Consultant (Former Employee) – Dothan, AL – January 23, 2017
Very good starter job to interact with others and help them get to a better place int heri life. My daddy consisted of making and answering phone calls, recommending products to help with weight loss and customer service. Management could have been a lot better and more helpful versus demeaning and mostly rude.
Weight Loss Consultant (Former Employee) – Waco, TX – September 4, 2016
This is a terrible place to work. There is an inherent culture of lying within this company. Lies to the clients; lies to the employees. From upper management on down. Center managers lie because they are usually forced to by upper management. This is nothing more than a company of bullies. The jobs are posted under "sales" because it has nothing to do with health and wellness, just trying to milk clients out of their last dime with overpriced (and overrated) supplements and programs. Weight loss training, if any, is minimal. Run - don't walk - away from this company!
A very rewarding position, that taught me many skills I seek to advanced today
Weight Loss Consultant/ Acting Manager (Former Employee) – Lawrence, KS – August 4, 2015
I loved working with the people that came in the center to lose weight and begin a new healthier life. I became a great sales woman and then moved into management where I excelled in training staff and the overall growth of the center.
Knowledge gained about healthcare, working for a company with a successful program..... rewarding
Good relationship with clients, bad relationships with management
Weight Loss Consultant (Former Employee) – Colorado – July 1, 2015
Compensation is very poor, your mission transfers from helping clients to lose weight to selling all products you can. You spend a lot of time on the phone. There is a HIGH turnover rate. I made wonderful friends who no longer work their. It can be rewarding working with your clients though.
Manager (Former Employee) – Amarillo, TX – May 18, 2015
This was a weight loss clinic. The concept of the company was wonderful and it helped lots of people reach weight loss goals there was support to the clients from consultants. The overall management within the company were hard to please and not entirely clear on what was expected of the management position.
CONSULTANT (Former Employee) – CARY, NORTH CAROLINA – April 21, 2015
I really enjoyed working with clients. It's a great feeling when clients lose weight, and begin to feel better about themselves. I was not focused on sales, that is natural for me. I focus on the client.
Management focus to much time on consultants personal lives, personal finances. They are interested in childish gossip.
I was really focused with helping clients to lose weight. I was rewarded for my outstanding sales performance, I also was given a pin for my great coaching skills. This event took place at a dinner on thursday. On monday when I returned to work, I was fired. When you are focused and management is focused on creating drama and rewarding people with free products off the shelf for assisting her with this behavior. I never called out sick, like others. I was at work on time. My sales was higher than everyone in my location.
Consultant (Former Employee) – Kansas – February 18, 2015
The other consultants I work with were great but upper management really made the job hard. Constantly told that we were not good enough. Rarely got a compliment from upper management. Told to focus on customer service and not sales but then got cut hours when didn't meet quota. Constantly put down and talked about behind back. Upper management is rarely helpful and constantly judging you. Not a great place to work at all.
Weight Loss Consultant (Former Employee) – Conway, AR – February 13, 2015
We were repeatedly told to focus on customer service, but then have our hours cut if we didn't meet hourly sales quotas. Our center didn't even get enough money to purchase needed office supplies, including a vacuum cleaner. We often had to choose between toilet paper and printer ink. Upper management wanted more clients, but would not budget for any advertising. We kept calling the same past clients over and over instead of finding new ones. We were sometimes cursed out by old clients on the phone and told to stop calling. All female co-workers meant backstabbing and cutthroat tactics.
Helping reach clients reach goals, Center Manager
Pay, Sales pressure, Spending hours calling past clients
As Assistant Manager, I enjoyed the client interaction the most which promoted the weight loss plans, supplements and consulting on a one-on-one basis. Each day I had certain clerical duties to perform as in inventory delivery, counting, posting, ordering and balancing inventory to meet our daily needs. With each client, documentation was required in their personal file, then posting their supplement order and accepting payment. Phone skills became a large part of the job because we would make follow-up calls, call past clients and out of town clients daily. I learned about nutrition, self-esteem and the impact of positive thinking. A typical day at work would entail meeting and greeting each client, taking them to a private room for vitals, weigh-in, then consulting with them how their program was working for them where questions and concerns were addressed and scenarios were given to them to better meet their weight loss goal. I learned about nutrition, self-esteem and the impact of positive thinking. Management was negative, instead of focusing on the positive affects of each consultants actions, the negatives were pointed out which deflated positive energy. My co-workers were exceptional with a genuine interest in each client and we all worked well together to further Metabolic Research Center. The hardest part of the job was seeing the heartbreak of clients that became discouraged because of their own choices. The most enjoyable part of the job was knowing that I could make a difference in the lives of each client.
Worked with a great staff, excluding manager and supervisor.
Working until 8:00 at night and every Saturday. No benefits.
Center Manager (Former Employee) – Aurora, CO – July 29, 2014
* As the center manager I worked 12 hour days, 6 days a week due to a revolving and continuous short staff. * I learned that there are a variety of reasons why people are unable to lose weight and that there are persuasive tests used as diagnoses. * Although my co-workers were nothing less than fantastic, the owner made it difficult for promotions. * The most rewarding part of the job was to watch and to celebrate our clients successes. The most difficult part was finding reasons why most were not able to lose their weight. * The job was most enjoyable and the pay was low.
Weight Loss Specialist (Former Employee) – Wichita Falls, TX – July 23, 2014
-Sales support for weight loss clients -Proven track record in sales and client care - Management pushed us learn how to close sales and connect with clients on a deeper level. - Co-workers all had to work very well together and back up each other up