YogaWorks Reviews

Updated July 20, 2015
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  1. Yoga Advisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at YogaWorks full-time

    Pros

    Great environment with lots of support. Unlimited Yoga!

    Cons

    They don't give salary increases for performance and years invested. Everyone makes the same. Hard to grow in this position.

    Advice to Management

    Give performance reviews. A way one can make more money and grow.


  2. Yoga for Sale

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    Former Employee - Assistant Studio Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Studio Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great teachers, free classes, co-workers are very friendly

    Cons

    Only focused on sales. Some studios are run down.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Practice what you preach!

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    Former Employee - Greeter, Yoga Advisor, and Retail Point Person in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Greeter, Yoga Advisor, and Retail Point Person in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - free yoga membership - loved the people I worked with - felt great selling products that supported something (practicing yoga) that is genuinely good for people - some opportunity to grow within the company

    Cons

    - the pay was horrible, considering everything that was asked of us - we were offered store credit and a higher discount on merchandise instead of a paid raise - the company grew to have much more of a corporate vibe, especially when ownership switched - We were really pushed to SELL memberships, so much so, that at times I felt like we were a car dealership, rather than a yoga studio. This felt extremely contradictory to what we were teaching in our classes.

    Advice to Management

    - Better compensate your employees for the job(s) they do - you're moving further and further away from the core teachings of the Yoga Sutras.


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  5. Yogaworks UES

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The ragional manager is insane!

    Cons

    Classes are good but crammed


  6. Front Desk Greeter

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    Current Employee - Greeter in Westlake Village, CA
    Current Employee - Greeter in Westlake Village, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at YogaWorks part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent staff, Clean and quiet environment, lots of classes to take, great starting rate. Get bonuses if studio hits goal.

    Cons

    Been here for a while, greeters don't get a raise, at all. No full time work, for greeters. Could be a little better.


  7. Kidsworks employee

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    Former Employee - Kidsworks Employee
    Former Employee - Kidsworks Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The kids The flexibility in scheduling

    Cons

    The management doesn't really care about the safety of the kids. The facility was constantly understaffed and there were never new toys or supplies bought for them in all my three years there. I took initiative and bought toys myself because I actually cared about them. Staff was not trained well, and for watching sometimes 15 kids at a time, including infants, changing their diapers, 10 bucks an hour was not worth it. No raises also. To top it off, management would lie to the parents and tell them that everyone was first aid and CPR certified which was absolutely false. This made me the most angry. This is honestly the beginning of the crap that occurred there..

    Advice to Management

    Care more.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Terrible company going DOWN

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    Current Employee - Greeter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Greeter in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at YogaWorks part-time

    Pros

    (SOHO location) Free yoga, great people, great members

    Cons

    Where do I even begin? This company is run by corporate and greedy individuals who are desperately trying to keep the company afloat despite their efforts actually having the opposite effect. All they care about are numbers and the bottom line figure. Facilities are not taken care of and efficiency is not of any importance to them. Computers are old and work slowly making the process so much longer and more stressful. YogaWorks really treats their employees terribly. No one is valued and everyone is expected to be overworked for no additional pay/very low pay. This is also why their turnover rate is so, so high. Sales and greeters are constantly leaving. This corporate company doesn't value anything about Yoga. YogaWorks is going to fail.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect. Don't sell short term for long-term. Think about ways to be efficient instead of giving your sales representatives crushing goals.


  9. Helpful (2)

    The best work experience ever.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I feel very fortunate to work in the Northern California region of YW. The culture is positive, proactive and team-oriented. There is zero tolerance for gossip or negativity. (love that!) I have been coached well and have seen tremendous personal growth in myself, not just in my work life, but my personal life as well. I am a better person because of working here. Period. I've seen my co-workers evolve as well. Everyone's gifts are brought to the table and we are better for it. Communication is open and productive; everyone is committed to excellence; there is a passionate commitment to making the world a better place. Warm and fuzzy with clear, solid directives. Plus, in my position, I can work wherever I want to and I get to make my own hours. As long as I hit my goals, all is well. It's pretty much a dream to work here.

    Cons

    Ahhh, well…the pay. It's challenging because I think they are somewhat fair in how they compensate people but it is so expensive to live in the Bay area. Plus, as much as I love having the freedom to work on my own, having a functional office space onsite would definitely boost my efficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Please upgrade work spaces. A bit more pay would make a difference. Otherwise, keep doing what you're doing. It's awesome.


  10. Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Lots of management support.

    Cons

    Sales environment. Can be a surprise to some.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Selling Soul on Behalf of a Souless Company Can be Very Difficult

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at YogaWorks full-time

    Pros

    - Free Yoga (although you may be so glad to leave each night that you don't use the free classes as much as you expect to) - Employee Discount in Boutique - Casual Work Environment

    Cons

    - Disappointing lack of Honesty and Integrity in every department throughout the company - High Pressure sales tactics - With expanding number of studios, what used to be "best yoga classes" is now more like "most yoga classes"

    Advice to Management

    - Be more yogic in your dealings with staff, students and each other. - Yoga is trendy right now, but like all things it will soon fizzle out, so it would be better to think long term, slow and steady wins the race.



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