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3.2
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55%
Recommend to a Friend
45%
Approve of CEO
Dan Collins
19 Ratings
Pros
  • "free membership, meet unique people, learn from different people(in 7 reviews)

  • "Nice people, fun environment, decent place to start(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "some communication gaps between upper management and the clubs(in 9 reviews)

  • "high turn over, low pay, hard to move up(in 7 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Fitness with integrity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Alsip, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Charter Fitness full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    -Work/Personal life balance -Benefits -Industry integrity -Fun atmosphere -Industry knowledge -Innovative ideas

    Cons

    You will need to be able to wear multiple hats which can be fun cause it breaks up the monotony.

    Charter Fitness2019-01-18
  2. "Not the worst place to work"

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      Current Employee - Personal Trainer 

      I have been working at Charter Fitness part-time

      Pros

      The pay was pretty good

      Cons

      The management was horrible, really horrible

      Charter Fitness2019-05-08
    • "part time manager"

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      Current Employee - Manager in Countryside, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Charter Fitness part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      good people get to use the gym for free

      Cons

      lousy coworkers no hours no care for the employees

      Charter Fitness2019-03-18
    • "Charter"

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      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - General Manager in Crest Hill, IL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Charter Fitness full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Supportive, flexible, fun, freedom to make decisions. Very adaptable to change and different ideas.

      Cons

      As a Health & Fitness company, we need to be more health conscious for our staffs, especially GM's. More competitive pay and bonus opportunities. Growth opportunities out side of club management.

      Charter Fitness2019-01-25
    • "Bitter-Sweet"

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      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Negative Outlook

      I have been working at Charter Fitness

      Pros

      Charter is one of those places that is extremely fun to work due to the colorful characters of those that you will work with. That will be the best thing. The benefits are lackluster however, and for the gym industry, the salaries are on par. All in all great place to start if you are looking to break into the gym industry.

      Cons

      Management isn't very stringent on goals and employees lack drive and direction.

      Charter Fitness2019-01-15
    • "Trainer"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at Charter Fitness for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Small friendly gym with good equipment

      Cons

      Hours and high turnover rate

      Charter Fitness2018-12-01
    • "Sales Manager"

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

      I worked at Charter Fitness part-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Access to gym and gym equipment, most gyms are in the process of being updated.

      Cons

      Some General Managers are taking commission right from their salesmen and trainers without them knowing. This causes these young workers and trainers to be scammed out of their main source of income from the gym. It also causes their sales numbers to appear lower than they should be, which can result in warnings or write-ups. Management isn't very bright- they hire bad GMs and get rid of workers that are honest. Most...

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      Advice to Management

      Listen to your workers. Stop making budget cuts - there are no longer tissues for your members because you want to save money. This is a gym, where hygiene is essential. Towels have been rationed to safe on replacement costs. Again, I know it is a bargain gym, but your customers are still paying for a service...a service that is being diminished.

      Charter Fitness2018-10-16
    • "Not enough attention"

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

      I worked at Charter Fitness part-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Personal Trainers have complete artistic license.

      Cons

      The company does not repair equipment quickly enough.

      Advice to Management

      Pay attention to your peripheral locations.

      Charter Fitness2018-10-07
    • "Former GM....Now a Personal Trainer"

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

      I have been working at Charter Fitness full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      -easy going environment -coworkers are very helpful -honest about products with customers

      Cons

      -some communication gaps between upper management and the clubs

      Advice to Management

      Stay the course....Also, think about adding kids club/child care to gain more members and some extra $

      Charter Fitness2018-08-29
    • "Front desk"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Charter Fitness full-time

      Pros

      Awesome people great environment nice gym

      Cons

      Annoying little details, one GM that comes in and dictates everything, horrible promos

      Advice to Management

      Get better

      Charter Fitness2018-09-11
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