Bodybuilding.com Reviews

Updated 14 May 2020

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2.5
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Bodybuilding.com CEO   Jas Krdzalic
Jas Krdzalic
32 Ratings
  1. "Getting Better Everyday"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits are better than other companies I have worked at in Oregon and Boise + Gym onsite + Fun things for employees and families many times a year+ great ideas for companys future

    Cons

    Still have some employees that are not in to win. We hold on to bad employees too long and give too many chances.

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  2. Helpful (5)

    "Lack of Leadership"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits are generous at Bodybuiding.com

    Cons

    Leadership is lacking in industry knowledge and not open to learning from long term employees

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  3. "Amazing company culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (7)

    "Great downfall of a once great company"

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

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

    Pros

    Flex time off is great

    Cons

    - Bonuses and raises have been scaled way back. - What was once an open book approach to running a company now is a closed door affair which leaves you wondering what is really happening. -Company doesn't invest in employees. Will let top talent and long time invested employees just walk out the door. -Pay is well below industry standards. Asking for a raise gets you answers like "Well start looking for another job" -Hard work and dedication often goes unnoticed - Lot of positions are filled by people that have no business in managing or working in their department.

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  5. Helpful (10)

    "Death throes of a dynasty"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Corporate gym, above average (but declining) benefits. Likely an attractive acquisition target and the new owners may treat you better or at least offer a decent severance package.

    Cons

    Since the dismissal of the company founder BBCom has gone through multiple CEOs, each taking a different angle to right the clearly sinking ship. Many managers cannot be trusted and leadership is completely opaque. The only reliable thing from leadership is that they'll break nearly every promise made. Top-down communication is non-existent. Promised 360 reviews never materialized after an initial rollout, likely because the reviews of management were so negative and rather than facing reality they chose to ignore clear signs of incompetence and mismanagement. HR is in shambles. The company can't hire quality talent or even conduct a decent exit interview. Bro-culture still runs the show. Women need not apply unless you're slim, pretty and keep opinions to yourself.

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  6. Helpful (5)

    "Company does not value employees"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Promotes healthy lifestyle, onsite gym, good benefits (for now),

    Cons

    Everything leadership, director or above. There are few good ones but more bad than good. Literally no management, training, or development. Company does not invest in its employees. office vibe is closed doors and information is on a need to know basis only. Management does not appreciate questioning as the direction is their way or there is the door. I could go on but have better things to do. Work here are your own risk.

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  7. Helpful (9)

    "Can't recommend unless you're desperate for a temporary position"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technology stack is vaguely interesting. Working on a large web presence is a great experience A lot of fun people to work with

    Cons

    A lot of volatility They can't seem to focus on one thing but instead change their mind every other month, wasting lots of engineering time and effort. Declining profits means everything is getting scaled back No raises this year Certain bosses are truly not nice people who do not like disagreement or your own opinion Questionable business decisions Questionable treatment of customers in order to stop the declining revenues Employees mysteriously disappear without a real explanation

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, still fun to work at but changes are in order."

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bodybuilding.com has a really great, relaxed atmosphere and if you play your cards right offers some wonderful opportunities for growth. The people are wonderful to work with and at least in my department there was virtually no drama.

    Cons

    The company is definitely going through growing pains. It is rapidly losing extremely talented people, which will backfire at some point in the future.

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  9. Helpful (8)

    "Worse Than a Year Ago"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Free gym onsite and health insurance

    Cons

    - More layoffs, but in smaller quantities and spaced out so the company doesn’t have to legally report it to the labor board -No raises this year - Even MORE scaled back benefits - I’ve seen the financial numbers- they aren’t good!!! - Loss is talent to other Boise companies (or out of state in some cases) - Morale keeps dropping and the smarter people keep leaving for greener pastures -Company still for sale but offers aren’t good enough apparently which is a joke as we are in deep debt

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  10. Helpful (5)

    "Good People, Terrible Engineering Management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bodybuilding.com full-time

    Pros

    For the most part the people at the company are pleasant to be around and there are talented engineers. Product discount, on-site gym, supplement samples. Depending on your state, you can work remotely so long as you don't live in the Boise area. The non-managers who are still around seem to really care about the company. You'd have to to stick around right now.

    Cons

    Management is terrible, there are managers/execs who seem to be systematically laying off anyone who disagrees with their opinion and it appears that the executives either don't realize what is happening, don't care, or are fine with it. These layoffs have killed any vibe there was. It's almost like people are waiting around to see who is next. The great culture of the past that everyone talks about is basically dead. The office is pretty solemn most of the time. Engineers get very little credit and benefits but are also expected to put in tons of work. The perks/benefit/regard to work ratio is probably the worst I have seen among most modern "tech" companies. Certain managers seem to only be looking out for themselves.

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