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Summer Camp Counselor Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Life Time Fitness in April 2014.
Interview Details – I applied for this position in January 2014 and was emailed for a group interview in early March. I was very excited because this was an ideal job for me. When I showed up to the group interview it was only me and another lady much older than me. We waited for the Kids Activities manager to come out to meet us. When she finally did she led us to her office. It wasn't an interview at all she talked to us about pay, the basic schedule for the summer camp counselors and etc. I was feeling good it sounded like I was going to get the job. She then told us that the next step was a group audition with the Department Head. We would have to go in on a saturday bringing a game that we prepared and demonstrate that game. It was supposed to show the Dept Head that we are fun and energetic and Summer Camp Counselor material. We also had to memorize the mission and vision statements. It sounded easy enough to me. She handed us her card and set up the group audition. My group audition was on the same day as my Prom, I was a little nervous as to how it would work out but I went through with it anyways. On the day of the group interview I came in very prepared. I knew the mission and vision statement and I had a great game prepared. When I got there, there were three other kids about my age waiting there. I was happy to see that there wasn't that many people. Sadly, as the time neared closer to 10:00(the time of the interview) the room was full of about 20-30 applicants. I was very nervous I knew that I would have to do really well to stand out if I wanted this job. One of the men who worked in the Kids Activities centers told all of us to come outside where we would play our games. The woman who I had my first interview with, her assistant and the dept head were all there. They called our names one by one and we all introduced our games. When it was my turn, I felt really good. I had the chance to watch others go before me so I knew what I should and should not do. I was loud and took charge and my game went really well, it seemed like everyone liked it. After that I was asked to recite the mission statement which I did perfectly. The audition lasted about 2 hrs, it was very long and tedious but also fun because we got to play all the games. At the end of the interview we were told that we would get an email with all of the information about training and etc. No one was told that they would get an email saying they would not get the job. The way they were talking to us basically made everyone in the room think that the job was theirs. I left feeling very accomplished. I went to my Prom and had a great time thinking I had landed the job.The next day which was a sunday I received an email saying that I did not get the job. I was devastated and confused. They did not say that an email would be sent saying you did not get the job they made everyone in that room think they had a chance. I was very disappointed that there was no explanation as to why i was not hired. It was a very generic, insensitive email that they send to everyone. I have feeling that I did not get the job because I was only 16, if that was the fact i wish I was informed about this before I wasted my time trying to get this job. I am very disappointed in this company and do not think I will apply ever again.
Interview Question – Prepare a game to play with a group of kids Answer Question
Registered Dietitian Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Life Time Fitness.
Interview Details – Interview process was very long; it took about one month total. Numerous phone interviews with training manager then one with a general manager. The in person interview was very casual & laid back. Overall, the interview questions were very generic.
Interview Question – What do you want life time fitness to do for you? Answer Question
Member Services Interview (Negative Experience)
Interviewed at Life Time Fitness
Interview Details – The women interviewing me did not look me in the eye. She did not ask me questions about
My background,fitness experience etc
Interview Question – I felt like she was rushing the interview Answer Question
Architecture Project Lead Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Life Time Fitness in August 2013.
Interview Details – You have to submit your resume in their Taleo system. Then their internal recruiter will call you and schedule a phone pre-screening interview with themselves. If this person feels you qualify, they will pass your resume along to the decision committee who will decide if they want to interview you are not. My resume was passed along twice. I interviewed in person once and was not selected the second time.
The telephone pre-screen interview was about a half an hour. The questions were really just a review of your resume to obtain a better understanding of your history.
When I interviewed in person, it was with the Director of Architecture and a couple of other people. I'm not sure who they were as they weren't necessarily memorable. I know I was not expecting to have to interview in front of a team of people as it was never mentioned pre-interview, so it was intimidating. After the interview, one of the group members gives you a tour of the facilities across from the head quarters which unfortunately was a little uncomfortable because you are in full business interview suit and tie and walking around a humid fitness club is not ideal.
After the in-person interview, I received a follow up call from the recruiter pending the decision and when the decision was made. I also received a follow up call from the recruiter from my second prescreening when my resume was not selected for an in-person interview.
Interview Question – A healthy way of life is our company's motto, how do you live a healthy way of life? View Answer
Outdoor Life Cafe Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and interviewed at Life Time Fitness.
