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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. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Aventura, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Aventura, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Sorry, but I worked for Medifast when they were trying to build the brand in S. Florida. The brand never took off... most all the new centers closed... because there was no help with Corporate "Branding" in the S. Florida Market.

    Cons

    As a Sales Manager you rely on the help from Corporate to help with branding, especially in a new area. Pay is based on a base hourly wage, with promise of high sales volume and a percentage of that. NEVER got to the "sales income" level to ever get a commission.

    Focus on the customers is not on the weight they are losing, but keeping them in the program, so they will buy the weekly food required for the weight loss.

    Advice to Management

    As a Sales Manager I had no support from Regional or Center Management. You lost great people because there was NO real support.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Much experience learned"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Lewisville, TX
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Lewisville, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Medifast (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good incentive program. Company picnics and outings.

    Cons

    Hours varied sometimes you would work 5 hours some 8 and sometimes 12.

    Advice to Management

    More loyalty to your employees.


  3. "adminisrative assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good benefit, nice co workers

    Cons

    lots of work, for the pay at times you feels like you are just working to have a roof under your head


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pikesville, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pikesville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Medifast full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are no pros except for the great people that work for Medifast because they are passionate about helping and caring about people. Upper management, franchise owners and corporate do not care about their employees or customers at all.

    Cons

    Medifast Corporate was losing money on their Weight Loss Centers so they franchised the centers to random buyers who have no clue about the weight loss industry;

    Advice to Management

    You are losing members, staff, money and your reputation. Think about it.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Warehouse worker"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    None I can think of

    Cons

    VERY little pay , hard work

    Advice to Management

    pay your worker's more money


  7. "Great Company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Medifast has a very professional, and friendly environment. Great benefits, 401k, company gym, training, tuition reimbursement, volunteer opportunities, company events (baseball games, picnics, BBQ's, Fall Festival). They always try to promote from within first before looking outside for candidates. I have felt valued and very challenged here over the last few years, and I continue to find new leadership and training opportunities. It's a great environment for anyone who wants to learn and grow.

    Cons

    There's a lot of great benefits to working at Medifast, but the pay is not very competitive.

    Advice to Management

    The company tends to change direction somewhat frequently, and suddenly. I've learned to adapt and roll with it, but I do see the toll it takes on morale and productivity at times.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment. Good schedule

    Cons

    Upper management was a bit rude and unprofessional. No benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Take a true glimpse of your approach towards your employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Counselor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danville, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danville, CA

    I worked at Medifast (More than a year)

    Pros

    Enjoyed counseling patients
    Great structure and mission

    Cons

    Better pay, hours and time did not equal pay


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Weight Loss Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Weight Loss Counselor
    Former Employee - Weight Loss Counselor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved working with the clients and helping them reach their goals. The environment was clean and friendly.

    Cons

    No opportunities for advancement. No continuing education or ongoing training so there were inconsistencies from counselor to counselor. Leadership was lacking, at best.

    Advice to Management

    Use the talent you have to their potential and there won't be as much turnover. If you are looking for candidates with leadership experience, you need to utilize that experience and offer your employees opportunities to grow in their profession.


  11. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to work in and ability to help others, several opportunities for growth, innovative team members and only getting better, experience to work with wide demographic of people, health care benefits, 401K and IRA plans available.

    Cons

    retail hours working some Saturdays, sales driven, turnover rate of employees can be challenging at times, training needs improvement

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be open to the ideas of others and utilize everyone in the company for the growth of the business. Offer more opportunities for employees to grow and network with upper management



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