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Health Fitness Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
72 Reviews
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Health Fitness President & CEO Paul Lotharius
Paul Lotharius
27 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The full time positions offer salary and good benefits as well as paid time off (in 5 reviews)

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


Cons
  • No bonuses, very low pay, and not alot of room for growth (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Health Fitness is not what it appears to be.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Health and Fitness Professional
    Current Employee - Health and Fitness Professional

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

    Pros

    Facilities look impressive however everything else is depressive. I can't wait to leave this company.

    Cons

    Bad management. Poor HR department. I was asked to do things that I don't believe are ethically correct to the customer by my manager. The manager is a name dropper and bully and threatens employees that they will use HR as a tool against them. HR will not support the employee, only the manager. We were even asked to go on this site to create a review to help increase their rating!

    Low pay compared to the industry.

    Lack of growth potential.

    Lack of support or communication from the parent company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace your HR department and then comb through your upper management by reviewing each persons history, turnover, personal relationships to others in management, credentials etc, you may be surprised at what is found.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    At first I thought this company was good. Then it came to light all of thr fraudulent activity that takes place.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You will meet a bunch of fellow like minded health professionals that are in this field for the right reasons.

    Cons

    The corrupt managment team. Look up how many medical doctors are actually involved in this operation, setting up the programs, creating what is supposed to be the gold standard for health and you will come up with a big fat zero as your number. The entire concept is fraudulent. A way to have clients that have Trustmark insurance (parent company) sign up for yet another service to get Trustmark more revenue. Additionally, their state of the art IT softwade and programs have so many reported flaws that are simply brushed under the rug and not corrected and then advertised to the next customer as state of the art. Management is not available most of the time, they leave early, take long breaks, full vacation. When they return they expect things served to them on a silver platter. They will delete your name off documents and the put their name on top and present or send the work out as their own. If you say something about to them, they claim they had to make some changes because they found errors. They use the HR team to bury the hatchet on all of the fraud, sexual harrassement (reported), hiring of relatives and friends, misappropriation of assets and resources. HR has employees that have 2 year college educations and do not know how to handle situations appropriately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trustmark should replace the whole team of them especially HR.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Innovative and Strategic Company, Passionate Employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Health Fitness

    Pros

    I have been here a year and half and the whole time my manager gave me opportunities to be involved in more than just my core job function which helped me to receive a recent promotion. I do not work in a health related field but I love wellness and fitness. For those who feel a similar way, working at the corporate headquarters is a great environment because we participate in all kinds of wellness activities (company sponsored 5k, nutrition challenges, parties, healthy Friday breakfast, etc.) that you wouldn't find in many work environments. This is a company full of educated, friendly and motivated people and the atmosphere at the corporate office is generally positive.

    We are kept well informed of the company's direction, strategy and performance. Our CEO and senior leaders speak to us directly on a regular basis to keep us up to date of where we are and where we are going as a company and as a department.

    Cons

    401k is not competitive, the health benefits are pretty good (we get incentives for participating in wellness challenges) but it would be nice to receive a discount on gym memberships as well, PTO and paid holidays are just average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay innovative and flexible, recognize the great people who work here and offer opportunities for challenge and growth, continue to communicate well from the top down

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Life of a health advisor

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Health Advisor in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Health Advisor in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Passionate co-workers. Great Vision. Flexible vacation requests.

    Cons

    Odd working hours. Lack of growth. Small compensation for the amount of work done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good place to work, a lot of young health professionals work here. Everyone is so friendly.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Health Fitness

    Pros

    Good stepping stone into the health field. Most of the people working here are recent graduates, so it's easy to meet a lot of people. It's nice that you actually use your education to inform people about lifestyle choices, it's a fulfilling job.

    Cons

    The hours aren't the best, usually working from 12-9. A lot of the staff is overqualified for the position, and the pay doesn't compensate for it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    I was told to do this

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Health Fitness full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I was told to do this but want to be honest. You get to meet a large variety of people,clients and their employees. Being able to help others to maintain their health. Having a decent human resources would really help the employees and the company.They cover up any issues mistakes or concerns. If they do not like your complaints they will do everything they can to get you to quit. They tried to get me to quit but they could not drive me out. The company has been fined thousands of dollars in penalties for not having the correct staff at some screening events. Get new managers, supervisors, Vice Presidents and clean up the dishonesty.

    Cons

    There is no room for advancement. Trying to work and deal with a supervisor who was not well trained. You can ask a a simple question and the response you get has nothing to do with what you asked. There is so much confusion that I am not sure how the company can prosper. The company has one of the worse human resource department you will ever deal with. You can express a concern or a complaint u will be completely ignored and told to talk to your supervisor who is the reason you went to HR. HR is unable to handle any problems, concerns or complaints. They will lie, ignore you or just tell you they do not know what to do. The higher ups in HR are not interested in what you have to say.They are the people who are responsible for covering up issues. You are suppose to get an increase in salary after working for a certain amount of time. They will not tell you. You have to tell your manager who will not give HR the message. Then you go to them on your own and they delay the increase as long as possible. They send u policies but then never follow them. You are told you can not drink anything but water but the people in charge drink coffee pop
    snacks they are often hypocrites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New Management would really help especially in human resources. They cover up any issues mistakes or concerns. If they do not like your complaints they will
    do everything they can to get you to quit .They tried to get me to quit but they could not drive me out. Get new managers, supervisors, Vice Presidents and clean up the dishonesty

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Incredible People, Amazing Potential

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people, their passion, leadership, and the ability to make a difference are the highlights of the company. It's not a company that's plagued by politics; rather, it's an organization of hard working, caring, bright, dedicated people.

    Cons

    The biggest challenge is workload. The organization runs lean, so it takes discipline, time management skills and the ability to prioritize to stay focused.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. You're on the right path, in my humble opinion, and I am excited about the future of HealthFitness. Leadership is comprised of some of the most genuine and talented people I have had the privilege to work for.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Approves of sexual harassment, low pay, stifles professional development.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It was close to home.

    Cons

    Even if you've worked in the field for years, you still get the pay of a new college graduate. Raises are meager.

    There is no room for growth and they don't encourage professional development.

    Sexual harassment is not taken seriously here. If you report it, don't expect to have your manager, their superiors, or HR to handle it appropriately. Health Fitness condone's it by burying their head in sand. If you don't let it go, they blame you for the sexual harassment.

    If management doesn't like you they will find ways to make you quit, including making up lies about you and putting it in your record. There is no way to defend yourself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Health Fitness Response

    Nov 25, 2014VP HR

    While we typically don’t respond in this type of forum, your specific comments suggest we condone harassment in the workplace. HealthFitness prohibits harassment of any kind and take appropriate ... More

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people to work with, Company lacks direction and upward advancement.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Biometric Screening Event Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Biometric Screening Event Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Health Fitness full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great learning experience, learn how to travel, work in multiple cities, and learn how to adapt to constant changing environments.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, no room to advance, low salary, and not rewarded for hard work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to promote employees who are dedicated and hard working. Promote from within, there are great employees willing to learn new positions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Really cool job fresh out of college

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Health Fitness Specialist in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Health Fitness Specialist in Durham, NC

    I worked at Health Fitness part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Co-Workers were awesome and you get to know your clients really well on a one-on-one basis

    Cons

    Compensation was a little low for a starting salary. Job role/responsibilities did not require a degree.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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