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The Little Gym Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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  • Most full time employees schedule is 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm to 8:30 pm, 5-7 days per week (in 8 reviews)

  • They expect you to do a full time job only getting paid part time (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great for energetic, relationship-oriented people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Instructor in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Lead Instructor in Madison, WI
    Recommends

    I have been working at The Little Gym part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    TLG has such a fun work environment and really allows you to get to know your students and their families. Being able to watch them grow and progress is incredibly rewarding and their parents or family members are extremely supportive and enjoy being able to watch their little ones improve. Overall the environment and job itself are great for anyone who loves children, being active, and integrating themselves into other people's families.

    Cons

    The only downside would be trying to get hours was sometimes difficult depending on the staffing situation. If there are a lot of students working, weekends and nights are hard to get, and if there are more adults working, it can be difficult to get opportunities for day shifts. It was all a balancing act though and TLG did a great job of trying to ensure everyone got what they needed/wanted.


  2. "Great People"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Instructor in Corvallis, OR
    Former Employee - Lead Instructor in Corvallis, OR

    I worked at The Little Gym part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You made some amazing connections and it is a great place to work if you love children and have a positive attitude.

    Cons

    Management was not the best and was not able to handle the changes and its employees so we were left with very little direction.


  3. "TLG San Jose South"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Little Gym full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great for the love you share with the families that come into the gym.

    Great organization from TLGI

    Cons

    Bad upper management

    No growth

    No designed way of implementing a lot of what TLGI gives but changing it to fit gyms old training plan. Trainer/Owner actually kept old documents and uses those instead of the new ones.

    Lots of lies and fake stuff given to employees. Fake promises no incentives etc.

    Advice to Management

    Use what TLGI gives you.

    Pay attention to your staff and what they tell you.

    Stop using old training ways they have new ones for a reason.


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  5. "Social Marketing Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Social Marketing Coordinator in Fayetteville, AR
    Current Employee - Social Marketing Coordinator in Fayetteville, AR

    I have been working at The Little Gym (More than a year)

    Pros

    The job is fun, flexible and a great team!

    Cons

    There are not many ways to move up in the company.


  6. "ehh not the best"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Gymnastics and Dance Coach in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Gymnastics and Dance Coach in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at The Little Gym full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    fun and uplifting. great if you love kids!!

    Cons

    Workers were rude and sassy towards each other. lazy and not wanting to do much so made new people do it all.

    Advice to Management

    be nice! it helps a lot


  7. "Poor poor management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Part Time in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Part Time in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The parties are easy to do, I sat at the desk most of the time taking calls and such, the kids are great and parents are open.

    Cons

    Poor management, they lack understanding of basic management skills. Fail to listen to employees They never asked if you are available shifts you just had to do them last minute or be penalized. Overall terrible experience.

    Advice to Management

    Don't allow anyone to own a gym.


  8. "Gym Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Gym Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Gym Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The Little Gym full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The atmosphere is laid back, your biggest job responsibility is to make kids smile! If you know how to talk to people and have fun this is a great job for you.

    Cons

    No benefits and not much room for Salary increase.


  9. "Everett's Disrespectful Owners"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Get to work with amazing kids and families
    Stay active at work
    Learn new skills and life skills

    Cons

    Owners are close minded
    Didn't respect staff
    Hard on your body
    Improper training

    Advice to Management

    Listen, respect, and appreciate your team


  10. "Coach"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Gymnastics Coach/Marketing Manager in Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - Gymnastics Coach/Marketing Manager in Asheville, NC
    Recommends

    I worked at The Little Gym full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved working for The Little Gym! Everything was very organized. I never felt over worked as we had breaks in between classes and always felt prepared by using the curriculum they provided.

    Cons

    My only cons are:
    -Pay is low for Coaching staff
    - There is no room to move up


  11. "Gym Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Gym Director in Burke, VA
    Current Employee - Gym Director in Burke, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Little Gym (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience being a part of children's development on an on going bases.
    Awesome networking opportunity with parents and other professionals
    Consistent scheduling for the most part on a weekly basis.

    Cons

    Not the best pay for a young professional living in the DC-Northern Virginia area.
    Hard to get time off due to lack of instructors or coverage



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