Medifast Reviews

Updated June 27, 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)

  • weight loss industry as well as some selling tricks (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management want us to use many of another weight loss competitor's strategy's and guidelines to run our business (in 13 reviews)

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

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  1. Evolving place to work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Medifast encourages employees to live a healthy lifestyle themselves while promoting health through evidenced-based products and programs. The support that Medifast offers customers and clients through the different divisions helps to provide people with options of support through their weight management journey.

    Cons

    The company is developing new processes and improvements, therefore restructures frequently, so jobs change as well. This constant change can make working challenging at times.


  2. Counselor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medifast

    Pros

    Good company to work with

    Cons

    different schedule week over week


  3. Employee Review

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Employer provides a plethora of information regarding physical health, nutrition, and personal finances and the support of each. Offers lots of employee team building activities and has a very friendly family like atmosphere.

    Cons

    employee pay rates are on the lower end of the median for hourly and salaried employees. Cost of living increases would be nice. The company could do a better job of internal employment promotions through internal training of key employees to the next level position through training, coaching, and mentoring. This is a great morale booster and often times proves to be more economical than hiring externally.

    Advice to Management

    Could spend time focusing on coaching and mentoring existing employees into the next level positions when available or cross training employees who are interested in expanding thier services to the company.


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  5. From Day 1...I knew Medifast was the right company for me!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medifast full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    From Day 1 I knew Medifast was the right company for me! For as long as I can remember fitness, good health, and well being have been my foundation. So, it felt very rewarding to join an organization that had not only created a vision to get America Healthy, but was fully committed to that vision. Of the four channels here at Medifast I have had the opportunity to work within each one and gain insight and perspective into the values that the founder Michael McDonald instilled and are still evident today. Medifast is rooted in 'Good' people, doing 'Great' things! No matter how much the world at large changes, the people here at Medifast have always been the driving force propelling the company toward change and success. people

    Cons

    I would like to see more external training opportunities offered. I feel the networking possibilities would be very beneficial building on the talent that we have here at Medifast, In my experience forging external partnerships can be essential to building on best practices and front-end customer strategies.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. Medifast

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medifast

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Medifast provides a few nice incentives such as 4 weeks of paid time off in the first year of service, state-of-the-art gym on-site with personal trainers, free Medifast food, matching 401k, and a couple of parties a year. The company has a great team of people who work hard to accomplish goals set to capture more market share and increase profits.

    Cons

    Medifast has a lean workforce which can make it challenging for the teams to stay focused on the priorities. With several different business channels servicing the customers, the priorities can switch very quickly so you have to be nimble.

    Advice to Management

    Develop the internal team to master the changes necessary to expand and hire more people and invest in state-of-the-art systems to support the business today and into the future.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Loved Clients

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medifast

    Pros

    Working with Clients was a wonderful experience

    Cons

    Ashamed that the stores closed in VA

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. The Future is Here!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Owings, MD
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Owings, MD

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent company! Great teamwork, friendly work environment, lots of opportunity to make a difference. Great focus on productivity and work/life balance. I LOVE my job and everyone I work with here and at the facilities. Lots of family-friendly work activities and community service events. Training department offers online and classroom courses for professional development. Robust benefit package plus free product and use of gym for employees. HR is very accessible. Follow-through on Open Door policy. Very glad to have found this company.

    Cons

    A few growing pains for a mid size company. Some processes have been grandfathered from a time when it didn't matter in a smaller organization. But that just means good projects to dig into for improvement - just bring your skills and experience to the table.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to all employees. Continue raising the bar for company product line and new channels. Keep up the great work!


  9. Corporate HQ After 2+ Yrs of Employment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Owings Mills, MD
    Current Employee - Manager in Owings Mills, MD

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Autonomy in getting work accomplished
    The hiring of industry experts in key roles seems like a good leadership decision
    Quick to market on products/services
    Entrepreneurial feel; projects worked typically have direct impacts on company bottom line
    Conversational atmosphere
    Casual work environment
    Free on-premise gym
    Laptop provided
    Phone provided

    Cons

    Change is constant
    Strategies don't always appear to be long term
    Turnover rate of employees has been high in certain departments

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on the profitable business areas
    Continue to develop products that can be used by many segments of the population (not just for those looking to lose weight)


  10. Helpful (1)

    Poor Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Weight Loss Counselor
    Former Employee - Weight Loss Counselor

    I worked at Medifast full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Fulfilling when a client reach their goal weight
    Gain friends/connections
    You look forward to seeing clients
    50%off the product

    Cons

    Poor management
    Turnover rate is very high
    No growth in the company
    Counsellors doesn't have a nutrition/counseling background

    Advice to Management

    Hire a person who has a health/nutrition/counseling background. Not just anyone who's experience was selling make up.


  11. Very Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Medifast full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Altruistic Mission, Family-Owned & Family Atmosphere, Highly Collaborative Teamwork Environment, Highly Profitable, Great Co-Workers, Diversifiel & Multi-Level Sales Channel Model Help Mitigate Market Risk, Competitive Benefits Package, Good Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    Still Seeking Identity In A Challenging Market Space, Multi-Channel Business Fragments Corporate Strategies, Advertising Spend Low & Minimally Effective, Antiquated Operating Systems

    Advice to Management

    The next 6 months are pivotal -- not so much the financial results that will be achieved in that time window, but the infrastructure that will be laid for future success.



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