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Started off fun, went downhill very fast
Lifeguard (Former Employee) –  Gidea Park, Greater London29 November 2017
One of the worst companies to work for, they punish staff for their own wrongdoings. Managers abuse their power and don't let staff take all their allocated annual leave.
Pros
None
Cons
Long hours, short breaks, low pay
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Productive and fun work place
David Lloyd Kids Team Member (Current Employee) –  Glasgow28 November 2017
David LLoyd is an amazing place to work. The staff and the members of David Lloyd are very friendly and a pleasure to work with. This company provide many different career opportunities.
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Awful
Sales Consultant Personal Trainer (Former Employee) –  Anniesland21 November 2017
High stress

Terrible work life balance

Management playing tennis on shift

Break room is bleak and depressing while the rest of the club is Lush.

Feel like a servant
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Fun workplace with good chance of advancement
Receptionist (Current Employee) –  Colchester, Essex19 November 2017
David Lloyd is a great company to work for, and there's always opportunities for advancement as long as you're willing to put in the work. Our members receiving first class service is the most important thing.
Pros
Free membership
Cons
Difficult budgets
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A small workplace
Lifeguard (Former Employee) –  Epsom14 November 2017
The position offered little chance of advancement, but did provide me with customer facing skills which will be useful in a retail environment. I am also trained in first aid.
Pros
First job
Cons
difficult hours
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great place to work
Personal Trainer (Former Employee) –  Hatfield, Hertfordshire12 November 2017
loved this job
different ways to train and training days
brilliant management team
shift work was hard to get used to at first
meeting different clients/people every day
Pros
free membership
Cons
shift work
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Productive, friendly and one of the best jobs to have starting off.
DL Kids Team Member (Former Employee) –  Long Ashton10 November 2017
Although hours over summer are sometimes long and start early, the job provides many opportunities to learn new skills and to develop the ones you have previously acquired. The management are all very friendly and will encourage you to fulfil your potential. The hardest part of the job was always trying to get kids who do not want to be there to get involved and to stop messing around but when they finally did it always became the most enjoyable part of the job as well as building friendships with the kids who would smile when they saw you were on shift.
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Hours
Food and Beverage Manager (Current Employee) –  South7 November 2017
Great Management at Club Level and many great people to work with.
Workplace can be very dog eat dog among departments, Company promotes team ethic but office environment does not breathe this ethic.
Pros
Free membership
Cons
long hours well over what is advertised
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Good place to Work
Food and Beverage Manager (Current Employee) –  Chester, Cheshire23 October 2017
Managing the club and the team on a daily basis.

Learnt about managing teams and motivating them, health and safety and general running of the club.

Managed a team of 40 staff ensuring quality was to standard.

Work life balance was the hardest as it seems constant all the time.

The people are great.
Pros
Team, Benefits, Gym Access
Cons
Work life balance, Rotas and Strcuture
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It's okay
Staff (Current Employee) –  Norwich City Centre, Norfolk20 October 2017
It's not that great management seem to have a mind of there own and not seem to care about there staff, long hours over worked under paid for the work you do
Pros
Good bonus scheme
Cons
Long hours
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brand to restrictive
Hospitality and Services Manager (Former Employee) –  Sidcup13 October 2017
Potential to make money by the local management was quashed as this would not work within the brand. No input given to local team just instructions on how to run the club.
Pros
laid back atmosphere
Cons
brand restictive
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Productive workplace
Team Member (Current Employee) –  Thornaby on Tees, North Yorkshire11 October 2017
I am currently working at David Lloyd as a team member. I prepare hot drinks, keep the clubroom tidy and clean and maintain an enjoyable atmosphere for the members.
Pros
Discount
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Mismanaged enviroment
Barista & Waitressing (Former Employee) –  Milton Keynes4 October 2017
David lloyd has a high staff turn over and a very unsupportive atmosphere. If a customer complains or something goes wrong you pretty much have no support from management. staff members will often openly be quite rude to you and its very cliquey. You are not properly trained upon starting so you are left in the deep end. Everything is mismanaged and every week there is some new drama.
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Fun place but no communication
Receptionist (Former Employee) –  West Midlands31 August 2017
Staff are great, communication between departments is not. Maintenance of facilities is poor and issues are resolved very slowly due to head office reluctant to spend money, causes complaints
Pros
Free use of facilities
Cons
Wages are poor for long standing members of staff, no rewards
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poor management
Bar Staff (Current Employee) –  Heston25 August 2017
long hours
poor management
easy job but not good enviroment
serving coffees and tea, food and alcohol
break is not covered sometimes
some members are lovely
gym facilites are good
Pros
40% off f&b, discounts on personal trainers, free gym
Cons
long hours, poor management, mostly late night shifts
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Good company to work for
Receptionist (Current Employee) –  Southampton, Hampshire16 August 2017
Excellent benefits (gym membership) and management framework, progression opportunities were there if you wanted it. High standards and a professional workplace.
Pros
free membership
Cons
basic wage
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Fun and happy workplace
DL Kids Team Member (Former Employee) –  Kent15 August 2017
It was a very funny job enabling myself to be creative and engage with customers queries. The management was good, however there was little opportunity to progress and move forward at the centre. The work environment was always positive with a nice atmosphere created by clean and tidy surroundings and positive co-workers.
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Productive and friendly
Gym Assistant (Former Employee) –  Portchester, Hampshire7 August 2017
Workers are lovely and welcoming, the work space is well maintained and modern. Food from the restaurant is fresh and gym is clean and well kept. Good for work experience
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Enjoyable experience
Coffee Bar Assistant (Former Employee) –  North London, Greater London4 August 2017
I enjoyed my time at David Lloyd because the staff made me feel welcome and it was a nice environment where I learnt new things,such as working in different size groups and how to deal with the public.
Pros
Free accsess to the gym
Cons
exhausting work
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fun & friendly workplace
Food and Beverage Assistant (Current Employee) –  Colchester, Essex1 August 2017
Made me feel welcome and able to make friends. Once I settled in I made some great friends and everyone was so fun and helpful to work alongside! I loved it there, highly recommend.
Pros
40% staff discount
Cons
short breaks especially when on long and busy shifts.
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