Life Time Fitness

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Life Time Fitness - A pretty from the outside, ugly on the inside, way of life company

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Operations Technician in Chanhassen, MN
Current Employee - Operations Technician in Chanhassen, MN

I have been working at Life Time Fitness

Pros

They promote a healthy culture and have great facilities.
Flashy name.
Trendy industry.
Leftover tickets to sporting events sometimes trickle down from the C-suite.

Cons

Low pay/poor benefits.
Low morale.
Unfair/Unjust promotion practices.
HR department that is out of touch.
Conflicts of interest with vendors.
A legal department that has it's hands on too much of the business.
Life Time Fitness is just another public company where the executives and the board are working for the stock and not taking care of the employees or the members.
Decreasing benefits/increased benefit cost for non-executive employees = "effective lower pay".
Ineffective leadership in the C-suite and director levels.
A very reactive culture.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Develop, grow and retain talent, give them a reason to stay.
Make an appearance to the office once in a while, take the time to get to know your employees before they turnover.
Higher a good recruiter.
Don't tell employees times are tough, then go patting everybody on the back in the C-suite doling out raises and bonuses.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

623 Other Employee Reviews for Life Time Fitness (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Great place to learn terrible place to work long-term.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Head in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Department Head in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Life Time Fitness

    Pros

    Fast-paced
    Many learning opportunities
    Ability to move around to other Departments
    Free membership
    Encourages Healthy Lifestyle
    Chances to move up within the company

    Cons

    Raises happened for most hourly's (which I wasn't hourly) when minimum wage goes up
    Management-both Corporate and Club level-very disconnect from day to day activities of Front line employees.
    Very little thanks given to good performance
    It all about popularity and talking a good game
    Management plays favorites with employees who are their friends
    Very hostile place to work; gossip constantly in all the clubs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be to try and stay neutral in all situations. Many of them have 'friends' and they rely only on their 'friends' feedback. I've seen this cause to unfairly push employees out of the company. Most employees feel very frustrated by the disconnect between Corporate and the club; so much is expected of us without any idea of what the actuality is that we face in the club everyday. Causing us to not feel set-up for success half the time and if we don't succeed we pay the price even though we're working 60+ hours a week.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    To advance, you must be friends with upper management, not about how you performed or what you know.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Head in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Department Head in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness

    Pros

    Free gym membership and discounted services, which are still pricey. I can get a haircut for $10, the same one would cost me $25 in the Life Time Spa.

    Cons

    No balance between work life and personal life. Expectations too much on managers to work 6 days, sometimes 7 days a week. I've seen General Mangers hire unfairly, on biases and vindictiveness, rather than objective, rational, hiring to the best qualified candidate. I've seen General Managers violate company policy that has led to jeopardizing member safety, especially in the pool area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The corporate management needs to look into the hiring practices of it's General Managers. Turning over managers is not "making each team member more valuable each year." I challenge corporate management to audit each GM for the past 5, 6 years and see the number of manager changes. Remember corporate, each time a new manager is hired the revenue lost and training expenditures with a replacement manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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