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Health Fitness Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
56 Reviews
3.5
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Health Fitness President & CEO Paul Lotharius
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people, travel opportunities, comprehensive benefits packages, growth opportunities (in 5 reviews)

  • Good benefits; health insurance, dental, etc (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Very low pay for the qualifications they require (in 6 reviews)

  • They don't listen to the employees and wonder why there is a high turnover (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    No opportunities, micromanagement, toxic work environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Health Fitness full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits; health insurance, dental, etc. HR staff are helpful when they're not covering for workplace harassment to avoid a law suit. Otherwise, not a lot of pros to be had at HFC.

    Cons

    Everything else. Underpaying employees, treating them like dirt, having them jump through ridiculous bureacratic hoops. Toxic reviewing with unsubstantiated claims from third parties (not supervisors or peers, just mystery people named to attempt to lend credibility. Managers make a rule today, change it tomorrow, and stand over your shoulder everyday. No technological advancement. Penny wise, pound foolish operations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good entry level job but falls short of promises and presented opportunities. Terrible upper management.

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    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager

    I have been working at Health Fitness full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good for entry level position and for minimal corporate wellness experience. Decent salary.

    Cons

    Terrible management, unclear direction, difficulty taking time off, no support, bad hours, new ideas are not supported, very high turn-over rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your Program Managers and contracts more. Ensure Contract managers are qualified for position. This could be a great company if the right management is in place. Look into exit interviews.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tepid place, low discipline, domineering product management

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    Former Employee - Development  in  Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Development in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Health Fitness as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Remote work ethic, flexibility to a point

    Cons

    Unstated expectations, command and control mentality, uses buzz words without background or commitment. Company trying desperately to become competitive by rebuilding/reworking old software (long outdated) and trying to capture a new market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speak with folks, don't spend so much recruiting only to release when you're unstated expectations aren't met. Learn the basics of good management, regardless of the bind you're in with trying to hit unrealistic deadlines

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    poor, poor, poor should I say poor inexperienced senior management and leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Health Fitness full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Co-workers were great, I don't understand why they stay

    Cons

    Senior management is the weakest, incompetent and most selfish group of people I've ever seen at any company I've worked for. It almost seems unreal at first like you are experiencing some sort of nightmare each day you go to work. Instead of trying to figure out a better way of doing things, they play the blame game to get themselves off the hook for any issues. This involves stealing credit for work that they delegated as well as blaming for things that did not work out as they planned even though all along they ignored the decisions that had to be made to finish something.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would shape up or ship out

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management needs to open their ears and hear us yelling

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    Current Employee - I Guess IT Looks Good On A Resume  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - I Guess IT Looks Good On A Resume in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Health Fitness

    Pros

    Fun coworkers. Flexible schedule. Fun office. Lots of office activity’s.

    Cons

    Very low pay. No one listens to you or cares what you have to say. Poor leadership. No growth opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please please please liston to your employees. All the management does is hire Yes men and woman. There are a lot of very big flaws in the company that our team has been pointing out for the last year but no one will fix them until something falls apart. A very reactive company and not proactive. Pay is very low and they do not give raises. Staff is a revolving door because the good employees go to another company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Working as a third party company with HR not in the state

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Health Fitness full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They have a lot of different locations, they have a lot of different positions, the pay is on par with the industry,

    Cons

    It is hard to have HR not even in the same timezone as you, only 2% increase for raises each year is not enough to even cover the increase in inflation, they push to hire externally for new ideas vs giving internal staff the ability to be promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make site visits, know what your companies are actually doing vs what is on paper.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A lot of room for improvement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Health Fitness Professional
    Former Employee - Health Fitness Professional

    I worked at Health Fitness full-time

    Pros

    Working with clients and making a difference in their lives was very fulfilling
    Health and dental benefits, 401K
    Paid time off and holidays
    Good work/life balance, although nontraditional hours can be physically and mentally draining

    Cons

    Do not cover certification costs
    Etraining modules not a productive use of time, nor do they help develop skills
    High turnover
    Do not promote advancement of current employees
    Compensation was probably fair when considering actual job duties, but very low when considering education and certification requirements
    Difficult hours (this varies from site-to-site)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Poor management and they will throw you under the bus

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    Former Employee - Health Fitness Specialist
    Former Employee - Health Fitness Specialist

    I worked at Health Fitness full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Job itself fun as long as it didn't involve management. Loved the client and members. Decent health insurance. Holiday pay and weekends off. Other than horrid management, very laid back work. Good stepping stone to future careers, but not really in the company.

    Cons

    Horrible management. They don't listen to the employees and wonder why there is a high turnover. You can be the most loyal, dedicated employee and still get thrown under the bus. They would not give me a reason for letting me go after receiving a great job review and raise 3 weeks prior. I asked why and they said "we don't feel the need to explain." Poor pay for the qualifications they require and NO reimbursement for continuing education, which is REQUIRED by the job. By the way, they'll tell you they will reimburse, but somehow get out of it. Management played favorites and allowed employees to get away with some stuff while others got written up or fired for the same offense or less. There is very little room to advance. My manager put me down about my abilities and work ethic. I've NEVER been questioned about my work ethic and put in a lot of work doing duties outside my job description, taught 6 classes a week (which were a huge hit with the client, by the way) but now I'm thriving at a another company with twice the salary, so obviously they believe in putting down good employees and have poor judgement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at West/southwest management, increase pay or at least reimburse for CEC, stop playing favorites. Train program managers to be encouraging, not catty.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Don't expect to make a career out of this

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Health Fitness Specialist  in  Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Health Fitness Specialist in Morristown, NJ

    I have been working at Health Fitness full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly people, and very easy laid back place to work . Flexible schedules and great cafeteria

    Cons

    Abysmal pay, and no real opportunity to move up. It's a nice place to start out, but you can't really make a career out of this

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Experience varies by site, unfortunately my site manager wasn't that great.

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    Current Employee - HFS  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - HFS in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Health Fitness full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with and develop together as professionals. Pretty simple tasks to do and it's easy to get work done.

    Cons

    Horrible management in place. Program managers need to be heavily train to learn how to really develop and serve their employees, not constantly surf youtube for new zumba routines to teach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop surfing the internet and do what you are paid to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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