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Health Fitness Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
56 Reviews
3.6
56 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excited to be part of a group to influence good health behaviors.

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    Current Employee - Health Screener  in  Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Health Screener in Long Beach, CA

    I have been working at Health Fitness part-time

    Pros

    Great opportunity to pick and choose the event that best one's schedule.

    Cons

    Events are very few and far in between, so there is not a lot of work so far.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great entry level job

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    Former Employee - Health Fitness Specialist  in  Newtown Square, PA
    Former Employee - Health Fitness Specialist in Newtown Square, PA

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

    Pros

    decent benefits, ok pay, GREAT people, learned a lot

    Cons

    not a lot of room for advancement, our site closed after they lost the contract and while they tried, they had little to offer us to transfer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more time in the fitness management side of the company, all of the business growths were technological and irrelevant.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Don't expect to make a career out of this

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    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Wellness Program Coordinator Intern  in  Fort Washington, PA
    Former Employee - Wellness Program Coordinator Intern in Fort Washington, PA

    I worked at Health Fitness as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Organized company, very friendly and cooperative staff, decent training, flexible hours, values family and obligations outside of the organization, the work is almost never boring and there's always something to do

    Cons

    Limited number of open positions, small budget, potential employees must have personal training/group fitness certification for most jobs even if they're not planning on using them often, undercompensated for the amount of work employees do for the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 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
  9.  

    Kept me very busy

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Need more training in order to understand processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Ups and Downs

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Onsite Delivery Management  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Onsite Delivery Management in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Ever changing work environment, able to meet vast array of people, and many opportunities to improve your managment style. You are either home or on the road. Get to see and experience what different cities around the country offer that you wouldn't otherwise. There is usually down time around the holidays.

    Cons

    100% travel, no day of the week is off limits. We have a great management team unfortunately you rarely get to see them. Have very little control over your schedule, flight delays and weather conditions. Compensation/salary for this traveling job is not stellar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salary

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent

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    Current Employee - Health Fitness Nurse  in  Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Health Fitness Nurse in Overland Park, KS

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

    Pros

    Always willing to work with me and my schedule.

    Cons

    So far no cons for me in this RN position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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