Operations Team Member (Current Employee) – Humble, TX – February 19, 2018
My co-workers are amazing and everyone deserves higher compensation! Everyone works hard and only the department heads get the credit. Love my interactions with members and guest and I love seeing how people enjoy their time at the club. Wish their could be more team appreciation from department heads, but the free membership and great co-workers make up for it.
Highly stressful job due to unrealistic expectations with unequivalent pay opportunities.
Team Member (Current Employee) – United States – February 18, 2018
If you want to work 60+ hours per week on salary (and remain "on-call" even on days off), be required to work out, on site (to prove you're actually doing it) at least 5 times per week, meet a near impossible labor budget, and be bombarded with pseudo-encouraging propaganda about "work life balance" and "a culture of care", then Lifetime Fitness is the place for you! In addition, you can count on promised bonuses being taken from you, even when you achieve the budget that has been set before you and, if you're like me, you can expect to actually earn less money each year that you stay with the company. If you're passionate about being underappreciated and overworked, given zero opportunity to earn overtime or holiday pay, and love the idea of having absolutely no personal life whatsoever, apply at a Lifetime near you.
Free gym membership, generally pleasant work environment.
Poor compensation plans, expectation is that you work 60 hours per week, constant stress and anxiety due to extreme pressure to perform.
It is a long day if you want your department to succeed. When you have a great manager, the job is amazing. With constant turnover due to promotions, transfers, and terminations, don't plan to stay with your manager for long. As long as you stick to your training and do what your managers tell you, you will easily succeed. Hardest part is the hours you need to put in, the best part is the people.
Rich members treat and talk to you like you're beneath them daily
Supervisor of the LifeCafé (Current Employee) – Framingham, MA – February 17, 2018
Low salary for young employees, team members or supervisors, and little reward for hard work. In the cafe we are the most under appreciated people of lifetime fitness, but we are also the ones who do the most work, and deal with the most rude people. The members of lifetime fitness are some of the most entitled and condescending humans I have ever known, and dealing with them on a daily basis is incredibly trying, especially when no support is found from the higher ups. I have one member tell me that she would not fill up her own water bottle because she wanted to watch "people like me pour her water for her." This is the daily attitude of the members, so if you cannot deal with these type of people, you cannot work this job. The only reason I stay is because of the free gym membership, and because I love my coworkers.
Child Care Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Lawrenceville, GA – February 16, 2018
I loved this job. The interaction with the children. Caring for and teaching them. I like a fast paced environment so this job was almost perfect for me except the low pay they offer. Everyone was a joy to work with. Parents were always great as well.
Free membership to the gym. discounts on products and services.
Low pay. not many opportunities to get a promotion or raise.
Childcare Staff (Current Employee) – Framingham, MA – February 15, 2018
The only really good reason to work for life time would be for the free membership. If you don’t intend to use the club, it’s not worth working there. Pay is low. Management is so-so. There is opportunity for advancement within the company, but I’m not sure it’s worth it. The expectations are incredibly high given the how low the pay is...Expect to be under-appreciated.
Free membership, childcare for 2-3 hours/day, discounts for employees, nice facility, great classes, beautiful pool
Working time not monitored closely and no micromanaging at the supervisory level. Co-workers were awesome. Not many opportunities to expand knowledge or advance a career. Lower management was great, but executive management was poor and isolated from rank and file. Great place to work for day to day duties. Most difficult was a lack of communication and support from upper management. Best part of the job were co-workers and the culture at that level as well as the free health club membership.
Love working at lifetime but not all rules are followed
Child Care Assistant (Former Employee) – White Bear Lake, MN – February 9, 2018
Lifetime is a great place to work, everyone is friendly and its a good environment. You work 3-5 hours a shift because they don't want to have to give you a break. I've worked 8+ hours without a break. You do training online that applys to all lifetimes but not all the rules are as strict, which makes you really confused when you start working.
Summer Camp Counselor and Kids Activities Member (Former Employee) – Plano, TX – February 8, 2018
I loved my job as a summer camp counselor but I was very underpaid and over-worked. I did love working with the kids and my co-workers. The best perk would was the free membership and discount at the Life Cafe.
Member Services and Childcare (Former Employee) – Pickerington, OH – February 8, 2018
this is a customer service environment. continuously growing, and striving for their vision. they work hard to get clients and keep them. its a good place to work however their pay is not work the amount of work you do.
Life Cafe Team Member (Former Employee) – Commerce, MI – February 8, 2018
Did not follow Michigan under age employment laws. Always worked past 10pm, always worked over time, always scheduled every weekend, no time for school or family. The job to them was more important than your education, they were more into how you can give your life up to them instead of how education is important as well.
free gym membership
non compliant to state law not to work minor past 10pm