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Weight Watchers Reviews

Updated June 12, 2018
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Pros
  • "Helping people achieve what they didn't think possible" (in 66 reviews)

  • "Flexible working across the business allows for fantastic work/life balance" (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "Pay is minimum wage even for leaders" (in 49 reviews)

  • "There is no opportunity for full-time employment at this time" (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weight Watchers full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    fantastic colleagues, flexible, great program and industry

    Cons

    limited advancement opportunities and challenges with staying ahead of trends


  2. "Internship"

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    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Weight Watchers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company culture, interesting workload, and decent hours.

    Cons

    Below average pay for New York City.

    Advice to Management

    I would screen some of the interns a bit more - their experience is a bit lacking. It seems they went for quantity over quality with this class. I would also make it clear whether or not you hire out of the program.

  3. "Receptionist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Weight Watchers part-time

    Pros

    I love my coworkers. We are there to help the members reach their goals. It’s a very flexible work environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to get enough hours.


  4. "Leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weight Watchers part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, keeps you on plan yourself

    Cons

    Low pay, not much room for advancement, hard to get more meetings.


  5. "Weight Watchers"

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    Former Employee - Leader in Amarillo, TX
    Former Employee - Leader in Amarillo, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Weight Watchers part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great schedule.
    Love the job itself.

    Cons

    Poor management.
    Too many regulations,
    Too many leader evaluations

    Advice to Management

    Let the people in the trenches have a voice-one you really listen to not just lip service,


  6. "18 years part time coach"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Weight Watchers part-time

    Pros

    Positive, healthy environment for women. Empowering and motivational interactions with clients daily.

    Cons

    Weak communication between field staff and administration.


  7. "Awesome Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Weight Watchers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Although, I started recently there are a lot I can say about Weight Watchers.
    Every one is acting kind and professional, there is a lot of effort inside the company to keep employee satisfaction high.

    Cons

    I haven't noticed any cons yet.

    Advice to Management

    Company culture shows that management is doing a great job. Keep up the good work.

  8. "Leader, Receptionist, Personal Coach and Chat Coach"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Operations in Mount Holly, NJ
    Former Employee - Warehouse Operations in Mount Holly, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Weight Watchers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I loved being part of a team that helped others to find success in losing weight using the program that worked for me.
    The schedule was flexible.

    Cons

    I had to work 7 days in order to make ends meet and do a lot of driving. This is a great place to work if you aren't your family's breadwinner.


  9. "Grown out of the growing pains"

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    Current Employee - Product in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Weight Watchers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My rating should really be around 4.5 stars. Weight Watchers is an old company but their product is relatively new. As a more recent employee I can see why past reviews lament over a constant flux since Weight Watchers was experiencing growing pains as an old and global company and striving to produce and maintain a product that was modern and relevant. Since my arrival here, I've met very, very talented people who have stuck throughout that struggle and have now set up a work structure that is just beginning to become a well oiled machine. I've seen a few coworkers leave to work at bigger companies (Google, Facebook, etc) but with every departure there has always been a sincere follow up thanking the team and while they're excited to pursue new opportunities, they are genuinely sad about leaving the team. Of course, not everything is perfect and there are times when ideas receive pushback from EC and roadmaps are changed. But as an employee, I personally feel that my work is capable of creating an impact and the decisions that lead to the work is becoming more and more data driven. Again, it's not perfect, but the company is self aware and actively trying to improve. Their product has made big changes in the company and they're using this momentum to modernize from the inside out.

    Cons

    Depending on what your department is, your work experience may be very different. My experience mostly involves Product.

    Advice to Management

    There seems to be an internal struggle in which the product team wants to behave more like a flat, collaborative environment but at times is surprised when hierarchy is reestablished. Communication between executive/management and employees needs to improve.


  10. "WW Uses Employees' Cash for Meeting Operations"

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    Current Employee - Lead
    Current Employee - Lead
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Weight Watchers part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Sharing members' journeys to a healthier weight and lifestyle

    Cons

    From the employee manual: At the end of each Meeting, the Leader is responsible for converting the cash into either a personal check or a money order for deposit.

    Advice to Management

    WW is a multi-BILLION dollar company. Figure out a better cash management system than requiring employees to fund your operations.


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