The Sports Club

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The Sports Club Reviews

Updated July 25, 2014
Updated July 25, 2014
9 Reviews

2.5
9 Reviews
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Nanette Pattee Francini
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  1.  

    great pay. the more hours your work the more money you make!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    30 hours work week is considered full time so you get full benefits!
    free club membership including dependents, spouse.

    Cons

    high employee turnover. practically no employee parking for a big company to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more parking spaces.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Used to be great but has since fallen out

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

    Pros

    Nice gym
    Free membership
    Relatively busy
    High end clientele
    Co-workers support each other
    Food is healthier and get discounts
    Location

    Cons

    Bad management
    Don't support staff against bad members
    Little to no encouragement
    Too many items broken and not replaced quickly enough
    Raises no longer happen but prices keep going up
    Pay structure unfair on services

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not all about the numbers. Invest in your employees and treat them with respect and not like little kids. We have been doing this a very long time. The club takes and takes from us but gives little back in support and low side of commissions. Stop being so defensive all the time and have a real conversation with your employees.
    A real Christmas party goes a long way with morale. Members unhappy too because of management and plenty come just for us only plenty of times

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company, good one to work for.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Membership Director  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Membership Director in New York, NY

    Pros

    Lots of pros, good people, good compensation and great benefits

    Cons

    I did not feel that there were any negatives working here

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sport Club is a poorly managed company

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    Former Employee - Private Trainer  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Private Trainer in Irvine, CA

    Pros

    Good place to make contacts in business. Good location, free gym membership. The general lower level staff are very good to work with.

    Cons

    They treat employees horribly, conjuring up reasons to fire people. Management is completely out of touch with the needs of the members and of the employees. It was only when practically their ENTIRE staff of private trainers and others left to go to another facility they started taking notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pull your head out of the dark place from which is lies. You have people who manage the club that NEVER leave their office to see members or employees. Listen to member's concerns and suggestions, and it's THEIR money that keeps the place in business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Failing company. Used to be great.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    In general the front line and club management teams are really great people. Fun to work with, some real talent still left there but slipping fast.

    Cons

    This company has slipped dramatically since taking on a new CEO a few years ago. The culture has become toxic and things have fallen apart to a point that they can not be fixed. Multiple clubs that serve thousands of members each are operating without General Mgrs and other key staff. The little things started to slip first, the special touches, then everything else fell behind it. Training programs are out dated or non existent. Corporate and management turnover are staggering. This by all accounts is a sinking ship. There is no opportunity for growth and if there was it would not be desirable as the fish has rotted at the head.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gracefully bow out. You are not built for this. Your word of mouth approval rating from your staff is an unexaggerated 0%

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place, not so great people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Receptionist
    Current Employee - Receptionist

    Pros

    Consistent hours.
    Healthy work environment.
    Meet high profile people and celebrity clientele.
    Free gym membership to a very prestigious health club!

    Cons

    High profile guests and members are difficult to deal with.
    Management needs improvement.
    Management has little concern for employees.
    Pay not commensurate with work load.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to enforce policies more and be less lenient about giving things to members for free. Focus on your staff more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a paycheck, with a chance to make some strong, great connections.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The members were affluent people that rarely asked for too much, and really good to talk to once they starting to get to know you as an employee. The coworkers are good people too.

    Cons

    Overpriced benefits, if you ever were offered them; example, benefits were made to only be available to full time employees, so all employees' hours, other than management, were cut back to part time. Senior Management didn't care about employee satisfaction, just about getting more money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that your subordinates also have bills to pay, mouths to feed, illnesses to combat, and careers to pursue...then treat them accordingly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed with management turnover and bad economy

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Massage Therapist
    Former Employee - Massage Therapist

    Pros

    Great atmosphere. Big club/ spa and not stuck in one place. Some cool co-workers. You get paid minimum wage in addition to commission per massage which is great. I received a raise every year I was there and was making about $50 to $60 per massage (including wage, tip and commission)

    Cons

    High manager turnover... I've had good and bad. They kept raising the price of massage in a bad economy and that affected business. Harder for a male than a female to build a business. I've heard ownership has been bought out by equinoox people so not sure if my review is still as valid. I have known people who work for equinox and from what I hear they place heavy emphasis on their therapists selling product and approaching members for business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live up to the five star standard you hold employees to and give the spa the tools they need to succeed.

  10.  

    good coworkers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    free gym membership, discount on healthclub food

    Cons

    membership can only be used during off hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen

    No opinion of CEO

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