Lifetime Reviews

Updated March 7, 2015
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  1. MAKE MONEY, BUT SACRIFICE DIGNITY, SELF RESPECT, INDIVIDUALITY, AND HAPPINESS.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lifetime full-time

    Pros

    Good Money if you live at the club. Amazing front line team members. You can meet a ton of new people.

    Cons

    Aside from extremely unrealistic long hours and expectations, minimal initial onboarding/coaching, and "sink or swim" mentality, EXTREMELY poor management. You are treated like you mean nothing to the business. Every manager is emotional and runs their team under a dictatorship, so you are walking on eggshells constantly since you cannot be sure what mood they are in and what might set them off. VERY Corporate America and do not understand the policies and procedures for associate relations in Canada.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look up Crucial Accountability/Crucial Confrontations/Solutions Focused Coaching and PLEASE consider becoming certified in this. It will help a lot with associate retention and turnover. You are absolutely going to lose all of your decent staff continuing on this path.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. So, so

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    Current Employee - Opa in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Opa in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Lifetime

    Pros

    Easy job but boring after a while

    Cons

    People not in the same page

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more interested on what its going on! Not just trying to cover what you havent try to fix

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. I don't recommend working here

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    Current Employee - Coordinator Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Coordinator Sales in New York, NY

    I have been working at Lifetime

    Pros

    lots of opportunity to build experience since there is so much work given to each employee

    Cons

    unreasonable and unstrategic senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus more on retaining top talent and minimize turn over

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Blah, but employees try to make it work.

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    Former Employee - Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Lifetime

    Pros

    Lifetime Networks can be a positive atmosphere. People seem to like working together and have a sense of humor about the programming. The staff coordinates small office parties in an attempt to keep things interesting. The work gets done pretty efficiently.

    Cons

    Definite lack of feedback. I never received feedback about my job performance, even when I asked. My manager didn't really know what I was doing from day to day. There were definite cliques that seemed encouraged by those in management. Overall boring workload with few challenges.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate! There were way too many guessing games about their vision or goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. Great for students

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    Current Employee - Operations in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Operations in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Lifetime full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great for students to learn daily skills they will need for when they are living on their own. Not only that there are plenty of activities available for employees to do.

    Cons

    Pay is not much and personal growth plateaus very fast. I would consider this position for someone who is new to the country that has great english skills but not for someone who would like to make this a career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more team building activities as the position is called "Operations team member"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Adequate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lifetime

    Pros

    Free Gym Membership, very flexible

    Cons

    The hours are not the best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a base pay for dietitians

  8. Personal Training Department Head

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    Former Employee - Personal Training Department Head
    Former Employee - Personal Training Department Head

    I worked at Lifetime full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for. Great fun learning environment with great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Houston GMs and DMs not on same page and create too much tension and lower team morale. Personal Training Leadership were wonderful and why I stayed with company for as long as I did.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GM's need better training and need to be better leaders. Do not hire someone because they can sell, that should just be one of the qualities, they should be able to lead and motivate.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. Mostly good with some serious flaws

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Lifetime full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun work atmosphere (west coast office); stable; variety.

    Cons

    Upper management thinks they are smarter than they really are and don't understand Hollywood.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Lifetime

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities, good benefits package. Good communication from top to bottom. Lots of room for growth. Elite company to work for

    Cons

    Low salaries, late hours and sometimes working over the weekend

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. Great Internship Learning About Media

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Lifetime

    Pros

    Great opportunity to get exposed to how the back office of a media company operates... great employee comraderie, very welcoming atmosphere

    Cons

    unpaid internship policy makes it a bit less appealing, although we did receive a small stipend at the end of the semester

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    paying your interns would encourage them to work harder and be more accountable for what they do, was a great internship and this would only add to it

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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