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Weight Watchers Reviews

Updated September 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Helping people to lose weight and change people's lives for the better (in 64 reviews)

  • You can enjoy your own healthy personal development while helping others (in 37 reviews)

Cons
  • Been there over 20 years Seen a lot of changes over the years and sorry to say not all for the better, Pay now is just above minimum wage (in 47 reviews)

  • Not enough hours for full time unless a lot of travel is done (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Miss Love"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CRS in Leawood, KS
    Current Employee - CRS in Leawood, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice Team Atmosphere! Good training.

    Cons

    H R department not good, they are not professional when it comes to your personal information.

    Advice to Management

    You should observe your H R department.


  2. "Great place."

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    Former Employee - Weight Watchers Meeting Leader in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Weight Watchers Meeting Leader in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Weight Watchers part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Helps you keep your weight off.

    Cons

    Pay is not the best

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Get ready for training that never ends"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Lead in Savannah, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Weight Watchers part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get to truly connect with, and help, people who are struggling with their weight, their body image, and their happiness. I've never had a job that had such a direct impact on people's lives. It's very, very fulfilling. The hours can be very flexible, though sometimes it's hard to get hours if there are no meetings in your area.

    Cons

    It's hard to get hours. WW is always re-inventing the wheel, so you'll be expected to do tons of training, some of it wil require you to drive long distances and the training times are not negotiable. You will have to be self-sufficient and be willing to learn a lot of new skills every year.

    Advice to Management

    Stop re-inventing the program every year. It's too much work for your under-paid employees. You ask more than you know.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Fun place to work if you aren't worried about money"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Weight Watchers part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Motivates you to stay at goal weight
     Free access to WW tools
    Schedule is flexible

    Cons

    The pay is very low
    There is little opportunity for growth
    New workers are paid the same as veterans


  5. Helpful (6)

    "In turmoil yet again."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Weight Watchers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Laid back office in the heart of Chelsea. 1PM Friday Summer dismissal. Free fruit at office.

    Cons

    Another poster ticked off the list:

    -lack of vision
    -lack of trust
    -caddy and unprofessional behavior
    -no training or guidance (on the job or class)

    Other posters have pointed out “cliquish” and less than optimal benefits too. All are true.

    I can’t argue with any of the areas highlighted for criticism. I have seen them all first hand. For a while the cliques went underground in most areas but have reemerged with a vengeance lately.

    Advice to Management

    High management turnover hasn’t helped. I’ve seen the departure of two CEOs and the introduction of the “Office of the CEO” manned by three people – new CEO about to take over.

    The CTO position is no better with four CTOs in approximately four years. Constant strategic missteps and course corrections on projects and initiatives leave team members wondering if management is deciding by Magic 8 Ball results.


  6. "Good place to work but facing tough times."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Weight Watchers (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great team. Challenging work.

    Cons

    Financial health of company creates an unhappy atmosphere.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "All hours not included"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Sales in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Weight Watchers part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Help keep you on track.
    Love working and helping people on their journey.

    Cons

    Worked more than allowed to record and not allowed to log in.
    Travel requirements are not reimbursed

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pay to be more appropriate scale.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Not quite "with the program...""

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reception/Leader In Training in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Reception/Leader In Training in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive energy, celebrating successes with others, helping people to lead a healthy lifestyle and take care of themselves.

    Cons

    Inconsistent shifts, no guaranteed hours, intense pressure to be a leader instead of receptionist, not a lot of support or guidance from upper management...

    Advice to Management

    Be more hands-on. Give smaller territories to managers. Embrace technology from a current perspective- not technology 10 years ago.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Leader and Leader Coach"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Leader and Leader Coach
    Former Employee - Leader and Leader Coach
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Having the privilege to be part of a life-changing journey is amazing. The staff is great and all are caring, helping professionals.

    Cons

    The pay is too low and are not in line with the skills and expectations of employees, it seems that only corporate employees make any sort of living wage and the field employees are truly the face of WW. There has also been too much change in leadership and confusion/overwhelm about pricing and specials and taking away meeting room pay from the staff who are dealing with lifetime members and the countless online sales that members can purchase directly on the internet.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Meeting Leadee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Meeting Leader
    Current Employee - Meeting Leader
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Weight Watchers part-time

    Pros

    Great weight loss program! Company always trying to improve program to help it's members. Fellow employed and supervisors are great.

    Cons

    Pay not great: especially for non meeting activities

    Advice to Management

    Better compensation and benefits


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