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Weight Watchers Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
231 Reviews

2.5
231 Reviews
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James R. Chambers
26 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Enjoyed helping people, coworkers were very nice and dedicated and supportive (in 33 reviews)

  • I was always uplifted by helping others to get healthy and reach their goals (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • In our franchise staff is often working for less than minimum wage (in 40 reviews)

  • Upper management is unfriendly and creates back stabbing environment (in 14 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great job if you don't need the money...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Weight Watchers Meeting Leader
    Current Employee - Weight Watchers Meeting Leader

    Pros

    Wonderful co-workers, helping and seeing people change, super flexible in that I can take as much time off as needed as long as I can find a sub.

    Cons

    The stress of HAVING to keep your weight off to maintain your employment actually makes it harder to do so; way behind in technology; the pay isn't great. Like I said, it's a great job if you don't need the money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    slow, unorganized, changing, rigid, behind technology

    Cons

    flexible , fun, good energy,

  3.  

    Great job

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

    Pros

    Inspiring stories, motivating, meet

    Cons

    I work part time for ww and have another full time job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Gave me a new path in life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Weight Watchers Receptionist  in  Merced, CA
    Current Employee - Weight Watchers Receptionist in Merced, CA

    Pros

    Keeps your weight under control

    Cons

    Transportation is a must in order to grow your knowledge and arizons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    come in with patience and an open mind

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great weight loss program, not a great company to work for

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

    Pros

    helping people lose weight and get healthier, having nice coworkers, interacting with members, having confidence in our weight loss program and knowing it is not a gimmick

    Cons

    poor wages, Corporate has little connection to field staff, technology is way behind (both internal technology and member product technology), poor inventory management--products constantly on back order, wasteful shipping, high expectations, low morale, lack of transparency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Saying you are being transparent is not the same as actually being transparent. Repeating it over and over doesn't make it true. Corporate seems to be trying to improve their relationship with field staff, but not all management level employees are doing the same, and the employee experience varies greatly depending on where you live, and there is no way to report such problems without putting your job at risk. Overall, Corporate is Corporate and very far removed from the meeting rooms across the country (especially traveler locations). Many times I feel as if I am working for a company from the past; everything is very outdated and the way business is done at a local level is very mom-and-pop, and honestly embarrassing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good opportunity in cut throat environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY

    Pros

    Good technologies, opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Upper management is unfriendly and creates back stabbing environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your people like people, treat your customers like people and you will succeed.

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

    I love working with the members!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Weight Watchers Meeting Leader  in  Macon, GA
    Current Employee - Weight Watchers Meeting Leader in Macon, GA

    Pros

    Interacting with the members and helping them learn to live a heallhy lifestyle and reach their ideal weight and maintain it for life.

    Cons

    Too much emphasis on retention and lack of transparency in making new assignments. This company wastes money by hiring new employees when current employees lack meeting assignments. Also it wastes money by using subs who live 20 or more miles away (paying mileage & travel time) when subs are available only 2 miles away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above notes under "Cons." There are many areas for cost savings such as duplicate mailings & inventory management. In our territory the TMA makes all sub assignments. SPs are not allowed to get their own subs. This results in a lot of favoritism & also wastes money in travel expenses as noted above. It also increases the expense of finding subs ( hourly pay to TMA). Last year's salary increase was good, but it resulted in too many people losing their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Constant Change

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

    Pros

    Helping members get to goal.

    Cons

    Compensation is still lower than expected

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Disappointed

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work to promote a program I had grown to believe in

    Cons

    Disappointed that those of us who were making money for the company were the most expendable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn from your mistakes! Respect and make the "awards" that you pretend to give your employees more financially profitable.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Where's YOUR loyalty?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    motivated coworkers, cappucino machine in the kitchen, summer Fridays

    Cons

    Wreckless disregard for longtime employees who give their all to the company; shortsightedness on the part of senior-level executives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it's not a beer or food company, it's a PEOPLE company. What was the point of laying off hard-working, engaged employees so you can bring in overpaid consultants?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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