Virgin Active Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2020

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3.5
63%
Recommend to a Friend
67%
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Virgin Active Founder and President Matthew Bucknall (no image)
Matthew Bucknall
17 Ratings
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  • "Long hours , high targets and pressure(in 33 reviews)

  • "I'm not even going to talk about Head Office(in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Creating a positive environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Fitness Manager in White Plains, NY
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Virgin Active

    Pros

    I like the people, and my team & co-workers. I enjoy my clients and setting up their workouts. The work is rewarding. I like selling Personal Training, and our goal is to sell the specials offered to new clientele. Converting our complimentary sessions into packages or recurring residual income.

    Cons

    Our specials should include 1 hour sessions, offering specials on 1/2 hour sessions only limits company's profits. Invest more money on decorative & party balloons so that it is seen & is more fun for everyone. Creates a more positive environment.

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  2. "Company for its people turned into a company purely lead by fianance"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woods and Irons South, WV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Virgin Active full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team if you are at club level, by far one of the better health club chains out there. Training given is very good

    Cons

    Above club level it becomes a struggle to get any information and you are always being passed from pillar to post. As soon as there is the slightest issue you are contacted and expected to reply back by that close of day. However, the minute you need support back from corporate level it can be days and even weeks before a response is given! That doesn't seem fair.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "overall its been good working with some amazing people in one of the best gyms around :) but at times i found it hard"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Membercare in Derby, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Virgin Active full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    free gym membership early finish and free good training advice,

    Cons

    low pay .. poor management

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  4. "good for fresh entries"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Relationship Consultant in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virgin Active full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good working culture and good colleagues

    Cons

    long working hours. salary too low

  5. "Lifeguard"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Virgin Active full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly Customers, free gym membership

    Cons

    Boring, long hours, solo working

  6. "Review if jobs"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Recruiting Coordinator 

    I worked at Virgin Active full-time

    Pros

    Very good to work fog

    Cons

    Not thag great to work with

  7. "Best hospitality job I've ever had"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cafe Assistant in Bella Vista
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virgin Active part-time

    Pros

    Flexible Casual Nice environment Good pay Great benefits

    Cons

    There are quite a few cliques among the workers which can be intimidating and ostracising.

  8. "Good first sales job"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Membership Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Virgin Active full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free gym membership, decent training, friendly staff and community, decent bonus when targets are hit

    Cons

    Very difficult to move up or get promoted, poor high level management, low basic salary.

  9. "Good Job for benefits"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Activities Assistant in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Virgin Active part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good discount and free gym membership

    Cons

    no career progression and not the best pay

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  10. "Receptionist Position"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Virgin Active full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team environment and workplace atmosphere

    Cons

    Doesnt pay enough for the job youre asked to do

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