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Medifast Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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Pros
  • There is a good work-life balance here (in 16 reviews)

  • Helping people transform their lives (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Rewarding work, but not thanks to upper management (in 21 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is lacking as you work different hours every day and only have Wednesdays and Sundays off (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Refreshing Corporate Atmosphere"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Trainer in Owings Mills, MD
    Current Employee - Corporate Trainer in Owings Mills, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is great to see Leadership taking an active interest in their employees. From day one, everyone has been welcoming, wanting to get to know me, make sure I am successful and actually wanting to know where I see myself in the Company down the road. I received an accolade shortly into my active employment and it was a shock to see a VP sending me a support and thank you message.

    Cons

    The Consumer Division of the Company has two divisions that unfortunately do not like to share best practices. This to me, inhibits Company growth. It would be nice to see both divisions have open discussion especially in regards to campaigns and promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to show an active interest in your Staff. Celebrating a success in the workplace is critical if growth of the individual is to occur.


  2. "Top Workplace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Medifast full-time

    Pros

    Amazing culture. Great Leadership.
    Team members are extremely passionate about helping clients with their weight loss and weight maintenance and are the most committed in the industry.
    I believe this to be the best Weight Loss program and I'm honored to be a part of it.

    Cons

    None; I love my job.

    Advice to Management

    Add more centers to the Twin Cities

  3. "Rewarding work, but not balanced enough"

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    Former Employee - Counselor in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Counselor in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Medifast full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Medifast is a great place to grow: find your counseling style, learn to work efficiently in a pseudo-clinic setting, and garner solid counseling/nutrition experience. Management is supportive and truly wants to see you grow.

    Cons

    Management was constantly changing at the time of my hire. The manager that hired me left a month later, we were in limbo while the next one was being interviewed (they at least hired from within), and then the new manager + new assistant manager (also hired within) took some time to solidify what they wanted from the counselors. While not completely their fault, it was hard to meet their needs and morale dropped for some time.
    Work/life balance is lacking as you work different hours every day and only have Wednesdays and Sundays off. It was hard to even consider taking a vacation because of the weekly appointments you had with a 40+ client load. I felt like I was selling products to clients instead of actually counseling them to long-term health goals. In the end, the pay wasn't worth it.

    Advice to Management

    More for CEO, but work/life balance needs to be worked on. Its understandable that some clients can't come in until Saturdays, but the counselors need two consecutive days off to recuperate. This is an emotionally draining job.


  4. "Great coworkers but CEO doesn't care a lick about people."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Medifast full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Incredible coworkers. Solid mid-level management. Rewarding work. Decent autonomy.

    Cons

    Rewarding work, but not thanks to upper management. CEO lacks a compelling vision and is principally driven by profits/greed.
    Limited professional development.

    Advice to Management

    Put people first - customers as well as staff. Long term, you'll actually make the most money that way. It's the only SUSTAINABLE way to run a business.


  5. "Weight loss counselor"

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    Current Employee - Weight Loss Counselor in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Weight Loss Counselor in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Medifast full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Environment is friendly clients are really cool coworkers are mostly friendly and tolerable

    Cons

    Management is a joke. No benefits. Hardly any time off only have Wednesday’s and Sunday’s off working most holidays. Company’s only closed 4-5 days a year IF that. Pay is not what it should be.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together stop the petty catty high school atmosphere demonstrate more leadership and knowledge in employees and company. Stop judging af treating employees based on your opinion of them. Be better at your job.


  6. "The only good part about the job is the money"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Owings, MD
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Owings, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Medifast full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is very good, helps you to really make needed financial moves.

    Cons

    The management is horrible, the job doesn't respect it workers

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  7. "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medifast full-time

    Pros

    Clients and seeing their life improvements was rewarding

    Cons

    Management, Low Salary, Expensive Benefits, No room to grow

  8. "Center Manager"

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    Current Employee - Center Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Center Manager in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Medifast full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great helping people change their lives, great training, great co-workers!

    Cons

    Management differed in what they wanted. Corporate office didn't listen to people in the field about what we could've used to be more successful.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Keep looking"

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    Former Employee - Office Manager in Timonium, MD
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Timonium, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Medifast full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I actually really liked the program itself

    Cons

    Twin rivers needs better management

    Advice to Management

    Needs new management. Don't hire someone and tell them what other employee (still there) they will be replacing. Very unprofessional especially when they will be training the new hire.


  10. "Worked as an independent health coach through Take Shape for Life."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Health Coach At Take Shape for Life in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Health Coach At Take Shape for Life in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Medifast part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Set your own hours.
    Helped people lose weight and feel better.
    If you worked hard could earn a nice income.

    Cons

    Take Shape for Life is a MLM using Medifast products.
    Once you are through your circle of influence hard to get new clients.

    Advice to Management

    They are great.


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