Life Time Fitness
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Updated Jun 29, 2014
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Life Cafe Team Member
Omaha, NE

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

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Life Cafe Team Member

I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Life Time Fitness in March 2013.

Interview Details – Received a phone call from the department head asking for an interview. The DH asked about previous/current work, and asked how I would proceed in hypothetical situations (ex. a guest complains his/her food is too hot - how would you respond?).

About a week later I interviewed with the General Manager where I had to recite the company vision and mission statement from memory.

The following week I was offered the job over the phone, then it was just a matter of a couple more weeks filling out paperwork, waiting for my background check, and then another couple before HR put me in the system. And a few hours of online training videos and tests before actual job training.

Interview Question – A guest orders an item that is unavailable, and when told, insists that you are wrong - how do you proceed?   View Answers (2)

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Life Cafe Team Member
Johns Creek, GA

I applied online - interviewed at Life Time Fitness in July 2010.

Interview Details – applied online and was called about a week later for an interview. was interviewed by the lifecafe manager and it was pretty easy-going. right after the interview i was hired.

Interview Question – explain a time in which you experienced a coworker or customer doing something against company rules and how you reacted.   Answer Question

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Outdoor Life Cafe

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

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Life Cafe Team Member
Sandy Springs, GA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Life Time Fitness.

Interview Details – Started as a group interview.

Basic questions:
Why do you want to work here?
etc...

Call back in a few days to meet with the GM. Just remember the Mission & Vision Statement, you will have to tell them it.

Negotiation Details – None

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Life Cafe Team Member
Flower Mound, TX

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Life Time Fitness in January 2012.

Interview Details – This company requires individuals to apply online ONLY. You fill out a long questionare along with giving your work history and other general resume info. A cover letter is suggested and when you finish jumping through those hoops, ...well you get to wait. You recieve a confirmation email which tells you the company will contact you IF they are interested. This could be days, weeks, or even months for some. Then, should you recieve a call you first will go through a phone interview. The professionalism of this interview is entirely left to how competent the manager on the other end is (which in most cases is not very good). If they still like you after this you will be scheduled for a one on one interview with the manager of the selected department and AGAIN this could be a matter of days or weeks. The one on one interview involves questions regarding your personal knowledge of the company and "why" you desire to work there. Your education and experience may be glanced at but is not really of much importance as will be evident by the blatent push that you must be willing to CONFORM to the way of the company. After the one on one, you will be scheduled for a third interview with the location's general manager who will verbally test you on the mission and vision of the company placing a large value on your ability to memorize it and spit it out at any given time. Should the manager like you too he will send your information through for a background check. You will then recieve an email from the agency conducting the background check and you will have to complete a lengthy questionaire. If all comes out good and clean the manager is then supposed to schedule you for a 3-4 day paid trainning at a specified LTF location. (This rarely happens as the LTF turnover rate is SO HIGH they struggle to maintain a trainning facility) Only AFTER completing and passing the trainning are you then placed on the schedule to begin work. The whole process for me took about 30 days.

Interview Question – If you come to find that corporate is difficult to work with/for, how will you handle it?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – It was rather informal and really little to no wiggle room given for negotiation. The best I was given was a base rate and a "promise" of promotion (which hasn't gone through!). I suggest anyone offered a position strongly consider how much they value their sanity and health beacause at this "healthy way of life company" you, as an employee, are not important. You will be over worked, under paid, and HIGHLY under appreciated.

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Life Cafe Team Member
Austin, TX

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Life Time Fitness in January 2011.

Interview Details – The interview process was extensive for me. I first recieved an interview over the phone, then with my Cafe supervisor. I was then asked to memorize the mission and vison statements which I had to recite to the GM of the company before meeting with my supervisor one last time.

Interview Question – Describe a time when you went above and beyond to help a customer.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I didn't do much negotiating, because as I saw it, it was just a cafe position which I only planned to remain in for about a year or so. There was no negotiating the pay, (minimum wage) and everything else I was perfectly fine with. For me it was just supposed to be a little job that worked well with a full-time school schedule and up until now, it has upheld those expectations.

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Life Cafe Team Member

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Life Time Fitness in October 2010.

Interview Details – Consisted of a 1:1 interview with the supervisor of the Life Cafe. There were general questions such as "why are you qualified for this job" and "what experience do you have that will help you at this job". I passed that and moved onto an 1:1 interview with the general manager of the gym. There were questions like "what does excellence customer service mean to you?".

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