Medifast Reviews

Updated June 12, 2015
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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. Helpful (1)

    Evolving place to work!

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

    I have been working at Medifast full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Medifast encourages employees to live a healthy lifestyle themselves while promoting health through evidenced-based products and programs. The support that Medifast offers customers and clients through the different divisions helps to provide people with options of support through their weight management journey.

    Cons

    The company is developing new processes and improvements, therefore restructures frequently, so jobs change as well. This constant change can make working challenging at times.


  2. A nice young and dynamic company to work for

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

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

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

    Pros

    I joined Medifast about two years ago and I am very happy about it. Medifast is a young, dynamic company where the working environment has attained a good balance between institutional and family business cultures; this naturally motivates me to do my best. Our leadership recognizes the importance of talent and professional development and provides us several options for training and development. I like the fact that given the state of development of the company there are many opportunities for employees to make significant contributions to the overall business performance regardless of their position in the organization chart. Here you are quickly known by everybody and you call them and are called by your first name.

    Cons

    One general challenge is the ability to adapt to the relatively fast change that the company experiences as with business is growth.

    Advice to Management

    Keep training and motivating employees, particularly the millenniums. Expand on Lean Six Sigma and on the mentorship program.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Employee Review

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

    I have been working at Medifast full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Employer provides a plethora of information regarding physical health, nutrition, and personal finances and the support of each. Offers lots of employee team building activities and has a very friendly family like atmosphere.

    Cons

    employee pay rates are on the lower end of the median for hourly and salaried employees. Cost of living increases would be nice. The company could do a better job of internal employment promotions through internal training of key employees to the next level position through training, coaching, and mentoring. This is a great morale booster and often times proves to be more economical than hiring externally.

    Advice to Management

    Could spend time focusing on coaching and mentoring existing employees into the next level positions when available or cross training employees who are interested in expanding thier services to the company.


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  5. From Day 1...I knew Medifast was the right company for me!

    • 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

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

    Pros

    From Day 1 I knew Medifast was the right company for me! For as long as I can remember fitness, good health, and well being have been my foundation. So, it felt very rewarding to join an organization that had not only created a vision to get America Healthy, but was fully committed to that vision. Of the four channels here at Medifast I have had the opportunity to work within each one and gain insight and perspective into the values that the founder Michael McDonald instilled and are still evident today. Medifast is rooted in 'Good' people, doing 'Great' things! No matter how much the world at large changes, the people here at Medifast have always been the driving force propelling the company toward change and success. people

    Cons

    I would like to see more external training opportunities offered. I feel the networking possibilities would be very beneficial building on the talent that we have here at Medifast, In my experience forging external partnerships can be essential to building on best practices and front-end customer strategies.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. Helpful (1)

    Corporate HQ After 2+ Yrs of Employment

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Autonomy in getting work accomplished The hiring of industry experts in key roles seems like a good leadership decision Quick to market on products/services Entrepreneurial feel; projects worked typically have direct impacts on company bottom line Conversational atmosphere Casual work environment Free on-premise gym Laptop provided Phone provided

    Cons

    Change is constant Strategies don't always appear to be long term Turnover rate of employees has been high in certain departments

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on the profitable business areas Continue to develop products that can be used by many segments of the population (not just for those looking to lose weight)


  7. Helpful (1)

    Very Impressed with Medifast

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

    I have been working at Medifast full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work. Medifast, Inc. has strong core values. This is a company that emphasizes wellness and healthy living for its costumers and employees. As part of the technical team, there is excellent project ownership and encouragement to lead innovation and bring new ideas to the table. The company is also willing to invest in graduate education for its employees.

    Cons

    There is room to develop career growth opportunities for employees within the organization.

    Advice to Management

    This is the time to take risks, update core message, invest and improve marketing and communication initiatives. Great opportunity to get to know the current customer and consumer even more.


  8. Very Good Company

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

    I have been working at Medifast full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Altruistic Mission, Family-Owned & Family Atmosphere, Highly Collaborative Teamwork Environment, Highly Profitable, Great Co-Workers, Diversifiel & Multi-Level Sales Channel Model Help Mitigate Market Risk, Competitive Benefits Package, Good Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    Still Seeking Identity In A Challenging Market Space, Multi-Channel Business Fragments Corporate Strategies, Advertising Spend Low & Minimally Effective, Antiquated Operating Systems

    Advice to Management

    The next 6 months are pivotal -- not so much the financial results that will be achieved in that time window, but the infrastructure that will be laid for future success.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Director

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

    I have been working at Medifast

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

    Pros

    Medifast is a very mission-focused organization that invests in the communities it serves through community outreach programs and volunteerism. I am genuinely impressed with the number of employees who believe wholeheartedly in the company's mission and work hard to improve our customers' overall health and wellness. Medifast offers an excellent benefits package, including free gym membership, free and discounted products, tuition reimbursement, and generous paid vacation and holidays. Medifast is conveniently located in the Greater Baltimore area with easy access to major highways. Easily accessible, employer-provided parking is a real plus - especially during the winter months!

    Cons

    Lean, but efficient operations. Small business mindset.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to recruit and retain talented employees and support them with training and professional development opportunities. Explore opportunities to enhance executive development and mentoring programs.


  10. Weight Loss Counselor

    • 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

    Pros

    Pay is not bad, and the training is very good. Pretty good place to work.

    Cons

    Monthly sales goals can be a little high, making it harder for you to get bonuses. Not impossible though.

    Advice to Management

    You have a trainer who is micromanaging the centers. Its a little insulting to the center directors who are in charge of thier counselors.


  11. Ever changing,ever evolving,moving forward

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

    I have been working at Medifast full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits. On site fitness facility, work life balance, growth opportunities, tuition reimbursement under grad/grad program

    Cons

    Poor communication practices to front line.

    Advice to Management

    Give information to those impacted most first.



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