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Beachbody Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
131 Reviews
3.5
131 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work life balance and really supports in better living (in 5 reviews)

  • A great place to work and great products to support (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Some members of the senior management team not so much at all (in 11 reviews)

  • upper management sets unrealistic deadlines and blames lower level (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Generally a good company to work at.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor

    I worked at Beachbody full-time

    Pros

    You are encouraged to work out and live a healthy life. There is a gym and shower area open to employees to use anytime except when there is a video shoot. Which is frequently.

    Cons

    Promotions are not that common here. The company wastes a lot of great talent by not letting them step up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys need to get a plan together for the direction of the company and stick to it. Stop all the 180 degree turning.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I love Beachbody they are a positive company trying to help people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coach in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Coach in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    I love the nutritional products and the workout programs.

    Cons

    Selling and recruiting coaches for points.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    They truly care about making a significant difference

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Beachbody

    Pros

    Innovative and top leadership is amazingly down to earth and approachable. Always looking to improve.

    Cons

    The technology side is dated. Not much resources invested in updating the online user experience.

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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    It could have been great

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

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

    Pros

    Free supplements, Two onsite gyms, Committed to help employees live a healthy lifestyle if interested.

    Cons

    Low Pay: The company was unwilling to compensate some employees commensurate with job expectations. Working in the IT department many of the task will without question be technically demanding and the expectations were in fact to perform those tasks. Beachbody pays 25% less than industry standard in some cases.

    Questionable Management: Agendas of management seem counter productive to employee and corporate growth. Opportunities to move up will be dangled before employees like carrots as they are lead on death marches to complete unrealistic project timelines.

    Unrealistic Expectations: Projects are designed with not 40 hour work weeks in mind, but 60+ hour work weeks. This in turn leads to many employees being disgruntled considering their life is spent in the office.

    Office Gyms: They're closed a week or so out of the month for filming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan projects with IT and Business that are consistent with a 40 hour work weeks. Expecting your employees to stay late constantly denotes poor planning. Hire more technical staff and rebuild lost management teams with people who are competent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    One of the most repulsive & disgusting companies I worked for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Beachbody full-time

    Pros

    Free supplements in the company kitchen and on-premise gym

    Cons

    Favoritism everywhere, many high-level positions are given to totally unqualified people based on their connections not merits, highly questionable business practices, double-talk by C-Level executives, firing people left and right to increase profit. Also, you see lots of 5-start reviews in Glassdoor by non-employees (AKA "Coaches"). Little to none opportunities for education and career development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop lying to employees about how much you value and appreciate them, stop hiring your personal buddies and neighbors for management positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 7 people found this helpful  

    Not what it was promised to be.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Beachbody full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employee gym, some great hardworking people, supplements provided.

    Cons

    I had been holding off on writing this review, if it wasn't for the obvious fact that our "People" department is trying to do damage control on the company's reputation. Which is kind of unfair and doesn't really give people looking into the company real insight. You really should know what you are getting into before coming to work for a place.

    For example, after several scathing reviews on upper management, lo and behold, a review appears lauding upper management a few days after a negative review. And here in lies the problem at Beachbody.

    The facts are -yes, some people have great experiences at Beachbody, it is possible, however, these are generally people in positions of favor, (nepotism is a very huge problem) and/or frankly are more likely people from HR doing damage control. It is the rare person that has a great experience with Beachbody, but they DO in fact exist.

    But unlike most companies, which have a good balance of positive and negative, your "Beachbody" experience isn't "what you make it". If you happen to get a great boss that wields influence, consider yourself lucky. But great management at the company is far and few between. It does tend to vary from department to department, but note that the complaints about Beachbody are all consistent -across all departments. That's pretty telling.

    The truth is, there are an overwhelming number of people that are unhappy here because of upper and mid-management. The facts are:

    1) FACT: Beachbody has a bad reputation with recruiters -because of the high turnover rate; which speaks for itself. Contractors are paid very well, but don't want to stay. Now why wouldn't a contractor want to stay in a position where they are well-paid? And could get great benefits? Its a mystery.

    2) FACT: Some people aren't even able to stay a day or a week. Some just walk out never to be heard from again. Many have quit without another job lined up. Especially recently.

    3) FACT: Many upper level management is there (like many companies) for sentimental reasons, or because they have a personal connection with the founders. The problem there is that, the whole "dude culture" is not really conducive to productivity. Essentially, it means that you will consistently have someone less knowledgable and qualified than you try to either micro-manage, or if you're lucky, completely leave you alone with no direction and then when things go wrong they fail to see why, or more likely, you have to constantly explain, what it is you do to them so they can "get it" -when, especially if they are upper management, they really SHOULD know what they are doing more than you. Not in a technical sense either, just in a general sense.

    4) FACT: The Coach reviews don't count, they aren't Beachbody employees. So I would take anything said by any of them with a grain of salt, unless you would like to become a coach (which I recommend as they are treated much better)

    5) FACT: Lots of former employees have accused them of discrimination, and it's all very public knowledge -a quick Google search will give you the lowdown. Lack of confidentiality is a huge problem.

    It's a shame, there are a lot of very hard working people here, and the products are great, but that tends to get overshadowed by the general incompetence and refusal to tackle the larger issues.

    The latter is why I wrote the review, because instead of addressing the issues, they prefer to "cover it up", and or find the odd employee that will write a glowing review. This company could be great, if only they were actually committed to making it better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    FIX the problems. Actually follow the company core values. They are GREAT values, practice them! Really examine why people are leaving, and then DO something about it. Why are you settling for "good" when you could be great?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Nice

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

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

    Pros

    Fun dvd's, if you put in the work you will definitely reap the rewards, there is a definite feeling of giving back once you decide to become a coach

    Cons

    You have to pay before you can earn money back, and getting started can be slow going.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give new people leads so they can get started. It's almost a popularity contest if someone wants to be a coach but they have yet to really reach their own goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Love Being a Beach Body Coach

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Emerald Coach in Penn Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Emerald Coach in Penn Valley, CA

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

    Pros

    get paid weekly, help people with their fitness and nutrition goals

    Cons

    coach relations needs some improvement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    The most ridiculous work environment I have experienced in my life, beyond farcical.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    There's a free gym and meeting rooms named after famous "dudes." Unfortunately the novelty of both wears off very quickly.
    If you are on salary or management you are paid very well, you are actually being paid to deal with asinine office politics, racial insensitivity, poor employe training and the lack of basic common sense that runs rampant. As opposed to the actual work you are doing, which is very basic and simple, at it's busiest.

    Cons

    Once you leave you will be embarrassed to include this place on your resume.
    You will learn absolutely nothing that can be taken to your next position.
    The communications/marketing directors on Team Beachbody spend masses amounts of time and energy pretending what they do is important and relevant. Alas, it is neither.
    An HQ this ridiculous could only exist in Los Angeles, the company culture is beyond confused, it's borderline demented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire consultants to come in and overhaul the monster you have created.
    Be proficient and knowledgeable in your area of expertise.
    Try to be less melodramatic in general.

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

    Good Environment

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

    I have been working at Beachbody as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Quality products and good outcome

    Cons

    None that I can think is worth mentioning

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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