Curves International

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Curves International Reviews

Updated July 16, 2014
Updated July 16, 2014
68 Reviews

3.7
68 Reviews
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H. Gary Heavin
28 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Become very friendly with the members, learn patience, workout for free and become close with staff (in 6 reviews)

  • Helping people change their lives and getting healthier (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay, very little commission and no benefits (in 6 reviews)

  • Other employees were there 10 years and still making minimum wage (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Fun work!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Helping people change their lives and getting healthier. Meeting wonderful ladies and building relationships. Very flexible work schedule and great co-workers who would always help out in a bind!

    Cons

    Didn't pay a lot, needed more local marketing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a wonderful company, wonderful location and great staff. Support them by allowing some marketing to be done in the area! It will benefit you and them.

  2.  

    Can be tough working for a local franchise

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    Pros

    The best thing about Curves was the members. The staff made personal connections with the members; when I left, it was like saying good-bye to family. The weight loss program can be very successful for those who make the effort. Working for a small business enabled me to have the flexibility to easily adjust my work hours when something came up.

    Cons

    Sometimes corporate makes you say "What the heck is that about?" Like after telling ever franchisee to paint their clubs in one of several paint colors, a year later they come in and say you're going to have to repaint if you used this color because the new equipment color clashes/doesn't pop against the color. Many of the staff/owners get tired of hearing "All you need to do is ..., and you'll have X new members a month." It's not that simple.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you sincerely believe what you are starting to implement - that the needs of a 150 member club are very different than the needs of a 400 member club - you're on the right track. You need to take this new philosophy and hone down further.You need to have your area directors (or whatever they are called now) tailor their advice to fit each club they are working with. The one size fits all approach has never worked. And even saying that a small club is different from a large club isn't enough. No two clubs are the same.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It was a great summer job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Get to help people reach their fitness goals

    Cons

    Slow times made the time go slow, and sales weren't fun.

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  5.  

    Wonderful job but in oversaturated market

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    By working here you ensure keeping YOURSELF fit.

    Cons

    Previously Curves had oversaturated all markets, but how so many have closed that hopefully those that remain can survive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not offer too many franchises too close to each other.

  6.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  East Norriton, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Norriton, PA

    Pros

    Supportive environment that encourages a lifestyle and habits. A great opportunity to make a difference in people's lives. Relatively flexible schedule. The job is never dull. There's something new happening all the time.

    Cons

    There have been a lot of changes in the past year and keeping up with them can be daunting. We're expected to be knowledgeable in a lot of areas but the pay isn't fantastic. We do earn commissions, though, and we're limited only by our willingness to work leads. If you don't like a high level of constant interaction with people, this isn't for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to give us more notice when something is changing and try to give more clear direction on what you want done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    coach

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Circuit Coach  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Circuit Coach in Santa Clara, CA

    Pros

    The management was nice and a positive place to work.

    Cons

    I wish I could have worked more hours per week

  8.  

    Demographics is the difference

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Circuit Coach  in  South Lyon, MI
    Former Employee - Circuit Coach in South Lyon, MI

    Pros

    You help members and can work out yourself

    Cons

    Your happiness is dependent on good/poor management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your coaches to get the real scoop.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A unique, fun, rewarding, beneficial place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Wellness Coach  in  Arlington Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Wellness Coach in Arlington Heights, IL

    Pros

    Very fun and rewarding. You get to know all the members you work with . You are helping them and seeing the positive results. You get to be active on the job and work out and improve your own fitness.

    Cons

    Even if you work full time, its not enough to live on. Wish there were insurance benefits. No place to advance .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Curves

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible Hours and friendly people

    Cons

    Insane management and low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get involved in your business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Club Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Club Manager
    Former Employee - Club Manager

    Pros

    I managed two clubs for an out of state owner. The experience was 1OO% positive. Excellent positive atmosphere. Get to workout while working. Friendly clients. The "big dogs" really listen to the needs of clients. This is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Long hours. Lots of non-specified tasks to cover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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