Medifast Reviews

Updated March 20, 2015
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Medifast CEO Michael MacDonald
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Pros
  • Commission & helping people with their weight loss journey (in 8 reviews)

  • Helping the members on their weight loss journey, learning about the (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • It is a sinking ship and nothing that upper management says is true (in 13 reviews)

  • The Weight Loss Consultants are too educated to be paid so little (i (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Great place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medifast full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    salary is nice
    coworkers are great
    free gym membership

    Cons

    I'm not sure if i can put Abby cons at the moment so far so good no issues

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Overall, good experience.

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    Current Employee - Weight Loss Counselor
    Current Employee - Weight Loss Counselor

    I have been working at Medifast

    Pros

    Benefits, Growth opportunities and interactions

    Cons

    Sales driven rather than focused on journey of weight loss

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency to centers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medifast

    Pros

    Growth potential
    Very rewarding job as your get to see the clients' weight loss transformation
    Competitive salary and great PTO

    Cons

    Closed in center division
    political

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Very unprofessional environment with poor management

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Encinitas, CA
    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Encinitas, CA

    I worked at Medifast part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    benefits and the office is in a good location

    Cons

    The owner of this location is unprofessional and his demeanor is condescending. It seems that the company only cares about making a profit and doesn't care about their clientele.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow the HR guidelines mandated by the state of California when dealing with employees. Take a workshop on how to treat people with dignity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Great work/life balance and benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owings Mills, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owings Mills, MD

    I have been working at Medifast full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, free food, gym membership with FREE personal training are a plus. Great atmosphere and fun employee events. For the most part, leadership is solid and focused on our strategic goals. Really feel as though we're making a difference in peoples' lives.

    Cons

    Promotions have just begun to be the norm. In the past, they weren't as often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be open minded when hiring from within.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Don't waste your time

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    Current Employee - Weight Loss Counselor in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Weight Loss Counselor in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    The benefits are a plus and are even offered to P/T workers

    Cons

    They have recently franchised a lot of the centers (all of Texas-that they decided to keep open) to a company in Mexico.

    The "commission" everyone speaks of has been revamped and basically cut in half for all F/T workers. When hired, I was told the products, "sell themselves", but now I spend most of my days making cold calls to people who no longer visit the center.

    Member visits have dropped due to lack of advertising (they went black for the month of October) and lack of "special offers". They expect the employees to compensate for this by making calls to expired and inactive members

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should have been more honest with your employees when franchising your Weight Control Centers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Happy I took the job with Medifast!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medifast full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, generous PTO, great work/life balance. Working from home/remotely is acceptable occasionally as long as it's not taken advantage of. FREE personal training and gym membership! The company has a "family feel" as it is a family owned business. Management is approachable and open to new ideas. There are opportunities for advancement within the company and the salary is competitive. Opportunities to join committees and be involved in other areas of interest (health & wellness, events, community service, safety).

    Cons

    Some positions can be too niche.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. Be open to what staff communicates to you. The employee engagement surveys say a lot so take the necessary steps to make those improvements.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. This place is horrible and will make you wish you had said no !

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    Current Employee - Center Manager in Leesburg, VA
    Current Employee - Center Manager in Leesburg, VA

    I have been working at Medifast full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    nothing but a paycheck at best

    Cons

    quality of life, company is crooked, no future, lying is a way of life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get out of weight loss. .you are frauds and do nothing but lie to people and take their money !

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Medifast MN is WORST place to work. Same mgmt w/zero integrity who ran LA Wght Loss and Seattle Medifast out of business

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    Former Employee - Counselor/Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Counselor/Consultant in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Medifast

    Pros

    Supporting and getting to know so many amazing clients!

    Cons

    LOTS but to name a few:
    -Always about the "sale" and never about the client or the employee.
    -Unbelievably high amount of employee turnover.
    -Management team at franchise office is fake, dishonest and ruthless - all in the name of money!
    -No work/life balance.
    -Split shifts and extended 2-3 hour lunches.
    -Questionable sales tactics and program and food costs are outrageous.
    RUN - this is not a company you want to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new management team! You cannot run a successful company where management's sole goal is to stuff their pockets with as much money as possible. The women in management are heartless and vicious; the "mean-girls" from high school. PLEASE think of the clients and employees first and then the money will follow. Have some INTEGRITY and be honest, be real!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. So far so good. Great benefits!

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    Current Employee - Client Solution Representative in Coppell, TX
    Current Employee - Client Solution Representative in Coppell, TX

    I have been working at Medifast

    Pros

    Happy, friendly, fun place to work. Not much growth yet, even though they say there is. Corporate is in maryland, more growth there.company picnics,Xmas parties, baseball games, monthly pot lucks,3week vacation time.great benefits.

    Cons

    Still a growing company. Not good raises with promotions or annual reviews

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some are more professional than others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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