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Culture was good There's favouratism in the company Fitness staff under paid Company prefer sales team over any department. Depending on the cgm your work load is okay
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Free membership and learning opportunities
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Under pay fitness staff
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You meet different people, this company always have meeting to help you grow especially when it comes to excellence customer service and when you are open to try your luck you never go wrong
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Adidas discount
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Opening pools
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Cutthroat environment! Terrible working hours and shifts! Inner circle scare monger management! Only positive is most members are very nice and make your day and become your friends
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Make goals and work on them. The virgin active team will help you reach those goals. Follow the work daily plan . Assist as many people as possible. Look for issues you may fix on your own
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The way customers are such a priority to the company by making sure that their needs and wants are reached is incredible. Helping each person individually in reaching their goals and providing all necessary resources for them to reach the goals
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I would love to have shares and be part of the share holder's. Working with Virgin active it's so Amazing you feel strong enough to do anything...cause at times we are busy....its a company that does not tolarate the use of strong language drugs and Racism..its a Health club. That's looks at member service and keep the members happy...its a value for money.
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working at virgin active was a very positive experience for me. It helped me in growing my confidence from approaching members and interacting with members daily. Taking classes was always a fun experience for me and being able to help teach people more about fitness was a great reward.
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Free exercise and programs for all employees, plus 5 family members or friends could exercise on employees account which made up for the money. Great environment to work in general.
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Good opportunity for growth and development. Study opportunities offered. Can grow a cliental to start your own business. Management allows subordinate to take over a shift to gain managerial skills.
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Free gym
Cons
Odd working hours
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It was a great working environment and used to challenge you to come out of the comfort zone. Gives you a a platform to excel and a day to day connection with the valueble members and staff.
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Having to work with very different people, depending on the area the clients attitude towards stuff might differ. Usually long hours, and working during weekends too.
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Virgin active is the great gym club to work at and one learn a lot that helps with future challenges but its fun and sociable. sometimes it got challenges to deal with but are the expected challenges that one need to have a thick skin and they can be overcome.
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Virgin active must respects its employees and also pay them well, people are working hard for nothing. We put in so much effort but there is no appreciation from top management, no bonuses, no time to study, to them is just work and no life.
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It can be fun at times when interacting with members and doing classes. There is very lively and vibrant energy on the floor. Overtime is never paid and management isn't very useful. Pay isn't great.
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Virginity I active it's great company.... it's just that the owners they must pay more time about the managers how they treat staff..but anyways it's a very good environment to work on .
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Always finding something to do Being patient with people Very Courageous to stuff Keeping the Brand standard Changing peoples way of life's Helping Over weight people
Pros
Free gym membership to train at any Virgin Active
Cons
Working 04:30 am Shifts
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It is based in Virgin Active. There are a lot of people exercising and requiring assistance. The work is long hours, but you gain a lot of experience.
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It is a good company that offers many opportunities depending on one's strength. It cares about their employees and members. It is a fun environment to be at and welcomes everyone of any age.
Pros
Staff awards, lunches
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Early morning shifts
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there was a day at work were an instructor did not show up and i had to take the class and it was a bootcamp class, the members showed up i appologised on behalf of the instructor for not showing up and i offered to do the class. so i did the class and hessist the first timers through out and made sure that everyone enjoyed the clkass and asked feedback afterwards and in fitness any feedback is good feedback, so the feedback was good but there were those few that did not enjoy the class so obviously you can't please everyone and that's the hard part of the job but the great part is when people enjoy the class, the most enjoyable part is when you build a special bond with the members so much that they look forward to your classes and ask others to join and you get a class full of people. the management in a fitness centre is easy as long as you know the rules, abide by them and be kind when informing members on how to abide by them as well then everything runs smoothly.
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you get to listen to music
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late night shifts
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Great company with growth opportunity, learnerships, loan to study and inside training. They have GEID course that encourages anyone who is interested in group training to anyone interested in being a Group instructor and spinning courses.
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No transport After hours
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I enjoy working at Virgin South Africa due to the amount of exposure I get with members and new things I learn on a daily basis. However there is no growth due to poor management.
Pros
free lunch. discount on adidas
Cons
shorts breaks
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