Applied for a job & the interview went on for 4 MONTHS. In the end I didn't get the job due to a "high ranking" manager who apparently likes to micro manage their entire group. The people I interviewed with were very kind but as anyone knows, a micro manager can kill the biz. And I did see much if no all of the interviewers were burnt out.
Were willing to pay up for talent.
Wasted my time & their employees for months now instead of hiring a capable person.
No opportunity for advancement, no encouragement to advance in career. Very stagnant in processes. Employees are very adverse to change and improving the way they do things. Not very progressive at all.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Baltimore, MD – October 29, 2018
What i took away from this postion is multiple skills other than just answer the phones the training coryae was fast paced and the best part is my trainer was a former trainer from a old job so it was very comfortable
It has been a few year since I left Medifast. When I first started, there were many opportunities for bonuses and advancement. However, the company sold the store locations and the job culture changed drastically.
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE (Current Employee) – Baltimore, MD – August 30, 2018
Working for Medifast, INC I was actually able to get my first apartment. The energy here in the building is definitely contagious because all I drink is water now! I was able to pick up a lot of great habits. My most favorite habit that I picked up was teamwork. OPTAVIA is big on teamwork and with the company growing at this pace I believe it’s imperative for everything and everyone to be in sync especially with having to make those difficult decisions to help better the integrity of the company!
consistently providing account information for clients & coaches in a family oriented environment. receiving inbound calls regarding client or coach orders and account management. the hardest part of the job is an upset client with an order error. one of the best parts of the job is correcting any errors and satisfying the clients and coaches.
Advisor- Nutritional Coach (Current Employee) – New Jersey – May 29, 2018
I was able to provide excellent leadership skills and encourage clients to work hard to achieve their goals. As a manager and nutriotional coach I was able to help clients change their lives and routines to maintain better lifestyles.
Call Center Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Baltimore, MD – May 16, 2018
During the interviewing process, the managers will sell you the pipe dream that this is a Company who supports their employees & offers a vast array of advancement, but once you are there, it doesn't take long to see that they are all talk.
I was advised that mandatory overtime would be only on the last day of the month, but they often scheduled overtime without much notice. Also, with the location being at the Legg Mason building in downtown Baltimore, unless you work early enough hours & public transportation is an option, you will have to pay for your own parking with no reimbursement from the employer, so in a sense you end up with another monthly bill of a minimum of $225 in order to work there.
There is a huge divide among employees. When you are told there will be "all hands on deck" scheduling, often times management & other departments leave early, so for the few remaining employees required to stay, it becomes extremely stressful.
The system they use to house calls is not sufficient enough for the amount of calls that come in & during busy times, the callers cannot hear you & vice versa, again, posing a stressful environment. Training is minimal & once out on the floor, you lack the support you need or often feel as if when you have questions that you are being a nuisance.
Warehouse Lead (Former Employee) – Owings Mills, MD – March 6, 2018
this place was very family oriented they did so much for their employees. the hardest part about the job was the beginning once they trained you it was smooth sailing. The management team let you know that they was there anytime you needed them weather it was business or personal. once you were trained a typical day would result in the pickers and packers getting out all the orders that need to ship in a timely manor and with team work that was easy.
Support (Current Employee) – Baltimore, MD – January 30, 2018
I I have worked for this company for several years; unfortunately, the once happy, upbeat culture has dissipated into something heinous and unrecognizable. I know every company faces challenges in the communication and organization field, but there are no words for the things I have witnessed- especially in recent months. From the launch of a barely functioning new technology platform to the embarrassing actions and behaviors of some leadership, this company gravely lacks accountability and integrity. Sure our numbers look great, but the employee morale is incredibly low.
On the flip-side, I've had the opportunity to train in many sectors- a typical work day is fast-paced; but there is always something to learn. If you are interested in business functionality, this is a great place to get hands-on experience. The only real enjoyable part of this job is the amazing and talented team I get to work with.
Moreover, the compensation and benefits are good- but when it comes to your sanity, sometimes money isn’t everything. All in all, this company could stand to use a lesson in leadership, structure and integrity.
Compensaton, Benefits, Colleagues
Lack of Leadership, Structure, Communicaton, Intergrity
To some up this company there was no structure on training, development of staff or plan towards goals. They weren't very open towards recommendation from individuals like myself with strong experience
I interned at Medifast from June-August 2016. The typical work day was from 8:00 am-5:00 pm. I would have an hour break for lunch. I learned a variety of Supply Chain information including working in an ERP system called Navision and also working with Pivot Table in Excel.