Equinox Fitness Reviews

Updated April 3, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

    Great facility, but worst treatment of employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, salary, nice environment to work at

    Cons

    Management lacking leadership, no value for employees, lack of responsiveness to complaints by employees and members. High pressure and lack of appreciation for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect, do research of the who is doing the job right, and show true leadership.

  2. Helpful (1)

    You'll need that free membership to deal with the stress.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Corporate in New York, NY

    I worked at Equinox Fitness full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free membership, nice to work out especially if you live near a location.

    Cons

    Absolutely no work-life balance. You're on call 24/7 and will get phone calls and emails on the weekend, when you're sick, or on vacation.
    Impossible to plan ahead on projects due to last minute changes. Every monthly promotion was a rush.
    Lots of turnover within the department (being there more than a year was considered a long time).
    Benefits were awful.

    Advice to Management

    Address the morale problem and burnout that comes with high turnover and reward hard working employees accordingly. Make work-life balance a priority and make management lead by example.

  3. Helpful (2)

    it could have been better.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Equinox Fitness

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    free gym access, and you get paid every Wednesday..

    Cons

    management is very unprofessional and unorganized.

    Advice to Management

    learn how to treat your employees with respect.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Corporate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free Club membership and a decent benefits package. Friendly Staff.

    Cons

    Very corporate atmosphere. All the care and energy is put into making money, not the well being of their employees

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to lead. Not Manage. Anyone can tell someone what to do, and they will do it. But to inspire people to want to do their job, that is leadership.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Trainer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trainer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Trainer in New York, NY

    I worked at Equinox Fitness full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great opportunities for enhancing education.

    Cons

    Low pay
    Pay and work equal to a janitor in order to prospect.
    Non realistic quota goals

  7. Helpful (1)

    Boiler room with a luxury feel

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Membership Advisor in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Membership Advisor in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Equinox Fitness full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    being able to work out at a great luxury gym was definitely a plus. In addition, I was able to meet many influential people and develop relationships with the members.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth. Very cutthroat and sales goals are almost unattainable in areas outside of NY.

    Advice to Management

    Be realistic about the club and truly invest in what will make that individual club better.

  8. Great company but horrible managers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Terrible work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  10. Helpful (4)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  11. Helpful (2)

    Front Desk Clerk

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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