Life Time Fitness
2.8 of 5 442 reviews
www.lifetimefitness.com Chanhassen, MN 5000+ Employees

Life Time Fitness Reviews in Chanhassen, MN

Updated Mar 6, 2014
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2.9 19 reviews

                             

47% Approve of the CEO

Life Time Fitness Chairman, President, and CEO Bahram Akradi

Bahram Akradi

(17 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    it was the best of times; it was the worst of times...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Chanhassen, MN

    ProsThe energy and attitude of the club staffers is infectious! My co-workers were great; a hard-working, but fun-loving group that never lost sight of a good life/work balance.

    ConsSome people in the upper management team are very intense and do not like to hear opinions that are different than their own.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou have some great people working for you. Listen to what they have to say.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company

    Sales Advisor (Former Employee)
    Chanhassen, MN

    ProsThe perks and the people are amazing! Getting paid to workout is always a great option.

    ConsManagement doesn't always communicate their expectations and goals. A mentorship program should be more than listening to one's phone calls on occasion.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more empowerment to employees and be more approachable when an employee needs help.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Chanhassen, MN

    ProsFlexiable Schedule and work hours.

    ConsDicatatorial management style. Managers don't value employee's opinions nor input. Not looking for knowledgeable employees, looking for people to "fall in line" (told that literally on a one-on-one)

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to embrace change, learn how to handle opinions that differ from yours. Understand that you may not know everything.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Energetic, fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Chanhassen, MN

    ProsYou'll never be bored. The goals we help members' achieve is rewarding and motivating. A lot of interesting and exciting initiatives on a regular basis. New ideas and ways of doing things is strongly encouraged.

    ConsSometimes difficult and challenging to manage workload and priorities due to the volume of what needs to get done and with many initiatives going on at once. Extremely short turn-around times on projects and pivots in direction are common and part of the culture.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good pay and promotions

    Operations Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Chanhassen, MN

    Prosgood starting pay and always room for advancement in the company if you are willing to work for it

    Consnot everyone can handle the hard work.

    Advice to Senior Managementclean out some old crappy employees so someone new and better can advance and make the company better

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

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    Great mission for members

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Chanhassen, MN

    ProsThe philosophy and mission behind Life Time is inspiring. The benefit of a free membership is great if you can find the time to take advantage of it.

    ConsUpper management tends to be fragmented in their direction. This has you chasing your tail a bit and trying to support the demands of too many "must have" priorities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to set goals and direction for the year (or even for the quarter would help). Then have everyone work toward those same goals. When a new request surfaces, you need to determine if this is more important than the others already agreed upon. If it is, then one of the old goals must be replaced with the new one - not added to the list.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor Managment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Chanhassen, MN

    ProsNot much good things to say about this job.

    Consno communication between the different groups. A Lot of bickering and back stabbing. use external resources instead of it department, answer is always no.

    Advice to Senior Managementnew management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Unfortunate, because it could really be a great place to work.

    (Former Employee)
    Chanhassen, MN

    ProsFree membership. Very "healthy" environment to work in- culture that is encouraging of healthy eating, exercise, etc. Related to that though- You will be in the (silently judged) minority of your're out of shape, overweight, drink soda, etc.

    Mostly business casual dress code.

    Certain positions also allotted cell phone and home internet connectivity allowance in addition to base salary, usually had access to great cutting edge technology, very satisfied with salary.

    ConsOnly 10 days of PTO a year (whether it's sick or vacation), that you must use by the end of the calendar year. This does not allow for much work/life balance.

    Benefits were just OK, which is a little odd considering it's a "Healthy Way of Life Company"

    CEO has a temper- which I witnessed firsthand, not just going off of rumors. He is very driven, and perhaps that is the type of personality needed to be "successful" but cursing and losing your temper with employees or situations usually doesn't go over well in the long run.

    His team of upper management is comprised of guys that have been by his side nodding yes since the first club was opened. For the most part, it's not horrible, but you eventually get the feeling that you either 'drink the kool aid' or you don't, and if you don't you're out.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Child Center Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Chanhassen, MN

    Prosget a free membership, fun job, like working with the kids, can be creative

    Consthere is little opportunity to move up in lifetime, and nearly impossible to get raises, hard to get time off.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I was part of a family at LTF.

    Sales Advisor (Former Employee)
    Chanhassen, MN

    ProsWorking at Life Time was a great experience. Even in down times with sales slumping the atmosphere stayed competitive and friendly. Management was always around to help and answer questions and one never felt separated from the group. Great working environment. Would go back in a heartbeat.

    ConsHigh stress in sales with long hours, sometimes the job just couldn't get done in terms of quotas.

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

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