Life Time Senior Leadership FAQ

Read what Life Time employees think about senior leadership and the CEO at the company.

Life Time has a Senior Management rating of 3.4, and Bahram Akradi, the CEO of Life Time, has an approval rating of 79% across the organization.

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April 7, 2019

How are senior leaders perceived at Life Time?

Pros

Life Time has an incredible mission and vision and many employees would bend over backwards to help make it happen. Despite what other reviews say, our investors have actually been great business partners, the company is growing faster than it ever has which opens up the door for career opportunities. Most decisions referenced were not driven by them. Free access to all clubs as of 2018 is very nice and employee discounts help (albeit recently reduced).

Cons

The company needs to pull the CEO out of all day to day operations so he can focus on being the visionary leader he is. Favoritism is rampant from the top down (but especially at the top), if investors knew how much money and time was spent on FOB's (Friends/Favorites Of Bahram) they would lose their minds. HR's hands are tied. If you know the right people or have enough dirt on someone, you can get away with anything. It is not uncommon for an employee to be terminated for severe infractions or breaking the law only to be re-hired soon thereafter with a promotion and raise. Benefits leave something to be desired. Healthcare premiums have increased by 250% over the last few years. PTO is pretty par for the course, but actually being able to take it is an entirely different problem. The small 401k match is discretionary each year.

Advice to Management

Stop putting inept employees in charge of multimillion dollar businesses just because they are someone's buddy or have dirt on someone. Start promoting the high performing employees with a proven track record of success. Stop rehiring previously terminated employees who were stealing from us / breaking laws / sexually harassing other employees or members. It is ruining the culture and disheartening to the hard working employees that keep the company afloat. Let your employees truly disconnect while they are out of the office, it will increase their productivity when they are in the office!

The company needs to pull the CEO out of all day to day operations so he can focus on being the visionary leader he is.

April 7, 2019

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March 31, 2021

What are some insights into the strategy or vision at Life Time?

Pros

Can be a fun atmosphere, constant member interaction, nice facility to work in

Cons

Pay does not equal with workload, life time is very behind on its technology systems, still has the impression of being a "boys club" in upper management and corporate, implementation of changes in policies, programs, compensation, etc. is typically very very poor, no loyalty incentives for longtime members of the club, leadership structure is poor, very lacking in training, development, and support for team members

Pay does not equal with workload, life time is very behind on its technology systems, still has the impression of being a "boys club" in upper management and corporate, implementation of changes in policies, programs, compensation, etc. is typically very very poor, no loyalty incentives for longtime members of the club, leadership structure is poor, very lacking in training, development, and support for team members

March 31, 2021

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