Excellent place to work, especially if your into fitness.
Facilitiy Services Manager (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 1 February 2019
Good company to work for. Management seems fairly understanding and accommodating. Free membership is a bonus. Owners actually show up and partake in different fields including custodial. Typically, everyone is upbeat. Team work is an attitude for the most part. Pay is lacking for most positions, though.Clean facilities for the most part.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Brantford, ON – 23 November 2018
Job is fairly decent just a typical customer service job. Only issue is half the employees don't do there job and they pick alot of favoritism. Multiple favourite employees in my opinion get employee of the month sometimes for dumb reasons and the other half gets over looked majorly. Management can't communicate with eachother at all and half the time they sit there demanding things be done but half the time they can't even do it themselves. Multiple incidents have happened and they have been over looked majorly. You also have the other half of the management managing sections that are not there roll to say or do. They gossip alot as well and will embarrass you over a simple mistake. But don't get to cozy with them that's when the non stop demanding comes into play. Maybe look more into the manager before hiring most of them are young and don't even know what they are doing half the time.
Assistant Personal Training Manager (Former Employee) – Nepean, ON – 19 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.
Anonymous (Former Employee) – Ontario – 12 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.
Terrible management head and branch don't answer requests or emails incredibly lazy and illogical hide in endless meetings
anonymous (Current Employee) – Ontario – 3 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
Free gym membership nice members
Unqualified Management with the illusion of expertise
Enjoyable workplace, free membership, great co workers
Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 23 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.
Free pizza at end of month, free membership, good work environment.
Personal Trainer (Former Employee) – Nepean, ON – 31 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.
Playroom Supervisor (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 11 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.
Personal Trainer (Former Employee) – Burlington, ON – 4 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.
Memeber Experience Associate (Former Employee) – London, ON South Location – 27 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.
negative work enviroment, no postive reinforcement, feel like a child working there
Member Experience Supervisor (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 14 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.
Member Service Representative (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 25 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.
MEMBERSHIP CO-ORDINATOR (Current Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 19 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
Positive workplace, Free Gym membership
Management overlap i.e. 1 issue communicated by multiple managers
Cleaner/Janitor (Former Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 28 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.