The best part about *any* boutique cycling job is always going to be the relationships you build with the riders. They are, or should be, the main reason you love teaching. You end up finding friends through the relationships and the trust you build with the riders.
Management in particular markets can be incredibly frustrating because they have minimal background in managing and marketing a studio in a new market. Flywheel started in NYC and all the attention is placed on the larger cities such as there as well as LA, Chicago, etc. Favorites are placed, heavy amount of politics, no clue how to market a studio, treating employees like robots without feelings, are a few things that make it a stressful place to come into.
Operations and Teachers have different backgrounds, as the Ops team operates the studio and the Instructors have backgrounds in fitness or coaching. One department should not be telling the other dept how to do their job, either way it goes. Yet, they should work in Unison and support each other which also just is not the case unfortunately.
Zero support, very condescending behavior, constantly disappointing the riders with various problems throughout the studio.
Discounts on clothing. Free classes.
Management, management, management.