Equinox Fitness Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 11 Jun 2020

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  • "Extremely difficult members, long hours standing at the Front Desk, high expectations for low reward(in 89 reviews)

  • "Poor work/life balance when managing locations(in 87 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Just because it glitters doesn't mean it's gold"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Membership Advisor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Equinox Fitness full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Free membership to Equinox facility/classes - Very good sales process training and resources

    Cons

    - Each club is like a fiefdom, with GMs determining the environment. Can lead to toxic workplace if the wrong person is in charge - Very cliquey - Constantly changing expectations for performance, making it difficult to stay in good-standing and advance - Upper management expects a "drink the koolaid" mentality from club-level staff. There is little room for pushback - Management is often vindictive and driven by the personal rather than the professional - Non-existent HR; no real means of confidentially escalating issues/addressing workplace concerns without retaliation - No work-life balance at all. Don't plan on having a life during closeout - weddings (even your own) will become an issue if they take place during the last week of the month

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  2. "Okay company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Trainerr in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Equinox Fitness full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you’re trying to make a lot of money there’s more than enough room for growth and tons of potential clientele to fill your schedule and keep you busy. Plenty of equipment to fulfill your style of training.

    Cons

    Corporate is aggressively involved, they only want you to train how they believe is best. It was a pretty close environment. Floor hours distribution is very unfair to veteran trainers who are trying to have a healthy work-life balance.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "I would advise you to work for someone else!"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Membership Advisor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Equinox Fitness full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The gym access is the only pro if you have a chance to utilize it!

    Cons

    Management, Base Salary only 15,000K, no work life balance.

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Company Review"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Equinox Fitness full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours and free gym membership.

    Cons

    Lots of Nepotism and favoritism. Poor management and toxic environment. Poor compensation and work/life balance

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  5. "A great place to make connections, but dont expect to have a lift outside of the gym if you want to make money."

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Trainer in San Ramon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    So many great and smart people that work here. If you are young and hungry, I would advise you to take advantage and talk to as many of the members as possible.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is garbage, managers are terrible. They claim that you can make a lot of money working here, and you can, but that would require you to start work at 5am, train 6-8 clients and end your day around 7pm (which I did). Clients pay upwards of $130 for each session and you get paid crumbs.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Work/life balance hard"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pilates Instructor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Equinox Fitness full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    the clubs are top notch

    Cons

    the work/life balance is horrible. All they care about is hitting goal and conversion rates

  7. "Has lost its way"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Equinox Fitness full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Environment between front of house associates

    Cons

    Executive level management disconnect, work life balance, favoritism and limited growth opportunity

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Super Trendy- Cones with a price"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Equinox Fitness full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great facility with a comp membership, discounts on training/spa services, good friends, fun environment

    Cons

    Abusive members, poor communication, terrible benefits, no work/life balance, terrible hours (expectation as a manager is to work 50-60 hours per week while being underpaid for even a normal 40 hr work week) poor leadership at the corporate level which trickles down to club management, dishonest HR that doesn't do proper investigations and isn't at all discreet.

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  9. "For the young and restless"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Membership Advisor in New York, NY

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get to meet cool people every day and help improve their health Great benefits

    Cons

    No work-life balance Closeout (12 hour shifts) is every last 4 days of the month

  10. "Great Company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Persponal Trainer 

    I have been working at Equinox Fitness full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Education platform for beginners

    Cons

    Work Life balance can be difficult

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