Beachbody Reviews

Updated 3 Aug 2020

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3.2
58%
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57%
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Beachbody Chairman and CEO Carl Daikeler (no image)
Carl Daikeler
199 Ratings
Pros
  • "My work is meaningful and I'm truly helping people change their lives(in 19 reviews)

  • "Good freelance rates, great people to work with, free shakeology(in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management claims to have a hiring freeze but brings in multiple VPs with ridiculous salaries(in 30 reviews)

  • "There should be more compensation opportunities for emerald coaches(in 18 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Enterprise Quality Assurance"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Beachbody full-time

    Pros

    Amazing perks Positive outlook irrespective of 2 layoffs Flexible work space Really nice collegues

    Cons

    Too many directors and vice presidents than worker bees micromanaging work culture no room for innovative ideas People develop solutions without understanding core problems too much dependency on vendors IT is wasting excessive money on just satisfying upper-level management (IT) requirements.

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  2. COVID-19

    "Amazing Place To Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Beachbody full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Dynamic work environment Smart, fun colleagues Great products Benefits Accessible leadership

    Cons

    Not necessarily a bad thing but to be happy here you have to be good with a fast-paced organization with a lot of change.

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  3. "Good people and lack of direction for products"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Santa Monica, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Beachbody full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great coworkers and flexible hours. If you are into a working out they have an onsite gym and classes if you join one of their promotion programs for commercials.

    Cons

    Fake RRR policy that gets tracked by executive team. Recognition is manager dependent. They are constantly trying to get acquired or investments so it's hard to tell what they are trying to accomplish as a company.

  4. COVID-19
    Helpful (3)

    "Bad Environment"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administration 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Beachbody full-time

    Pros

    Good medical and dental benefits

    Cons

    Where do I start? Senior leadership is the downfall of this company. Incompetent is the best way to describe them. Beachbody promotes a negative environment, causing high turnover. Any complaints to HR will be used against you. Don't be fooled by the flashiness, you will get stabbed in the back by your coworkers and/or manager. It's a known fact in the industry. If it weren't for Covid, I'd be out of here.

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Smart people, a lot of process"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer-II in Santa Monica, CA
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Beachbody full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart people, made friends, gym, shakebar

    Cons

    Not necessarily the best decision making processes, people afraid to speak up to management, lots of levels

  6. Helpful (8)

    "Right hand: 'Wait. What did the left hand do?'"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Beachbody full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good PTO plan but one will need a manager that lets them use it. Pay is competitive but don't count on the bonus. The products and services are well produced.

    Cons

    If you are one inspired by the collaborative process, then this is not the place for you. There is little cross-departmental communication and the communication within the departments is very top down. In fact, information is hoarded for job security reasons. Understandably so because most senior managers and above still feel the sting and relief of surviving a HUGE layoff in 2017. If you are one inspired by innovation, this is not the place for you. The tech is a patchwork of old systems; data-driven individuals will find this place extremely frustrating. Any new tech implemented has been overlaid disorganized data management systems. Do you enjoy meetings where you are the audience to the same six egos? Again, back to the lack of collaboration, plus meetings are not managed effectively, especially by Lencioni standards.

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  7. Helpful (7)

    "Great place to work if salaried"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Brand Coordinator in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Beachbody full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Relaxed company culture. No dress code. - Over 10 paid holidays. 10 sick days. Unlimited PTO if salaried.

    Cons

    - Very political - Poor communication between departments

  8. "Best Place Ever To Work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Beachbody full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great management, interesting projects and conducive working environment

    Cons

    I have no negative comments.

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  9. Helpful (9)

    "Confused direction"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Distributor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Beachbody part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Set own hours relatively positive environment Great workouts Great mission statement

    Cons

    Corporate has problems with business direction BEACHBODY also owns open fit- a competitor. Comp plan can breed a toxic environment Many distributors will slam each other behind their backs to benefit High turnover Overweight people trying to be fitness pros Company and distribution field uses lots of Rah rah and hype A huge amount of distributors are discount buyers. Coaches enroll anyone to hit a rank for their own benefit Much of the network are people new to MLM . The company focuses to much on recognition, and not solid proven business acumen for distributors to actually build something sustainable coaches are taught to spam people with Hey girl messages. Sub par technology for the field

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  10. Helpful (5)

    "Overall pleasant experience"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Beachbody full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Enjoyed the company culture. Complementary Shakeology.

    Cons

    Management doesn't care about career advancement for employees,

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