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Helpful (1)

Not worth the job

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leawood, KS
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leawood, KS

I worked at Weight Watchers full-time (More than 8 years)

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

Pros

- Decent benefits
- Once was a productive call center
- Free WW membership

Cons

- Hostile work environment: upper management demands 50-60 hour weeks for little pay. Refuse and you'll be pressured into quitting.
- Layoffs and then hiring to replace those laid off does nothing to create a team environment
- Too many people are bad at what they do, and as a result others are left to fix the problem.
- Poor upper management.

Advice to Management

Build employee morale. Starting to hire new managers months before you even offer a lay-off package to your current team of managers is terrible for company morale. Hire quality employees, expect quality results and reward those who deliver.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Receptionist, weigh-er and location coordinator at various locations

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Appleton, WI
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Appleton, WI

    I worked at Weight Watchers part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The experience of helping members through the weight loss journey is very rewarding. To cheer them on in their successes and support them in their struggles was a key factor in my job satisfaction.

    Cons

    Staff are expected to carry change with them at all times to facilitate the meeting transactions. A company the size of Weight Watchers should be able to find a better solution than putting this burden on employees. Staffing is sporadic as it is driven by member attendance, making it difficult to have a consistent schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Pay closer attention to how the staff are supporting the members instead of focusing on product sales.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Mixed experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Service Provider in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Service Provider in Oakland, CA

    I worked at Weight Watchers part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working with members to help them achieve their goals. Opportunity to make dynamic and fun presentations. Excellent evaluation methodology and above average training.

    Cons

    Difficult to get enough hours to qualify for benefits. Although I wanted Weight Watchers to be full time work, known by management, I was not assigned sufficient meetings. Upper management treats staff disrespectfully: instead of treating us as professionals entitled to a salary with additional commissions for product sales, we received only a minimum wage equivalent (paid a minimal amount per meeting worked) plus additional sums based on attendance and product sales.

    Advice to Management

    Service providers treating employment with Weight Watchers as a career should be paid a respectable salary with commission for product sales added on.

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