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Beachbody Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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  • While the people you work with are great, upper management (CEO level) doesn't always make the best business decisions (in 21 reviews)

  • People are expected to be perfect and there is no work-life balance (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (9)

    "Tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Beachbody full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great gym facility. Free snacks and shakeology. Very good intent of helping to reduce obesity

    Cons

    Management have new clue where business is going in next few years. Hiring and firing is so common. For such a small company it has 2 tech dept.


  2. Helpful (20)

    "Avoid this company at ALL costs!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Beachbody full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Cool gym w/ showers
    - Free shakes

    Cons

    Where do I start?
    By far the worst management and it starts from the top - down. Carl is so far removed from the day to day operations, he doesn't realize some of the leaders he put in place are running this company to the ground. A lot of fantastic talent have left yet others seems to still stick around like cockroaches. Carl doesn't understand analytics and doesn't see that some of his leaders continue to have the worst turnover in the entire company. Look no further than the dysfunctional People and Accounting / Finance departments.

    Advice to Management

    Carl needs to take a hard look in the mirror and align himself with leaders that will push the company forward, not bleed it dry. We are going through major layoffs yet the leaders of this company that are driving it to the ground are still making $$$.


  3. Helpful (18)

    "Alright for some..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Beachbody full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Free gym
    - Free Shakeology
    - Leave for 12 weeks fully paid
    - Unlimited time off
    - Salary is good, but at the cost of sacrificing culture and settling for a lacking leadership team

    Cons

    - Financially unstable (have gone through massive lay offs every couple of years)
    - Senior leadership do not value or practice the same culture standards and lead by fear
    - Rare opportunities for growth, most managers have no experience leading teams and are unaware of how to manage and mentor employees
    - Privately held company, there are no checks and balanaces; everything is grey area, there is no black and white
    - CEO has no concept of how to run a business financially, only the creative aspects, which also seem to be failing with the odd products being produced as of late

    Advice to Management

    - Teach and train your leadership/management teams to standardize the employee experience across all departments and levels - many departments go above and beyond for their employees while many others get left behind
    - Employees will leave for better culture and opportunities for growth, not the paycheck
    - Create processses and stick to them - the new normal is leading by the exception, not the rule, which is frustrating to every one of your employees


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  5. Helpful (18)

    "looks good on the surface"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Beachbody full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good benefits: health plan, free products and shake bar
    unlimited time off
    good pay
    gym and free workouts

    Cons

    executive team is dysfunctional
    everyone tries to tell the CEO what he wants to hear but he either does not care about employees or has no idea on how to communicate to them
    financials seem to move to whatever the CFO feels like that day

    Advice to Management

    get some leadership training
    the politics are brutal


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work, great people with above average perks."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Supply Chain Analyst in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Supply Chain Analyst in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Beachbody full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, upbeat with a sense of purpose. Can be hectic but the majority of your peers are ready and willing to work hard.

    Cons

    A new challenge moves to the top of the priority list before the previous one is completed. Select few are too relaxed and aren't held accountable.

    Advice to Management

    Award those that work hard and replace the people that don't want to be part of the team.


  7. "Great company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Finance in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Beachbody full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Outstanding products, great management team, and best of class benefits and perks provide a work environment in which things get done.

    Cons

    Too many things done at the same time. Something will break.

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to the mission.


  8. Helpful (10)

    "yes men and a "if it isn't broke, don't fix it" attitude"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Beachbody full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good benefits, good people outside of upper management, free gym use, snacks, new unlimited PTO policy (anticipating that it means another cycle without promotions in spring though), great for families, in theory a good company mission

    Cons

    the company used to have integrity and has become an effective CYA culture and a way to shift blame or avoid improving anything until it becomes a lawsuit. we do not ask people what they want, we ask our CEO what he wants. and what he wants doesnt make sense and has proven to be a key driver in dismantling our business

    Advice to Management

    please stop saying yes to carl if we all know the answer is no


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End Web Developer in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Front End Web Developer in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Beachbody full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Culture. People. Friendly, layback work environment. They offer tons of perks, free snacks, fully stocked kitchens. Well this site is not letting me move on to the next page until I write 29 words or more

    Cons

    Hard to career grow inside the company. Well this site is not letting me move on to the next page until I write 29 words or more on this space too

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Product offer management coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Beachbody full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great vibes and culture with room for growth.

    Cons

    Still working as if it is an startup company.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within and don't fear change.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company - little growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Digital Project Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Digital Project Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Beachbody full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company culture. Great work life balance

    Cons

    little growth to expand your skill-set


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