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Weight Watchers Reviews

Updated October 2, 2014
Updated October 2, 2014
241 Reviews
2.7
241 Reviews
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James R. Chambers
31 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Enjoyed helping people, coworkers were very nice and dedicated and supportive (in 35 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 41 reviews)

  • Upper management is unfriendly and creates back stabbing environment (in 15 reviews)

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  1.  

    It has been a rewarding and amazing experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Weight Watchers Meeting Leader in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Weight Watchers Meeting Leader in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Helping others reach their weight loss goals.

    Cons

    Salary left to be desired. Some individuals have bigger issues then we can manage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers have done a fantastic job leading and letting us work without miro-managing the process. Assisting when needing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Times they are a changing

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weight Watchers

    Pros

    Change brings about new opportunities

    Cons

    Change brings about a degree of uncertainty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate as much as possible

  3.  

    The most rewarding job I have had.

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

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

    Pros

    Great supportive atmosphere among teammates. All of us are recruited through the membership. This means, we GET IT. We have lost weight and are currently maintaining our healthy lifestyles. We love inspiring others to reach their healthy goals as well. For those willing to learn and spend more time, promotions are available. I have found so many opportunities opened up because I stepped up and said "I'm interested".

    Cons

    As with any job, more compensation is always more satisfying. IT department is in the process of innovating, some of our processes are still behind the times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Mission, fast pace

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

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

    Pros

    Great mission, which most employees are very dedicated to. Good benefits, decent work-life balance. Some teams have a greater sense of community than others but it's generally a friendly work force.

    Cons

    We are still dealing with outdated, legacy systems, however this is one of the main focuses of the company to fix in the next year. Silos are still present, though there is an effort to break them down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need a single unified front - which comes from the top down. Make good on previous promises - you have dedicated employees who believe in the mission.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good part time work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Good work environment.
    Friendly members and staff.
    Good part time work.
    Good stepping stone for other employment or to earn a little extra money.

    Cons

    Lots of driving. Not too many hours. Not a lot of direct contact with management on a daily basis.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a great company to work for prior to the merge of Weight Watchers Int. I was in the .com side of things

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

    I have been working at Weight Watchers

    Pros

    Casual dress, free weight watchers meals

    Cons

    Major corporate politics, bad management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great mission, poor management

    Former Employee - Manager in Jericho, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in Jericho, NY

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

    Pros

    Weight Watchers has a wonderful mission and has very dedicated employees as a result. Good benefits, convenient office locations. Decent work-life balance.

    Cons

    Pay was not competitive. Corporate seemed very mismanaged, which caused a lot of high turnover. There always seemed to be a disconnect between management and lower staff. It sounds like senior management has changed, so hopefully this has gotten better.

  9.  

    An overview of compensation at Weight Watchers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Weight Watchers Leader in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Weight Watchers Leader in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Continued success with weight loss.

    Cons

    Getting enough hours and sustaining them is a challenge. Meetings close and you are never guaranteed the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Guarantee full time positions. The stress of keeping your insurance and vacation is incredibly stressful. If a meeting closes beyond the employees control, they could very likely lose both insurance and vacation. And provide an option of rolling over vacation instead of paying out on it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fascinating Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Weight Watchers as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Heavy emphasis on professional development, performance management, and innovation.

    Cons

    THe company is very lean, so there is little room for consultants to convert into full-time employment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    No compassion from management

    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Weight Watchers Meeting Leader
    Former Employee - Weight Watchers Meeting Leader

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

    Pros

    Great Program, Enjoyed co workers

    Cons

    Did not feel respected 21 years no raise in fact when taken over by NACO our base pay was lowered. Many leaders overlooked by younger leaders who lived 85 to 90 miles from store which required mileage pay. Personal time reading email was required, no compensation.

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