Equinox Fitness

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Equinox Fitness Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
212 Reviews
3.0
212 Reviews
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Equinox Fitness President Sarah Robb O'Hagan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The free gym membership is incredible, but not worth it in the end (in 51 reviews)

  • Free gym membership (if you in to working out) 40% off at retail store clothing (even tho every item is marketed up 33%) (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance, hard to take a vacation because you miss your goals if you miss work (in 14 reviews)

  • Very long hours at the end of the month (in 16 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company but horrible managers

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Department in New York, NY
    Former Employee - IT Department in New York, NY

    I worked at Equinox Fitness full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free membership at anybEquinox gym
    Work with some talented people
    Company expansion growth

    Cons

    No training
    Benefits horrible
    No sense of direction from management
    No self growth supported
    Horrible immediate managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Play more active role in listening to your employees not just so called managers.
    The company will continue to loose a lot of talented employees due to sense of no direction and personal growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Terrible work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness

    Pros

    You can make lots of money if you want to work 14 hour days

    Cons

    They couldn't care less about your family or social life. There is absolutely no life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I always have to question how short sighted companies can be by thinking the most important factor on a job is simply compensation. If they took the time to look at just about any survey of things employees ranked as the most important factors related to job satisfaction, they would find that compensation is somewhere in the middle. Work/Life Balance, the ability to have achievable goals, relationship with management and employees, and job security almost always are higher up the chart than compensation. If those are things that are important to you, this is not the company for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Got Hired, started the training process, never got payed for the training.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Great Neck, NY
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Great Neck, NY

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fancy gym, a lot of equipment.

    Cons

    No life balance, everyone is so stuck up , no schedule, low salary, work work work. I got hired, started the training process which you get payed for however I decided to not work there because they wanted me to quit my other job to be there all the time and I had told them since the beginning i couldn't. They said they would still pay me for the training process however NEVER got payed!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so stuck up and trying to be so perfect as people and as a club.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Front Desk Clerk

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front Desk Associate in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Front Desk Associate in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very open schedule, ability to have complementary club membership, great employees discounts. Good atmosphere to work.

    Cons

    No room to grow, management of club very unprofessional. Pay is very low compared to similar jobs in the city.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clubs have great talent throughout. it will be a good idea to consider feedback from line employees to have a better idea on what is going on. Also in the process of obtaining members surveys questions about club management should be included.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Personal Trainer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Immaculate fitness environment, between the gym, spa, and EarthBar. Focus on education *can* build intelligent, well-rounded trainers. Clientele are fitness-minded.

    Cons

    It's easy to get burnt out in the first few months because you're expected to put in incredibly long days (nothing less than double digits, and 12-14 isn't uncommon) while ramping up. High turnover rate leads to low morale (veteran trainers are dismissive of new hires until they've lasted 6 months and ramping trainers feel constantly on the verge of termination if ambitious quotas aren't met.) Pay isn't great, especially given what the company charges for PT. Must be extraordinarily sales-oriented; Yelp reviews liken the floor trainers to sharks on the hunt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to keep your trainers (and management) around longer so even the notion of stability can grow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you're not a manager you're nobody

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - The Shop Sales Associate in Tysons Corner, VA
    Current Employee - The Shop Sales Associate in Tysons Corner, VA

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Equinox, and what it has to offer its members is truly amazing. Their focus on health an wellness through science based approaches has been proven over and over to be effective, and life changing. That being said, as an hourly employee you enjoy free gym membership, and 40% off of services offered, which is reason enough to work for Equinox.

    Cons

    The work culture at Equinox isn't necessarily the greatest. Often people get hired to fill positions who really aren't suited for customer services positions, and thus burden those who are actually good at their jobs. The company will also often find ways to not pay over time (move hours around, charge hours you worked this week to next week). It's even worse for you if you're a membership advisor, you don't get paid even nearly enough to even come close to cover cost of living in this area, although you work 9,10, sometimes 12 hour shifts. Essentially, as a low level employee at Equinox you will work long hours, and do hard work and get paid very little, and you opinion matters even less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees more, and don't simply hire ANBODY just because you are understaffed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Brutal

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Membership Advisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Membership Advisor in New York, NY

    I worked at Equinox Fitness full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good money, good quality gym

    Cons

    Membership advisor position is miserable, they mine you for contacts until you can't provide anymore, then throw you out

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not the best working environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front Desk Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Front Desk Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Equinox Fitness part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You had the benefits of using the excellent facilities.

    Cons

    Employees were treated like machines.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of HOT air, not so many hot bodies...

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Boston, MA

    I worked at Equinox Fitness full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing facilities, and members, great equipment and environment. Floor shifts are counter-productive to filling your schedule.

    Cons

    Working with many inexperienced recent grads that can't sell, seeing them burn many good leads. As with many companies, mediocre staff are kept on for complying and not saying how they feel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Little less hype, also get rid of FAT, out of shape fitness managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to learn, but not stay.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Equinox Fitness full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very experienced an knowledgable trainers

    Cons

    Having to constantly sell yourself
    Free sessions

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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