Movati Athletic Employee Reviews

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Worst management I ever work with
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) –  London, ON3 December 2018
Work place harassment is on going & if you are male your concerns are meaningless. It's unfortunate that only the worst of the worst are running the daily operations from the owners on down
Pros
Paid in expired pizza coupons for doing extra work
Cons
Cost money to work there
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Fun work environment
Member Experience Associate (Current Employee) –  Kanata, ON19 November 2018
MEA work is fun as you get to connect with members and make new friends. The occasional fussy member will come in but they always make the shift a little more interesting .
Pros
Gym membership
Cons
availability
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Productive, good atmosphere
Personal Trainer/ Nutritionist (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON15 November 2018
Overall good atmosphere.
Management is quite immature, but overall nice place to be.
Not enough pay for the amount of work you do.
Though very fulfilling.
Pros
Co workers
Cons
Long hours
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Amazing Facility and support
Assistant Personal Training Manager (Former Employee) –  Nepean, ON19 October 2018
The Nepean location is great. It's close to many amenities and has lots of parking.
In the personal training department you are well supported and given lots of chances to succeed. It is a very positive environment as well.
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Energetic Workplace
Member Experience Associate (Current Employee) –  London, ON30 September 2018
A fun and energetic place to work
Staff are all really welcoming
Spend your day talking to members making shakes and selling memberships
Learn to work independently and as part of a team
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Not worth it
Anonymous (Former Employee) –  Ontario12 September 2018
Movati looks great on the outside, however it is managed poorly and they treat the employees with no respect keeping you in fear of your job. A lot of employees working beside you are fired the next day no explanation whether they've been there for 1 week or 1 year, and they don't even know why themselves. The free membership is nice but not worth working in that environment.
Pros
Free membership
Cons
Hours, lack of communication
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Terrible management head and branch don't answer requests or emails incredibly lazy and illogical hide in endless meetings
anonymous (Current Employee) –  Ontario3 September 2018
Demoralizing company to work for because of very poor management both branch and head office . The company is run by management that are un educated both at a business level ethical level and they are mostly very lazy and illogical ,poor people skills and some take perverse pleasure in exercising their percieved authority over you aka bullying ,embarrassing you in front of staff and members and other managers ,gossip to staff managers and member about staff start rumours to staff . An example of their unprofessional behavior was they would have junior staff order you to do tasks management told them to tell you to do .Management used fear and intimidation bullying rumour starting belittling and they unloaded some of their work on you all in all a very very un pleasant work environment
Pros
Free gym membership nice members
Cons
Unqualified Management with the illusion of expertise
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Fitness Instructor (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON3 September 2018
a fun place to work
great locations
great staff and facility
nice equipment and great classes
the shake bar makes great shake for a gret addition to your workout
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Enjoyable workplace, free membership, great co workers
Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON23 August 2018
Great work environment for technicians. Starting pay isn't very enticing but definitely room for growth depending on your work performance.
You don't have management breathing down your neck as long as you do your job in maintaining the facility to proper standards.
A lot of responsibility required with a large job description, but as long as you do your job/daily up keep and keep up with repairs, it can be fairly easy.
Out sourcing contractors is also optional so you're not expected to be able to fix everything, especially if you are not qualified to do the repair. (Ie. Any major electrical or plumbing work etc)
Great way to learn new things everyday on the job with repairing fitness equipment, maintaining pools/spa equipment etc.

Benefits aren't the best but definetely not the worst either. And we do get paid sick days as well as a free membership.
Co workers are great too, very friendly!

Overall, I enjoy working for this company and would recommend it. I've worked at a lot of other places and I know first hand employment can be a lot worst elsewhere.
Pros
Free pizza at end of month, free membership, good work environment.
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Great Place to work
Full time Janitor (Former Employee) –  Guelph, ON8 August 2018
I enjoyed my time working here. It was a great environment with happy people. They treated their employees with lots of respect. The atmosphere of Movati is great!
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Amazing place to work!
Personal Trainer (Former Employee) –  Nepean, ON31 July 2018
As a trainer you have to be driven and care about what you are doing or else you won't make it. Typically you spend over 60 hours a week at work and only get paid for the amount of hours that you are booking, however you have the freedom to set your schedule however you like and train during the break. Sometimes spending this much time at work does take a toll on you.

Management is fantastic I could not have asked for a better group of managers, they care deeply for employees and give you the tools and guidance to make sure that you succeed. You will only fail if you let yourself.

