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Weight Watchers Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
250 Reviews
2.7
250 Reviews
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James R. Chambers
35 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Enjoyed helping people, coworkers were very nice and dedicated and supportive (in 36 reviews)

  • I was always uplifted by helping others to get healthy and reach their goals (in 25 reviews)


Cons
  • Many required training sessions that are mandatory but paid at minimum wage (in 43 reviews)

  • It's strictly a dollars game, as far as upper management is concerned (in 16 reviews)

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  1.  

    No future...for them or you

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weight Watchers full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    In the city. Helping people feels good.

    Cons

    Poor leadership. Nobody can see themselves there for long. New senior management making poor hiring and org structure decisions. If business doesn't turn around the rank and file will continue to be the ones to suffer and blamed but senior management still gets paid. Jump before you are tossed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    good program HORRIBLE management

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    Current Employee - Receptionist in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at Weight Watchers part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    gained secretarial skills, inventory and distribution, bookkeeping knowledge increased, members improved my customer service abilities; communication and interaction.

    Cons

    below minimum wage pay, high school cliquish employees- think run fat boy run meets mean girls- flighty management, no team work... this list goes on and on and on and on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    sit still for a change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Politics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weight Watchers full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great young group of people that care and help one another out.

    Cons

    upper management fill with politics and favoritism. Will overwork those that know what they are doing and let the others do nothing simply because they know them personally. Directors are all liars and will stab people in the back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    can't give any because they will eat you out. or dismiss you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointed

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weight Watchers

    Pros

    Work to promote a program I had grown to believe in

    Cons

    Disappointed that those of us who were making money for the company were the most expendable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn from your mistakes! Respect and make the "awards" that you pretend to give your employees more financially profitable.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great weight loss program, not great employer

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    Former Employee - Weight Watchers Meeting Leader in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Weight Watchers Meeting Leader in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Weight Watchers full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Helping people lose weight and working with a staff that knows the struggle to lose weight and keep it off

    Cons

    Low pay, couldn't do it as a full time job unless you had a spouse that could support you or a second job. Outdated way of handling money...I had to use my own checking account for company money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people more!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Madness

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weight Watchers full-time

    Pros

    nice office and location, comp was market rate, nice people depending on what department you work in.

    Cons

    This place is such a mess, they've turned their whole staff and pretty much have no company culture. Everyone just does what they have to do to not get fired and that's it, nothing about the company makes u want to stay there. Unless you are in an inclusive department that makes effort for their people to collaborate then noone talks to each other.

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Receptionist
    Current Employee - Receptionist

    I have been working at Weight Watchers part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Attaining and staying within your weight goal is a requirement to be an employee. Multitasking skills is also a requirement. As an employee you weigh members in, and help them to see their own desires for weight-loss, but at the same time it is a sales job and are expected to have a bottom line of product sold per member.

    Cons

    Your training is mostly online. The in meeting room training is only 12 hours, and often times you aren't assigned a meeting because of the number of meeting attendance restrictions. One receptionist per 36 attendees. The management is absentee and unavailable due to reorganization, and disconnected from employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use the employees you have to their best advantage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great mission but lack ability to follow through.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weight Watchers full-time

    Pros

    flexible schedules, benefits, work with amazing people in the field.

    Cons

    Central office works in a silo and lacks ability to offer the same level of service to employees that they give to customers. The level of immature high school girl politics is ridiculous and many at the senior level including DM's don't understand what it means to be professional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want a professional organization then please put in the effort to make sure it happens. This means you follow up and do something about situations that are reported.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    leader

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    Former Employee - Leader in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Leader in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Weight Watchers full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    flexible schedule, good training, no danger of losing the job

    Cons

    poor treatment and very low salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest in your leaders!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    National company but amateur in managing.

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    Former Employee - Weight Watchers Meeting Leader in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Weight Watchers Meeting Leader in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Weight Watchers part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice people. I like many of the members of the meetings but sometimes felt like I was not giving them truthful information.

    Cons

    They hide compensation like it was a national secret. Totally mislead about compensation. Trainers....a few good ones, but many are just dreadful. They make such a big deal of the initial training and then, they just let leaders do whatever......and some of the whatever is not good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are so proud of your organization, why do you hide the compensation. Why do allow boring leaders who are still overweight and continue to gain weight for months? Many of the products that they want you to push are incredibly unhealthy.......too many chemicals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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