David Lloyd Leisure Reviews

Updated February 3, 2015
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  1. Over worked, underpaid.

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    Current Employee - Member Advisor in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Member Advisor in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at David Lloyd Leisure full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free membership for yourself and one other person after three months of employment. Keeps a roof over your head while you reevaluate your life.

    Cons

    Management positions involve being a duty manager as well as trying to do your own work- a lot of pressure and very little reward or recognition for staff. Low pay and low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciation and positivity creates productivity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    sales consultant

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant

    I worked at David Lloyd Leisure full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Free gym membership, 25% off food, feeling like you've helped someone/people, working with some nice people. Cannot think of anymore.

    Cons

    Tall hierarchy, long unsociable hours, low pay for time and effort put in, spending a lot of time there working/using the gym creating a hard work/life balance, no progression, negative place to work, hard to keep motivated, poor commission motivation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep staff motivated, improve the clubs - it is a 'premium' club.
    Provide better training, improve pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Good place depending on management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at David Lloyd Leisure

    Pros

    Gym membership for you and a friend

    Cons

    Pressure, wage, expectations beyond working hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more in touch with floor staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Hospitality team

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    Current Employee - Hospitaliy Team
    Current Employee - Hospitaliy Team

    I have been working at David Lloyd Leisure full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free gym membership, really good fellow work mates. Good training and a good way to learn good customer service for private members.

    Cons

    Can have to work awkward shifts. Not really many cons. You get what you would expect out of the job. On the whole it was a good experience.

  6. Part of a professional Coaching team

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at David Lloyd Leisure

    Pros

    I love tennis and wonderful to share my experiences and learn together.

    Cons

    I have not experienced any downsides to the job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

  7. Lots of promises, but very few delivered.

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    Current Employee - Digital Marketing in Hatfield, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing in Hatfield, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at David Lloyd Leisure full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You'll get free membership, plus an associate membership.

    Cons

    No progression, lots of bitchiness, senior management keep themselves very separate and lack a clear strategy. There are values, it's just that very few people know what they really mean.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Connect with your teams, and don't pay lip service to the values. Give them a real chance to progress and listen to them - they often have good ideas. And value your customers.....there's no point positioning yourself as a premium brand if you ignore what the people paying a small fortune to be a DLL member are saying.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. Rip you off!

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    Current Employee - Chef
    Current Employee - Chef

    I have been working at David Lloyd Leisure full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Free membership, free membership that's about it!!! Not really much good about working here

    Cons

    They don't pay you when you work extra hours for them!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management need become more involved instead of hiding behind the scenes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Great team, poor pay

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in London, England (UK)

    I worked at David Lloyd Leisure part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, free gym membership and a nice place to hang out.

    Cons

    Very low pay, too many cuts and very stingy on spending for staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the staff and provide opportunities for progression

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10. Nice facilities and values, but lift up the hood and a shambles inside.

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at David Lloyd Leisure full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Free membership, nice facilities, very member focused which is good.

    Cons

    career progression i felt was not pushed. I was constantly hitting over my target for a good few months and felt i had ability to progress but was held back for my age.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let club managers have more flexibility.

    Neutral Outlook
  11. Varied responsibilities, strained staff.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at David Lloyd Leisure

    Pros

    Free gym membership, diverse roles and responsibilities.

    Cons

    Taking on work in a number of areas that was never related to your original job role. Difficult to manage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Assess where staff are performing best and keep them there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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