Town Sports International Holdings

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not worth writing a review

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Fitness Manager in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Fitness Manager in Boston, MA

I have been working at Town Sports International Holdings full-time (More than 5 years)

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

Pros

ive left! very happy that i am moving on!

Cons

everything-nothing positive to say after more than 5 years of employment. since they change in OCT 2012 my career has been ruined and along with the others i am leaving and very happy with moving on

Advice to Management

they dont listen anyway

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  1. Helpful (4)

    TSI has been a revolving circle of falure for over 10 years and it starts with the CEO.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - General Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - General Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Town Sports International Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    - Free gym membership
    - You meet some nice members and co-workers
    - Free gym membership
    - You have a job
    - Free gym membership

    Cons

    Since TSI went public over 10 years ago this company has completely spiraled downward in every aspect of business, they have become the second coming of BALLY'S. (probably worse)

    TSI's greed has single handedly destroyed a once pround and fun fitness industry.

    - Take it from an employee of close to three years, if you have pride, dignity, loyalty, honesty and a strong work ethic, please stay away from this company. You are worthless to them, they will use you, burn you out then throw you to the curb. I've seen it many, many times.

    - They do not care about members or employees, make no mistake, their number one goal it to maximise stockholder wealth at all cost, PERIOD. They are in the business to sell stock using fitness as a front and the employees are their expendable tools.

    - Their coroporate governance is lead by a team of repetative falures with absolutely no vision. From top to bottom TSI management is completely incompetent and lack leadership skills of any kind. They only understand one philosophy, management by fear, because they know deep down they themselves can get the axe at anytime, so the paranoia is passed down through the ranks of management.

    - Bob G. the CEO is a throwback personal trainer from the 80's who has zero business education or acumen whatsoever. He has failed at his position repeatedly yet still gets to keep his job mainly because no person is desparate enough to take his position. His job is to try and keep the stock price up by maintaining an artificial harmonious and productive work environment for the stockholders. While his orders his direct reports to keep up the unbearable micromanagement pressure to drive sales and cut expenses down to the last penny.

    - TSI abuses it's employees through anger, threats and intimidation. They have created a toxic environment in an industry that is supposed to promote good health.

     - Including the CEO position, TSI is a high turnover company, that's so poorly managed it's impossible to stay, even if you succeed.

    - Employee theft and dishonestly are rampant.

    - Pay is poverty level, minimum wage at best. And if you think you're lucky being paid a salary don't be fooled, they will stretch your hours and make you do the work of multiple employees to make your salary less then minimum wage.

    - TSI is a bait and switch company.

    - Members hide your Credit Cards and don't sign anything unless you have a lawyer read it first!

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company to someone who knows how to run a successful business.


  2. Fun place to work but awful treatment of employees

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

    I worked at Town Sports International Holdings full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Free Gym Membership, Good people, solid amenities and decent growth potential

    Cons

    Increasing responsibility and hours for staff with little or no increase in pay, negative attitude towards staff, continue to cut back and expect same results as competitors, benefits ok not great and take a long time to kick in, too much movement of management

    Advice to Management

    Members want consistency in management teams building relationships is key to keeping people happy. Ask yourself if you would accept a lower position for the pay that say a housekeeper is getting paid and less hours with a family to support. Pleasing stock holders is important but losing valuable team members at the end of the day can hurt as much as the stock dropping 5 cents!


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