Club One Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
24 Reviews
2.7
24 Reviews
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  1.  

    Best company to work for in fitness!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Membership Representative
    Current Employee - Membership Representative

    I have been working at Club One full-time

    Pros

    -Family style culture
    -Good mobility opportunists
    -The company is diversified in the fitness industry
    -Marketing team is amazing!
    -Great recognition programs for membership reps (contests, awards, etc)

    Cons

    -Mostly commission
    -The end of month closing of business can be tough

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good overall company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wellness Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Wellness Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Club One full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They are doing their best in a tough market -- still shying away from the preditorial nature of some of the lower end gyms.

    Cons

    Losing share to Fitness SF and other gyms. Changes in the personal training market has eroded Club One's margins.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider some creative ways to stay relevant without stretching the brand too thin or resorting to lowbrow tactics.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Forged solid relationships with members and co-workers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Certified Personal Trainer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Certified Personal Trainer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Club One full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Club One tends to promote from within, so if you are a hard-working, dedicated employee they recognize that and give you opportunities to expand your knowledge in the health and fitness industry. The company has been sold to it's original founders and is now called "Active Sports".

    Cons

    Lack of communication from the corporate office made it difficult to feel supported.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate constantly with your employees to help them feel more supported

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great clients and a hard-working service team.

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

    I worked at Club One full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic opportunity to affect people's lifestyles and build relationships.

    Cons

    Company fell on difficult financial times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time in the trenches to identify staff obstacles to success. Cut the fat from the very top of the executive chain. Reward those controlling costs than just those generating revenue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Always changing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Club One

    Pros

    great people and energy
    very flexible and focused on well-being
    never stagnant, always exploring ways to grow business and qualifications in our industry

    Cons

    salary for management and senior roles could be more competitive
    medical and financial benefits aren't rich (e.g. high deductible plan with no HSA, no match for 401K)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Unhappy

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

    I have been working at Club One part-time

    Pros

    beautiful gyms and they have great equipment

    Cons

    underpaid and don't appreciated educated employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay employees what they are worth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Club One is really fun

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

    I worked at Club One full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Positive work environment and fun staff. Management are approachable. Nice clubs and safety is taken very seriously. This company has a very skilled HR department and labor laws and considerations are taken very seriously. There are opportunities to advance for employees that are eager to learn and apply themselves. This company allows you to think outside of the box and come up with great ideas. Some of the best management skills I learned were gained while being employed with Club One. Club One is very flexible with school and family schedules. They believe that if you are happy in your personal life, you will be happy at work. This can be the most valuable part of working with Club One, because many other companies do not care.

    Cons

    Low pay for employees and no raises, unless you promote. There is a strong disconnect with the corporate office and club level. Corporate often creates rules/promotions that just don't work on the club level. Employees also are hardly ever given recognition for hard work and/or achievements. Besides health benefits for full time employees, there are no other perks or incentives offered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize your employees. Corporate: spend more time at the clubs to find out what really works and what doesn't for each demographic.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    One of the better health clubs to work for. But missing some internal structure.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Club One full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Not heavy on nasty sales pressure for the personal trainers, which is a huge Pro. Solid company statement and solid vision. Good CEOs and tasteful facility design (I'm speaking for the commercial side of things).

    Cons

    Hard to move around withing the company for some strange reason. Hard to be notice and appreciated in certain ways. Pay will never be exceptionally great in this industry and Club One is no exception.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are some great people in Club One...please don't forget about them! Sometimes there can be a big divide between the daily front line employees and the management, which is unfortunate for all involved.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Mixed Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Desk Representative in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Service Desk Representative in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Club One part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people for the most part
    Members are great
    Looks good on resume
    Lots of networking opportunity

    Cons

    Corporate is unprofessional and out of touch
    Pay
    Go from bored out of your mind to crazy busy
    High turnover because people get burnt out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should understand what goes into working the front desk and respect the position.
    Understand that the pay you are currently offering is not going to attract the people with the capacity to do the job functions required.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Monotonous boring work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Swim Instructor in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Swim Instructor in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Club One part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The gyms are really nice!

    Cons

    Very boring work doing next to nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management at this place doesn't really care for their employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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