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Life Time Fitness Skokie Reviews

Updated August 5, 2017
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Skokie, IL

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Life Time Fitness Chairman, President, and CEO Bahram Akradi
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  • Long hours to establish an effective business and rapport with potential clients (in 101 reviews)

  • Upper management is very strict (in 70 reviews)

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  1. "Yoga and Group Fitness Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Group Fitness Instructor in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Group Fitness Instructor in Skokie, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lifetime continually offers employees educational courses to stay current and informed in the wellness industry. Participation in community-building activities are also encouraged. There is also the perk of club membership and employee discounts.

    Cons

    Areas for potential growth include finding ways for employees to feel valued amd compensated for their time, energy and dedication, especially since work outside of clocked hours is often required.

    Advice to Management

    Overall, I enjoyed working with the crew of Lifetime. We relocated to California and not near a club now.


  2. "Kids Academy Instructor (Day Care)"

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    Former Employee - Kid' S Activities Team Member in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Kid' S Activities Team Member in Skokie, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free membership - really the reason why a student like myself would work here
    Not to much work to do

    Cons

    Cleaning-
    The management / your supervisors aren't the best.
    They don't care about you at all.
    You can come and go as you plese

    Advice to Management

    Free membership - really the reason why a student like myself would work here
    Not to much work to do

    Cleaning-
    The management / your supervisors aren't the best.
    They don't care about you at all.
    You can come and go as you plese

  3. "Lifetime Management"

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    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Summer Camp Counselor in Skokie, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Co-workers were great. Working in a facility that is always clean. Good benefits. Time off is usually easy to come by

    Cons

    Management could care less about employees that are not in their department. There is no cohesion between different departments


  4. "Membership Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Member Advisor in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Member Advisor in Skokie, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn membershp value selling

    Cons

    They squeeze you until you are dead.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of just talking about life balance with your employeesm implement it.


  5. "Hard work, low pay, OK benefits"

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    Former Employee - Life Cafe Pool Side Team Member in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Life Cafe Pool Side Team Member in Skokie, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free access to top of the line gym

    Cons

    You are used to your managers disposal, some duties and tasks that are not listed in the job description are handed out, customers are allowed to walk all over you, you are expected to put the company way before yourself

    Advice to Management

    Compensate your employees more


  6. "Stated goals do not match work experience"

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    Former Employee - Kids Activities Team Member in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Kids Activities Team Member in Skokie, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free membership
    Athletic and fitness-based attitude
    Beautiful health club

    Cons

    Awful scheduling- often asked to go home early, work late, or come in as a substitute
    Low pay for the tier of health club, and little room for promotion
    Supervisors are disorganized and generally unhelpful

    Advice to Management

    You claim to "promote from within"- completely rehiring staff and not even giving a basic raise to returning staff does not seem to follow your creed. Also, the GMs rarely seem to provide any oversight to their managers, which leads to inefficiencies.


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