Bodybuilding.com Employee Reviews about "bbcom"

Updated 27 Feb 2020

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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. Helpful (6)

    "15% of Company Laid Off in Jan 2020"

    1.0
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    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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  2. "Great People - Great Outlook"

    4.0
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    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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  3. Helpful (5)

    "Talk to someone who currently works at BBcom."

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Manager in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bodybuilding.com has changed over its 19-year history. It is not the same place today that it was when it opened, or even 4 years ago, it is different. Leaving this organization was a difficult choice. I would not have the opportunity I left for if it wasn't for this place. Here is some list of benefits that they offer: -High 401k match -Good Medical plan(s) -Good Dental plan(s) -Good vision plan -Onsite gym, for you and a guest. Open 24.7 (reimbursement for remote.) -Certification and conferences - IF YOU BRING IT UP -Fun activities at least quarterly -site discount The biggest benefit is having a team as they have here at BBcom. Most people love the organization and have the chance to help change peoples lives

    Cons

    Having to deal with people who are fixated on "where BBcom was" the organization had changed and that was hard for a lot of people.

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  4. Helpful (10)

    "Death throes of a dynasty"

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    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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  5. Helpful (12)

    "BBCOM is for sale - get out now!"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Boise, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun coworkers, OK benefits, free gym

    Cons

    Well, now that the second CEO left I think it's time everyone else wakes up and sees BBCOM for what it is- a failing company. RJ's whole LinkedIn profile history is fixing broken companies and selling them and lots of mergers and acquisitions. He couldn't even do that for BBCOM! We are going to route of shoes.com and going bankrupt. Amazon is obliterating specialty ecommerce stores and we can't compete. Whoever wasn't laid off in December will see the pink slip within a year but most likely without a nice severance package. Corporate restructuring. HR team that has been whittled down. Shrinking benefits. Failed second CEO. Liberty does not want us and I can't believe some of my coworkers are still oblivious. I'm searching for an new job and I suggest everyone else do the same!

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  6. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
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    Senior ECommerce HTML Editor 
    Recommends

    I worked at Bodybuilding.com

    Pros

    BBCom has genuine care for their employees. Everyone knows a lot about fitness and are happy to help you. I learned a lot while working here.

    Cons

    I feel like the salary is more competitive in other cities for the same work. You would have to leave Boise, though.

  7. "Corporate Review (Not CS)"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Category Manager in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    In my position on the Category Management team I worked closely and cross functionally with many different departments including Merchandising, Marketing, Purchasing, Compliance, ect. Across these teams the manager and specialist level employees are all very happy to work together and work hard to succeed in reaching a common goal. Great team of people to work with! BBCOM's benefits and bonus payouts are better than most.

    Cons

    Putting it bluntly, there were/are people in leadership roles that do not have a clue how to manage (let alone lead) employees. Most Director level employees and higher are not equipped to be in a leadership role. As most of the other reviews elude to, these individuals are put into these roles based on friendships and a "bro culture". The HR department was receiving their direction from these high level employees, which made these bias hiring and firing practices a reality. When I was working at BBCOM HR was not an advocate for the employee at all, so you have to be very smart to document everything to ensure you are not wrongly accused of anything. Which in some cases doesn't matter as you can see in another review where a loyal employee was let go just after getting a promotion to a different department (I can verify that review is true). I worked there when the founder stepped down as CEO and the first couple of VP's were let go. Since then more VP's and other high level employees no longer work there, which is a huge step in the right direction. Right now there are still some of these high level employees that the company would be better without, but I would recommend this company to someone that is looking for a stepping stone to gather the experience needed to advance their career. It can only get better now that the parent company stepped in and are making the much needed changes.

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