Flywheel Sports Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Great Company, Great People

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    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Omaha, NE
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Flywheel Sports as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are awesome here. Casual Dress, free lunch three times a week.

    Cons

    No real cons at this company. They are growing fast and there is a lot of growth potential.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great concept but lack of leadership and high drama.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Flywheel Sports

    Pros

    The members make the experience at flywheel. the technology is fantastic.

    Cons

    Emotional work environment with kids in big titled jobs with little or no experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the technology and luxury services. Clean out most of your VPs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Upscale fitness membership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at Flywheel Sports full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great learning experience about fitness studio memberships & studio build outs

    Cons

    not given personal growth as promised when hired in 2 1/2 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need better leadership & professionalism

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Club Coordinator Review

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    Current Employee - Club Coordinator
    Current Employee - Club Coordinator

    I have been working at Flywheel Sports part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, employee benefits and free spin classes

    Cons

    Terrible scheduling and poor management skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    poorly run management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    A business rollercoaster

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    Former Employee - Studio Manager
    Former Employee - Studio Manager

    I worked at Flywheel Sports full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Spent years working way up through the company and achieving highest possible role. Good benefits, OK salary and great work environment.

    Cons

    - Work-life balance is very poor. Ability to pull up work from any location, always working and always expected to be working
    - Upper management has massive lack of communication to studio managers
    - Poor leadership and lack of accountability.
    - Lack of positive reinforcement; communication from boss only comes through if you are not doing well. Never the opposite. This makes staying with company less desirable.
    - Never given any goals or numbers to achieve. Makes it hard to guide yourself and know whether on correct path or not.
    - Hear from boss when out of town, rarely any other time. Expectations are definitely not communicated well.
    - Flywheel will consume you if you allow it. Individuals who do not do well in setting and managing boundaries experience burn out, and there won't be many people (if anyone) to stop this from happening.
    - Poured heart and soul in to company for years receive nothing in return.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Understand what it truly means to take time off and why employees feel the need to do so.
    - Leadership should be aware of their employees giving their best, even when they have achieved their goals and results numbers.
    - If Flywheel would put more money in to marketing and advertising before a studio opens - it would truly help improve overall studio performance. There's a constant "cannot keep above water" feeling.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Trendy wanna be

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    Former Employee - Studio Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Studio Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at Flywheel Sports full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    the instructors put on a great class- if there is room, employees get to take class for free

    Cons

    Training is non-existent and studio managers are overworked. Resistance exercise portion of class a waste of time for muscle endurance or strength goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    compensation is fair, work expectations for local manager is not. Invest more in training before opening up a new studio.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great Work Environment-I Love My Job

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    Current Employee - Club Coordinator
    Current Employee - Club Coordinator

    I have been working at Flywheel Sports part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    An incredibly positive work environment, the job isn't difficult, well compensated, great network of employees. The corporate headquarters are responsive to any and all concerns

    Cons

    The hours are a little bit crazy, but that comes with any job in the fitness industry!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee feedback forms/opportunities to talk about going further in the company would be appreciated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 3 people found this helpful

    Hired for one job, fired after catching onto bait and switch.

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    Former Employee - Technical and Mechanical Support Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Technical and Mechanical Support Specialist in New York, NY

    I worked at Flywheel Sports full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits, somewhat flexible schedule, great people to work with, laid back and fun working environment.

    Cons

    I was hired to provide technical and mechanical support for several locations, but a few weeks after I came on board I was told I'd also be responsible for maintenance of the facilities (i.e.: janitorial work). This wasn't something mentioned in the online job description, the phone screen, two interviews or during my training. When I brought this up with the HR director who interviewed and eventually hired me he assured me it was just a misunderstanding. A few days later I received a call from the same HR director telling me I was fired - he refused to provide further information.

    This wasn't the only detail misrepresented during the hiring process. I was told there would be some travel involved, one or two days a week. Later I was informed I'd be working off-site two to four hours drive time away up to four days a week once Summer ended.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest and upfront about what's expected of new employees. Don't leave any ambiguity about job titles, job descriptions or how employees' roles may change in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Stressful at times, but I won't get paid better elsewhere.

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    Current Employee - Club Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Club Coordinator in New York, NY

    I have been working at Flywheel Sports part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome pay, great coworkers, free cycling and barre classes, lots of downtime, free clothes quarterly, overall easy job.

    Cons

    its a new company and rules and regulations are constantly changing. Don't expect everything to be exactly the same when you come in the next day. Senior management tends to dump everything they don't want to do on the lower levels, and most of the time they don't take the greater good of their employees into consideration over making money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there's a fine line between what a business manager should be doing and what a CC should be doing. Please make it clearer for yourselves. Also, if it's a day you know you wouldn't want to be working if you were in our shoes (blizzard, thanksgiving, hurricane sandy) then please god, don't make us do it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. Excellent team of people at every level, from maintenance team to ownership

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    Former Employee - Maintenance in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Flywheel Sports part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Pay is definitely to the scale of the region (well above minimum wage)
    -Co-workers are happy to be there, customers are the best I have experienced in any
    retail or service industry
    -Management is a human being and treats you like a human being
    -Free spin classes for employees

    Cons

    That one random customer that throws a fit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep smiling and giving off good energy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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