Medifast Reviews

Updated June 15, 2015
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Medifast CEO Michael MacDonald
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Pros
  • Commission & helping people with their weight loss journey (in 8 reviews)

  • weight loss industry as well as some selling tricks (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management want us to use many of another weight loss competitor's strategy's and guidelines to run our business (in 13 reviews)

  • The Weight Loss Consultants are too educated to be paid so little (i (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Medifast

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medifast

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Medifast provides a few nice incentives such as 4 weeks of paid time off in the first year of service, state-of-the-art gym on-site with personal trainers, free Medifast food, matching 401k, and a couple of parties a year. The company has a great team of people who work hard to accomplish goals set to capture more market share and increase profits.

    Cons

    Medifast has a lean workforce which can make it challenging for the teams to stay focused on the priorities. With several different business channels servicing the customers, the priorities can switch very quickly so you have to be nimble.

    Advice to Management

    Develop the internal team to master the changes necessary to expand and hire more people and invest in state-of-the-art systems to support the business today and into the future.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Loved Clients

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medifast

    Pros

    Working with Clients was a wonderful experience

    Cons

    Ashamed that the stores closed in VA

    Advice to Management

    none


  3. Overall, good experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Weight Loss Counselor
    Current Employee - Weight Loss Counselor

    I have been working at Medifast

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, Growth opportunities and interactions

    Cons

    Sales driven rather than focused on journey of weight loss

    Advice to Management

    More transparency to centers.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    More sales than anything else

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Weight Loss Counselor in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Weight Loss Counselor in San Antonio, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment, great customers, good pay

    Cons

    The job is Counselor but it's 80% SALES and it can be very stressful

    Advice to Management

    Be honest that the job is mostly about sales and look for applicants who excel in this field. Seeking college graduates from the health and wellness field does looks nice on paper, but the job is not really counseling. It's selling the program, the products and making phone calls.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Unique experience. ..

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate in Owings, MD
    Former Employee - Corporate in Owings, MD

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

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

    Pros

    Medifast was described as Fast paced and Change friendly. In addition, Growth opportunities were available to some.

    Cons

    Poor communication from all levels within the organization. High turnover is some departments.


  7. Good Company, Good people, Great products

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Center Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Center Manager in Miami, FL

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

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

    Pros

    Good Management, great product line that really works

    Cons

    Low pay for the type of work required. Long hours


  8. I would request an informational interview with an employee that isn't management first before applying

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

    I have been working at Medifast full-time

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

    Pros

    Getting to work with clients one-on-one and see the effective results on a weekly basis was very rewarding. If you enjoy counseling and using the SMART technique this is the job for you!

    Cons

    The Weight Loss Consultants are too educated to be paid so little (i.e. Registered Dietitians and individual's with degrees). In addition, the company does not encourage the Weight Loss Consultants to utilize their knowledge from school and to just focus on pushing the program itself.


  9. Assistant Sales Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Sales Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Medifast 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

    Great Intrinsic value helping people in the community to live healthy lifestyles. Compensation was decent, although the commission scale at the time wasnt appropriate to the amount of revenue a single center was producing.

    Cons

    Very little leadership from HQ in Baltimore

    Medifast Response

    Sep 10, 2014Recruiting Manager

    We certainly don’t want to hear that you felt a disconnect to the corporate office. We strive to stay connected and ask those who feel a disconnect to let us know. We hope that you did while working ... More


  10. It has been a learning experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Utility Worker in Owings Mills, MD
    Current Employee - Utility Worker in Owings Mills, MD

    I have been working at Medifast full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    he best reason to work for Medifast is being able to get employee discounts on food.

    Cons

    The pay is not all that good

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to employees more.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great Program, Terrible Management

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great programs and services. The program works and is the best out there in the marketplace.

    Cons

    The senior management of the division and the company don't have a clue. Weight loss is not like selling copiers! Customers and employees should be valued and treated with respect. They are your biggest asset and yet you ignore valuable feedback from both groups and this will contribute to the company's demise. You have lost some very experienced, capable, driven, passionate employees because senior management thinks they have all of the answers. Just look at the declining revenue, massive employee turnover and general unrest in the field and in the corporate office. Seems like it might be time for a change in leadership!

    Advice to Management

    Family members should step aside and let people who are willing to do the grunt work and have extensive experience with sales, marketing and operations in a field-based division, take on the challenge. You would be amazed at what can be accomplished when you have people in charge that others want to follow.



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