In-Shape Health Clubs

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In-Shape Health Clubs Reviews

Updated Jun 2, 2014
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2.8 12 reviews

0% Approve of the CEO

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Paul Rothbard

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45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Fun atmosphere, only people who get any benefits or any decent pay is management

    MEMBERSHIP COUNSELOR (Current Employee)

    Prosfree membership, fun atmosphere, meet cool people, promotion opportunities.

    Consmembership counselors have to exceed goals by 140% + in order to earn a decent paycheck. Even if you hit 100% of goal you still are barely making just over 8$/ hr. only full time employees with medical is management

    Advice to Senior ManagementAll full time employees should be able to get health benefits not just management. this is a health club and any full time employee deserves medical. Dave Garfinkel has tunnel vision and is unable to take any feedback or suggestions. If it isn't his way or his idea then he wants nothing to do with it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pay is inconsistent with the amount of work they ask of you.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFree membership and access to any inshape facility.

    ConsUnrealistic sales goals. Management is constantly changing. A lot of turnover.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Experience

    General Manager (Former Employee) Vallejo, CA

    ProsFree Gym Membership, Great atmosphere

    ConsAll sales driven. you have to make a ton of phone calls. If you don't sell memberships, reach goal. YOU GET $8 PR HR.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPaul, DM in the Vacaville area is a GOOD Manager.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company if you're "buddy-buddy" with senior management. The "drones" at the club level are EASILY expendable.

    MEMBERSHIP COUNSELOR (Former Employee) Pittsburg, CA

    ProsFree club membership for employees, with modern equipment to "get fit."

    ConsIf your not a "decision-maker" your just another face in the crowd.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize where your successes originates from.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    As a group ex instructor for 10 yrs, they are a mediocre employer.

    Group Exercise Instructor (Current Employee) Antioch, CA

    ProsFree membership to use the facilities, even if you work part time.

    ConsMandatory meetings that are rushed through, including CPR re-certification where things are passed over quickly. Supervisor seems uncomfortable holding meetings & appears to just want to "get them over with."
    Customers repeated complaints about yoga classrooms not being warm are not taken care of or heat is increased temporarily and then A/C blasts the next week.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake customer concerns more seriously. Come talk to the class yourself or call customers after receiving emailed complaint. Sit in on Group Exercise Instructor meetings and make suggestions for improvement to Supervisor.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The Worst Business Practices

    MEMBERSHIP COUNSELOR (Current Employee) Stockton, CA

    ProsGym membership, work environment, and members

    ConsMembership Counselor (MC) pay structure is below poverty. The information in the “salary tab” on this website is incorrect. They pay $8.00 hourly or commission whichever is more. In-Shape (IS) manipulates the system so they do not have to provide medical benefits to full-time employees by keeping their hours work lower than 40 hrs. Too much work to complete within an 8 hour day if you are producing. Employees will be written up if they do not clock out within 8 hours. Nevertheless, they are expected to work on their “own time” to complete paperwork before they can leave for the day. Otherwise they will be punished by way of getting yelled at or being setup for production failure one way or another the next working day or week. Upper management is never satisfied if a team is doing well, instead they find something else that needs to be improved.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI can continue with many more cons, but there is a minimum word count. The company itself needs a new up dated corproate business structure. The payroll department needs an overhaul. There is no reason for employees to have to do extra work by keeping personal records and having to prove their sales in order to be paid the correct amount due on each paycheck.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company, great experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Stockton, CA

    ProsWith the company growing so quickly, it's easy to advance. They like to hire internally, so if you work hard, you will have plenty of opportunities.

    ConsLike any company, there are politics involved.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Front Desk Work

    Front Desk (Former Employee) Antioch, CA

    ProsFree gym membership for employees, which is a money saver. The staff is very friendly and easy to work with. Usually there is a lot of down time during the afternoons, so depending on what time your shift is, you can do other things (e.g. homework, if you are a student). Training is easy, and overall the job is not too hard.

    ConsPay is low, with no raise, ever. Worked there for over two years without a single raise. You have to stand during your entire shift, and sometimes you are not allowed a break. Dealing with customers is horrible at times, especially for those trying to cancel memberships or sneak in to the club.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdd more than one worker to the front desk. There should be at least 2 at all times.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    unless your going to be in management..steer clear

    Front Desk (Current Employee)

    Prosfree gym membership, oppurtunities for commision and you can still have a social life.

    Consminimum wage, no benefits, shifts are limited to 4-5 hours a day, unorganized company

    Advice to Senior Managementemployees definitely deserve more compensation for the amount of work they are expected to do.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok experience after almost two years employeed.

    Sales Counselor (Current Employee) Monterey, CA

    ProsGreat facilities to sale. Potential growth within. Pleasant environment to work in. Members are great.

    ConsWay to political. Extremely clickish. Regional & District management in certain regions have no empathy for employee matters. Sr. Managers aren't on the same page all the time when delivering sales messages. Certain Regional & District managers don't come from Sales background so they're unknowledged on sales practices.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo the owners Rob Farrens and Paul Rothbard, chose management wisely. Recommendations for these positions are kept within certain cliques. Certain District and Regional Managers are incompatent at their positions regarding sales. They should go through sales training as well.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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