Life Time Fitness Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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  1. Assistant Department Head - Operations

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, I had the freedom to switch shifts and adjust to my life. I got to work with a wide range of people. I had the freedom to create my own system for keeping the club clean and organized.

    Cons

    I was on call all the time. I was expected to do weekly phone calls with upper management on how things were going. All these phone calls were done off the clock.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay better and pay for all the time spent working. If the weekly phone call is going to be a thing, I need to get paid for that time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. Challenging

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    Current Employee - Personal Trainer
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Immediate co-workers and immediate Dept Head are great. Working with clients is very rewarding.

    Cons

    Others in management could use mentoring. Work-life balance is a challenge. Work a lot for what you earn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mentoring program for management would be helpful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. little benefits for part time workers

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    Current Employee - Aquatics Lifeguard
    Current Employee - Aquatics Lifeguard

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness part-time

    Pros

    free gym membership, good coworkers are very relaxed. on occasion boss will bring food to inservices. very relaxed, customers are mainly young families so they're fairly friendly.

    Cons

    very low pay considering how its skilled labor (you need 250 dollars every two years for a certification, necessary to work as a lifeguard) and you will start out earning less money than a cashier at target. very disappointing. boss expects you to sub for others as the only way to get raises. 0 sick days permitted for part time workers and pressured to go even if you may get others sick. almost no opportunities for days off for vacations even for pre arranged vacations. during in services if you mess up, there's very little constructive criticism and most people act very irritated. most of the skills you use, you teach yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promotions, sick days. having a free membership doesn't negate your need for a break if ill

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Corporate culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness

    Pros

    I work in the child care department, and it is an easy job. You get a Lifetime membership and discounts as well. Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Members can be hard to please. Also, sometimes you are bombarded with children.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The hiring on process is quite disorganized. The training takes a long time and department heads don't communicate clearly what you need to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. Overall, okay...

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    Former Employee - Kids Activities Team Member
    Former Employee - Kids Activities Team Member

    I worked at Life Time Fitness part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Free Membership
    - Dynamic Environment
    - Great Supervisor (who genuinely cared)

    Cons

    - If you don't like your colleagues, you will struggle. Most all aspects of the day are spent with others, so you want to make sure you culturally fit in, and enjoy working with those around you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. On the surface, LTF seems to be the ONLY place to train

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    Former Employee - Assistant Department Head in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Department Head in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    The number of members you have access to.
    The opportunities to learn skill sets that are valuable to them and after.

    Cons

    You must work in shifts, weekends, holidays, and extra time 'mid month' and 'end of month'.
    If you move up the ladder, you pay for any failing team members (ask about DRAW).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The interview should be clear about expectations. It is sold that it doesn't happen much that you stay long or every holiday. Once a trainer, when you want to promote them to APTDH, warn them that DRAW means their personal paycheck. And if that PT on your team gets fired, you never get that money back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. It is tough to always rise to the expectations with no recognition

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness

    Pros

    The free Membership and staff works in unison

    Cons

    Demand perfection but pay is low.

  9. Okay place to work.

    Current Employee - Kids Activities Team Member in Rochester Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Kids Activities Team Member in Rochester Hills, MI

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Free Platinum Gym Membership when working here.

    Cons

    I worked in Rochester, Michigan and the majority of our clientele felt entitled to everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what your employees are telling you. Sometimes you have to spend money to make money. With an expensive gym membership, this should not be a problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Stressful times are normal when working for this company.

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    Former Employee - Member Services - Front Desk in Savage, MN
    Former Employee - Member Services - Front Desk in Savage, MN

    I worked at Life Time Fitness part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free membership was awesome, lots of staff to get to know and talk to, many members for great networking opportunities and getting to know people in the community

    Cons

    Cranky coworkers and supervisors, less about people and more about the numbers, rules change almost DAILY, very little support for new employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make more set rules and policies (this especially helps out the folks on the front desk who need to know the answer to all questions every day) because when they change all the time, it stresses the employees out and customer satisfaction suffers while the employees are blamed for it and morale decreases

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Overall, it's just okay.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness

    Pros

    Everyone working for Lifetime seems to genuinely love being there and serving members.
    Free membership and discounts off services, spa, and cafe.

    Cons

    Horrible pay regardless of position in company.
    Corporate is all about revenue and not taking care of its' employees at the club level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase base pay for team members

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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