Life Time Employee Reviews about "work life balance"
61% would recommend to a friend
(301 total reviews)
65% approve of CEO
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- "The people I worked with were great and for the most part everybody di their share." (in 397 reviews)
- "Coworkers are great and working with customers was great" (in 201 reviews)
- "Good benefits and continuing education" (in 179 reviews)
- "Free Gym Membership and able to use the facility which is great compared to other gyms." (in 122 reviews)
- "It is a great work environment and the gym is very nice." (in 116 reviews)
- "The hourly pay is low and you have to clock in and out for lunch." (in 500 reviews)
- "Gets very busy and management is poor" (in 464 reviews)
- "I work in sales and have no work life balance." (in 178 reviews)
- "Long hours and constantly on your feet" (in 176 reviews)
- "Group Fitness Managers have a high turnover rate." (in 156 reviews)
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Updated Dec 7, 2023
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- 2.0Feb 21, 2016Certified Personal TrainerCurrent EmployeeShelby Township, MI
Benefits are decent and most of the employees there are nice. There's a few different shifts you can work.
Everything is about the dollar. Sell, sell, sell. Work life balance is rare and the focus is not on the member but on their wallets1
- 4.0Jun 16, 2022Kids ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 5 years
All leaders get autonomy to run their departments. Flexible with schedule if you are meeting KPIs.
Work life balance is sometimes not available because of calls and the pressure to serve the members. Growth is talked about from front line up but not much growth up for the department leaders if you don't want to be a GM.
- 2.0Sep 11, 2015Member Engagement AdvisorFormer Employee, more than 1 yearChicago, IL
Free membership. Personal office. Opportunity to make good money if you don't have a life outside of work. Meet a lot of good people.
No work life balance. They say that they pride them selves of providing a work life balance but they dont. You can work 4.5 days a week if you're pacing to hit quota, but unless you've been there for 2 years and know everyone, you need to work 6 days a week 10 hour days. Its a sales environment, that is very shady. People are favored and money can be taken right out if your pocket. Meetings atleast every other week that require driving 1+ hours. No hourly pay.1
- 5.0Jan 9, 2018Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Competitive Pay, Great Training, Great Management, Tons of Growth Potential! Highly recommend!
Work life balance could be difficult for someone who has not previously worked in sales.
- 2.0Jul 16, 2019Personal TrainerFormer Employee, more than 1 year
Structured hours, benefits, education, clean and updated club (fun environment for clients)
Constantly pushed to work outside of your scheduled hours, forced to push supplements and metabolic tests even when they didn’t feel like the best fit for the client, if you weren’t improving your profit numbers month over month, you were made to feel like you weren’t doing well enough, and worst of all, managers sleeping with their subordinates at multiple levels within the club. For this being the “healthy way of life company” I’ve never had a worse work/life balance.2
- 1.0Jul 23, 2012AdvertisingFormer Employee, less than 1 yearChanhassen, MN
* 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.
* 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.24
- 3.0Aug 1, 2018Account ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
The Pros of this position are relatively obvious. You are part of a community and the same people you "sell" you get to see and form relationships with over time. The environment is far superior to a cubicle.
Life Time changes compensation on a whim without surveying the team for feedback. Management is consistently either incredibly lazy and/or incompetent. There is virtually no work/life balance and the pay gets worse and worse over time. Based on its actions over time, Life Time clearly values only the short-term dollar and does not value its brand integrity or team members.1
- 2.0Sep 11, 2015Member Engagement AdvisorFormer Employee, less than 1 yearColorado Springs, CO
Great sales experience, you really do learn how to battle objections and be a sales professional. Free gym membership The whole community of people there, from trainers to kids club employees Great gym, I still have my membership
This company will promise a great 'work life balance' however there is absolutely none. It's funny because I remember in sales certification in Minnesota them specifically telling us 'don't listen to the reviews on glassdoor! They aren't true!' Well here I am after finally getting out of that hell hole, writing a review on glassdoor. By the way, cert is a week long sales boot camp. They do pay for your flight and hotel, and give you a per diem but don't fail a test or they send you home without a job. There is no balance here, expect to work 10 hour days minimum with hardly a break. You can expect to feel guilty for going home on time, or taking a break. Even if you don't sell a membership that day which means you're there for free. It's a cutthroat position, you can make good money, but is slowly killing yourself really worth it? There are much better jobs out there. No back to back days off, 8am-9pm shifts on the last day of the month, mandatory work days on the 15th and the last 3 days of the month. It's utterly impossible to get any time off to go do anything while working at this company. Oh, and forget about having holidays off. The higher you go in that company the more you have to work. If you work in sales here, say goodbye to life outside of Life Time You have to wear a suit. For 10 hours a day2
- 4.0Feb 28, 2023Account ManagerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearOakland, MI
Great management, staff, and environment. The company is great to work for.
Work life balance could be better for this position but I’m unsure how it is now
- 1.0Apr 17, 2018Account ManagerFormer Employee, less than 1 yearFlorham Park, NJ
You get a free membership here and some of my coworkers were nice- there is really nothing else beyond that.
Management made the job seem great before I was hired. They said the earning potential was unlimited. Once I started I realized this was far from the truth. Life Time sets insanely high quotas that are incredibly hard to achieve without working 30 days per month. Management looked down on you for taking 2 days off per week. They encouraged working 6 or 7 days and doing whatever it took to hit quota. Awful work life balance for a company that is supposed to be about “living the healthy way of life.” Unless you plan on spending your entire life at work do not take this job. Turnover is extremely high. Also, it does not end with simply selling a membership. Everyday you sit in meetings that critique you on why you did not up-sell them on personal training, team training, etc. Also sick days do not exist. When I was sick once I had to make the sick day up that week or else you get written up. Lastly, some clubs do not even have a break room of any kind! I regret leaving a job to work at this company and was back at square one upon leaving.5