Medifast Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
65 Reviews

2.1
65 Reviews
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Medifast CEO Michael MacDonald
Michael MacDonald
15 Ratings

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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  1.  

    Great people to work with!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Owings Mills, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owings Mills, MD

    I have been working at Medifast full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Love the culture and the people. Great work/life balance. Love working for a company that is helping people.

    Cons

    Growth opportunity is lacking. Would like to be rewarded for hard work with additional responsibility and promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the talent here by promoting the people who deserve and give them a growth path to work towards.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    This is an overall great company to work for.

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

    I have been working at Medifast

    Pros

    Great benefits, including access to our own gym

    Cons

    Some departments have high turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the company events going

  3.  

    Room for improvement, but overall not bad

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent  in  Owings Mills, MD
    Current Employee - Purchasing Agent in Owings Mills, MD

    I have been working at Medifast full-time for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great work environment

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

    I worked at Medifast part-time for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company with health focus.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Owings Mills, MD
    Former Employee - Intern in Owings Mills, MD

    I worked at Medifast as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee  in  Owings Mills, MD
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Owings Mills, MD

    I have been working at Medifast full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Just 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Pretty Good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Weight Loss Counselor  in  Burke, VA
    Current Employee - Weight Loss Counselor in Burke, VA

    I have been working at Medifast

    Pros

    Individual 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

    Cons

    The 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

  9.  

    Excellent learning experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Owings Mills, MD
    Former Employee - Intern in Owings Mills, MD

    I worked at Medifast

    Pros

    An 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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Medifast is a great place to work

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

    I have been working at Medifast

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Improve communication to lower level employees of policy changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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