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Medifast Reviews

Updated February 9, 2017
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Pros
  • There is a good work-life balance here (in 15 reviews)

  • Great atmosphere to work in, especially with the way we are helping people everyday (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management was a bit rude and unprofessional (in 20 reviews)

  • Combatting the Obesity Epidemic and improving peoples lives through weight loss is just so much smoke (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medifast part-time

    Pros

    Working with people through their weight loss

    Cons

    Long hours, not many benefits


  2. Helpful (1)

    "loved the coworkers"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Awesome team to work with, fun clients

    Cons

    working at a desk job all day


  3. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Owings, MD
    Current Employee - Manager in Owings, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Medifast full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company with good benefits

    Cons

    Employee turnaround. Dislike the location


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Weight Loss Counselor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Medifast full-time

    Pros

    I would say that there were none.

    Cons

    If you enjoy working every Saturday, not getting a full two days off (EVER), and unrealistic sales goals then this place is for you!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owings Mills, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owings Mills, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Medifast full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most departments in Medifast have a really nice work life balance. The organization also does a lot for employees including events, free gym, free food and learning opportunities. Over the years, the organization has changed significantly and is returning to growth mode. There is excitement about where we are going and the positive impact we can make on people's lives.

    Cons

    As I mentioned above, there has been a lot of change over the years and you must be able to adapt to those changes.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to communicate to the employees and ensure we are all moving in the same direction.


  7. "Assistant Center Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Medifast full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Saturdays you have to work


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Center Director in Pikesville, MD
    Former Employee - Center Director in Pikesville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone should do the Medifast program while working there. I lost 80 pounds in a year of managing my center.

    Cons

    Medifast inc was a great company to work for. The 3 other franchisees to buy Medifast with in two years of working there was not!

    Advice to Management

    Do not sell out to any franchise. Twin rivers was the worst!


  9. "first time call center rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good training and management in adapting to new enviorment

    Cons

    noting to complain about just need customer service experience


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Refreshing Corporate Atmosphere"

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    • 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.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Weight loss counselor(such a joke)"

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    Former Employee - Weight Loss Counselor in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Weight Loss Counselor in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers were friendly
    Relaxed environment
    Seeing people loose weight
    Nothing else, I have to put something else in this section. 20 word min

    Cons

    Training!!!
    Pay
    Scamming people
    No investment made into the employees, causing the business to suffer(offer better training)
    Commission is a joke

    Advice to Management

    Better training. I left because the training was a joke. Did not want to waste anymore of my time. Medifast(the franchise) seems like a scam!! People are paying for weekly visits with health coaches, but we are not trained on how to coach. It was really just a sales position. Call it what it is. Loosing customers because they know it's BS



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