I have been working at Power Wellness
Pros – Free membership for employees
Beautiful, clean facility
Great classes offered
Cons – Time off requests - management would prefer that employees get their own coverage for time off even when given plenty of notice rather than get the coverage
Management not familiar with the employee handbook or protocol
Looks the other way with favorites
Advice to Senior Management – Train management in all aspects of the company
Train employees in all aspects of the company
Don't look the other way with rule breakers
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
2012-01-17 11:09 PST
I worked at Power Wellness part-time for more than a year
Pros – I worked in a beautiful facility with great equipment and an awesome pool.
Cons – Awful pay and benefits. Pay is typically around $10/hr with a bachelors and in some cases a masters degree required. Most people lived with their parents because they couldn't afford student loans and rent with that pay. Keeping up expensive certifications without any compensation was another kick in the teeth.
Terrible scheduling; people worked "split shifts" with gigantic unpaid breaks in between shifts. Some work 6 days a week, but are kept under 40 hours. Work until 9:15p at night and have to be back at 4:45a? Ouch. One year I only had 2 total holidays off.
Complete lack of leadership. Zero upward mobility. When a management opening came up they typically refused internal interviews entirely. There were only two instances of a person moving up internally in the 6 years of the location I worked at. Over half of the staff left or was let go in a 7 month period starting December 2012. An awful lot of the people in charge at the corporate office are related. If they had a clue what was going on at their centers, would they even care?
Advice to Senior Management – Hire managers. These are people with management education and experience, not fitness experts that are older than all of the other fitness experts.
Pay better. Most people I saw leaving went to another industry entirely. Several of those jobs required no education whatsoever, but paid much better.
2013-11-20 09:50 PST
I have been working at Power Wellness full-time for more than a year
Pros – Working with customers to help them achieve wellness. Exceptionally built fitness centers with state-of-the-art equipment
Cons – Company is extremely disorganized and uses a software system no one seems to know how to use. Extremely high turnover - both people I interviewed with during my first and second interviews were fired within the first month of my employment. Another two at the center where I worked were fired within the first three months.
Power Wellness also does not offer many benefits to their employees. For holidays - including holidays where the center is closed (Christmas Day, New Year's Day), employees must make up the hours missed throughout the same week. Employees get no holidays unless they want to use their (very limited) earned time off.
Management likes to sit at home doing nothing while understaffed and overworked employees bust their butts and wait for management to come in once a week and criticize them.
Advice to Senior Management – Keep yourself informed about what is going on at your centers instead of alienating yourself from your employees. Train yourselves and your staff on the software you use
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2013-01-28 12:56 PST
I worked at Power Wellness
Pros – Company full of talented dedicated professionals who give their all for their customers and theire co-workers. You would be proud to be associated with this team.
Cons – Lack of effective leadership from the president lead to the loss of much human capital and the company suffered as a result
Advice to Senior Management – Make sure that you recongnize that the strength of your organization resides in the talent and dedication of your staff.
2011-05-16 09:05 PDT
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