Life Time Fitness Reviews in Chanhassen, MN | Glassdoor

Life Time Fitness Chanhassen Reviews

Updated July 16, 2017
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  • Long hours to establish an effective business and rapport with potential clients (in 93 reviews)

  • Upper management doesn't have proper knowledge of the department which makes things tough at times (in 59 reviews)

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  1. "Spa Coordinator"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SPA Coordinator in Chanhassen, MN
    Current Employee - SPA Coordinator in Chanhassen, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Life Time Fitness (Less than a year)

    Pros

    complimentary membership
    discounted services and retail
    flexible hours
    fast pace environment

    Cons

    fast turn over rate
    the workplace environment can be a bit tense at times

    Advice to Management

    please add more diversity in your fitness centers. The more diversity in the staff the more likely you are to attract diversity in your clientele.


  2. "Sales Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Chanhassen, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Chanhassen, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great fast paced working environment. Fun atmosphere. Compensation is competitive.

    Cons

    Work life balance is very challenging. Budgets are demanding and pressure to beat them never ends.

  3. "Sales Dept Head/Regional PoC, PM, Campaign Mgmt"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent Family Feel, truly benefitting lives everyday, and felt the company cared for you as well.

    Cons

    Lost that bond over time internally- too Corporate.

    Advice to Management

    Remember your best asset is your employees. They spend their LIFE there.


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Corporate"

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

    I worked at Life Time Fitness full-time

    Pros

    Life Time has everything necessary to be a brand that it's employees would tirelessly pour their heart and soul into. They stand for a 360° approach to healthy and proactive living. The CEO is a true visionary in regard to what the future-state of our lives will be in regard to health and fitness.

    They can pay well if you fight for it.

    On site gym, which makes for a great way to blow off some steam if you experience any of the following section.

    Cons

    CEO is an entrepreneur through and through, however, he is NOT a good or even adequate leader. He meddles in every aspect and level. He runs the company on fear and does not accept any idea that is not his own. He has also built a culture of cronyism and bureaucracy. After almost 5 years of working there I'm shocked it is able to function as it does.

    On numerous occasions I worked on projects that were directed by internal business owners that gave very little direction or constructive briefs. The project would run multiple, futile rounds based upon their current whim. When we would have it finalized it would come time to present to the CEO and the business owners would not present to the CEO or stand behind their direction. The CEO would then ask why things were done a specific way to which we really couldn't answer because as much as we asked for clear objective we were rarely afforded the luxury. And in turn the CEO would shutdown the whole project sending it back to the drawing board. Numerous cycles or this wasted time, energy and money has proven to be the crippling handicap of a potentially inspiring work environment.

    There is also: rampant misogyny, lack of career planning and transparency on how to successfully advance, HR is non-existent and even when complains are filed individuals are never held accountable and those filing complains are usually ostracized until they quit or are fired, Upper management is usually based upon who you know NOT how effective or productive you are which puts completely inept people in charge of multi-million dollar companies with little insight on how to perform on the most basic of levels.

    Technologically the company is 5 years behind and perpetually tries to reinvent the wheel instead of looking for and implementing efficiencies.

    For a Healthy Way of Life Company they have the WORST health coverage I have ever had in my 15 years as a professional.

    If the gym is open corporate is working, 5 holidays a year: Christmas Day, New Years Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day.

    Good luck getting more than 2 week PTO a year, and that includes your sick days.

    It's in Chanhassen, MN

    Advice to Management

    The CEO needs to step out of his leadership role and be the visionary that got his company to where it is. Stop meddling in the minutia of details that are insanely below the worth of your time.

    Start hiring upper management that is experienced and has a proven track record of success instead of hiring personal friends and acquaintances and appointing them to positions they have no right being in.

    Empower your employees to make the right decision, instead of injecting them with a fear.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Member Services Team Member in Chanhassen, MN
    Former Employee - Member Services Team Member in Chanhassen, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great equipment. Mostly great members. Mostly great coworkers.

    Cons

    The enjoyment in this position is dependent on your relationship with employees and boss. Fast paced work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure department heads are willing to work with student employees.


  6. "Lot of change forced out the good IT people"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Chanhassen, MN
    Former Contractor - Senior Project Manager in Chanhassen, MN
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Life Time Fitness as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most of the people there are great to work with although some let their title go to their head.

    Cons

    Was a great place to work for a number of years and then new IT leadership changed everything to a shared service kingdom when one person's vision was all that mattered.

    Advice to Management

    Establish a path and then stick to it through delivery. So many systems are a mess due to mid-lifecycle changes imposed from above with little real value.


  7. "good experience, but prepare to live in the office"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chanhassen, MN
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chanhassen, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    potentially make some money if in management or at good club during good season

    Cons

    work way too much and easy to bring the stress home with you

    Advice to Management

    listen to employees needs

  8. "Great experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Chanhassen, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Chanhassen, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Clearly defined mission and vision. Really cares about changing the lives of team members and members thru fitness in fabulous facilities!

    Cons

    Can be very competitive and some time work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Don't worry about who has the best idea where ever it comes from let's use it.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Highs and Lows"

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

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

    Pros

    Working for a company that wants to help people make a positive change in their life. You are doing work that really matters and makes a positive impact.

    Cons

    The overall culture does not match their tagline of being a Healthy Way of Life Company. The CEO doesn't foster that. Poor benefits and PTO.

    Advice to Management

    Live what you preach. Just giving employees a gym membership doesn't mean you are truly a healthy way of life company.


  10. "membership advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Membership Advisor in Chanhassen, MN
    Former Employee - Membership Advisor in Chanhassen, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Life Time Fitness (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    fun environment and a great product

    Cons

    Days can be long, especially on the weekend

    Advice to Management

    pay could be higher


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