Las Vegas Athletic Club

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Las Vegas Athletic Club Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
7 Reviews
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7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Healthiest Career Ever!

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    Former Employee - Data Entry/Front Desk in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Data Entry/Front Desk in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Las Vegas Athletic Club full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    employees get free fitness club membership, room for advancement and encouragement to do so. The owners work close with all the staff as they can with such a largely growing company.

    Cons

    My only regret is that I now live in New Jersey and cannot work for them at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open some locations in New Jersey please.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    In my 4 years with the company I made some life long friends and being new to LV it was a great way to meet people.

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    Former Employee - SALES/PERSONAL TRAINER in Henderson, NV
    Former Employee - SALES/PERSONAL TRAINER in Henderson, NV

    I worked at Las Vegas Athletic Club full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Trainer: Cheap rent or you can train/teach for the club to wave rent. Access to thousands of potential clients.
    Sales: 401K, Benefits, 2 week paid vacation, commissions.

    Cons

    Open 365 days a year, might have to work Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years.
    If you are a trainer it is near impossible between 4pm-8pm to train, the place is a zoo.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the Club manager should manage not sell. The emphasis always seems to be on sales and sometime the club/customer suffers because someone is trying to get the gross.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good job while looking for better opportunities

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    Current Employee - Member Services Representative in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Member Services Representative in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Las Vegas Athletic Club full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free membership when you have a shift at one of the clubs. Good place to network, especially if you work the front desk.

    Cons

    The way they train employees is ridiculous across the board. The way they train you to work at one club could be different than the way you work at another location, more so for housekeepers than any other position, which leads to write ups from managers if your job is not done properly. The hourly for a sales person is below minimum wage and the commission off of a membership sign up is 3%. Any chance of advancement is slim unless you know one of the two families that own the company. The work environment is not the best, for example, low morale, a lot of bickering among sales people, and preferential treatment of certain people. Bad communication all the way around about changes in policies, procedures, etc. from the top people at corporate down to housekeepers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the pay of your employees by a couple of dollars.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Worse company that I have ever worked for in my 14 year work history.

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    Former Employee - Front Desk in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Front Desk in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Las Vegas Athletic Club part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you have a membership with the company before you go to work for them they will freeze your account so you don't have to pay and add credit for the time you put in. Also working front desk allows you to network with new people to find a better job.

    Cons

    There is no, '' one standard for everyone '' training program for housekeeping or front desk positions. If you neglect to do something because that is how you were trained management loves to hand out write - ups. In many instances I had to train some nineteen year old manager how to do their job which to me is totally unacceptable. Unfortunately the proverb, '' It's not what you know but who you know '' applies at this company. Like the previous person said before because there are two families that own the company there is no room for advancement and they only care about lining their own pockets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some appreciation to your employee's because they are the people making you filthy rich and maybe you wouldn't have such a high turnover rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Cool to work at for a little while, gets old fast

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    Current Employee - Front Desk in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Front Desk in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Las Vegas Athletic Club part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Got a shift? free membership with vip depending on location.

    Cons

    The pay isnt fair at all. no matter what position you have

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    just pay the staff $2 more an hour!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    An example of what NOT to do in a position of management

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    Former Employee - Member Services Representative in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Member Services Representative in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Las Vegas Athletic Club

    Pros

    Its sales staff works either a 3 or 4 day work week. For this, I would say the compensation given is adequate if you win weekly bonuses and push yourself to meet sales quotas. The pluses of this job are also aided by the fact that you receive health benefits working either the 4-day Mon-Thurs staff or the Fri-Sun staff. Overall, the experience of working here as a member of the sales team is mainly one to hone your skills to sink or swim so that you can move on and get a better job.

    Cons

    Remember how I said the compensation was adequate? Well...that's all it is. There is a certain income level that no one can make it above, whether you work maintenance, sales, daycare, front desk, etc. Even the personal trainers get paid minimum wage.

    The upper management staff places sales quotas above the happiness of its workers and even the sales staff makes barely anything. They make $7.65 per hour (less than minimum wage) with only a 3% commission of the sales value of the membership sold, not to mention that if you sell a monthly contracted membership instead of one that has its contract value paid up front you only get HALF of that 3%. If you deduct taxes and health insurance, you are left with making barely anything even if you are still one of their top performers.

    The upper management treats its prized cash cow sales staff as expendable and they make sure that you are aware that they can find someone to replace you if you don't like any of their policies. There is absolutely no opportunity for advancement or promotion within this company unless you steal every sale you make to ensure you are a week-to-week top performer AND marry someone in one of the two families that own this gym chain. If you love health and fitness, go and work for someone else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, treat them fairly, and give them a fair wage that can increase over time. Don't just pad your own wallet You have people that have been working with you for over 10 years that still make exactly the same!! That is unacceptable.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    You are a pawn, the company is family owned and the supervisors are blind fools.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Las Vegas Athletic Club

    Pros

    It is nice to around the gym environment, you get a complementary membership, but considering how little they pay it is an insult.

    Cons

    Managers are not objective and balanced. The supervisors only care about making gross and could care about important work dynamics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pull you head out of the dark, how can you expect the managers to be fair when they have an incentive to cheat. You supposed beloved managers who write good gross treat the fellow sales men terrible and take advantage of them and you know it and do nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend

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