Curves International Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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H. Gary Heavin
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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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  1. Positive atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Curves International

    Pros

    You get to meet a lot of people. Things progressed when ownership changed.

    Cons

    Pressure to sale to current members.

  2. Coach

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    Current Employee - Coach
    Current Employee - Coach

    I have been working at Curves International part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Free use of equipment, great part time job if you don't need to make money. You will meet some nice people.

    Cons

    Low pay, part time, no vacation pay, no sick pay, only made 5.00 commission on new 12 month contracts, $0.00 for month to month contracts. Only person on site.

    Advice to Management

    The same rules should apply to ALL clients, not just your favorites, if street shoes should be removed, then ALL should remove their shoes, if flip flops are not allowed, then they should be not allowed for ALL clients, not just your favorite clients. Ensure ALL of your employees are wiping down machines and mats, trash should be removed nightly, not just when it overflows, no wonder you have a mice problem. Women come in to your establishment to work out and get away from their children for a while, they should not have to deal with your evening employees children.

  3. Great Company.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Curves International

    Pros

    Positive environment. Quality client services.

    Cons

    There are no cons to notate.

    Advice to Management

    No advice.

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  5. Very rewarding experience working with women, encouraging healthy lifestyles, being a cheerleader, mentor and coach.

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    Former Employee - Fitness Tech
    Former Employee - Fitness Tech

    I worked at Curves International part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working in a fun, supportive environment for women.

    Cons

    No growth, or advancement. Pay very low.

    Advice to Management

    The corporation could do more to support it's franchise owners.

  6. Fitness Specialist

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Curves International

    Pros

    Great place to work, loved the clients

    Cons

    not much money or anywhere to grow

  7. Understaffed & underpaid

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    Former Employee - Fitness Technician in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Fitness Technician in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Curves International part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    *Good sales experience
    *Lots of opportunity to grow & take on responsibilities at a young age

    Cons

    *Only person on shift. This means answering phones, explaining exercise machines, dealing with walk-ins, and cleaning can get overwhelming.

  8. Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Fitness Coach
    Current Employee - Fitness Coach

    I have been working at Curves International

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The hours are great for women who are either in school or working around a schedule. Plus free workouts! I lost 30lbs!

    Cons

    It was all good. I learned so much and made great healthy relationships.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! The Vinings, Ga location is my favorite!

  9. Company in turmoil, avoid

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    Former Employee - Help Desk Technician in Waco, TX
    Former Employee - Help Desk Technician in Waco, TX

    I worked at Curves International full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers were great. Very friendly atmosphere. The job itself wasn't too difficult, really. Reasonable expectations. Usually.

    Cons

    Holding company that owns CI recently acquired Jenny Craig also, and in the process of merging the two sets of support staff, many poor decisions were made, and were poorly communicated to the Texas team. Increasing concern over job security resulted in a large exodus of staff in late 2013, early 2014. These fears were justified as massive layoffs occurred throughout late 2014. At this point, I would wager the Waco office will be shut down in the near future.

    Executive decision-makers routinely overlook and ignore the front-end, ground-level staff, to the point that decisions would be made, and franchisees notified, and the corporate phone-bank support staff would be left in the dark to policy changes.

    Advice to Management

    1) Be more honest to the staff you have. Don't say "everything is fine" when you know it isn't. Especially when the staff tells you they know this is the case. You're lying to their face. Better to say nothing, than to outright lie.

    2) Listen to your ground-level staff. The Curves brand had (and probably still has) significant flaws, that were fixable, if you would have simply listened to the front-line corporate staff who could tell you exactly why the system was failing.

  10. Great job

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    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Calhoun, GA
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Calhoun, GA

    I worked at Curves International

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very fun energetic atmosphere with lots of variety from day to day

    Cons

    Membership sales is a big focus

  11. Curves Circuit Coach

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Curves International part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hours fit my daily and weekly schedule and you get to see the long term results for ladies that workout over time.

    Cons

    On feet most of the time, and no opportunities for career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Come in every once in awhile and make yourself known to the ladies that workout. Pay for additional training so all your shifts are covered with employees that are certified to coach Curve Complete members.

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