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2.8
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38%
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53%
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David Lloyd Leisure CEO Glenn Earlam
Glenn Earlam
44 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free gym membership could be useful for those who would use it(in 95 reviews)

  • "Good benefits such as free gym membership(in 49 reviews)

Cons
  • "Boring, Poor Management, Bad Pay, Long hours(in 21 reviews)

  • "low pay for the amount of hard work you put in, no work life balance(in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work, great team, great management and great benefits."

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    Current Employee - Food and Beverage Assistant in Essex, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at David Lloyd Leisure part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Free membership for and a friend (have to work 16+ hours a week if you want the second membership for free) Also you get a further 5 memberships for friends and family at a 50% discount. Also 25% off F&B.

    Cons

    Only get second free membership and discounted memberships after passing 3 month probation.

    Advice to Management

    Na

    David Lloyd Leisure2015-10-12
  2. "Fun place to work"

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    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Wooburn, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at David Lloyd Leisure part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Management are good, members are good but it is what you make of it

    Cons

    Can be roped into shifts which you said you can not do (This is however was still a rare case)

    David Lloyd Leisure2019-05-10
  3. "Good part-time job"

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    Current Employee - Front Desk Agent in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at David Lloyd Leisure full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    They move you in to different departments so you gain wider experience

    Cons

    Do not pay well for a full time career

    David Lloyd Leisure2019-05-10
  4. "Favourite company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Kids Club Assistant 

    I have been working at David Lloyd Leisure part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Membership Good pay Friendly co workers

    Cons

    Sometimes the way things were handled by management

    David Lloyd Leisure2019-04-21
  5. "No care"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at David Lloyd Leisure full-time

    Pros

    Fellow team members Free gym membership

    Cons

    Treated badly by management even if you are management! No duty of care Disciplinary action taken instead of support and training

    Advice to Management

    Invest more time in helping, supporting and training staff rather than getting rid of everyone.

    David Lloyd Leisure2019-05-05
  6. "Amazing job"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at David Lloyd Leisure full-time

      Pros

      Good opportunities to move up Amazing employee benefits Flexible with hours (during a rough time at home, v helpful)

      Cons

      There really wasn’t anything to comment on!

      David Lloyd Leisure2019-04-12
    • "Mixed"

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      Former Employee - Personal Trainer 
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at David Lloyd Leisure full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Get to talk to customers Get to help people with fitness related goals Free membership

      Cons

      Bully like culture in gyms Hours Lack of support

      Advice to Management

      Na

      David Lloyd Leisure2019-04-26
    • "Not what I had hoped for."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at David Lloyd Leisure full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Free use of club facilities. Great colleagues. Friendly members.

      Cons

      Bad pay. Poor work life balance. Pressure to work over and above hours. Shocking management (GM). Constantly changing approaches. Unsafe practices (H&S is pain for this company and a tick box exercise). Owned by adventure capitalists (screwing the company for all its worth).

      Advice to Management

      Pay better and offer a better way of letting head office know about poor local management.

      David Lloyd Leisure2019-05-15
    • "Personal trainer"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at David Lloyd Leisure full-time

        Pros

        Great atmosphere Possibly of both personal training and teaching classes

        Cons

        Pay structure Not enough possibility to promote yourself Long hours of work Working on weekends

        David Lloyd Leisure2019-03-31
      • "Lifeguard"

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        Former Employee - Lifeguard 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at David Lloyd Leisure part-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Free membership, good pay, treated well.

        Cons

        Only one lifeguard on duty at a time, so only had one break off poolside per shift.

        Advice to Management

        Give lifeguards more frequent but shorter breaks

        David Lloyd Leisure2019-04-01
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