Life Time Fitness
Life Time Fitness Interview Questions & Reviews
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Very Easy Interview
Member Engagement Advisor Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Life Time Fitness.
Interview Details – Submitted application online, MEM (Member Engagement Manager) set up appointment to meet within a couple of days, met with her and it was pretty basic (they'll basically take anyone willing to cold call and work 70+ hours per week - even without sales experience). After that I interviewed with the GM of the club, same interview... Life Time is full of robots so they just read off of a sheet that corporate gives them and they rate whether or not you filled in all of their little boxes. Basically all you have to do (and they'll tell you this) is give them a specific incidence or example of whatever question they want answered, what happened, what you did, and what the outcome was. After that you'll meet with the Regional, same interview again... and you're done. All of this should take about a week or two. If you can pretend to be an aggressive drone you'll be fine. They actually tell their sales people to drill the person in front of them until they get pissed enough to walk away so get ready for that.
Negotiation Details – It's 100% commission and you'll work more than 70 hours per week and average about $11 an hour if you're good at what you do... Look elsewhere, there's much better out there; don't settle on this.
Member Services - Front Desk Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Life Time Fitness in January 2014.
Interview Details – I was emailed from the customer service manager to fill out q questioner after apply and then was emailed back to set up a phone interview after the phone interview I was called in for a in person interview and then was emailed back again and was told to memorize the company creed and I would interview with the general manager. I get to the interview with the general manger to find out it was a group interview and the person I was with was late I waited and she finally came and had to say and write the creed verbatim the GM was made I did not memorize it I have been in the fitness industry for years and left another fitness company as a GM and was heading back to school look for a part time job. I was emailed several weeks latter and was told they offered me the position
Interview Question – memorize the creed Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I was not given wiggle room it was accept the offer or they did not want you
Member Services Team Member Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Life Time Fitness in February 2014.
Interview Details – You are emailed back almost immediately if they don't want you. if you're appealing in your submissions you are called for a phone screening to see if you're worth an interview. If you don't suit a resume they won't even open your application. You are then called in for an interview that's pretty scenario based and if you nail that one then you will be called into the interview with the general manager to recite the mission and vision
Interview Question – Most difficult question honestly is the simplest one like "describe a time when..." because you have to sit there for a second and kind of film through your life to find a decent answer Answer Question
Negotiation Details – nothing is negotiable at first
Mea Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Life Time Fitness
Interview Details – took about 2 weeks. Met with Manager, GM, and Regional Manager. Nothing too hard. Just know yourself and your experiences well enough to communicate them. They try to paint a picture of the company, but you will soon find out that it is nothing of what you expected.
Interview Question – What would you put in a Time Capsule Answer Question
Personal Trainer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Life Time Fitness.
Interview Details – First initial interview is usually with the PT Director of the Club. He may have you on the spot, take a piece of paper, and tell you to walk the fitness floor and get 5 different people's thoughts on why they joined the club and tell you to come back.
If you make it to the next stage, you come in to train one of the trainers, who is typically an Assistant Director (can be anywhere from 3-6 of these depending on size of club). Be ready for them to throw a monkey wrench in whatever you had planned (will possibly act as if they have bad knees, ankle injury, etc.) If you are lucky, they will just want a good workout, because typically it is their down time when they usually workout anyway.
The third stage is usually with the GM of the club who oversees the entire club. Be ready to know information about the club. My GM asked me on the spot what the mission statement was, word for word. I was given a heads up by the 2nd interviewer. Also, depending on the person, (my GM was a little different), asked random fitness questions, such as how many bones in the body or something random like that.
Interview Question – Mission, Vision Statement View Answer
Life Cafe Team Member Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Life Time Fitness in April 2013.
Interview Details – He calls you to schedule the interview with the Life Cafe Department Head. He will go through the Corporate interview questions and engage in conversation with you. If successful, you will need to do a second interview with the General Manager. This is an easier interview that just covers the information on the sheet you are given.
Interview Question – How do you live a healthy life? Answer Question
Member Services Team Member Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Life Time Fitness in June 2014.
Interview Details – Applied online and stopped in to talk to Hiring Manager after about a week and a half. She said they were reviewing applications and would call me to set up an interview in a few days. She called about a week later to do a pre-screen phone interview.
Interview Question – None. They ask you to memorize their Vision & Mission Statements but everything else is pretty straight forward. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Lifeguard Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Life Time Fitness in May 2011.
Interview Details – It was pretty easy. 2 rounds of interviews first one is more of a screen. Second interview was a more personal in depth interview. Overall I thought the interview process was pretty easy. All the interview questions were very basic and I had no problem answering them. I would definitely recommend this company.
Interview Question – What is your weakness. Answer Question
Member Engagement Advisor Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
Interviewed at Life Time Fitness
Interview Details – Interviews were conducted on a one-to-one basis. There were three levels (MEM, GM, RSM). Not an overly difficult or stressful process but tedious. They talked everything up as if it was the greatest place in the world.
Member Engagement Advisor Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Life Time Fitness.
Interview Details – Basic interview questions such as what are your strengths and weaknesses and why are you interested in sales?
Are you comfortable working in a 100% commission position? Comfortable with long hours? (i.e. 55+ hours per week to consistently meet your sales quota for the month)
Nothing should catch you off guard, it's not an overly stressful set of questions.
Interview Question – Give me an example of a time you had to sell something. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Received a better offer from competitor, salary position.
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