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Not what it was promised to be.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Monica, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA

Pros

Employee gym, some great hardworking people, supplements provided.

Cons

I had been holding off on writing this review, if it wasn't for the obvious fact that our "People" department is trying to do damage control on the company's reputation. Which is kind of unfair and doesn't really give people looking into the company real insight. You really should know what you are getting into before coming to work for a place.

For example, after several scathing reviews on upper management, lo and behold, a review appears lauding upper management a few days after a negative review. And here in lies the problem at Beachbody.

The facts are -yes, some people have great experiences at Beachbody, it is possible, however, these are generally people in positions of favor, (nepotism is a very huge problem) and/or frankly are more likely people from HR doing damage control. It is the rare person that has a great experience with Beachbody, but they DO in fact exist.

But unlike most companies, which have a good balance of positive and negative, your "Beachbody" experience isn't "what you make it". If you happen to get a great boss that wields influence, consider yourself lucky. But great management at the company is far and few between. It does tend to vary from department to department, but note that the complaints about Beachbody are all consistent -across all departments. That's pretty telling.

The truth is, there are an overwhelming number of people that are unhappy here because of upper and mid-management. The facts are:

1) FACT: Beachbody has a bad reputation with recruiters -because of the high turnover rate; which speaks for itself. Contractors are paid very well, but don't want to stay. Now why wouldn't a contractor want to stay in a position where they are well-paid? And could get great benefits? Its a mystery.

2) FACT: Some people aren't even able to stay a day or a week. Some just walk out never to be heard from again. Many have quit without another job lined up. Especially recently.

3) FACT: Many upper level management is there (like many companies) for sentimental reasons, or because they have a personal connection with the founders. The problem there is that, the whole "dude culture" is not really conducive to productivity. Essentially, it means that you will consistently have someone less knowledgable and qualified than you try to either micro-manage, or if you're lucky, completely leave you alone with no direction and then when things go wrong they fail to see why, or more likely, you have to constantly explain, what it is you do to them so they can "get it" -when, especially if they are upper management, they really SHOULD know what they are doing more than you. Not in a technical sense either, just in a general sense.

4) FACT: The Coach reviews don't count, they aren't Beachbody employees. So I would take anything said by any of them with a grain of salt, unless you would like to become a coach (which I recommend as they are treated much better)

5) FACT: Lots of former employees have accused them of discrimination, and it's all very public knowledge -a quick Google search will give you the lowdown. Lack of confidentiality is a huge problem.

It's a shame, there are a lot of very hard working people here, and the products are great, but that tends to get overshadowed by the general incompetence and refusal to tackle the larger issues.

The latter is why I wrote the review, because instead of addressing the issues, they prefer to "cover it up", and or find the odd employee that will write a glowing review. This company could be great, if only they were actually committed to making it better.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

FIX the problems. Actually follow the company core values. They are GREAT values, practice them! Really examine why people are leaving, and then DO something about it. Why are you settling for "good" when you could be great?

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for Beachbody

  1.  

    Love Being a Beach Body Coach

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Emerald Coach  in  Penn Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Emerald Coach in Penn Valley, CA

    Pros

    get paid weekly, help people with their fitness and nutrition goals

    Cons

    coach relations needs some improvement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    The most ridiculous work environment I have experienced in my life, beyond farcical.

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

    Pros

    There's a free gym and meeting rooms named after famous "dudes." Unfortunately the novelty of both wears off very quickly.
    If you are on salary or management you are paid very well, you are actually being paid to deal with asinine office politics, racial insensitivity, poor employe training and the lack of basic common sense that runs rampant. As opposed to the actual work you are doing, which is very basic and simple, at it's busiest.

    Cons

    Once you leave you will be embarrassed to include this place on your resume.
    You will learn absolutely nothing that can be taken to your next position.
    The communications/marketing directors on Team Beachbody spend masses amounts of time and energy pretending what they do is important and relevant. Alas, it is neither.
    An HQ this ridiculous could only exist in Los Angeles, the company culture is beyond confused, it's borderline demented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire consultants to come in and overhaul the monster you have created.
    Be proficient and knowledgeable in your area of expertise.
    Try to be less melodramatic in general.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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