    "Lost and wandering, hiring lots of contractors"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Developer/Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Very flexible with schedules when they can be. - Remote/WFH is in good shape - Benefits are up to par

    Cons

    - Salaries are weak - Bonuses are a joke - Raises are slow to be seen and usually not impressive - Top level talent doesn't stay long and hasn't been encouraged to stay - "Making more money" is very important to them, but they can't seem to figure out how - Loss of customer focus

  8. "Great People - Great Outlook"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Desk Jockey 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bodybuilding.com full-time

    Pros

    The people who work for BBCom are really inspiring people, like any company they come from all sorts of backgrounds, but they all mesh well together. There is a camaraderie within the company that I haven't seen in other corporate settings. The benefits are amazing, and completely affordable. The company is going through a lot of changes right now, but they seem to have the direction figured out.

    Cons

    Leadership - It's a little top heavy. Newer managers need to be coached more. Moving away from the soft BBCom culture, to a stronger backed one will help with some of the people speaking ill of the company to their coworkers and the public.

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  9. "Good place to work for good people"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to work with great benefits. Compared to my wife's benefits with a bigger company in town we are better off with mine. The company cares about employees and even in hard times still takes care of us.

    Cons

    We still have too many employees that don't care about their jobs or the company leaving work for everyone else on the team and company. The company is too slow to get rid of dead weight.

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  10. "Great For People Who are Looking to Move-up in a Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They did a great job with educating and teaching skills to employees. They did a lot of hiring from within.

    Cons

    The fitness industry has shifted and they are still trying to figure out how to adapt.

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