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Equinox Fitness Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Free gym membership, great coworkers (in 94 reviews)

  • Free gym membership at THE premiere luxury gym (in 84 reviews)

Cons
  • a lot of hours - political - work life balance does not really exist unless life is Equinox (in 40 reviews)

  • No work/life balance if you want to make real money (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "front desk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    gym membership if you work a certain amount of hours

    Cons

    pay is terrible for the amount of work you are required to do

    Advice to Management

    pay your employees more if you value them


  2. "Equinox Front Desk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness part-time

    Pros

    Free use of facilities, customer service interaction, gain responsibility and experience

    Cons

    Poor pay, not sustainable, few hours per week


  3. "Beware!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Membership Advisor in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Membership Advisor in Bethesda, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free membership is a great perk....loved classes and gym space, very beautiful and if you travel you can use other gyms around the country

    Cons

    Management Issues...some are great ...some are really bad. LONG HOURS....work holidays, nights, weekends...there is no work/life balance. Equinox will be your life. Long hours to do not justify the pay.....Fitness industry has good months and bad months as well....sometimes hard to make sales goals

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of close-outs.....have more positive managers that are helpful more than waste your time


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  5. "Where trainers go to die."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Equinox Fitness part-time

    Pros

    They have great programs for education and you definitely don't see a shortage of money within the facilities.

    Cons

    They pay 8/hr for floor shifts. there's no set structure, you may end up with a manager straight off the C team.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach, it's obvious it's only a job and you'd do just the same at any other job. It's just unsightly to have a bunch of slobs in a gym; especially scattered in management.


  6. "Pilates instructor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pilates in West Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Pilates in West Hollywood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid relatively well, but not considering what they charge. Nice co-workers

    Cons

    Limited support from management, high turnover, rates higher than industry standard, high sales requirements. They believe "one size fits all" regardless of location, or neighborhood vibe. Turn and burn approach to employees. There is no room for growth

    Advice to Management

    What works at the Manhaattan Tribeca location does not apply to the rest of the country. Every location/city should have marketing and sales approaches that relate to the area.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Equinox is a great place to learn, but they treat their employees terrible"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer Tier 3+ in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer Tier 3+ in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Equinox has an education system that is really great and extremely helpful.

    Cons

    Equinox does not take care of their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees, and there won't be so much overturn!


  8. "Great Product, Nice People, but Horrible "sales trainer""

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Equinox Fitness full-time

    Pros

    Really nice people, nice facility(ies), you are selling a product that helps people reduce stress, be healthy and live better lives.

    Cons

    Slave wages (12K/year base at residential locations, 30K/year base at corporate)-Yes, how is it legal to pay less than minimum wage yet require 40+++ hour/week?!?!, crazy long hours, I was inappropriately touched and harassed in the workplace, horrible "sales trainer." The first week of sales training was really informative, we learned from previous Membership Advisors and Regional Sales Managers. The second was horrible. The "sales trainer" is a hostile, bossy man. He was so offensive in ways that would be unacceptable in any other company in America. He called one woman in class "Barbie" another "Kate Hudson." He went around the room and said who's look he liked and made a face if he did not like. Said that some people he would pull aside and let them know they needed a haircut.

    Advice to Management

    Act professional. You have great facilities and a great product.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great for entry level and personal trainers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Equinox Fitness full-time

    Pros

    Depending on your location, great facility and level of professionalism, expertise, camaraderie. Free gym membership!!!

    Cons

    If you work under inexperienced and self-serving coordinators/managers, you may have a frustrating work experience. When I was hired, I was offered a lot of promises including health insurance, but my coordinator adjusted my shift hours to make me not qualified while being made to commit for 5 day/wk. There was never enough products in stock to retail while being pressured to meet goal - you can feel sabotaged....


  10. "Kid's club associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kids Club Attendant in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Kids Club Attendant in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Learning experience, great people to work with, free gym membership

    Cons

    Low pay, takes advantage of employees, over Works employees

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better pay for the service that you expect them to give.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free membership
    Cool work environment
    Schedule flexibility (outside of month end)

    Cons

    Terrible pay for amount of work
    Young leadership team that does not know how to lead and manage
    Unorganized work environment when it comes to tech and systems (grew too fast)
    HR is a bunch of bullies

    Advice to Management

    Value loyalty
    Apply the same rules to everyone when it comes to performance
    Stop thinking that you are only gym in town (for members and employees)
    Think about paying your salespeople a lot more competitively, it's not a living wage just to hit the 100% of goal.



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