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John Soileau
32 Ratings
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  • "No benefits; long hours; weekend work(in 6 reviews)

  • "Tough love conversations to get clients back on track with their weight loss goals, thus being portrayed as "belittling" or "judgmental"(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Very rewarding career helping people change their lives."

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    Current Employee - Area Manager in Fayetteville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metabolic Research Center for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Awesome opportunities for personal growth and development. Everyday is a new day with new opportunities to help people on their own journey. Positive and uplifting work environment.

    Cons

    When you love what you do and are a part of a great team there are no cons.

  2. "Tremendous Opportunity for Growth"

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    Current Employee - Senior Management in Springfield, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metabolic Research Center full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    I've been with the organization for nearly 20 years. It hasn't always been easy and it has been a lot of work but the deep satisfaction that comes from helping clients achieve life-changing success in weight loss and watching employee's blossom and grow into their full potential is nothing short of wonderful. We are a national-based organization. There are times when there are pockets of transition or staffing challenges...

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    Cons

    We could work to improve our benefits package for employees. We do provide PTO, medical and are in the process of implementing a 401K. Our benefits are very average and I would love to see us work to further improve them.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping on... we're not perfect but organizations don't stay successfully in business for nearly 35 years without getting a lot right. Keep staying up with current research in weight loss. Keep providing our employees with the resources and tools to do their jobs as efficiently and successfully as possible. Lead us into the future so we can be here another 35 years.

  3. "I have worked at MRC for 9 months and I love the atmosphere here. I love the services we provide for our clients."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Metabolic Research Center

      Pros

      We have a great team and such a positive environment. We encourage our clients and uplift each other as consultants. We are like a family here!

      Cons

      At the times longer hours. Just looking for some extra help.

      Metabolic Research Center Response

      March 11, 2019Supervisor

      It is thrilling to hear that you love what we offer our clients! The positive environment and the people we work with definitely make each team a family. Thank you for your review.

    • "Women Regional Supervisors"

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

      I worked at Metabolic Research Center full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Helping people and walking with them to become the best version of themselves.

      Cons

      The women in leadership over the management role - Wendy C. and her predecessor from Texas are incompetent and unable to either recognize Talent or keep it due to their own internal power struggles. I loved my job the people I worked with and the staff that reported to me. I made a difference in their lives and fought for their jobs when I had been told to fire all of them and run the center Myself by Wendy. Why was this...

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      Metabolic Research Center Response

      March 4, 2019Supervisor

      Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience at Metabolic. Your concerns will be passed on to upper management. In your next opportunity, we hope that your talent is recognized, appreciated and you are valued.

    • "DO NOT WORK HERE"

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      Former Employee - Weight Loss Consultant in Fort Collins, CO
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Metabolic Research Center full-time

      Pros

      Nice employees! And the location is nice.

      Cons

      Where to begin? I’ll start with the products themselves. You are required to sell placebos. Yes, shocker, that’s what they are. This company recognizes how truly vulnerable our clientel are. People that are trying to lose weight are extremely vulnerable and want to lose it as quick as possible at times. MRC feeds off of that. They provide a “quick fix” when it comes to weight loss. By suggesting clients petty much starve...

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      Advice to Management

      Have a heart.

      Metabolic Research Center Response

      January 29, 2019Supervisor

      Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your time at Metabolic. Our programs, products, and services are 100% backed by board-certified medical professionals with over 50 years of combined experience in the field of health. Our supplements are produced in GMP-certified ...

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    • Helpful (2)

      "LOVE What I Do!"

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      Current Employee - Manager in Fort Walton Beach, FL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Metabolic Research Center full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      As an employee of this company for over 10 years, I've been able to experience many great opportunities with this company. From starting as a consultant straight out of college to becoming a manager, being able to travel to other centers and personal development. I love being able to help transform our clients lives and share my knowledge I've learned from school and MRC. My staff and I love to have fun and celebrate...