Interview Details – I applied online but did not get any feedback so I went into the gym to see if I could get an interview. I left my name and phone number with the front desk staff and got a phone interview. I then had a second interview with the GM and felt like it went well. I waited for a cal back but never got one so I called the GM to see if the postion had been filled and he never called back.
Interview Question – Memorize the Mission and Vision Statement Answer Question
Member Engagement Advisor Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Life Time Fitness in March 2013.
Interview Details – Best to directly contact to the club you are interested in, rather than through the corporate website. Address your correspondence to the "Hiring Manger". Five step process. First is a telephone interview, then you are invited in to meet your manager, then the club manager, then back to meet your manager again and finally a conference call with corporate HR.
FYI... You may hear that 100% commission is uncapped and you can make as much as you want. Truth is, it is capped. You can see so many clients per day and even if you close every one, you are limited by the time it takes to close them. So if you physically only have time to close 5 a day, then that is your cap. FYI... 100% commission also means no unemployment if you are let go. You are basically a contractor.
Interview Question – None really unexpected or difficult. Typical; what did you do in a difficult situation or handle difficult customers? Who do you admire? What are your goals? The hardest part was coming to grips with the 50 hour work week and 100% commission. Answer Question
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Service Provider Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through other source and interviewed at Life Time Fitness.
Interview Details – You need to know the vision and mission statement, before you get to your second interview with the GM! If you don't know that , you won't get a second interview!
Interview Question – Honestly there were none, basic customer service questions ! Nothing the average adlut wouldn't know ! Long before the get there! Answer Question
LifeSpa Department Head Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Life Time Fitness in September 2012.
Interview Details – In a nutshell, this company will waste your time and energy.. I had six separate interviews with seven individuals within a span of eight days for a lower level management position. Each interview went well (allbeit, it felt like an exercise in futility at the time) and I was passed up the chain to the next individual all the way up to the top corporate individual. Unfortunately, each individual at each interview asked the same mundane "Tell me about a time when...." question to the point that I began to wonder if A.) Any of these individuals were even literate, as I had answered these same questions repeatedly previously, and am aware that notes were taken and B.) What kind of company culture is this that every individual is afraid to take responsibility for a simple lower level hire? Additionally, there was open disdain for the lower level employees that was not only palpable, but expressed uniformly throughout the interview process to the point that it is obviously part of the company culture. By the time it was all said and done, I felt like I was dodging a big bullet if I were not to be asked to join this organization, and if I were to be asked I would be a fool to accept it.. By the way, I never heard from them after the last interview. After being told during the last interview that I would hear from them within the next week regarding whether or not they would be making an offer of employment, ultimately no one bothered to let me know the outcome. Left to assume that I was not going to receive an invitation, I emailed twice inquiring about the outcome of their decision and regarding receiving any possible feedback from the interview process. Alas, NO reply.
Interview Question – 1.)Being asked the same scripted "Tell me about a time when..." questions at every interview.
2.) Being pressed for specific company financial figures from my previous employer after it was made clear that I was under a non-disclosure agreement with that employer and would not be comfortable violating that agreement. Answer Question
Personal Trainer Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Life Time Fitness in December 2012.
Interview Details – not a good management, interview system, company. This company called me for an interview and asked way too many questions. Before bringing me in for a second interview the manager asked me to memorize their vision and mission statements.. 2 long, poem like corporate philosophies thatbwere an absolute waste of my time and thought. The second interview was much like the phine interview in that. there were just too many stupid opinionated questions asked. worst of all, I had been interviewing with other employers and had another interview on Monday. The manager, I believe Sherry, had me memorize the statements and cancel my appointments/schedule with the other potential employer .. of course giving me the impression I would be hired... Then rejected me.
Interview Question – lots of stupid, opinionated questions. Answer Question
Web Designer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Life Time Fitness in June 2009.
Interview Details – A couple of phone interviews and then an in person interview. Got a tour of the office (definitely a cube farm) and reviewed some of my work with the hiring manager. The phone interviews seemed to get most of the information they needed. I was starting another job the next day and let them know that. They said they were putting together an offer for me and would have it to me by the end of the day and then I never heard back from them.
Interview Question – What is your favorite activity outside of work? Answer Question
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