Life Time Fitness
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www.lifetimefitness.com Chanhassen, MN 5000+ Employees

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47% Approve of the CEO

Life Time Fitness Chairman, President, and CEO Bahram Akradi

Bahram Akradi

(17 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great mission for members

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Chanhassen, MN

    ProsThe philosophy and mission behind Life Time is inspiring. The benefit of a free membership is great if you can find the time to take advantage of it.

    ConsUpper management tends to be fragmented in their direction. This has you chasing your tail a bit and trying to support the demands of too many "must have" priorities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to set goals and direction for the year (or even for the quarter would help). Then have everyone work toward those same goals. When a new request surfaces, you need to determine if this is more important than the others already agreed upon. If it is, then one of the old goals must be replaced with the new one - not added to the list.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Unfortunate, because it could really be a great place to work.

    (Former Employee)
    Chanhassen, MN

    ProsFree membership. Very "healthy" environment to work in- culture that is encouraging of healthy eating, exercise, etc. Related to that though- You will be in the (silently judged) minority of your're out of shape, overweight, drink soda, etc.

    Mostly business casual dress code.

    Certain positions also allotted cell phone and home internet connectivity allowance in addition to base salary, usually had access to great cutting edge technology, very satisfied with salary.

    ConsOnly 10 days of PTO a year (whether it's sick or vacation), that you must use by the end of the calendar year. This does not allow for much work/life balance.

    Benefits were just OK, which is a little odd considering it's a "Healthy Way of Life Company"

    CEO has a temper- which I witnessed firsthand, not just going off of rumors. He is very driven, and perhaps that is the type of personality needed to be "successful" but cursing and losing your temper with employees or situations usually doesn't go over well in the long run.

    His team of upper management is comprised of guys that have been by his side nodding yes since the first club was opened. For the most part, it's not horrible, but you eventually get the feeling that you either 'drink the kool aid' or you don't, and if you don't you're out.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Child Center Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Chanhassen, MN

    Prosget a free membership, fun job, like working with the kids, can be creative

    Consthere is little opportunity to move up in lifetime, and nearly impossible to get raises, hard to get time off.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Potential to be an awesome place

    Corporate Office (Current Employee)
    Chanhassen, MN

    ProsFree membership, low formality culture at corporate office, fun people (most of the time). Great place to get a ton of experience because they run a LEAN team. Fast paced culture means you'll never get bored. Great place to learn as much as you want about your personal health and fitness with tons of great and knowledgeable people!

    ConsNo work/life balance or respect for employees. When you meet a goal, all they expect is more. It never seems to be good enough. Feels like a "boys club" a lot of the time with senior management... you really feel the glass ceiling here.

    I feel like i'm always connected to work- at home I feel like i have to check my email at all hours in case a senior leader needs something. At times it feels like i'm working with jr-high age people. If you don't like profanity, you may get easily offended.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease value your employees. We know members are #1, but if employees aren't valued, we can't make it the best experience for our members. Employees are NOT just at your disposal. It does matter when we lose employees because of turnover costs.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Love the LiftTime way of life!

    Swim Instructor (Current Employee)
    Chanhassen, MN

    ProsGood pay, Membership included with employment, lifestyle

    ConsI feel like I dont have anywhere to advance to. I also feel like my higher ups do not notice me.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAppreciate the small workers more

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Growing company with lots of opportunities, but experiencing severe growing pains

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Chanhassen, MN

    ProsThere are alot of growth opportunities in the growing company. The company is truely focused around it's mission and is driving towards that to change the lives of as many people as possible for the better.

    ConsBenefits and compensation are subpar compared to similar positions. Most people start working for Life Time Fitness to move up quickly through the ranks while making less money for a few years and then leave and make alot more money with another company. The senior leadership is a visionary group who truely care about the company. However, they still have a very strong "good ole boys club" mentality about them. There are no females in senior leadership. Even at the club level, all of the area directors are men.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork to put compensation and benefits at a comparable level to other companies with similar positions. You get what you pay for and if you compensate highly qualified people, you will retain them and the company will grow even faster. Lose the "good ole boys club" it's the 21st century.

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