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Equinox Fitness Reviews

Updated April 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Free gym membership and lots of prospective clients (in 101 reviews)

  • Free gym membership, nice healthy environment (in 90 reviews)

Cons
  • a lot of hours - political - work life balance does not really exist unless life is Equinox (in 44 reviews)

  • No work/life balance if you want to make real money (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Beware!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  2. "Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Trainer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment. Employees are upbeat and happy to be there, Excellent facilities.

    Cons

    Can't always make changes or improvements very quickly as it is a large company and must go through pipeline channels to make changes.

    Advice to Management

    Ask employees how to improve things on a more consistent basis to implement small things to improve member experience.


  3. "Not bad to start"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Desk in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Front Desk in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture is great depending on which location you are at.

    Cons

    They act like they want to promote your growth but do not back up their words.


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  5. "Who oversights management?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a good place to meet people in order to launch your own company. Great place to make some money meet some good businessman that can help you launch your own platform.

    Cons

    What kills us places management. There's no vision there's no passion just numbers. There are no leaders, just a few 5% trainers who are called top performers. This is in a place you're going to raise a family, have kids, retire. I've seen managers come and go and employees the turnover here is undeniable. And the performance reviews year after year don't look so good when clubs are failing due to miss management.

    Harvey Spevak needs to wake up. There's problems in your internal infrastructure. That's why some of your clubs don't meet quotas. I hope the hotel business is gonna work out for you. The best thing the clubs offer or high prices and high turnovers for employees. It is basically a factory.

    Advice to Management

    None. Good Luck South Florida


  6. "Pilates instructor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Equinox"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front Desk Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Front Desk Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, high-energy staff, beautiful facilities, and good employee discounts.

    Cons

    Benefits could be better, as well as pay raises.

    Advice to Management

    Be more attentive to overall employee happiness.


  8. "Corp Headquarters Employee; Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Equinox Fitness full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team environment, very positive co-workers, high-energy vibe in the office.
    Employee's are promoted often and management team are open to ideas from their staff. I appreciated the diversity at Equinox. I like a organization that reflects the world we live in! :)
    I spent 2.5 years at Equinox and it was a great time and HR has been very helpful in always being open to feedback.

    Cons

    Salary/Bonus: All depends on who your boss is, everyone works really hard and I do believe each employee should receive an annual bonus.
    You do receive a annual increase based upon your annual reveiew but a bonus should be given as well.

    Advice to Management

    Review compensation. Make sure every employee knows they are valuable and continue to keep doing the great job of a positive work environment.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Don't work here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Greeter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Greeter in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They give you access to the gym facility you work at.

    Cons

    Huge company. Top of the food chain only cares about stuffing their wallets. Wages have gone down for part time employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic learning experience. The company is run by junior level management, minus a few. So it is tough to grow with"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Membership Advisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Membership Advisor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exciting people and experiences
    Networking opportunities are top notch
    Meeting people from the community
    Access to the clubs and expertise

    Cons

    Extremely low base salary
    Commission structure is horrible
    Managers seem to be hired to hold spots
    Getting promoted is extremely hard unless operations

    Advice to Management

    We need to revamp education, training, culture, and pay structure. We aren't retail and we shouldn't be run as such


  11. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Membership Advisor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Membership Advisor in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great community, feel supported by management, they put their money where their mouth is and have integrity.

    Cons

    One-size-fits all markets in terms of promotions, salaries, etc

    Advice to Management

    What works in one market may not work in another; I understand that brand continuity is important, but market-specific modifications to promotions and/or wages can still be considered.



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