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"Unfortunate, because it could really be a great place to work."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chanhassen, MN
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chanhassen, MN
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Life Time Fitness full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Free membership. Very "healthy" environment to work in- culture that is encouraging of healthy eating, exercise, etc. Related to that though- You will be in the (silently judged) minority of your're out of shape, overweight, drink soda, etc.

Mostly business casual dress code.

Certain positions also allotted cell phone and home internet connectivity allowance in addition to base salary, usually had access to great cutting edge technology, very satisfied with salary.

Cons

Only 10 days of PTO a year (whether it's sick or vacation), that you must use by the end of the calendar year. This does not allow for much work/life balance.

Benefits were just OK, which is a little odd considering it's a "Healthy Way of Life Company"

CEO has a temper- which I witnessed firsthand, not just going off of rumors. He is very driven, and perhaps that is the type of personality needed to be "successful" but cursing and losing your temper with employees or situations usually doesn't go over well in the long run.

His team of upper management is comprised of guys that have been by his side nodding yes since the first club was opened. For the most part, it's not horrible, but you eventually get the feeling that you either 'drink the kool aid' or you don't, and if you don't you're out.

Other Employee Reviews for Life Time Fitness

  1. Helpful (2)

    "You sell your soul when you are in management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Department Head in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Department Head in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Life Time Fitness full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful facility. Clean environment...DH's do an incredible job.

    Cons

    Managers are expected to give up their entire lives to work at Life Time. There is no work/life balance and managers are treated poorly. They are expected to be on call 24/7 and give up everything else if called. I was called back in from out of town once when there was dust and dead bugs in the corner of my area. I would not advise anyone to work in management at LTF.

    Advice to Management

    Walk a day in your Department Heads shoes. When someone gives you their all, make sure you are giving something back to them.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Best People, Best Programs, Best Places -- Worst Pay"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Overnight Facility Operations Supervisor in Maple Grove, MN
    Current Employee - Overnight Facility Operations Supervisor in Maple Grove, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free gym membership * Flexible Schedule * Nice Co-Workers

    Cons

    No holiday pay for Operations Employees at Maple Grove Facility * No break room available to employees * Operations employees paid under the Federal Poverty Guideline * Training is irrelevant to the tasks performed * Department Heads at each facility receive $3600.00 quarterly bonuses if they understaff and undercut supplies for their teams by 15% of their monthly budget. * Pressured by Corporate and Management to pay the company $20.00 of one's own money and volunteer New Year's Day (or work without additional holiday pay/compensation at one's home facility) for a 5k run/member drive.

    Advice to Management

    If Management wants 5-Star facilities, it's only fair to pay 5-Star wages. When comparing to other companies with similar business models, Life Time is far below the median wage by at least $3.00/hr. But Life Time is making money, so they are doing something right for upper management's wallet.


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