Swimming Teacher (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 27 February 2018
Is something a bit strange, because It could seem like I am doing the same job every day, doing the same things but I am actually learning a lot from the kids, their needs and improvements. I use to work 5 hours per day, some days I am working more, so i get to my work and I am trying to be ready for all the lessons, knowing what I want to do with each group and each kid. I have different stages to teach, from 3 years old to 15 and adults. The most enjoyable part of the work is when I see that the pupils are having fun and they are learning at the same time, that makes me really happy.
Personal Trainer (Former Employee) – Bexley, Greater London – 19 February 2018
Main duties included:
*welcoming and greeting customers in a professional and polite manner. *showing customers in and around the gym *showing clients how to properly use the facilities in a safe and effective way. *taking bookings and using the telephone to keep records of memberships and inductions as well as classes.
Senior customer service advisor (Former Employee) – London – 15 January 2018
Beginning of every shift take 10 minutes to plan your day, set up appointments to convert to sales. Lead tours of the health clubs, free day trials and set up out reach which consists of going to the local community to generate interest to convert to sales.
Get to speak with lots of different people helping them achieve their goals
Events Assistant (Current Employee) – East London, Greater London – 10 January 2018
We Organise Events at Various Venues & There are always many tasks at hand which include, setting up the venue space, assisting clients & providing excellent customer service to who we are in charge of as Events Assistants. The most enjoyable part of the job is watching the shows and Sports events, with the favourite being the Boxing matches. The culture is good and balanced which allows everyone to get on & have a enjoyable time after the shifts have finished.
Duty Manager (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 19 December 2017
Worked with company nearly 9 years. Good rate of pay for the leisure industry and always work available for hardworking reliable staff. My only issue is that the company is trying too hard to expand and is not putting money into Centres it already owns and taking care of staff that have worked there for years. Becoming too obsessed with meeting sales and performance targets and not concentrating of improving the experience for customers that are already there. Higher management could also be more supportive and not take staff for granted.
Coach (Current Employee) – Cardiff – 25 November 2017
Some sites were okay but others terrible. Refused to pay me for awhile trying to keep me on as a volunteer after I was qualified, when I finally started getting paid the hours were wrong more than once and took a long time to sort out. Equipment was hardly ever set up correctly and lots of my hours were recently cancelled. However, it is pretty easy to pick up hours at other locations.
Very clean atmosphere, friendly staff and customers and fun.
Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 14 November 2017
Whilst working with gll, I have learnt many skills. I have been supportive of customers and made sure they can approach me when they in need. As a fitness instructor, not only did I assist and made sure customers safety came first, I also assisted in membership and made sure the hygiene of the gym was safe and clean. The hardest part of my job was when there are schools for swimming lessons and women ony session. I had to make sure we had two set of queue so customers didnt feel they are not attended to. I enjoyed my time especially when I have to demonstrate the session and gym use. Interacting with youth and making sure their session was fun.
Fitness Instructor (Current Employee) – Cumbria – 9 November 2017
GLL is a business driven company and are doing a very good job of it.. However i sometimes feel they forget they are a health organisation. Everything is about numbers and targets, not about the publics health. If working with people to help support their health and wellbeing is your goal, then GLL is not for you.
Thame pool - Fantastic hours if you are a parent they can fit around picking up the kids from school and the school holidays. There is also a creche in the mornings till 12. Great community.friendly staff.
While working at GLL, I would open the gym, train clients, and be expected to clean the gym I learned that chained gyms need to learn about clients more than money The management here were unorganised and didn't know how to work a gym
Depending on the shifts you take, quite honestly you do get bored easily on the job. However, the place is always inviting and you constantly meet new people, colleagues become your friends too which makes the job a little more worthwhile.
Long hours, management is so and so depending on person, pay is quite low
Regional Product Manager (London West) (Current Employee) – London, Greater London – 17 August 2017
After 10 year with one organisation I have had 5 promotions, if you put you mind to the task, be committed and get the job done you will see yourself getting the recognition that you deserve. Although Leisure isnt the best pay in relation to other sectors, you have this career path within this organisation because you enjoy the job in hand.
Plenty of opportunity to socialise with colleagues and really get to know who's who.