Front Desk Clerk (Former Employee) – Greeley, CO – November 8, 2018
A tyrpical day at work consisted of getting up at 1:50am to be there at 3:30am. This would give me enough time to open up the gym, turn on all the TV's, check for any trash, and to start the system up.
Personal Trainer (Current Employee) – American Fork, UT – June 27, 2018
Work is busy. It's all about people, so if that's you then this job is great. It's competitive so if you're not on the top of your game you will get pushed aside or replaced. They don't provide good benefits, and you don't get enough time off for how much you work. As a personal trainer you're at the bottom of the totem pole and it's very noticeable. Management runs VASA like a fast food chain which means they make decisions based off the business not the people. I love my job because I love the people and helping them but its not the place for you if you don't have a really strong WHY.
Childcare Staff (Former Employee) – American fork Utah – November 7, 2018
Recently got a new manager at the American fork Vasa. There is a male employee working in the childcare who yells at the kids and it’s allowed. Other staff members <management> yells at the kids and tries to run it like a preschool and how is that possible the kids are only there for a short amount of time etc it creates stress. Last manager was fired for gossip. But she was kind to the children and members were happy. I quit yesterday. And would never recommend anyone taking their kids there
Fitness Coach (Current Employee) – Salt Lake City – August 20, 2018
With the change in leadership and the many company changes, employees are feeling undervalued and expendable. People who have been working for the company for years feel confused and not taken care of. It is a great job for a year or two but not a career path.
Can help set your own schedule, can make decent money with a low degree
unstructured, minimal benefits, don't have much of a voice
The management is terrible and does not advocate for their employees
Child Care Attendant in the KidCare (Former Employee) – Greeley, CO – August 5, 2018
I loved my co-workers, but the management is horrible. They do not listen to their employees, do not advocate for them and do not follow policies. The KidCare manager is unqualified, doesn't handle confrontation appropriately, and is not a leader. When concerns from employees are brought up, management does not listen or advocate for anyone except themselves. It is very frustrating to have a manager that is not capable of managing or doing their job.
Front Desk Receptionist (Former Employee) – Greeley, CO – June 3, 2018
I worked as a front desk receptionist while in college and it was great. I loved the people and the culture of the gym. It made it fun to come into work. I know this is not the case at the Utah gyms, culture sucks in Utah. The longer I stayed, the more I saw the management decrease which is why i am glad i left when I did.
Things may have changed since I worked at VASA Fitness. I heard that there have been some major changes and not for the better. I didn't get a raise for over 5 years and was told that I would never get another raise. (how's that for motivation?)
Other people would see their workload double but would not receive any additional compensation. There are favorites and those are the people that see their wages raise and get opportunity for growth.
Personal Trainer (Former Employee) – Provo, UT – September 16, 2018
Overall the environment can be pretty positive depending on who your coworkers are and which location you're working at. Turnover rate is high. Had 4 different managers in my 1 year of employment. Left because company wouldn't relocate me to a location with more traffic and current pay wasn't cutting it for me.
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) – Orem, UT – October 14, 2018
Loved working at the Corporate Office in Orem, UT! I learned so much in my time here and grew professionally with my amazing coworkers. It is a fast growing company which provides lots of opportunities for growth.
Front desk (Former Employee) – Tooele, UT – May 21, 2018
Poor management, loved the environment and the opportunity to meet new people but the job was very boring and didn’t receive a fair wage or feel like i could grow with the company. Felt as if managers pick favorites from employee prospective and didn’t provide equal opportunity
never go there definitely don't work there pay is too low management has no common sense too high of a turn over
GM (Former Employee) – Midvale, UT – September 26, 2018
accused of harassment never told what i did wrong was laid off. they handled the situation all wrong had not even received a verbal warning was told cooperate would be in contact with me and had to call them.
Greet clients and check in each member (Current Employee) – Murray, UT – December 8, 2018
Working for Vasa is like any other retail job just without the folding of clothes. It’s definitely a fun place to work at and to get motivated to workout. You meet fun people and get to hear some of their stories of what they have accomplished so far in their workouts.
Cycling Instructor (Current Employee) – Clinton, UT – September 20, 2018
It's so great to come into work and be greeted by friendly faces! From staff to members, I would recommend VASA to anyone! VASA has a fun, motivating environment that makes it enjoyable to come to work.
Personal Training Manager (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – April 10, 2018
Worked up to 50 hours a week. was forced to make over 100 cold calls before letting me go home. management works with you when your doing hot. hates working with you when your cold. lied to Human Resources about physical violence. Area directors were snakes and liars.
Operations Manager (Current Employee) – West Jordan, UT – January 26, 2018
The Company itself is great but the benefits package are only good for those who are single or not needing medical insurance. For those that have a family no matter how much you make say goodbye to almost half your paycheck with benefits and taxes. The pay is extremely low for how much they as their managers to do. it's great for experience if you can hang through the rest just to gain it. The company pulls in so much money they need to worry about taking care of their employees first then the rest with fall into play.
Good for some people, but generally a bad place to work.
Personal Trainer (Former Employee) – Orem, UT – April 20, 2018
The time I worked at VASA was quite unpleasant. While I do not expect jobs to just lay down and give me everything, the way the system was set up left many trainers, including myself, out on a limb to fend for themselves on a daily basis. Long-term retention of clients is next to impossible due to the restricted limits set on trainers and the shady fees that come along with memberships at VASA in general. Some trainers do well for themselves here, but it's definitely only a few who manage to make enough to provide for a family. If you're single and need a place to gain training experience, it may not be a bad temporary situation, but VASA had not, at the time I worked there, been set up in a way to actually take care of their employees. It was "fend for yourself, and if you don't make us money despite our terrible system, then you're gone."
Sales (Former Employee) – Draper, UT – December 27, 2017
you had to hit 120 phone calls, and text 80 people per day. i learned good time management management changed alot the culture was fun till managers were around worst part doing the phone calls the best part were the members and some of the staff
Wellness Coach (Current Employee) – Sandy, UT – March 30, 2016
Being a wellness coach at VASA used to be my dream job! I loved coming to work every day. However, with a new manager in place, the past several months have been unbearable. We have been micromanaged and given very unclear instructions. They tell you conflicting things all the time, and there is no job security. Compensation is not on par with the industry average. Most of the team is awesome and really fun to work with. I love working with my clients but hate the office environment- lots of backstabbing. The actual work at VASA is pretty good, but I would suggest looking elsewhere if you want to get paid a fair wage and treated with respect.