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The sales targets for a gym are very unreasobable. They take your sales if previously signed members do not pay the following month. It takes over 40 sales a month to actually earn good money. At least they give you basic and commission. But there are no other benefits (Orange club) And Blue clubs are actually the ones who are treated good and earn better salaries.The set up part and presentations are tough because you have to get your own spots. Carry the equipment and you are expected to generate more than 20 leads a day, update your diary and makes sales even in the midst of recession. Sometimes you sign people and 20% would cancel within 5 days cooling off period and that is very discouraging.
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Terrible working conditions

Planet Fitness is great as a fitness center, not a place of work as black people are underpaid and overworked. They have no bonuses and benefits for employees. A horrible workplace that's for sure .

Pros

Train for free

Cons

Low wages, overworked
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Fun members

They are just interested in one opinion of their own.... They don't care about you, you are just a robot to them... And when they are done with you they will spit you out

Pros

None

Cons

No breaks
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Mind shaping & fun work place

I've learnt more about*health*self awarenessDependent & independentSelf growAlways bring lovePatienceBe productiveManagement skillsProblems solvingCommunication
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It's a great company I learn a lot from the company.

I have gained more skills because of planet fitness. I can work under pressure because of the company. This company made me grow. I have learnt a lot from it.

Pros

Lunch time

Cons

30_1hour
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The worst and most toxic work culture I have ever experienced. They show no interest in developing their staff and are only focused on sales. They do not care about their members or their staff. The only people that matter to them are those that work at head office or are able to bend the knee.....

Pros

None

Cons

The entire job
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Productive and Fun Environment.

-Planet Fitness is a nice company to work for,the management is nice,people are friendly.They provide Training and they take good care of their employees 😀 I Have learnt A lot,How to work under pressure,how to work with different people and understanding that in order for a goal to be met ,working as a team is compulsory and necessary

Pros

-Mon-Friday -No Late shifts. -Breakfast
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Fun workplace

Its a great company to start your career,But no growth, salary is not the same, you might be in the same position doing the same job, but you find other people earning more than you
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They can create a more healthy work environment

Just plain lack of integrity from senior management, in that they tend to manipulate the work due processes putting other employees in compromising positions
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Toxic

No respect for human needs...Very long hours and no generous off days... No family time. Leave is a mission to get even if it's accumulated. No benefits... Job threats.

Pros

Free training if given time at all

Cons

Very very long hours
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No team work,lacks motivating factor on employees

1.Over timeAbsolutely no over time but very long hours.2.13th chequeNo bonus or any incentives of any sort. 3.retirementNo retirement planning or package set

Pros

If you have no other option and in desperation to just make a living

Cons

Poor and rude management very much unqaulified and trained on site.
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Demotivating with the management

Low salaries with very long hours and no benefits. You are required to work shifts with very low income and very long hours. The are zero company benefits and no yearly increments on salaries and no 13th cheques at the end of the year or on your birthday.

Pros

Fun gym environment

Cons

Low income, long hours
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Very productive and all staff very motivated and happy to work there

I enjoyed working at planet fitness Claremont.... Started off as a floor custodian and moved my way up to club general manager.... The culture and staff was awesome at planet Claremont and i loved going to work everyday.

Pros

Was close to home for me and was close to shopping centre

Cons

Hours was long but good
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Demotivating

It's depends. You gain lots of face to face interactions with members. You learn how to deal with different types of people and you learn more about yourself as you find yourself in different situations. Management is okay, most managers are not experienced.The work place culture is dependent on your manager. The hardest part of the job is that you have to motivate yourself more than anything. Giving your members magic moments

Pros

Free membership for yourself and one other person

Cons

Long hours. No growth. The salary. No bonuses
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No salary on the promised day

Working at planet fitness they will promise you heaven and earth but no salary no comunication worked for 3 months no salary and they make false promises all the time

Pros

Short breaks

Cons

Long hours
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Productive and fun work place with ethical culture.

I would work for PF again with more improved responsibilities and renumeration yes, and maybe revised hours and not really much about freebies. I could do very well being assigned more managerial position since I believe in my capabilities and honestyans the drive in me.

Pros

None

Cons

Long hours
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Very good environment to learn sales but not a good company to work for

1, I reported to the regional manager sales. Planet has set standard of management which does not allow to apply your initiative Planet has very bad working hours which causes problems in your marital family life. As a sales person your income flactuates to much to be able to budget.

Pros

You learn sales better

Cons

No family life
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Fast phased, lots of growth opportunities

Friendly staff always willing to assist. Management leadership is top range!!Was given a fair opportunity to build career foundation, FM and MD open door policy.

Pros

Discount at selected sports store
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Motivating and fast paced

Management is supportive towards employeesShifts couldve been shorter or split on weekends and public holidaysI never had issues with management in general

Pros

Growth Opportunities

Cons

long hours
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Great vibe and atmosphere, friendly interaction amongst staff and members, health and fitness at the forefront of our image

Great place to work if you are into sports and health and fitness. Nice people and overall superb environment. Competitive and challenging. My experience working for Planet Fitness was amazing - I was part of a great sales team and the manager was engaging and supportive.

Pros

Get to use the fascilities, two hour lunch break

Cons

Long hours, seven days of the week
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Unorganized

Management was unfairly treating people, favoritism, lack in training. Staff members were being under paid for long hours, organized shifts, disrespectful treatment from admin.
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Based on 6 177 reviews

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3,4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2,6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2,9 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3,1 out of 5 stars for Management
3,4 out of 5 stars for Culture
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