Weight Watchers Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Meeting Leader

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    Former Freelancer - Weight Watcher Leader
    Former Freelancer - Weight Watcher Leader

    I worked at Weight Watchers (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Helping people achieve their goals with continued encouragement and sharing during meetings. Members were the reason we worked so hard. I miss the members, not the bureaucracy .

    Cons

    Low pay. Constant change. Bureaucracy. Service vision was for members, once you became part of the company the service vision didn't seem to apply any more. Behind the times with technology for meetings. Always trying to catch up with the latest gismo.

    Advice to Management

    Remember to focus on the people. Members and employees. These are the people who make it or break it when it comes to your bottom line. Listen to them , take heed to what they are saying. It could very well save the company.

  2. Helpful (1)

    A major company with poor management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weight Watchers

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

    Pros

    The work life balance is amazing. Easy to balance career and young family.

    Cons

    very poor leadership from CEO down
    lacks innovation causing company to fail
    continues to lay off employee while executives receive hefty bonuses and merit increases
    has some discriminatory practices

    Advice to Management

    wake up

  3. Territory Manager

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Manager

    I worked at Weight Watchers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You run your area as if it was your own business. Flexibility in making your own schedule.

    Cons

    In 6 years I had 5 managers. The company cut over 400 jobs in 2014.

    Advice to Management

    Very limited unless you relocated to NYC. Your move was not paid for.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Product Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weight Watchers

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

    Pros

    The core business value is highly motivating

    Cons

    - Lack of direction from CEO & Upper management
    - Unskilled technology leads
    - Old school leaders who are not capable of catching up with the new world

  6. Great field staff with passion; management is floundering

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    Former Employee - Learning & Development Specialist
    Former Employee - Learning & Development Specialist

    I worked at Weight Watchers full-time (more than 10 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Field staff and others I worked with have amazing passion to share the program and help customers (aka Members) change their lives!

    Cons

    Poor execution of initiatives, lack of planning, and poor implementation of innovation have left the company struggling.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together! Your continued incompetence is sinking the ship. You're driving more than 50 years of success into the ground and hurting a lot of very committed employees in the process!

  7. A good part-time job if you're looking for a hobby but don't expect upward mobility or high pay.

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    Former Employee - Weight Watchers Meeting Leader in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Weight Watchers Meeting Leader in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Weight Watchers

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, Flexible schedules, Discounts on products

    Cons

    Low compensation, No upward mobility

    Advice to Management

    Increase opportunities for upward mobility

  8. Helpful (2)

    Meeting Leader

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    Current Employee - Weight Watchers Meeting Leader in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Weight Watchers Meeting Leader in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Meet wonderful poeple, help people improve their health

    Cons

    Terrible pay. Have to work days, evenings and weekends to get enough hours to qualify for full time.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your meeting room staff! They will keep this company flourishing, rather than online and gimmicks. Must offer more competitive pay to keep qualified staff.

  9. Helpful (2)

    This company would be nothing without their lowest employees!

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    Current Employee - Weight Watchers Receptionist
    Current Employee - Weight Watchers Receptionist

    I have been working at Weight Watchers part-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Continued weight loss maintenance and being able to help others achieve their goals! I love the people I work with and the members. Such an up-beat atmosphere and a place I enjoy being.

    Cons

    The pay is the worst! The hours have been drastically cut in the past 18 months. Communication between upper management and leaders/receptionists is spotty and seems to only become important when corporate changes are occurring. Corporate seems only to be concerned with their shareholders. I cannot remember when I had a one-on-one meeting with my territory manager. Hardly ever hear from her. So much required training to be paid so little. There seems to be a lot of older women working at the lowest levels of this company who just accept the lower pay because they feel like they have no other choices. It is sad.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to the people that make your company work. Pay your leaders and receptionists more money and communicate better.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Good for a stay at home mom looking for extra income.

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    Current Employee - Weight Watchers Meeting Leader
    Current Employee - Weight Watchers Meeting Leader

    I have been working at Weight Watchers

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

    Pros

    Helping others and flexible hours

    Cons

    Low pay, no positive encouragement to perform well, poor management

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to your employees. This business seems to continue to lay off or take meetings from employees but spend money on tablets and services that members can not even afford. It's very counterproductive.

  11. Neutral

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weight Watchers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, good benefits

    Cons

    Compensation is not good, no career path

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