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"Pays like McDonalds with ridiculously high standards"

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Current Employee - Front Desk MOD in New York, NY
Current Employee - Front Desk MOD in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Free gym membership and clean place to work out.

Cons

Everything else!
-They treat employees so poorly. When i worked there from 2006-2008, they had at least two pending lawsuits from former employees.
The pay for front desk is $8 and hour. They do not care about you one bit. Their members are absolutely everything to them. Getting more memberships and pleasing their members. You work long hours, no days off (open 365) and the standard of excellence is super high. They test you, train you, and "shop" you (having higher ups call you pretending to be a client to see what you say).

They have high left rates. Someone is always coming in and stealing and it's up to the front desk to be perfect and fight crime, check 1,000 people in, don't keep a potential member on hold for over 4 seconds and take spa appoints. Don't mess up because they are all watching.

Beware, you will get fired EASILY. They have the highest turn-over I've ever seen in a company. Their standards are high and if you fail to meet them, you're out! My guess is that if they put more time into employees and treated them better, they would perform better over time. Almost everyone I knew the 2+ years I worked there got fired between 2 weeks to 3 months. I ended up resigning as I couldn't take the stress anymore.

Good luck if you're applying for this job. You must be desperate.

Advice to Management

They'll never read this because they don't care about their employees so what's the point?

Other Employee Reviews for Equinox Fitness

  1. "Front Desk Associate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Desk in Highland Park, IL
    Former Employee - Front Desk in Highland Park, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Equinox Fitness part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Friendly co-workers and general environment
    -Management was always open and available to any questions

    Cons

    -Training period was very short


  2. "Cutting edge, competitive company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growing company , current, values group fitness

    Cons

    Growing into big cooperation with less value for individual employees

    Advice to Management

    more communication and transparence, strategizing career advances for employees, more thoughtful choices in positioning management

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