24 Hour Fitness
2.9 of 5 423 reviews
www.24hourfitness.com San Ramon, CA 5000+ Employees

24 Hour Fitness Reviews in San Diego, CA

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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2.9 25 reviews

                             

50% Approve of the CEO

24 Hour Fitness CEO Elizabeth Blair

Elizabeth Blair

(2 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    IT Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Carlsbad, CA

    ProsGood Pay, Many Good people, nice environment.

    ConsExtremely Sales Oriented company which impacts all corporate departments and especially the clubs,

    Advice to Senior ManagementBalancing Marketing long-term goals with more reasonably paced Sales goals might help the organization grow while allowing steady development of company and employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for.

    Information Technology (Current Employee)
    Carlsbad, CA

    ProsFlexible hours, great pay, friendly management. I have worked here for over 5 years and have seen the company grow. I enjoy the emphasis on personal empowerment to move both yourself and the company forward.

    ConsNone that come to mind, even with the recent changes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ok for a first job, low pay

    Kids Club Attendant (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsFree membership and helps to upkeep your own fitness

    Conspoor pay, kids club is not that clean, do not wash toys- use sprays and wipe them down

    Advice to Senior Managementpay more, and be more flexible with hours

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Hit some bumps last year

    IT Programmer/Analyst (Current Employee)
    Carlsbad, CA

    ProsHistorically it has been a really good company with lots of opportunities for growth and great culture.

    ConsCulture suffering with lots of changes in senior management last year.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIn your drive for success in clubs, don't neglect the corporate team.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    we are there to sale, not really to help those needing help change their lives through fitness.

    MEMBERSHIP COUNSELOR (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    Prosfree membership as an employee

    ConsBusiness that tries really hard up-selling products that people don't even need.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company But can Have Its Ups and Downs

    MEMBERSHIP COUNSELOR (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsDecent starting pay, many opportunities to move up, learn a lot in sale tactics.

    ConsAlthough its motto is to care solely about the member at many times it can be "too salesy"

    Advice to Senior ManagementConnect more with your employers rather than focusing solely on numbers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Used to be a fun company to work for, now everyone is worried

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Carlsbad, CA

    ProsFree gym membership, casual work atmosphere

    ConsAlways changing executive leadership. Company doesn't know where it's going.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConnect with your members better and retain great employees!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not a bad job, NOT worth it for the current pay!

    MEMBERSHIP COUNSELOR (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsCo-workers and some management.
    Easy Sales Job (If you work hard and care)

    ConsHorrible pay
    Work-Life sucks
    To much stress for not enough compensation

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter Pay/Scheduling

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    pushy sales oriented environment

    Personal Trainer I (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    Pros-You get a free gym membership
    -If you don't like dressing up it's perfect because you wear gym clothes to work
    -They will help to pay for continuing education credits

    Cons-Management pushes you to sell training packages. Apparently fitness managers get a bonus based on how much their trainers sell so that's why they can be pretty pushy
    -Expected to prospect on the floor and bother even members with headphones in their ears who clearly look like they do not want to be disturbed
    -fitness managers and/or assistants can be fairly young, inexperienced, and micro manage
    -pay is quite low (you make minimum wage & only a small percent commission based on training)
    -some co-workers were too competitive

    Advice to Senior Management-Try to give your trainers room to grow on their own. Not everyone does sales the same way.
    -It would be nice if management genuinely cared more about the health of members instead of just how much money they can get from them in training packages

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Results over Revenue? far cry. Revenue over Results is Reality.

    Personal Trainer II (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsAbility to learn and share information with other trainers-networking
    Staff underneath management was generally fun and friendly
    Changing people's lives with fitness (for those who could afford it)-Results!
    In a constant health related environment-free access to all facilities 24

    ConsDefinitely lack of ethics-discrimination etc
    cutthroat culture
    More of a sales job than training job-potential to harm rapport with members/clients
    politics/ lying/ inconsistencies/backstabbing by management
    no guaranteed work/hours
    hassled by managers if not doing well
    How much you can hustle outweighs how well you can train

    Advice to Senior ManagementClaims have been made to fix the company. However, if interviews have to end with ultimatums on the potential to be weeded out that right there says a lot. Perhaps, outwardly embrace the idea that it IS a SALES job and maybe that will lessen the cognitive dissonance and disillusionment by your training staff.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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