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Curves International Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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Pros
  • helping women reach their fitness goals and maintaining a healthy lifestyle (in 7 reviews)

  • Easy job, nice people, flexible hours (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • low pay considering what an experienced circuit coach offers (in 8 reviews)

  • As an instructional designer who worked there part-time while recovering from an accident, it was very discouraging (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing company to work for!!!

    Cons

    Sales are important but that's everywhere


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Loved my Ladies"

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    Current Employee - Circuit Coach in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Circuit Coach in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They clients are amazing. My members were the only reason I stayed as long as I did.

    Cons

    They don't pay you enough for what they expect you to know or do. They don't put enough into their own company.

    Advice to Management

    Get better advice about PR for your company. There is a reason why the US ones are all closing and the international ones are growing.


  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Curves Coach in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Curves Coach in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Staff was nice and their image was good enough to talk to others giving them always thumbs up.

    Cons

    They closed in my town. Have to find a new job.

    Advice to Management

    Come back to us we miss you. You should have stayed open you were doing so well here.


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  5. "amazon"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McDonough, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McDonough, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Curves International part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    very pro active in the heath industry

    Cons

    not enough hours to work

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Curves International cannot compete"

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    Former Employee - Circuit Coach in Lake Elsinore, CA
    Former Employee - Circuit Coach in Lake Elsinore, CA

    I worked at Curves International part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was motivated by the free membership and the part-time hours.

    Cons

    Support from Curves International to the individual location I worked for was ineffective. Leaders assigned to assist stores are behind the times with training development and seem to be experimenting with their stores rather than analyzing specific needs and tailoring solutions to those needs. If something is working in Tokyo, Japan, International believes it can work in a small retirement town in California. When given feedback, it was not considered. Instead, owners are expected to continue spending their own money to try different methods to increase profits, all the while losing money. As an instructional designer who worked there part-time while recovering from an accident, it was very discouraging.

    Advice to Management

    Curves International will be more successful developing individualized solutions based on needs assessments. Stores in widely different demographic areas need to be considered differently. The cost of membership is simply too high to be competitive small retirement communities or communities where many low income people live.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "In decline"

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    Former Employee - Owner and Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Owner and Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Curves International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful to see people get fit and healthy. Flexible hours. Love the members.

    Cons

    No US marketing. Franchise fees and marketing fees are high compared to support from corporate.

    Advice to Management

    TV ads in the US. Without tv ads, the brand has no chance of reviving.


  8. "Awesome place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Positive atmosphere and great fitness: weight training, aerobics, Zumba and kick boxing.

    Cons

    Still growing , but need new members & younger

    Advice to Management

    Awesome!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Loved the members and staff"

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    Former Employee - Assistance Manager/Trainer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Assistance Manager/Trainer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Curves International (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was a wonderful experience to be a part of a supportive, intelligent, encouraging community of women working towards better health and fitness.

    Cons

    Staff was underpaid; no benefits; unable to keep profits because of franchise fees; very little effective corporate assistance; evangelical Christian standpoint created undo tension with trans members.


  10. "Excellent workout for women"

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    Current Employee - Owner/Manager in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Owner/Manager in Durham, NC
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Curves International part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Curves is all about strengthening women and staff members train, coach and encourage members.

    Cons

    Challenges typically stem from the headquarters, not from local management.


  11. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Waco, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Waco, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent work environment. Support from the executives was available. Benefits were good. Company culture was positive.

    Cons

    There's uncertainty on the future of the company. There is difficulty understanding the direction of the company as a whole.


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