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Expectation to work 6 days a week for at least 35 weeks per year
DC Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  Franklin, ILAugust 25, 2017
The on site gym is fantastic.
The expectation to work a 6 day week without notice prohibits you from having any type of personal life.
They claim that they are concerned about work/life balance, but in truth, the business always comes first.
The HR Department does not back management in regards to the union workforce that files a grievance for just walking around the DC.
Pros
top notch gym
Cons
6 day work week is typical.
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Beautiful health club with great equipment
Club Manager (Former Employee) –  Stuart, FLAugust 14, 2017
Life Fitness opened up December 2009 - right after the depression started. There were many other clubs in the immediate area. Although they started out well the owner ended up with financial problems at his other location and turned the Stuart one over to one of his investors who did not have any fitness club experience. It did not last very long.
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Nice work environment
Android Developer (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILAugust 14, 2017
I have learned new technologies and helps the employees to achieve their goals. The management was friendly enough for making the project success full .
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Cool place to work.
Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Ramsey, MNAugust 4, 2017
Life fitness is a great place to work, they take real good care of its workers and the benefits are comprehensive. I had a comfortable time there. Great place to work.
Pros
good benefits
Cons
too far to travel
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Highly NOT Recommended
Welder (Former Employee) –  Ramsey, MNAugust 1, 2017
Supervisors are not good at their jobs, lie, and get angry fast.
No life outside of work
Expect a ridiculous amount of mandatory OT
Be prepared for a lot of stress
Pros
Good people
Cons
Everything else
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Great location and fun work place
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Rosemont, ILJuly 22, 2017
Employees are overworked and under valued. With recent mergers and acquiring new companies many employess are doing the jobs of multiple people and not getting paid for it. A lot of upper management changes and haven't been able to see any new direction in company. Company doesn't take employees out or have any parties to show they appreciate them either it's just work work. With the new president employees are nervous is they don't deliver they will be let go
Pros
Gym located down stairs, benefits and pay are decent
Cons
Culture, management
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Fun company that embraces fitness
Senior Director of Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Franklin Park, ILJune 28, 2017
The most fun I have ever had at a company, the culture of the company is one of promoting fitness and wellness, it offers plenty of opportunities for advancement
Pros
Great culture
Cons
Too much bureacracy
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Productive and busy
Department Lead (Current Employee) –  Ramsey, MNJune 24, 2017
This is a good company to work for. The pay is ok and the benefits are good. We work a lot of hours. They are a growing company. Management is dedicated and very hard working.
Pros
Good benefits and available hours
Cons
Early hours
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Great people at the execution level but no leadership, no strategic direction, no diversity
Manager (Former Employee) –  Rosemont, ILJune 22, 2017
Things are changing with new President but still a lot of red tape. Systems are antiquated.
No consistency promoting people.
People not recognized for their accomplishments
People are not set up to succeed - extremely overworked. Every person is doing the job of at least 2 people
NO strategic direction
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Fun place to work
Field Service Engineer (Former Employee) –  Schiller Park, ILJune 13, 2017
Work in most fitness centers in DC metro area great atmosphere fun to work for, care for the employees and respect there decision always helpful and great technical support.
Pros
Work your own work schedule
Cons
N/a
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Quick paced
Lead Installer (Former Employee) –  Gainsville VAMay 31, 2017
Working for the company is beneficial to single males. Enough overtime if you want it, and even more if you don't want it. The pay for the work is pretty decent.
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Laid back call center with an asinine utilization expectation
Customer Service Support Representative (Current Employee) –  Rosemont, ILApril 30, 2017
Life Fitness is one of the largest fitness product companies in the world, spanning the globe with their reach as a member of the Brunswick portfolio.

As a customer service representative, I am a direct first line of contact for customers of Life Fitness product to request anything from warranty status, part ordering, service tasks, or general inquiries . A typical day sees customers contacts ranging from approx. 45-60 unique scenarios from all walks of Life Fitness customers - both commercial and consumer.

There is a lot of specific product knowledge to learn with a rather steep learning curve. The software is outdated, glitchy, and at best, unresponsive and particular. Management acknowledges these struggles but does not address resolutions to the issues.

The workplace culture is great and most of the people who work in the call center are genuine people that share a common belief that the processes that we are forced to utilize make the job much harder and much more complicated than it should be.

The hardest part of the job is the mindless repetition that only requires attention to detail. There is no use for critical or strategic thinking and no incentives in place to go above and beyond what is expected.

The most enjoyable part of the job is knowing that this is merely a paycheck and that bigger and better things lie elsewhere for me.
Pros
Great corporate culture, low key atmosphere
Cons
Short breaks, mindless repetitive tasks, no consideration on input, outdated technology
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Good company with a great team culture
Director, Research and Product Development (Former Employee) –  Franklin Park, ILApril 28, 2017
Team building is paramount in this company and it shows. Everyone works together from the plant floor up through the executive office to make a quality fitness product.
Pros
Culture
Cons
Compensation
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Great products but just starting the Lean journey
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Ramsey, MNApril 27, 2017
Life Fitness is a good company with fantastic products. During the last few years, they have grown quickly and their production philosophy and processes have not yet caught up. They are just starting the Lean journey and are caught between the old culture and the new Lean Culture.

During busy times both hourly and salary staff work long hours and 6 day work weeks are common. Management is moving to improve the work/life balance but they still have a ways to go.
Pros
On site gym
Cons
Lots of overtime
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Overall personal experience
ROBOTIC WELDER (Former Employee) –  Ramsey, MNApril 20, 2017
I spent a year working there and was one of the top operator and never saw a pay raise or any sort of advancement. They do a 100 day survey of your production goals and I only missed three days and they still were not able to work with my school schedule.
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Unique industry.
Senior Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee) –  Ramsey, MNMarch 27, 2017
Many growing pains as the company had grown so fast. Neat products. Commute made it difficult to continue employment. Found new position 4 miles from home.
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A must for active job seekers
Manager (Former Employee) –  Franklin Park, ILMarch 9, 2017
Life Fitness is going through some cultural changes, once very focused on work life balance - they are now under more pressure than ever to perform financially and grow via acquisition.

There are ample opportunities to stay physically active at Life Fitness, from their gorgeous gym to running or swim club, table tennis tournaments, fitness classes etc. But with belts tightening and more demanding goals, there is less time to take advantage of these opportunities depending on where your department/position.

There are great people at Life Fitness but the management can change direction on a dime, causing frustration throughout the ranks as far as priorities and goals.
Pros
Fitness
Cons
Work Load
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Great Place to work, good benefits, nice people, and a steady work enviroment.
Welder (Current Employee) –  Ramsey, MN 55303February 7, 2017
From what I have experienced at the company, it is a great place to learn and grow in the field of production. The days are long, but the pay and benefits are good.
Pros
Good pay, friendly people, safe work areas.
Cons
10 hour days, lots of overtime.
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hard work within a team
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) –  Franklin Park, ILFebruary 2, 2017
A typical day at work I would come in and first thing id do would be to meet with the team every morning and have a team meeting. I would then go to my area and make sure I have all proper hand tools, screws and etc. Then as an assembly team we would finish projects that needed to be done.
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great place to learn about to build fitness equipment
Equipment Installer (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHFebruary 1, 2017
get job to get some money saved up. although, you will lose some of your life always on the road and sometimes very long work days. and driving sometimes was a hassle during winter months on the east coast
Pros
Per diem, travel, free hotels
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