Life Time Fitness Reviews in Chanhassen, MN | Glassdoor

Life Time Fitness Chanhassen Reviews

Updated July 16, 2017
59 reviews

Filter

Filter

Chanhassen, MN

3.1
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Life Time Fitness Chairman, President, and CEO Bahram Akradi
Bahram Akradi
40 Ratings

59 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • Long hours to establish an effective business and rapport with potential clients (in 94 reviews)

  • Communication from upper management is slow (in 59 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Company cares about you, room for growth."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist in Chanhassen, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist in Chanhassen, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast-paced and always looking to improve, Many opportunities to grow in club or corporate. Free club membership, sense of family environment.

    Cons

    Pay can be low, sometimes feelings of being overworked and needing to be "on" even at night, at least on Corporate side.

    Advice to Management

    Offer flexible hours in the summer or mobility to have some work from home days. Many companies doing this now.


  2. "Doesn't Practice What They Preach"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chanhassen, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chanhassen, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness full-time

    Pros

    Usually normal hours, free membership

    Cons

    Health plans don't cover spouses if they have health offered through their employer or ANY mental health care, treatment or diagnosis -- which is shameful for a company whose entire brand is built around supportin a healthy way of life.

    Advice to Management

    Follow the company's founding principles i action, not just lip service.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Lifetime Fitness"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chanhassen, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chanhassen, MN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Get a free membership out of it- HUGE perk. The people are so kind and fun to work with. You are around people who want to better themselves, and that it truly inspirational.

    Cons

    Absolutely no cons. I have worked there for three years, and have nothing bad to say about it. Maybe except for the fact that since it is a fitness club we don't typically get holidays off- and we don't get time and a half for working on holidays.


  4. "Life Time Employee Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chanhassen, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chanhassen, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only pro I can think of off the top of my head is a free membership to the club (however it is only a specific set of clubs not any Lifetime location).

    Cons

    Upper management does not care about anyone, the company does not care about experience at all they just want to take everyone's' money, clubs are falling apart but upper management refuses to fix existing clubs while opening multiple new clubs yearly.

    Advice to Management

    You are only as strong as your weakest player. If you continue to pretend that struggling clubs don't exist you won't build a stronger company.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Group Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chanhassen, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chanhassen, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some flexibility with the hours

    Cons

    Not enough pay for expected work performed

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay to employees while giving compensation for meetings and trainings.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Keep your resume updated"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Chanhassen, MN
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Chanhassen, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Casual work environment, decent benefits, free health club membership

    Cons

    Clueless senior management, culture heavily focuses on appearance (especially women), expect knee jerk reactions to declining business that will result if restructuring of departments, or your position being outsourced.

    Advice to Management

    Employees with years of experience and business knowledge are worth much more than their salary/benefits cost on paper.


  7. "Great Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Chanhassen, MN
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Chanhassen, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Professional, driven staff. Great culture and atmosphere

    Cons

    Company is very top heavy, management galore. When its time to cut, management stays and the contributors go.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to executive management: cut management staff down to industry norms so department payrolls aren't so high

  8. "Sales"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chanhassen, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chanhassen, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Life Time has good benefits.

    Cons

    They work you very hard.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Viable business model, money maker and investors know it."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Chanhassen, MN
    Former Employee - Accountant in Chanhassen, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free club access, fun atmosphere at clubs, feel good about helping people feel good about themselves and live a bit healthier.

    Cons

    Currently PE partners are running a really lean shop, pay is likely to be a bit less than average expected.

    Advice to Management

    Keep cutting dead weight payroll. Lots of long time kronies hanging on there that are not adding value. Fresh blood, new ideas for a lower rate.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Health Coach"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Health Coach in Chanhassen, MN
    Former Employee - Health Coach in Chanhassen, MN
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, supportive team, offered future education and truly loved my job.

    Cons

    Laid off unexpectedly as they discontinued the myHealthCheck program. Didn't seem very planned out to transition clients or support existing coaching participants.
    Benefits start after 60-90 days and not many vacation days.


Showing 59 of 1,801 reviews
Reset Filters