Pros: free membership, flexible hours
Cons: bad members, boring, management, wasted time
Like a lot of companies that involve sales on a service based product, this place pushes you to the edge. With the changes going on with technology and people, it has mad working with the company extremely difficult as everything is very old school and still on paper, and sometimes absolutely unnecessary when computers have already done the work for you.
Much time is wasted making cold calls to people on a list and expecting 25% of them to come in and purchase, when 95% of those who do buy, are those who were never on the call list to begin with. The pay for a job that also requires you to make the company most of its profits from, is low, and doesnt include commission. At $10.25, I could be working in fast food for $9.00 and have a far less stressful job that pays almost the same, without all the constant nagging from management. If you hit your goal for the day, everything is amazing, if you miss it by even a dollar, then the world is about to end.
The goals set are FAR above what the company actually needs to profit, as attaining at least 95% of a monthly goal, nets management a bonus, while those below them, even if outperforming them(which is VERY common) receive no compensation.
Membership counselors are a quickly dying breed for gyms, and here its no exception. Financially speaking, it would be in the companies best interest to remove all but 1 counselor per club, and allow those interested to enroll on their own with a few available kiosk's. Places like Planet Fitness make enrolling much easier without the feeling of being pushed into doing something you yourself – more... arent too sure about.
The pricing for the services is absolutely ludicrous and can be received elsewhere for half the cost with the same results. The membership prices are not competitive at all, and the training while seemingly looks nice, has never worked, as I personally have not seen anyone receive any physical changes when working with trainers for over a year.
Its EXTREMELY hard to advance within the company, and they base everything purely on numbers, which doesnt work well when everything that gets sold is mostly just by chance, and very little by hard work.
If you want a free gym membership and somewhere to work temporarily, its a good place, but for a life long career, stay very far away. – less