New York Sports Club

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New York Sports Club Reviews

Updated 4 September, 2014
Updated 4 September, 2014
94 Reviews
2.1
94 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free gym membership and access to all areas of Gym (in 23 reviews)

  • Free gym membership, co-workers are generally good (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • no work life balance, we were turned into robots, no integrity, no value on what we were offering, terrible hours and 3-4 12 hour days a month (in 4 reviews)

  • Because it's very sales oriented atmosphere "the needs of your business" are long hours (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Sink or swim

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    Former Employee - Personal Trainer  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at New York Sports Club full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They pay for half of your certification. They encourage continuing education.

    Cons

    The success of a club depends a lot on the training manager. If you don't have someone in your corner, your business may suffer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More manager workshops on how to relate to their trainers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Solid company, corporate, great people and environment.

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    Former Employee - General Manager  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - General Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at New York Sports Club full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Solid pay but I was underpaid for how I felt I performed, personally. Great people to be around. Made a good living, won a lot of awards, helped develop some great employees.

    Cons

    Be prepared for potential long work hours. Be prepared for a lot of negativity from other employees. Lastly, it matters who you work for more than anything. That;s true of any job but some people are blessed to work with the right people here. Others, you're swimming upstream and I'm sorry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in the clubs more. Senior Directors visit your club once a month or two typically and base their assessment of you off of a sheet of paper and what they see in their short visit. Come around more and participate with the teams and see their struggles, not so they can build on their excuses but so you can feel more a part of the team and know your sites better. And bring real energy, not fake energy. The teams will buy into it more if they see you along side them more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Early Morning Shift

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York Sports Club full-time

    Pros

    You get a quite a bit of alone time

    Cons

    You always have to ask someone to cover you to use the rest room. Which isn't always possible when you open by yourself at 5am and there aren't any coworkers until 7am *if they don't call out.

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  5.  

    Atrocious work for terrible pay.

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    Former Employee - Housekeeping  in  Queens Village, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Housekeeping in Queens Village, NY (US)

    I worked at New York Sports Club part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great working environment. The employees are down to earth and the managers are extremely cool.

    Cons

    The pay is terrible. The amount of work done isn't equivalent to the pay. Long hours of work and no real profit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the pay. Minimum wage should start at a least $10 or more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great environment, limited growth potential

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer  in  Hoboken, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in Hoboken, NJ (US)

    I worked at New York Sports Club part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free membership to all clubs is a great way to keep your routine interesting. Great environment with wonderful co-workers. Day-to-day responsibilities are consistent and for the most part worry free. Overall pleasant experience. Very structured system in personal training memberships. You get out of it what you put in.

    Cons

    Very limited opportunities to advance in the company. If you do plan on moving up, also plan on being there for a long time before an opportunity comes around. Too many personal trainers fighting for the same pool of clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Assign more responsibility and increase pay. Too often people are just standing around looking bored (because they are). Give more opportunities to promote from within.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    My experience ay NYSP was very educational

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York Sports Club for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I had an opportunity to meet all types of people from the everyday person on the street to celebrities. It was so much fun.

    Cons

    As with any organization the different types of personalities one works with can make the job a bit of a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really get to know your employees that work the front line. Don't just listen to your club managers. Come and meet them and experience them for yourself.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Look elsewhere, nothing good about this company

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    Current Employee - Membership Consultant
    Current Employee - Membership Consultant

    I have been working at New York Sports Club full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    free membership that's about it

    Cons

    work load, unfair employment treatment by management, somehow this company got away with paying you below min. wage about $6 an hour and only pay you for a 40 hr. work week BUT you end up working more than 50 hrs. a week and the last day of the month you work a mandatory 12 hr. shift as a close out day to make up sales. No time and half when you work a holiday. If you have family, might as well get a divorce. Sales strategies are too aggressive and unrealistic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay better to your employees!! How can you give a 10 cents increase to your cleaning staff and expect them to clean the building like is The Vatican.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    learned lots of customer service, housekeeping multitasking

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New York Sports Club

    Pros

    it builds on you, lets you know how to satisfy both needs of customers and management becomes like mini community of itself

    Cons

    not every customer every manager can be pleased, however you learn to just do what you can do .

    Recommends
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    poor management

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    Former Employee - Welcome Team  in  Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Welcome Team in Brooklyn, NY (US)

    I worked at New York Sports Club part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    free gym membership, meet a lot of people which allows you to network

    Cons

    micro management, only care about new prospects and not current members

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lead by example, nothing gets done

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    My stint at NYSC was brief, thank the Gods!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Personal Trainer in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at New York Sports Club full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great workout equipment and as an employee you can use any of the gyms.
    Clean and always plenty of towels.
    The members were friendly and great to work with.

    Cons

    - Abysmally low pay rates for trainers and reception - you know the old saying "You get what you pay for."

    - Incredibly unprofessional behavior, incestuous in house dating / sexual conduct which resulted in favoritism for some and unfair treatment for others.

    - A miserly 70 /30 percentage split for personal training sessions in favor of NYSC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the minimum pay rate of the people that you trust to train your members. ESPECIALLY when you make being certified a prerequisite. ACE cert to make $8 an hour? Really?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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