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Nifty After Fifty Reviews

Updated January 7, 2017
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Michael Merino
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  1. "Fitness Coach"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fitness Coach in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Fitness Coach in Houston, TX

    I worked at Nifty After Fifty part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Members and Employees! I Enjoyed helping the members and group classes.

    Cons

    constantly understaffed and Poor hourly rate for the position


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Rewarding Experience!"

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    Former Employee - Fitness Coach in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Fitness Coach in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working at Nifty after Fifty has been very rewarding. It exposes you to many of the chronic health problems the senior population faces and teaches you how to use exercise to improve function and activities of daily living. You have to take initiative, be self-motivating and truly enjoy helping people, otherwise you won't apply your knowledge (of Kinesiology/health/fitness) or seek knowledge to further your growth and to better help the members. Managers do not micromanage which allowed me to be creative and myself. The members will hold a special place in your heart and friendships will grow among coworkers. It is a low stress and fun environment. Hope your experience is as good as mine.

    Cons

    No longer offers Physical Therapy.

    Advice to Management

    Improve upon communication with employees before relaying certain aspects of the business to members. Provide better group exercise training to coaches. The return of PT?


  3. "Physical Therapist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Licensed Physical Therapist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Licensed Physical Therapist in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Nifty After Fifty (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working for this company. The managers, supervisors and staff are wonderful people to work with. Members, clients and patients are very friendly. Good working environment. Family feel atmosphere!

    Cons

    Wish they didn't have to shut down the PT departments in Texas


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "you DON'T want to work for this company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nifty After Fifty full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    your fellow employees that you see every day are awesome you build a relationship with these people and you become like family.
    you also get weekends off and payed time off.

    Cons

    The management is the worse they care nothing about the employees, they lie and they talk negatively about you behind your back. They do everything in their power to break the bond that you have with your co-workers they belittle you and make you feel like less of a person. They are not kind to their employees and they will not support you or have your back.
    Raises suck, they do everything in their power not to give you one, and you don't get paid enough for all the work they require.

    Advice to Management

    Be kind to your employees, treat them nicely.
    support them as they support you, don't only bring negative things to their attention bring positive things also.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Center Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Center Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Center Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nifty After Fifty full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers and members! Working with Senior Adults.

    Cons

    Pay and promtion from within.

    Advice to Management

    Need to reward employees for their hard work, seems that Management gets regular salary bumps and promotions. It takes all the receptionist and Center Coordinator to get the majority
    of those members in the door.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great co-workers, HORRIFIC management."

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    Current Employee - Receptionist in Garden Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Garden Grove, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    My co-workers (receptionists and fitness trainers) are fantastic and the members are a real joy to be around.

    Cons

    The management is the worst thing to happen to this company. I am not alone in stating that I haven't had a review in over a year, even with numerous verbal praises from co-workers and members alike. When asking for a review and/or raise, the management replies with "the recession, sorry." I was promised a review after my first month and every three months after. The turnover rate for employees is the highest i've seen at any job i've ever held. The CEO believes that is a good thing, because high turnover rates means not having to pay out raises. This company has lost many of its quality employees because of this. The pay rate is horrible, offering $11/hr for Graduate level education. I also witnessed management hiring young females based on the fact that they were good looking, without regard to their relevant experience. The CEO also had cameras installed in all of the locations without notifying any of the clients and without posting signs, as to spy on their members and/or employees. It is a shame that the majority of employees care deeply for the well-being of others, and the management does not care at all.

    Advice to Management

    Are you really surprised at the high turnover rate of employees? You are a joke of a CEO, and don't know the first thing about people or business. You recently had an article in the local newspaper praising your equipment and crediting your equipment with the success of your business. Are you joking? Did your fitness trainers have nothing to do with that? Pull your heads out of your rears and start treating people like they deserve. I really hope you get it in the end, telling your employees there's no room for raises when you expanded the company into Texas and Las Vegas and fly first class everywhere; not to mention firing your assistant to take her salary as well.


  8. "wellness coach"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Wellness Coach
    Former Employee - Wellness Coach
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nifty After Fifty full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    fun work environment, great experience and you build great relationships with seniors

    Cons

    pay sucks for everything you have to do

    Advice to Management

    you guys have to pay the wellness coaches more. There is no way they should be making the same as receptionists when the wellness coach position requires a degree.


  9. "its not too bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to encourage and support seniors in their attempts to be fit and healthy

    Cons

    no overtime or advancement opportunities available

    Advice to Management

    offer more training or advancement opportunities


  10. "Stay away from this company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fitness Coach
    Former Employee - Fitness Coach
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nifty After Fifty full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working with seniors, weekends off, set job hours, air conditioned, full hour for lunch.

    Cons

    The CEO THINKS he can manage Nifty. In reality he messes the system up. He needs to stay in his office, or enjoy his luxury vehicles he's purchased/rented off the backs of his employees. Unfortunately this isn't new news to Mike. He's heard the complaints before and it's business as usual for him. Good luck getting any of your "managers" to answer you even via email. Crappy management all around. Horrible pay... plan on starting out around $10/hour... if you have a masters degree you might get lucky and start off at $12/hour... They prefer you to have a masters degree but will let the receptionist teach classes as well and train people.... good thing you spent a few thousand on that masters degree. You'll rarely get to use your PT skills. They expect everyone to teach all kinds of classes or get canned if you don't. Oh wait... lets ask the receptionist to do it! Management is EXTREMELY disrespectful of employees. They'll give you a "promotion" but never back you up for it. Management protects themselves so there's zero room to grow once you hit the top of the $12 food chain. This job is for you if: You LOVE paperwork (you'll never see the end of it), LOVE working for pennies, LOVE being abused by management, LOVE being abused by mouthy seniors, LOVE figuring out monotonous excel programs, LOVE filing reports for management, LOVE excessive filing/faxing/copying, LOVE teaching classes no one likes, LOVE absentee bosses (they will visit you to fire you in person however) LOVE wearing a depressing black uniform (seriously? wearing black around seniors is DEPRESSING!) The list goes on and on.... trust me DO NOT WORK FOR THIS COMPANY! It's a JOKE!

    Advice to Management

    Management aka Mike Merino has heard it from every employee prior to me... he doesn't care, doesn't listen, won't change, and is a heartless, emotionless, spineless human being that lacks compassion. Other management are his runner up. K A R M A


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Stay away!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nifty After Fifty full-time

    Pros

    Loved working with my clients, so rewarding!

    Cons

    The management from the top down are horrible, hate them all from the CEO down! Lieing theives!!! They expect you to jump over the moon and give NOTHING back in return. Boycott this club at all cost they don't deserve to stay in business. They have no problems putting you at risk!

    Advice to Management

    Fire everyone from the top down! They will never change!


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