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"It's an ok place to work."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

Pros

New and expanding company with opportunities for growth. Nice facilities.

Cons

Gossip and drama abound - amongst members and employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Vida Fitness

  1. "Front Desk Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vida Fitness part-time

    Pros

    great team members and managers, flexible schedule

    Cons

    gym facility has too many problems


  2. "Can Do Better"

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

    I have been working at Vida Fitness full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, free membership, discounted personal training/group fitness packages

    Cons

    Favoritism/Cliques are silent bullies with some racially bias agendas;

    no emotional support, stress levels remain high, you get thrown under the bus often even after doing exactly as your told, and do not get sick or have chronic health issues that will take you away from work longer than a month or you will be replaced;

    there's an unspoken expectation of devoted loyalty that you will find yourself giving that can eventually or slowly replace family with work. This is scary when you lose it all and yourself before realizing you can be replace due to the "at will" commonwealth disclosure. Your days off are always on-call and if salaried there's no such thing as a mental day off;

    The environment doesn't support families in a sense that upper management can be understanding to a certain extend. For those with kids must find a way to balance work-home life. When school is closed (or half a day), sometimes it would be convenient to bring your child to work for a couple of hours. In this case, there is only location that offers babysitting service and can be a great help...half of the time. Now that their operating hours are cut with a small raise in the monthly fee, it's a catch 22. To parents, it's a tale tale sign of a soon to be closed area. Seen this too many times before and so unfortunate as that team is one of the most loyal people, I believe, in the entire company. I guess that is what happens when it isn't a licensed daycare and just another shortcut method to save money. A small room where the staff must make the best of it. From what I heard, many know the housekeeping staff more than the kids zone staff. I guess they didn't want the world to know big girls are beautiful, too. You won't find them as a poster girl but expect to find ones like them to buy personal training and nutrition packages often. But anyway- Now, that the area is still closed cleaning up after a fire or water damage a month later, all of the hard work those ladies did with the kids is all gone. To hear about parents reverting back to depression because they lost momentum after having the baby seems to put them in a far worse position than where they started. It's bad enough that there's no youth fitness programming like other gyms, but I guess this is the silent way of saying that this fitness club isn't family oriented. A great place to meet someone to start a family, but after that you might as well move on;

    It was nice to the gym allow the housekeeping team a day off for A Day Without Immigrants. It would be nicer to treat them like humans, too. To watch that team tirelessly work day in and day feeling like they are good enough to talk to the other employees is horrible. So what if their English is isn't that great. A set of tired or sad eyes need no translation.

    Don't expect a pay raise after a few years unless you become an at-service consultant part-time. If you are required to sell membership as a non membership consultant, you must fight to keep the few you worked for as snatching prospects is apart of the livelihood.

    Advice to Management

    Many say that upper management don't listen to their staff. They actually do listen! It is their follow up and how it is handled that baffles everyone. Either your ideas are great enough to assist in more revenue or an indication that they've hire the wrong person.

    The training that should be provided isn't pure and true. Too many exceptions to the policy seem to be the way to go with the learn as you go method. The one thing I had to conclude their (does not apply to all managers) definition of team is "to effectively assist me" and this is by how one approaches and maintain connection with their team.

    There must be a solid professional and personal line to be adhered to at all times. When things get ugly, it shows and everyone in love suffers.

    The motto is "to make your life better". Not sure if this can be applied to all of the employees. The hire up you go in the company, the more you find yourself separating from your staff. Not sure if that was the intention to fight for humanity in public and not justify it in house.

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