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Life Time Fitness Chanhassen Reviews

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  • Long hours during summer and it can be hectic with kids at times (in 88 reviews)

  • Upper management doesn't have proper knowledge of the department which makes things tough at times (in 53 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Get. Over. Yourself."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chanhassen, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chanhassen, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Life Time Fitness full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free gym membership in truly beautiful clubs, well-appointed office environment.

    Cons

    NO raise or bonus of *any* kind in nearly 5 years of 50-60 hour weeks, an always-on cell phone and constant change for change''s sake, Marginal benefits, especially health insurance. If you're in upper management, or an FOB, you're set but if not it's just a waiting game to see if you'll get exhausted and quit. Or pissed off and quit. Or, you'll get blindsided and let go one day after consistently getting great reviews and giving your all.
    If you do stay you'll be expected to use personal contact lists and social media accounts for corporate marketing activities. Really.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop thinking of the company as this mythical, high-functioning start-up. That ship sailed years ago. These days It's another suburban workplace with a nice gym. And try actually rewarding employees with more than the chance to keep coming to work to continue an out-of-balance life. Try a bonus. Or a RAISE.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Managment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chanhassen, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chanhassen, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not much good things to say about this job.

    Cons

    no communication between the different groups. A Lot of bickering and back stabbing. use external resources instead of it department, answer is always no.

    Advice to Management

    new management.


  3. "Great place to workout ... terrible company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chanhassen, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chanhassen, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get a free membership

    Cons

    They promote managers based on revenue generated ... not people management skills. The corporate employees running the business are disconnected from the clubs and don't understand the relationships that are built between the club employees and the paying members. It comes from the top down


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  5. Helpful (9)

    "Worst company. This review is for Corporate Headquarters"

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    Former Employee - Advertising in Chanhassen, MN
    Former Employee - Advertising in Chanhassen, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * They hire young people (cheaper) which makes for a fun office environment most of the time.
    * Great creative portfolio builder because of the amount of work you churn through.

    Cons

    * Work/Life balance is not valued even though they claim to hold it to high regard.
    * The CEO is a total creep. Watch out ladies. I mean it. That also goes for most of upper management and his "right hand men". And I say men because of the next bullet:
    * Male-dominated atmosphere with a touch of egotistical, chauvinistic, hot-headedness, and sexual harassment thrown in just for fun.
    * You can't trust them. I got a new job and my old boss at Life Time called their New York headquarters to say nasty things about me (when I had done nothing wrong). defamation of character? Check.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue. The more you respect your employees and treat them like equals the more people will WANT to stay after hours to finish a product. Also, try not hiring jerks for upper management.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Life Time Fitness - A pretty from the outside, ugly on the inside, way of life company"

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    Current Employee - Operations Technician in Chanhassen, MN
    Current Employee - Operations Technician in Chanhassen, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They promote a healthy culture and have great facilities.
    Flashy name.
    Trendy industry.
    Leftover tickets to sporting events sometimes trickle down from the C-suite.

    Cons

    Low pay/poor benefits.
    Low morale.
    Unfair/Unjust promotion practices.
    HR department that is out of touch.
    Conflicts of interest with vendors.
    A legal department that has it's hands on too much of the business.
    Life Time Fitness is just another public company where the executives and the board are working for the stock and not taking care of the employees or the members.
    Decreasing benefits/increased benefit cost for non-executive employees = "effective lower pay".
    Ineffective leadership in the C-suite and director levels.
    A very reactive culture.

    Advice to Management

    Develop, grow and retain talent, give them a reason to stay.
    Make an appearance to the office once in a while, take the time to get to know your employees before they turnover.
    Higher a good recruiter.
    Don't tell employees times are tough, then go patting everybody on the back in the C-suite doling out raises and bonuses.



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