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Unfortunate, because it could really be a great place to work.

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chanhassen, MN
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chanhassen, MN

I worked at Life Time Fitness full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Free membership. Very "healthy" environment to work in- culture that is encouraging of healthy eating, exercise, etc. Related to that though- You will be in the (silently judged) minority of your're out of shape, overweight, drink soda, etc.

Mostly business casual dress code.

Certain positions also allotted cell phone and home internet connectivity allowance in addition to base salary, usually had access to great cutting edge technology, very satisfied with salary.

Cons

Only 10 days of PTO a year (whether it's sick or vacation), that you must use by the end of the calendar year. This does not allow for much work/life balance.

Benefits were just OK, which is a little odd considering it's a "Healthy Way of Life Company"

CEO has a temper- which I witnessed firsthand, not just going off of rumors. He is very driven, and perhaps that is the type of personality needed to be "successful" but cursing and losing your temper with employees or situations usually doesn't go over well in the long run.

His team of upper management is comprised of guys that have been by his side nodding yes since the first club was opened. For the most part, it's not horrible, but you eventually get the feeling that you either 'drink the kool aid' or you don't, and if you don't you're out.

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Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    I would put zero stars if I could.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cafe Staff
    Current Employee - Cafe Staff

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness part-time

    Pros

    Free membership (classes included)
    The coworkers on your level are usually pretty nice

    Cons

    They will hire whoever will work the most for the least pay. After that, they will make you so busy that you cannot manage to find the time to look for another job, all the while you are making hardly any money. If you have any sort of ethical values, do NOT get yourself into this. There are many corrupt practices and instead of actually having desire to improve the lives of their members, all they care about is increasing the number that goes into their pockets.

    They do not value their employees. You are only valuable to the company if you can make them loads of money (and this is usually only in sales or PT). Don't expect your requested days off to be granted; don't expect to be congratulated on anything or thanked for any exceptional work you do. Calling in is equivalent to betrayal in your Lifetime's eyes, no matter the circumstance. Flexibility is unheard of.

    Consistently, they will up your responsibilities and their expectations of you, but your pay will not be raised. What started off as a food service job will become food service, janitorial staff, and sales. It's also likely that you will not get a break, even if your shift is over 8 hours. Most of your time at work will be running around like a chicken with its head cut off, doing the work of 5 people with only 2, while management chit chats all day.

    Also, the turnover rate is extremely high, understaffed departments are rampant, and when you walk past the front desk, I can guarantee that most of the employees you will see are miserable, overworked, and underpaid. And probably sick... healthy way of life? No.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take many ethics courses. Learn about what empathy is. Treat your employees well and don't act like it's okay to pay educated workers a measly dollar over minimum wage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Life Really is a Healthy Way Of Life company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Kids Activities Team Member in Romeoville, IL
    Current Employee - Kids Activities Team Member in Romeoville, IL

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The free membership is great and I love to eat in the cafe!

    Cons

    There really aren't any. I am really enjoying learning more about the company and can't think of any cons to it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To get to know your must valuable resource, you human capital.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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