Lifeplus Career Development FAQ

Read what Lifeplus employees think about career development at the company. Employees have questions about everything from promotions and mentoring to job security.

Lifeplus has a career opportunities rating of 3.1.

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5 English questions out of 5

6 May 2019

How are the career development opportunities at Lifeplus?

Pros

- Lovely team and colleagues to work with - Free products/vitamins available to everyone in the kitchen - Well paid for the tedious work it is.

Cons

- This is not a role/company for anyone who wants to pursue a career or for recent university graduates. There are NO progression opportunities. Do not be fooled by the 'skill gate' progression that Lifeplus advertise, this just shows you have learnt about the company and how their marketing plan works. It does not enable you for promotion or give you any other transferable skills. - Rubbish pension and holiday scheme. Lifeplus offer what they have to as dictated by the government. There are no incentives to forge a long term career here in terms of pension. You are also forced to take certain bank holidays off as paid holiday even if the office is closed if you choose a particular shift pattern. Everyone is forced to take Xmas day, Xmas eve and New Years day off as holiday. - The 'F' shift is long and tedious - do not do it! - The actual role is very boring and repetitive. Customers are generally friendly but most of them do not have a clue about what they want or what they know about the company or marketing plan. Customers tend to be older and can come across as rude and haughty on the phone. If you have a foreign accent or are not a native German speaker they will notice and either like this or make you feel stupid for your 'lack' of language skills. You must have a thick skin in order to work with these customers for so long each day. - The end of each month is always crazy and super busy due to the marketing structure of the company. Be prepared to speak to customer after customer without a break and for them to ask silly things and ask for exceptions to be made for them that are against the rules. - Awful communication between depts and customers. The marketing dept in particular only updates staff about product updates and upcoming events at last minute meaning that nobody is truly prepared to answer questions from customers. They also often inform customers before staff - I had it multiple times where a customer mentioned a new product/event that I had not been made aware of. - Tragic software. The software the company uses to place orders etc is god awful. I am not exaggerating when I say they use an old windows package that crashes multiple times each day and is totally unreliable.

Advice to Management

Decide how to market customer care roles and do not promote them as beneficial for recent graduates looking to start their careers. This role is only good if you live close by, do not want a career, or have other responsibilities such as children that you need to care for with a steady job. Invest in decent software and bring Lifeplus into the 21st Century. Listen to feedback from colleagues to improve holiday allowance and pension scheme to improve employee retention.

There are no incentives to forge a long term career here in terms of pension.

6 May 2019

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10 February 2019

What kind of career opportunities exist at Lifeplus?

Pros

Nice break area supporting healthy lifestyles Great benefits

Cons

poor management poor Hr management very robotic atmosphere no tolerance for mental health issues toxic work environment with too much Gossip No room for growth

Advice to Management

Listen to your employees! Don't Gossip about them or management. It's such a toxic environment

No room for growth

10 February 2019

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18 March 2019

How are promotions handled at Lifeplus?

Pros

+ good opportunities to get a promotion + as this is small company you can get insight into various departments which gives you many ways yo increase your own value + very friendly, supportive and approachable colleagues

Cons

- communication between the departments have to improve - Project Management e.g. when launching new products or product promotions needs urgent improvement

Project Management e.g. when launching new products or product promotions needs urgent improvement

18 March 2019

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3 September 2019

How do employees feel about their professional development opportunities at Lifeplus?

Pros

Free vitamins and supplements at work. Most people are super friendly and helpful. Good support for training and development.

Cons

Lack of direction and strategy from leadership. Plans and focus change constantly. Management appear friendly and supportive, but not always the case. No flexible working, which is suprising for a health and wellbeing company. Can progress if management like you, if not no chance.

Advice to Management

Develop 5 year strategy and stick to it.

Good support for training and development.

3 September 2019

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25 December 2020

What is the feeling of job security at Lifeplus?

Pros

Everything can be sorted out easily Several trainings to help you Nice people

Cons

WORST HR EVER No possibility to build a career No reliable communication Unorganized Fire people easily with no notice

Fire people easily with no notice

25 December 2020

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