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      Cons

      Dealing with employees that don't have the passion and are there just for a paycheck.

      Metabolic Research Center Response

      July 30, 2018Supervisor

      Over 10 years with MRC, thank you for your dedication and commitment we appreciate you! Yes helping our clients transform and ensuring they have a great experience is so rewarding. We agree an employee with no passion is a challenge. Thank you for your review!

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      "Horrible job"

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      Current Employee - Weight Loss Consultant 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Metabolic Research Center full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Laid back atmosphere, meeting customers

      Cons

      Pay is horrible (average $12/hr), manager takes all walk ins and sales, long hours spent harassing people to come in, high pressure sales, products are overpriced and horrible- loaded with fake sugar and chemicals. The diet is also bad and not balanced for lifestyle changes at all. Medical programs are gross, really Phentermine and pumping in pregnancy hormones? How is that healthy?? Finally very high turnover rate of...

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      Advice to Management

      News flash- you make a salary and we make pretty close to minimum wage don’t steal all the sales. Try leaning about nutrition. Stop making us harass people nonstop to get YOU sales.

      Metabolic Research Center Response

      July 30, 2018Supervisor

      Thank you for providing your feedback. If you have not addressed the pay and sales issue with your supervisor, please do so as soon as possible. Our programs, products, and services are 100% backed by board-certified medical professionals with over 50 years of combined experience ...

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    • "Executive Assitant"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Metabolic Research Center full-time

      Pros

      I have worked for the company for 8 years. I have been in nearly every position there is for this company. They do expect a lot out of their employees but the amount of growth I have made throughout my time here is astronomical. Each region is different but my region is excellently driven by our supervisor. The program is great and unbeatable.

      Cons

      Employees not wanting to do their job. Complaining about hours even though they were hired under those pretenses.

      Metabolic Research Center Response

      May 30, 2018Supervisor

      Thank you for 8 years of dedication! It is so rewarding to hear about your growth as a person while working at MRC. We take pride in the personal growth and development we strive to provide. Thank you for your feedback.

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      "Good people, bad company"

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      Former Employee - Manager in Fort Collins, CO
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Metabolic Research Center full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Potential to make a lot of money, most (not all) of the people are good to work with, you sell weight loss- so pretty simple from a surface level.

      Cons

      Reality is it's a stressful environment when you arent selling enough. Management and upper Corp only cares about sales at the end of the day. People come to you vulnerable and they get taken advantage of. Horrible supervisor created tension and girl-on-girl hate competition between staff, was eventually fired and replaced by a good supervisor, but later on rehired. Company lacks integrity. Supplements are bs for the...

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      Advice to Management

      Stop paying your employees a commission off sales. Pay a salary for all employees and offer quarterly bonuses for sales success. That way it ensures your employees are caring enough about the clients to not trick them for every dollar they spend. Truly educate your company on nutrition before any employee hits the floor. Be transparent about your products, stop promoting health when all your products have fake ingredients...

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      Metabolic Research Center Response

      May 30, 2018Supervisor

      Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback and opinions of employment with MRC. We feel employee insight is invaluable and important for both educating potential employees and for helping us improve our employee culture and practices at MRC. It is wonderful to hear that ...

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    • Helpful (1)

      "Manager"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Metabolic Research Center full-time

      Pros

      Nothing. This place is a joke of a job.

      Cons

      Promise of a management position, great pay, etc. After 2 months, I was demoted to bring in someone "peppier". Not only that, the area manager decided to write about how I "didn't consult a customer correctly" and the customer saw it and called me out. I was humiliated. My pay was so low, I was evicted from my apartment. Don't buy into this load of crap. The place is run by a bunch of immature idiots that don't know...

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      Advice to Management

      Look out for your employees and set the jealously and drama aside.

      Metabolic Research Center Response

      April 30, 2018Supervisor

      Thank you for your review and feedback. We are always open to constructive feedback so that we can improve our employee and client's experience. We may not always get it right but we appreciate you letting us know so we can work to be better.

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