CorePower Yoga

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Updated Jul 4, 2014

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2.9 11 reviews

33% Approve of the CEO

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38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Instructor (Current Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsEasy Going Culture and fun to work for

    ConsLow Pay and reduced benefits relative to other studios

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

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    Disorganized, exploitative, lack of clarity and lousy pay.

    Teacher and Educator (Current Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsInteracting with the student population

    ConsGossip, lack of compensation, exploitative to students and teachers, training lacks value, have to sell programs to teach. Modern cult.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your teachers more then minimum wage. Realize the value and potential of the people in your community.

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

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    Work Trade Program is excellent

    CorePower Work Trade Employee (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    Prosyou get unlimited yoga classes in exchange for a 3 hour shift of cleaning.

    ConsSome shifts are definitely harder than others. Some cleaners can relax and enjoy their shift, while others have to sweat immensely through get through it.

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    Nice facilities but can be a bit clicky

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Berkeley, CA

    ProsClear structure and expectations are laid out

    ConsMore hierarchical than most yoga institutions

    Advice to Senior ManagementA more inclusive atmosphere would be great

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFun, great people. Great benefits. Free Yoga!

    ConsLow pay, difficult to move through management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLow chance of advancement.

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

     

    Very nice, encouraging environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible schedule, Nice people, great community, fun working environment

    ConsMight not offer as many classes as you'd like

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    Misrepresented Job, Immature Management by unhappy people.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat network of instructors, good structure for instructor success, great community connections.

    ConsImmature, unhappy management. The wrong people in the wrong positions, very strong gossip community, terrible pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou have a revolving door because of the way you treat your employee's. Lower your ego and get back to your truth.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Exploitative of students, teachers, and Capitalizes on yoga.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGreat place to practice as a student. You can get a membership.

    ConsNot a secure place to work. Teachers can get fired on a whim. The management is unprofessional, in that they choose to hire their friends and lovers before evaluating the work of a dedicated yogi whom they may not ever be friends with.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou might want to reevaluate your management team and pick a different method of hiring/firing. Cause, like, it's kind of wrong.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful for Students, Exploitative for Instructors

    Yoga Instructor (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsCorePower is a beautiful studio with very nice facilities for students. Unlimited packages are reasonable in an expensive market, and the staff go out of their way to make new and returning students feel welcome and appreciated. Discounted membership for full-time teachers, seniors, and armed-forces personnel is a great benefit and is not often found at other studios in the area.

    ConsThe only problem with CorePower Yoga is that instructors are very much underpaid. Teachers in premium markets are receiving $15/hour, with one hour for class and a half hour on each end of the class to check-in students, sell merchandise, and sign up new members. Any time spend staying past those two hours (helping out at the desk, handling a rush of check-ins, etc.) is not counted for compensation. The teachers and staff are conscientious, well-intentioned individuals who truly love to share yoga with their students, so it is unfortunate that they are not reasonably compensated for their time and energy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou have a wonderful staff of people who are extremely committed to spreading love and light to the community. Please reconsider compensation for instructors, as it seems exploitative for the team to work long and hard to build corporate profit margins, while their own pay falls significantly below market value. Many yoga teachers are not in it for the money, and it often feels like CorePower capitalizes on that character trait and uses it to their advantage. It's a great place for students, and it could be an even better place for instructors with an appropriate, reasonable pay rates.

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    Not a good place to work

    Yoga Instructor (Former Employee)

    Pros- Current Yoga Teachers for Corepower get Free Yoga
    - Most of the coworkers are friendly, but way too competitive with each other.

    ConsI have worked for Corepower for 2 years and it has gone from a good place to work to a terrible place to work. Any ethical person who has had worked for other fitness places would be appalled at the way this place treats employees and customers. Corepower is all about making money. When I was first hired a few years ago it was a nice environment, but watching it grow over the years it has become a bad place to work. I am happy to include that I resigned in January this year.

    These are the Facts and Cons of what makes it a bad place to work:

    - Employees VERY UNDERPAID. Corepower starts their employees off at $20 class rate. Employees required to work 30 minutes (Free) before and after class on greeting customers, data entry, selling merchandise, signing people up for memberships, and the list goes on. Overall it amounts to only $10 an hour. Way underpaid compared to other yoga studios!

    - NO TRAINING at the front desk/Cash Register. Instead they tell you to "Use your best customer service" and there are many who do not know how to give good customer service without proper training.

    - DEMANDING ENVIRONMENT: All Core Power teachers are expected to have a script memorized to the "T" in leading their classes. Only permitted to use 3 verbal cues per posture. At the end of class the teachers are REQUIRED to annouce upcoming teacher trainings and to be persistent in getting others to do Teacher Training requiring employees to say "You might be able to work here".

    - Too Many Instructors and Not enough Spots on the Schedule for Everyone!

    - Management especially is unprofessional and unethical. The way Corepower is run is unprofessional. The management is in click with their favorite employees and often go out to dinner with employees as best friends. This is not a professional thing to do, and more classes go to those who "Hang out" with managers after work. This is the only corporation that I have ever been apart of that permits this behavior and encourages it.

    Advice to Senior Management-Train your employees including management professionally and initiate guidelines so everyone is on the same page.

    - Pay employees fairly for all the hard work that they put into serving the company.

    - Tell those who do teacher training that getting an internship is extremely hard to get when there are not many spaces available. Inform interns that you may not be able to "Keep them in the long run". Many leave Corepower disappointed.

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

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