Coach (Current Employee) – Gainesville, VA – June 15, 2016
Team Beachbody provides support to individuals that want to start as independent coaches. I have used Beachbody products and have recently started to build a team of my own. I enjoy the health benefits of Beachbody programs and products and share that with others. While I have not earned a paycheck from Beachbody, I am helping others to become healthy. Personal development through Beachbody teams has also been rewarding to me during my retirement.
Front End Developer/UI Engineer (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – July 3, 2018
I would describe my overall experience a time growing pains during a period of rapid growth. In the beginning, it was fun and felt like family and as the company grew it became more serious and things started to get lost. My lesson is not particularly tied to Beachbody but I prided myself on being able to adapt and take on different challenges. During my time, I went through five different managers and went from Designer to Front End Dev. Towards the end, I started feeling out of place and working on things that did not suit me. I am not sure what it's like now, but I also remember the company being locked into some old and painful platforms. I would still recommend Beachbody as a place to work because of the environment and the perks.
Positive environment, perks and occasional parties
TEAM LEAD/CSR (Former Employee) – El segundo – June 19, 2018
Considering I had never heard of this company until my first day at work. I have to say that This is without a doubt the most structured, easy, relaxed, and well balanced place I have ever worked! They are a company that truly believes you do your best when you look and feel your best. They equip you with all the tools and knowledge required to succeed, and the vibe is so....ahhh...relaxing. Management doesn’t walk around like they’re entitled or better than everyone treats and acts the same as everyone.
Engineer (Former Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – June 8, 2018
Typically, layoffs every two years with the promise of brighter horizons. 2016 started the year off with horrible management that fostered in a round of layoffs in 2017, then a second round of layoffs in 2018. But this is nothing new at Beachbody, the founders typically construct these layoffs continually to help their bottom line.
There is blatant favoritism in the ranks. One person consistently shows up on time, works extra hours to meet deadlines, is ultra dependable and is laid off. A second person shows up "whenever", sits on work for months because he/she doesn't want to do it, spends half the time talking to people and then... their job is saved just because the manager may like their personality a little more. Or perhaps the manager likes their gender and race more.
If you are not careful, you can be really messed with financially. One person may get hired on at $90,000 yr. and yet another may get hired in at $50,000 yr. Yet, they have comparable experience and do the exact same job.
This is a typical company that you do not want to invest in. Stay there for a year, maybe two, then get out!
Good pay, good benefits
No security, rare promotion in some departments, unreasonable expectations
COACH (Current Employee) – Cedar Springs, MI – May 26, 2018
Beachbody is a "work at your own pace' type job. You get out what you put in. If you sell a lot of exercise packages or Shakeology orders, then you receive a decent compensation. The hardest part of the job is finding customers and maintaining your own small business. The most enjoyable part is learning more about fitness and nutrition while also assisting other people to become more healthy and improve their lives.
discounts on products, work at your own pace
maintaining your own business, obtaining new customers
Executive (Former Employee) – Santa Monica – May 23, 2018
Nobody has any idea how the company can move forward. Massive layoffs for the last two years. Absolutely no direction. Absolutely no one is interested in anyone's opinion except the CEO and his original idea is no longer viable (nobody watches infomercials anymore). Unbelievable political environment that makes working here awful. Too many other jobs in the world to take one here.
Senior Director (Current Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – May 1, 2018
Has the makings of a great company, and was heading there until it wasn't. There are a lot of smart people who care about what they're doing. The culture has a lot of positive aspects, but like any company, there are some pitfalls like politics and cliques.
Sales Support Specialist (Current Employee) – El Segundo, CA – March 21, 2018
Fun workplace with full gym and fruit provided. Different shifts and times available for work. Company is very generous. Ever changing environment involves growth pains and unexpected adjustments, many times without any warning.
Coach\Volunteer (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – March 18, 2018
I love working for beachbody and all of the opportunities it presents. I am able to control my own schedule and how much I earn is based off of how much work i put into my job. It is a great way to work from home while still having a life, including a full time job elsewhere.
Permanent. Sr.Systems Engineer (Former Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – March 3, 2018
Company has a nice atmosphere. Free Shakes, Snacks, Coffee and Fruits. Gym on Site and decent benefits package. Unlimited PTO and as it may seem to many as a positive it was actually a negative as you don't get compensated if you don't use your days and it's subject to manager's approval. Leadership overestimates Growth. Cost accounting doesn't exist and they frequently find them selves having to cut cost later by Laying off people. Layoffs are very frequent almost once every year and in the last year alone we had 2 layoffs 9 months apart. Company Revenue is declining as nearly 80% of the business revenue is concentrated on the shakelogy product . Many Managers and VPs in the technology Department don't encourage employee growth. no paid training as part of the cost cutting process. no Real Direction to as where the department is going or trying to accomplish. Corporate Politics is very common at Beachbody and many hiring and firing decisions are made based on personal relationships and how much your manage likes you rather than your qualifications or skill set.
Director of Operations (Current Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – March 1, 2018
Beachbody has two major problems; it’s People Dept and ICT. Senior staff have been promoted over the years just because of time served, not because they are partIcularly skilful. I could not recommend Beachbody to potential new recruits.
Nice offices, free shakes.
Lack of career prospects, always feeling you could be laid off.
Facilities Manager (Former Employee) – El Segundo, CA – February 26, 2018
For the most part my time at Beachbody was very enjoyable a long with being a very fast paced work environment. I was able to build on skills that I already had so that I could perform my job task to the best and beyond my abilities. When I first started there the management was great but along the way new managers came in and created a much more stressful atmosphere. I would rate the management there now average to poor due to micro managing and threats of employment. What I enjoyed most.. .