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2.0 62 reviews

17% Approve of the CEO

Medifast CEO Michael MacDonald

Michael MacDonald

(12 ratings)

17% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Helping people achieve their weight loss goals(in 5 reviews)

  • Helping people get healthy and lose weight(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • It is a sinking ship and nothing that upper management says is true(in 11 reviews)

  • The corporate office is incompetent and tries to keep afloat by always changing the rules(in 6 reviews)

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    This is an overall great company to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits, including access to our own gym

    ConsSome departments have high turnover

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the company events going

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    Room for improvement, but overall not bad

    Purchasing Agent (Current Employee) Owings Mills, MD

    Pros- Generous PTO plan
    - Holds very nice company parties/functions
    - Great company culture

    Cons- Middle and senior management is questionable
    - No tuition reimbursement

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to learn how to convert strategies in actionable items; Need to make sure departmental initiatives are not conflicting with other departments

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    Great work environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros-great coworkers
    -fair pay
    -treated well
    -offers severance pay

    ConsMostly female work environment, however, since I was laid off I have heard the dynamics of the company have completely changed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI was starting my way from the bottom hoping to get to the top after graduating, because Medifast changed all their management I was laid off. Even all the VPs knew who I was and would say hello to me rather than just walk by me like I didn't exist. I suggest all upper management try to restore the corporate Medifast to the great environment it used to be.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company with health focus.

    Intern (Former Employee) Owings Mills, MD

    ProsI worked on the R&D team, and they really care about making Medifast the best products available, and proving scientifically that they help people lose weight. Medifast does a lot to build a team environment, and has some great perks for employees.

    ConsSometimes hard to back the product when you don't like it yourself. Medifast is an intense program, so it's not for everyone.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I like being a part of improving the lives of others.

    Corporate Employee (Current Employee) Owings Mills, MD

    ProsThe mission is the key. I am happy to work for a company whose main objective is to help customers get healthy.

    ConsJust like any company out there, there are growing pains. Change isn't always easy to deal with, but you just need to roll with the punches.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pretty Good

    Weight Loss Counselor (Current Employee) Burke, VA

    ProsIndividual managers care a lot about their center, employees, and customers; the company is growing; the job is easy and straight forward; you get to know clients really well; you make a daily impact on peoples lives; most management (individual and corporate) are understanding and willing to work with you

    ConsThe company is growing too fast -- they recently laid of a ton of employees in the MD/VA/DC area; corporate hides things from centers; things are always changing so employees in centers are often doing things "wrong"; some corporate workers don't care about field employees; programs are crazy expensive which can make it hard to get and keep clients; this jobs is ALWAYS about SALES....some upper management pretend to care about health and weight loss but really just care about money; employees are put through long hours without much appreciatio

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    Excellent learning experience

    Intern (Former Employee) Owings Mills, MD

    ProsAn allowance of $200 of free medifast food is given to each employee per month.
    Corporate building and manufacturing plant employees receive free access to owings mills gym within walking distance of the buildings.
    Employees take ownership of challenges and problems

    ConsVery fast paced. A lost of changes are ongoing and you have to stay on your feet as they occur.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Medifast is a great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Owings Mills, MD

    ProsMy opinion is valued, my peers are committed to doing quality work, I am rewarded for my performance

    ConsImprove communication to lower level employees of policy changes

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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