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Life Time Fitness Reviews in Chanhassen, MN

Updated January 6, 2015
Updated January 6, 2015
4 Reviews
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Life Time Fitness Chairman, President, and CEO Bahram Akradi
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You get a free gym membership to a great facility and good benefits (in 54 reviews)

  • I can honestly say the free gym member ship is the only pro (in 48 reviews)


Cons
  • You will work long hours especially if you are a Personal Trainer (in 38 reviews)

  • Upper management isn't in touch with the problems within the club (in 29 reviews)

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    Not all that healthy for employees

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

    I worked at Life Time Fitness full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fast pace environment where you will never get bored. Literally spent every minute of the day working, which for a fast paced and motivated individual is awesome. The hierarchy is pretty flat and you get great exposure to upper tier executives on a daily basis and feel like you actually have ownership in the companies overall direction.

    Cons

    Time away is literally non-existent. Well, it is, but be ready for a barrage of 600+ need to read emails when you return after a week vacation. Additionally, don't think twice about not staying close to your phone after work. Business leaders expect answers morning, noon, and night which will kill your life outside of work. To top it off, the benefits aren't that great. You get a membership at their middle tier clubs for free (nothing special), the discount for being fit on health care doesn't necessarily start right away (only test when the group policy is about to renew) so you are paying full freight like a fatty, and you get a whopping 10 days off a year for working yourself ragged....that INCLUDES your sick days! Not that healthy after all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider truly rewarding your employees for working super hard. Don't play favorites by placing an executive's significant other in a leadership role when they don't deserve it. Hire more smart people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company as a whole is good. Tech department is dysfunctional.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Chanhassen, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Chanhassen, MN

    I worked at Life Time Fitness full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good salary at start, phone and internet reimbursement

    Cons

    No communication from management, minimal raises, gym membership is good if you live close to the gym where you work at (Chanhassen is platinum level but all the gyms towards the middle of minneapolis are a higher level. If you work at corporate you will be set as platinum.), minimal career development in tech area of corp., HR hiring process is a nightmare, impossible to get tech training (even at the <$100 level, was told 'no'). Please note that the "culture & Values" from below reflects those from the department level and not the company level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the direction of projects and tech in the company. Most communication involved "we took x amount of calls in the helpdesk this month". Would have been nice to see "These are the projects and the direction we are going in". Do exit interviews and follow up on the feedback. Hiring smart people with no management experience as managers is one thing but give them the tools to actually become good managers. With developers particularly if you aren't willing to give them training and projects that are interesting, you are going to loose them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Chanhassen, MN
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Chanhassen, MN

    I worked at Life Time Fitness as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexiable Schedule and work hours.

    Cons

    Dicatatorial management style. Managers don't value employee's opinions nor input. Not looking for knowledgeable employees, looking for people to "fall in line" (told that literally on a one-on-one)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to embrace change, learn how to handle opinions that differ from yours. Understand that you may not know everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Has potential, but experiencing growing pains

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chanhassen, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chanhassen, MN

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness

    Pros

    Free membership to the clubs. Flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    Location. Public company. Cube farm. Very few activities for a fitness company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Worry less about standards and more about improving the business. Too much focus is spent on procedures rather than making the company better to the customer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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