Life Time Reviews

Updated May 6, 2021

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Life Time Chairman, President, and CEO Bahram Akradi
Bahram Akradi
1,547 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great company values and awesome free gym membership(in 1207 reviews)

  • "Free gym membership, great atmosphere(in 412 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours for salaried team members(in 157 reviews)

  • "Lack of true leadership from some upper management(in 93 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Lifetime Fitness

      Mar 30, 2021 - Lifetime Fitness Child Care Team Member in Saint Paul, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun, Energetic, Flexible, Perks, and Supportive

      Cons

      Not always working 40 hours a week

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      It’s a love/hate relationship

      May 4, 2021 - Sales Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Hands down best gym in the country, the vision the company is going for will make this the best gym to be apart of, if you are in the gym industry and that’s where you want to stay, this is the Mecca.

      Cons

      It’s like high school, so much drama, lots of gossiping, and almost like a cult you’re apart of. Once you are out of it you don’t realize what you were in. It’s like a weird addiction.

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Company to Work For!

      May 6, 2021 - LIfe Guard in Orland Park, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They treated me very well, free membership was a plus, and were very respectful of when I needed time off.

      Cons

      Sometimes the job felt more like a janitor job than a lifeguard job.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place to work

      May 6, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Complimentary Membership and Good environment

      Cons

      Constant change, Low entry pay

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    5. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      If you are an ethical person- RUN

      May 3, 2021 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The members are often appreciative of the work that goes into serving them and the environment provides resources for health and fitness.

      Cons

      Hands down the most unethical company I have ever known. This company preys on young. uninformed and inexperienced passionate workers that don't know their own value to compete for the "top spots". When you are skilled, experienced or professional, you will get pushed down because of insecurities at the corporate level. The exception to this is if you are a YES MAN or have political affiliations, but beware, even those relationships won't last. Everyone is in fear for their own jobs and thus do not support other people in professional growth.

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    6. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Very Corrupt

      May 4, 2021 - IT Analyst in Chanhassen, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The IT management chain is pretty good all the way up to the top. My team is really the only pro. There is a lot of opportunity to grow your knowledge quickly since there is always more that needs to be done than there are people to do it. If you do the right things, you can stretch across or upward pretty quickly compared to companies that have a sufficient number of employees to support the business.

      Cons

      This is the most corrupt company I've ever worked at. The entire HR structure was built to cover things, hire family members into who should be eligible for a job in HR (no experience, felons, spouse works as upper management in a department that would cause a conflict of interest, etc.). I know that everyone always says "I'm not sure what our VP of this department does," but actually, there are so many people in upper management who are just friends of Bahram or family members of people who are friends of Bahram and I've actually heard that they brag about not working and they get paid big money to do it. Also, family favorites were able to "work" fully remote in jobs where others were terminated if they asked to work remote because of a family move. As you can imagine, HR is one of the biggest areas for that. Also because there isn't an HR department to drive normal processes, there are no performance reviews, which is fine, except then you have no way to know why you did or did not get a certain amount of an annual increase vs. someone else who may be underperforming compared to you. Benefits For those looking to have a family, there is no paid parental leave. As a woman, you can sign up for short term disability 1 year before you plan to have a baby and you can be paid 60% of your regular earnings, but you have to pay for short term disability yourself. Men get nothing. For those of you looking for good benefits, the 401k match is discretionary only and is very, very small. It is around 2% if you contribute 6%, capping at a certain amount, so expect no more than $1000 match annually, if any. Bahram has actually said in an all company meeting before that he doesn't believe in giving things to people, even his own kids (mind you, he has multiple family members running departments at young ages), so I imagine he won't ever think it's very important to invest in this in the future. All company revenue is literally just dumped into the fast growth model of standing up 12+ clubs a year, selling those buildings to someone else, and then renting the space from whoever the buyer is. It's a "cool" growth model, but ultimately it just adds a lot of headcount to support and typically doesn't mean that any additional headcount will be added to support the club team members. Overall Do not expect bonuses, do not expect an HSA match, do not expect a 401k match. If your salary is not higher than industry standard, do not expect that the benefits will makeup for that. There's really no such thing as Total Compensation at Life Time. Your base pay is all there is to be offered and you will be working hard and fast to earn it.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing Company but LOW salary for level of work

      Apr 5, 2021 - Member Services Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It has an incredible team with a positive energy. They are truly committed to their mission and have a great sense of community.

      Cons

      The work is very demanding and the position has A LOT of responsibilities. For the amount of work, high status of the company, level of effort expected from the team members, and honestly the cost of meeting the appearance/attire they want does not fit the salary for the position at all.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      It wasn't bad

      May 4, 2021 - Department Head in Burlington, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits, awesome people to work with, free gym membership to the nicest clubs in the nation, focus on health

      Cons

      Major focus on hitting revenue goals, to the point it's all you care about

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    9. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good example of what unions were created for.

      Mar 22, 2021 - Facility Operations Team Member in Minneapolis, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free gym memberships. PT employment; sadly no benefits for PT:( At least the members express their value for my work and praise me.

      Cons

      Too many to list... management/corporate has so much backwards illogical ways and lack of care for the facility ops team, you would think we are they’re proverbial punching bags ... we are the foundation that keeps the business’s facilities running, yet we are treated like we are disposables and that our hard work never amounts to anything.. we only ever hear more complaints and never any praise. Requests for time off get ignored. No holiday pay.

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Company

      May 6, 2021 - Lifespa Assistant Manager in Cypress, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company to work for, amazing co workers and great perks!

      Cons

      A lot of unnecessary meetings.

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