Club culture is amazing, everyone respects each other and because you spend so much time in the building these people become your best friends.

Unlike other gyms you are given vacation, sick days and personal days with pay. You are also given benefits.

Movati is an amazing place to work if you are passionate about helping others.
Pros
Benifits
Cons
Long work weeks
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Great people, poor workplace
Playroom Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON11 July 2018
-No work/life balance.
-Compensation has slightly improved, however it is still very poor. ---No opportunity for growth, unless you know someone or are favoured.
- No support and very limited training.
Pros
great people
Cons
no work/life balance, below average compensation
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Fun team
Membership Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON11 July 2018
Relaxed office environment, friendly staff and a complimentary gym membership, who could ask for more? Enjoyed my time at this facility. I only left because i relocated to another country.
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Typical Corporate Gym
Personal Trainer (Former Employee) –  Burlington, ON4 July 2018
You work like a dog, get paid for barely anything. Easily spend 60+ hours there a week and was paid for maybe 30 of it. Job is never threatened but each location constantly hires new trainers every month or two to basically tell you that you must work harder.

Management never answers questions, just defers the response for later. I would show up at 6 am and leave at 9 pm most days of the week and when I wanted to take weekends off, I was told it is now mandatory to work on either saturday or sunday.

The only enjoyable part of working their was the clients that I got to work with, they were all awesome people.
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has so much potential but environment is toxic
Memeber Experience Associate (Former Employee) –  London, ON South Location27 June 2018
Movati hires some great individuals on the front lines who truly are great to work with. Some days the job can be fun but lacks challenge and involves a lot of getting yelled at for things totally out of your control. Management are very hard to locate as they hide in their offices and mainly only show up when they fear hire ups may be around. Micromanagment style and a complete lack of effort to develop or mentor employees or encourage their personal growth. Very much a " what have you done for me lately" mentality at this location. Management constantly speak about other management/ staff/ head office. Very gossip driven and unprofessional environment.There are some good members and meaningful relationships formed. You receive a free gym membership.
Pros
free membership
Cons
negative work enviroment, no postive reinforcement, feel like a child working there
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Not worth your time
Member Experience Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON14 June 2018
Movati used to be a great place to work at until they started to change all of their policies and started treating their staff like inmates. There is no positive reinforcement for the staff, they never do anything to boost moral and will write you up for anything. The management that works at Movati has zero experience and has absolutely no idea how to manage a their team nor support them. I highly DO NOT recommend investing your time with this company because they will definitely not invest their time in you and help you grow professionally.

Other staff members are great to get along with and the members (most of them) were wonderful.
Pros
members and staff
Cons
bad management, lack of support
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Great place
Member Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON25 May 2018
Great team, and flexible schedule when youre in school or for other reasons. Theres a lot of areas to work in, not just the front desk. Be ready to deal with angry members who's rate may increase, but fail to understand that they signed a contract. Easy going with the staff.
Just do your job and be merry.
Pros
free pizza every last friday of the month
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Good Company, Positive Work Environment
MEMBERSHIP CO-ORDINATOR (Current Employee) –  Waterloo, ON19 May 2018
All the staff and management are typically very positive, alot of room to advance if you stay long term although most entry positions are only part time. They employee alot of students. All in all a great part time or full time job for entry level positions. Company is also growing quickly so also lots of opportunists for those willing to relocate
Pros
Positive workplace, Free Gym membership
Cons
Management overlap i.e. 1 issue communicated by multiple managers
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worst place I've ever worked
Cleaner/Janitor (Former Employee) –  Thunder Bay, ON28 April 2018
The positive reviews on this site was probably from management. Everybody hated working there everything was wrong with that place including pay and being overworked they call you in on your day off and you had to work even if you had an appointment.
Pros
free facilities
Cons
overworked and underpaid
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Vibrant and Enjoyable Work Experience
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) –  Kanata, ON20 April 2018
Over the course of the time that I was employed at Movati Athletic, I experienced moments where the business was slow. It was important to be occupied doing something while the business was slow. I would either find myself cleaning or restocking anything that needed restocking. When the business was extremely upbeat and fast pace, I would find myself in a non-stop work mode. It was important for efficient work to be done to ensure the customer was happy. Over the course of my employment, I learned how important customer service is in a very healthy environment such as a gym. It is important to always be positive even at those fast pace moments. The most difficult part of working for Movati Athletic, was probably knowing that the customers were being active and unfortunately I was not. The most enjoyable part of working for Movati Athletic was the wonderful coworkers I had the privilege of working with and learning from.
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