Weight Watchers Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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James R. Chambers
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Pros
  • Wonderful helping people meet their goals (in 36 reviews)

  • Helping yourself by helping others (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • In our franchise staff is often working for less than minimum wage (in 43 reviews)

  • Constant upper management changes which have led to unclear business initiatives for the Field Staff to implement (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Service Provider/ Receptionist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Weight Watchers (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's a great job for a mom with school age children. It's very flexible. You get to stay abreast of the latest health trends, receive 50% off purchases, and it's very rewarding to help others reach their weight loss goals.

    Cons

    Compensation is low. Weight Watchers online is a competitor of Weight Watchers meetings.


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    Receptionist

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    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in West Caldwell, NJ
    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in West Caldwell, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Healthy weight loss program that is administered from staff that are still doing the program . It ia warm Caring environment. It is so fulfilling so see people transform into an amazing person with self confidence and know you helped them get there.

    Cons

    When Meetings are closed due to low member participation, it means less meetings to work. Your paycheck is very unpredictable.

    Advice to Management

    Wish more meeting could open even oif small.


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    Weight Watchers/Field Manager

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Manager

    Pros

    This role provides a wonderful opportunity to share one's professional experience, develop talents in others and ultimately, support gold standard weight management success for out customers.

    Cons

    As a "heart founded" business, we thrived for many years without concern for the wave of "tech living" that was spindly shaping the way the world does most all business. While improving, we still felt we were chasing rather than leading in a technology friendly world.

    Advice to Management

    Dramatic change showing the world that weight watchers is not ONLY the gold standard in program and people, but also the future of technology would build confidence in the organization and assure its place in the market's future.


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  5. Territory Manager

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    Former Employee - Weight Watchers Territory Manager
    Former Employee - Weight Watchers Territory Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the pros are working from home, setting your owe schedule, managing your travel days most of the time. Awesome staff, peers and upper management staff.

    Cons

    Company has had layoffs during the last two years.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to the field staff to help improve overall.


  6. Good Company to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weight Watchers part-time

    Pros

    Work as much or as little as you want Nice environment with people that share the same passion of helping others

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to get more hours if needed.


  7. Weight watchers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Weight Watchers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They offer Summer Friday's and stock and options and bonus vacation time help pay for benifits

    Cons

    The benefit plans aren't the best in terms of medical coverage. Many medications are excluded or require and lengthy prior authorization and appeal process

    Advice to Management

    I have no advise to management at the current time,


  8. 24/7 Chat

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    Current Employee - 24/7 Expert Chat
    Current Employee - 24/7 Expert Chat
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Weight Watchers part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Can work from remote location

    Cons

    Cannot get more than 8-12 hours per week.


  9. Generally Good culture bad prospects

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    friendly mission driven people, lots of visibility

    Cons

    lots of stakeholders on every project, hard to make real changes

    Advice to Management

    take risks


  10. Territory Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Weight Watchers full-time

    Pros

    Weight Watchers is a great place to work if you enjoy making a difference in people's lives. Great benefits and flexibility.

    Cons

    Weight Watchers needs to improve their technology (apps) to keep up with their competitors.

    Advice to Management

    In order to provide exceptional customer service, the staff needs to have more time with each other to build successful teams. Consistent training would be helpful for Receptionists and Leaders.


  11. Helpful (1)

    A great way to stay on plan

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    Current Employee - Receptionist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Receptionist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working here has kept me on goal for many years. Helping others makes it easier to keep my weight under control. I find that I can be a great motivation to other members.

    Cons

    The pay is not high, but I'm in it for the motivation to keep myself going. It can be difficult to find enough close meetings to work where the travel cost doesn't outweigh the income.



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