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Barbaric Pay and Unkind Territory management

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Current Employee - Weight Watchers Meeting Leader  in  Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Weight Watchers Meeting Leader in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Weight Watchers

Pros

Helping members achieve their weight loss goals. It helps to keep presentation and meeting facility skills fresh.

Cons

Very low pay. Basically you receive a flat rate for prepping, leading, after-meeting paperwork, bank deposits, inventory management, contacting members during the week, sending motivational post cards, ... the list goes on. Field management is unsympathic and expects contract workers (that's everyone who interfaces with the members) to give 200%. The pay was not fully explained during the hiring process; it was glossed over and represented as being paid the flat rate for a "hour to an hour-and-a-half meeting." That's about 50% of the job effort and most meetings require 2-hours. I figure that I earn minimum wage when all of the hours are taken into account.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to the feet on the street ... this is where the rubber meets the road ... your leaders and receptionists are the face of Weight Watchers ... the faces I see aren't happy. At some point, this strategy will fail. The problem starts at the top.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Good job but only for a stepping stone

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    Former Employee - A/R  in  Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - A/R in Farmington Hills, MI

    I worked at Weight Watchers

    Pros

    friendly co-workers, great location, holidays off

    Cons

    lay-offs, office layout was odd

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers I thought were great

    No opinion of CEO
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    Company depends on people (women) who have partners with "real jobs"

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    Current Employee - Leader  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Leader in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Weight Watchers

    Pros

    Members are really inspiring. Colleagues are good people. The program is solid.

    Cons

    You can make more money working at McDonalds! If you do "At Work" meetings you actually see how much money the company is making (because you have to do all the paperwork on your own time!) and can compare it to how little you are being paid. When you sell A LOT of product, you might make more than minimum wage once in a while. This company depends on women who are married to men who can support them because there is no way anybody is ever going to make a liveable wage even working full-time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so greedy! You wonder why you have so much turnover but never seem able to figure out it's because you don't know how to value your employees. Without the leaders and receptionists, you don't have a program!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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