Weight Watchers

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Weight Watchers Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 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.  

    Great company culture!

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

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

    Pros

    Deadlines on projects are reasonable, work/life balance is great and encouraged, people are very nice and supportive

    Cons

    There are lots of meetings for everything, round the clock. If you are a sit at your desk and be left alone type, this isn't the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Weight Watchers is an amazing place to work at any level!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in South Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in South Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Working with a company that helps change lives is an amazing feeling. The Central Office Team are fully supportive of our initiatives and are very encouraging for all levels of staff. I love being entrepreneurial, working from a home base office with all of the technology and support I need to help shape our Territory and ultimately health and wellness of individuals across our Country!

    Cons

    The only cons I can think of is if you need structure and thrive in a 9-5 office setting. Working with Weight Watchers is constantly testing the boundaries, trying new initiatives for our growth and ultimate member weight loss success! It is very collaborative - yet you have the permission to do what you need to do to drive your business!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only advice I can share with Management to is continue to be open to ideas, thought processes, implementation processes and continually strive to share the Company's Service Vision will all levels of staff across the Country.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weight Watchers

    Pros

    slow, unorganized, changing, rigid, behind technology

    Cons

    flexible , fun, good energy,

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  5.  

    Great job

    • 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 part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Inspiring stories, motivating, meet

    Cons

    I work part time for ww and have another full time job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Gave me a new path in life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Weight Watchers Receptionist in Merced, CA
    Current Employee - Weight Watchers Receptionist in Merced, CA

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

    Pros

    Keeps your weight under control

    Cons

    Transportation is a must in order to grow your knowledge and arizons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    come in with patience and an open mind

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It is not a DIET it is a LIFESTYLE change....

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Kokomo, IN
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Kokomo, IN

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Great interaction with the members. Love helping members in any way I can to reach their goals. Great part-time job that I love to do.

    Cons

    Wish I had a couple days during the week to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Wonderful company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    The friendly work atmosphere and company-wide updates led to productivity and transparency.

    Cons

    The marketplace is tough so the stability might not always be there. With that said, they have made great strides in keeping the brand current and moving.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Experience

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

    I worked at Weight Watchers full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great learning environment, forgiving brand, technology forward, online is a respected part of the business.

    Cons

    Working with only one brand can get monotonous.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Inspiring.

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

    I have been working at Weight Watchers part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Helping yourself by helping others. There's a terrific feeling of community contribution. Management doesn't meddle too much, though, obviously, there's a korporate line to toe, but individual creativity is more important than blindly following a korporate "system".

    Cons

    Very low pay. Don't work here to earn a living unless you want to go into management. Even then, you'd better have a 2 family income. In the area of the U.S. I live in, beginning management (Territory Mgrs.) salaries are 5 to 10 k less than with other companies. // As for receptionists or leader roles at meetings, If you're retired, are drawn to the work by a passion for helping others, or just need a few extra bucks to pad your income, WW's is perfect. Otherwise, don't quit your day job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more -- minimum pay should be $15.00 per hour in much of the the U.S. Good folks don't come cheap and I experience prospective employees actually laughing at me when I recommend working for WW ... unless, like myself, they don't need the income.

    Membership is down, not because of competition, but because there's that *underwhelming* effort among business leaders to attempt systematizing on a company global level (i.e: MacDonalize) what's essentially very intuitive work. // Take a gander at Cosco if you want to systematize profitably -- great profits because of happy folks -- the average salary is around $20.00 per hour. You simply need to shop there to experience how loyal their folks are.

    For successful, profitable companies that need intuitive, socially-interactive employees, simply shop at Nordstroms.

    There's too much "dumpster talk" about the extremely low pay in WW, and I dislike that kind of behavior, principally because I owned and operated a highly-paid, technically-skilled company with an open-door policy for years; but I don't work at WW because I need the money so am not tempted to talk negatively. I'm able keep focused on the "fun" and avoid the "politics".

    I'd also recommend more local advertising using everyday folks (like the guy in the Subway adds ... Jerrod?) rather than celebs. The national stuff may work, and I have no idea of it's ROI, but there's at minimum a negative reaction against the celebs -- especially Jessica Simpson for some reason -- in meetings, and, given a couple bucks locally, I think we could get more men to attend. //

    I speak as an experienced business person working part time in corporate America for the first time in 35 years so may be completely out of touch. However, I ran my own business for that 35 years and successfully sold it as my exit strategy. None of the above is complaining or "dumpster talk; my observations are as a business person only. I think WW is a great place to work if you're drawn by the passion of helping others and/or only need a few extra bucks to supplement an existing income. I don't recommend working here if you need to DEPEND on an income unless your goal is to advance to upper management..

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

    I love working for a company that allows me to have an impact on other's lives!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leader, At Work Scheduler, CAM Assistant
    Current Employee - Leader, At Work Scheduler, CAM Assistant

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

    Pros

    I get to help others through the difficult journey of weight loss - just like others helped me.
    I get paid to do what I love
    I have a great support system - my TM and DM are phenomenal!

    Cons

    Pay for meetings is based on attendance - so if you have a small group - you don't get paid as much. Makes it harder for rural areas to keep staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to the service providers - and don't forget ultimately why we are here!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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