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Equinox Fitness San Francisco Reviews

Updated April 14, 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. "Market Street PT (San Francisco, CA)"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Strong investment in improving the quality of their personal trainers.
    *Overall higher wages for trainers compared to other chain-gyms, (which sounds great, as long as you ignore the percent takeaway from what is actually being charged for your time).

    Cons

    *A huge time investment for an awfully slow vacation accumulation and lack of benefits (honestly could just be the nature of the job though).
    *Doing the simple math to find out how much they are actually taking from what you are required to charge for PT sessions.

    Advice to Management

    Although this is difficult, given the nature of the industry/position; putting more effort into increasing team morale/at least starting off with some organized outside-of-work events may help with retention, especially for those just starting off with reason to flee.


  2. "Membership Advisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free membership
    Great networking potential
    Generous 40% discount on items in the shop - Lululemon, khiels, Alo, etc.
    Good compensation structure

    Cons

    Excessive micromanagement
    Regular reviews that ignore achievements and highlight criticisms
    Burn and churn environment, highest precedent put on hitting sales quota - nothing else matters
    Extremely rigid guidelines, SOP's, their way or the highway - dance, monkey, dance
    Long hours: 12+ hours last three days of every month
    Very limited promotion opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what employees are saying, be honest on expectations when hiring


  3. "Great stepping stone"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Esthetician in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Esthetician in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, Gym Membership, encouragement from colleagues and staff, room for growth

    Cons

    Work/life balance, pay structure, communication

    Advice to Management

    Communicate thoroughly and consistently.


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  5. "Great company"

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    • 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.


  6. "Pilates Instructor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pilates Instructor in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Pilates Instructor in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness part-time

    Pros

    A good place to start teaching if you can get past having to wear a uniform and taking a while to build clients.

    Cons

    Takes a while to build clients.

    Advice to Management

    Make benefits more available to part time employees.


  7. "Group Fitness Instructor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Yoga Teacher in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Yoga Teacher in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth, good support, nice atmosphere, competitive pay

    Cons

    No health insurance for GFI's


  8. "Group Fitness Yoga Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Yoga Teacher in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Yoga Teacher in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    amazing place to work

    Cons

    none it so good actually


  9. "Your usual trendy gym"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Desk Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Front Desk Associate in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Fairly flexible hours, and never late night shifts. There are opportunities to move up within the company.

    Cons

    Minimum wage pay. High turnover rate with managers.

    Advice to Management

    Work on retention for managers/ team leaders; that I think will help improve communication and morale.


  10. "Personal Training"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Great education program, supportive managers

    Cons

    takes awhile to build a client base


  11. "Amazing sports club but the worst management"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Desk Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Front Desk Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You meet a lot of people interested in fitness and healthy lifestyle. Classes are the best from the best in the industry.

    Cons

    The worst management. Management treats employees disrespectfully. No flexible hours. High turnover rates. Disorganization overall.

    Advice to Management

    Start taking care of members and employees. Reply to emails on time and fix payments problems.


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