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Beachbody Reviews

Updated November 27, 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 22 reviews)

  • Very poor senior management, changes frequently, abusive managers (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good Place"

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

    I worked at Beachbody full-time

    Pros

    Room for growth and a great learning experience.

    Cons

    Lack of communication to impacted departments.


  2. Helpful (9)

    "Don't Be Fooled"

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

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

    Pros

    Free Shakes, Gyms onsite,Unlimited PTO(For salaried employees)

    Cons

    Top heavy management, that creates to many layers to actually make any meaningful impact. Also there are a lot of untrained "1st" time managers that have a lack of skills to properly lead.

    Company seems to overspend on elaborate ideas that are outdated and always seems to be playing catchup with the market rather than innovating.

    Job titles, pay scales and upward mobility are said to be mapped out but theres little if no effort in actually trying to retain and grow talent. I personally saw some of the most brilliant minds walk away from the company due to not having a chance to grow.

    Management's attitude to growth if your outside of "The Club" is to tell you to leave for another company. A true lack of good leadership in a lot of departments and although a Core principle is "To be courageously forthright" the moment you speak up in opposition you become a target. No value is placed on honesty and HR is incompetent at best when dealing with grievances brought to thier attention.

    Advice to Management

    Start over and trust your people. Effective managment is the ability to self manage and self critique not just sitting in meetings to feel important.

    Cut the BS and stop trapping great talent with empty promises and free shakes! You'll continue to lose great people who could make a difference because you won't come off your High Horse and see how you people really feel.

    The CEO should be a person that people can approach, and get rid of those who won't challenge you or your ideas. You're only as good as the people you surround yourself with.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Creative Freedom"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Web Designer in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Web Designer in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decide. Commit. Succeed.

    Great work place. Great Team. Pleasure and honor.

    Cons

    i wish to have no comments


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Copywriter"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Beachbody full-time

    Pros

    Company culture, laid-back ad agency style, Santa Monica.

    Cons

    Top-down micromanaging limits employee creativity and company profits.


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Management needs not listening to other ."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Beachbody part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice place to work for.

    Cons

    People don't work together

    Advice to Management

    Need not listen too what others say


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Somewhat optimistic about the future"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits-medical, dental, vision, 401 k, core hours (flexible start times), free Shakeology shakes and snacks, unlimited vacation for salaried employees, tuition reimbursement, free access to On Demand programs, public transportation reimbursement

    Cons

    The usual office politics, some people get special treatment and promotions easily while others have to wait a year or two. Directors and upper management get inflated salaries-some deserve it and some don't. People like to gossip a lot. We had layoffs this year which made remaining employees wary of the future

    Advice to Management

    Upper management/executives seem "stuck". They should be open to new ideas and direction for the company. We have really good nutritional products but only a small percentage of the country is aware. I had never heard of Shakeology before working here.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Large Start Up"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Beachbody full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity, good pay, good benefits

    Cons

    Business model is outdated, no clear direction communicated to employees.

  8. "Lead Data Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has a great potential

    Cons

    Lots of moving targets and mismanagement


  9. Helpful (29)

    "Great Company...Money Problems?"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Beachbody full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Loved my job, the people were great.

    Cons

    huge lay-offs due to poor money management.

    Advice to Management

    Possibly try managing your company better. Laying off approx 200 people is unacceptable. Then in turn to saying you won't hire the laid off employees as contingents because its embarressing....You turned my whole life upside down, sorry your embarressed Carl.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Sr Manager Financial Operations"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Financial Operations in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Financial Operations in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Beachbody full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Quite simply the best employment experience of my life.

    Cons

    Things are extremely fast paced and high performance at Beachbody.

    If you don't have both of these qualities, you are going to have a bad time.


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