Beachbody Reviews

Updated 12 Feb 2021

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3.9
72%
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Beachbody Chairman and CEO Carl Daikeler (no image)
Carl Daikeler
210 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great culture, great management, great benefits, positive experience overall(in 21 reviews)

  • "This company really cares about its employees and achieving its mission to help people live healthy, fulfilling lives(in 21 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 19 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Fast-paced with endless opportunities"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Beachbody full-time

    Pros

    -Extremely supportive, especially during COVID. Beachbody was one of the first companies to go fully remote, and is remote until July 2021. The company respects everyone's varying comfort levels and puts employee safety over everything. -Stable and growing!! Beachbody has been around for 21 years, so it isn't just growing due to COVID. We are expanding and taking the business to new heights. It's a really exciting time to be apart of Beachbody and the subsidiary company, Openfit. -Our products help people. If you want to be a part of a mission-driven company that offers affordable health & fitness products, Beachbody is it! -Competitive compensation & great benefits/perks -Career advancement opportunities within your department or others

    Cons

    No cons. However, processes can always be improved and fine tuned. Especially in growth mode, things can feel a little chaotic. But if you thrive in fast-paced environments, you will do well here.

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  2. Helpful (3)

    "UK Beachbody Coach"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coach in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    25% product discount Coach test groups hosted by the super trainers

    Cons

    Massive lack of support Ignored by the UK corporate team Very confusing and quite harsh compensation scheme Is ran far too much like a Pyramid Scheme (which they insist they arent) Too much stress to spend more to achive more

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  3. Helpful (13)

    "Beachbody have lost their way"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some amazing talent. Smart offices. Casual dress.

    Cons

    Lack of innovation. Behind the times. Ignores great talent. Have lost their way. Technologically backwards. Out of touch. Lost sight of their own core values (the biggest con as their core values were top-notch).

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  4. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Beachbody full-time

    Pros

    Amazing people, flexible schedule, free nutrition supplements. Seriously some of the best co workers you will ever meet. Most people are positive minded and really look out for each other to make sure everyone has what they need to do their job well.

    Cons

    Leadership sometimes thinks they know better than the experts they hired. And sometimes they do, but often this leads to some real missed opportunities.

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  5. "Beachbody"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Facilities Coordinator in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Beachbody full-time

    Pros

    Really awesome place to work.

    Cons

    I have no cons it was great.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, steep learning curve"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Beachbody full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    They are cool, hip, fun and the environment is what you want it to be. If you are a positive person, you will find it there. If you are a negative person, you will also find it there. They pay well and have amazing benefits.

    Cons

    The old guard needs to go and bring in new thought leaders. Too many "yes" men.

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  7. COVID-19

    "WFH rollout and response to pandemic A+"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • 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 5 years

    Pros

    Challenging but rewarding work in a employee-centric environment

    Cons

    Sometimes chaotic workplace as a result of quick pivots due to business changes

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  8. COVID-19

    "Great place"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Analytics 

    I worked at Beachbody full-time

    Pros

    Smart coworkers, flexible work schedule, relaxed culture, free workouts/gym

    Cons

    A few layoffs pre-pandemic, but this may be better for now with the rise of at-home fitness

  9. Helpful (5)

    "Toxic- Don't believe the fake 5 stars"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Beachbody full-time

    Pros

    Unlimited PTO Can workout during the day (in office only) Access to online workouts

    Cons

    Good luck using that unlimited PTO Everyone is a director or VP and most of them are terrible at their jobs Middle management is top heavy with directors, sr. directors, executive directors Departments don't work well with each other Those 4 and 5 start reviews are written by marketing This place is really toxic. I once saw a contractor get driven out because one of the 25 project managers talked smack about them to anyone who would listen and their boss did nothing about it. I've watched as projects fell into chaos and the directors who lead those projects got promoted despite it. I've seen people alienated and ridiculed. Too many bosses, not enough workers things don't get done on time. It is a popularity contest and the longer you kiss up to management the more likely you will stay. Lots of lay offs. People don't work well across departments. Lots of gossip. If you aren't at director level good luck moving up in the company. There is always a fire. Lots of useless meetings. They think culture means lots of Zoom meetings and talking about drinking and partying. If I didn't need the healthcare benefits I'd be outta here. BTW shakeology is just sugar water with some protein powder thrown in and the coaches don't have to know anything about fitness. They are sales people who make money off of the suckers who sign up.

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    Beachbody Response

    February 12, 2021Director, Employee Experience, Diversity and Inclusion

    Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. I am sorry to hear this about your experience at The Beachbody Company. We value all of our current and former employees’ feedback, so I would like to take a moment to address some of your concerns. First, we strive to create and perpetuate a culture of belonging, collaboration, and trust. The last thing Carl would want is for you to feel as though you are working in a negative environment. One thing we have never changed or compromised on is our Core Values of treating people with respect and being courageously forthright, which has always been and remains a critical pillar for The Beachbody Company. Any and all complaints or concerns around employee conduct are aggressively investigated by both our People and Legal departments under our Zero Tolerance Policy against any form of harassment. To further support this, we provide multiple forums for our employees, contractors and even vendors to raise any concerns they may have, including an anonymous Ethics and Compliance Hotline. Have you tried elevating your concerns to your direct manager, your manager’s manager, or the People Department? Additionally, if you would like to remain anonymous, you can always submit feedback in Officevibe, and one of our People Department Business Partners or a member of the Leadership Team will address your concerns and take any necessary action promptly. We encourage you to reach out to whomever you feel most comfortable with so we can address and navigate your concerns appropriately. In terms of paid time off, we are proud to offer a flexible and robust Vacation Policy that allows exempt employees to take time off as needed. Carl has been vocal about the importance of employees maintaining a healthy work/life balance and encourages employees to take time off when they need to. We cannot help our Coaches and customers enjoy healthy, fulfilling lives if we are not following suit and also taking the time to maintain our health and wellbeing. If you feel you aren’t able to take time off, please discuss with your manager, manager’s manager, or People Department Business Partner. Additionally, I would like to assure you that our Glassdoor reviews are not in any way fabricated by leveraging internal departments to write them (Glassdoor also has mechanisms in place to prevent fake reviews). All of our feedback is written authentically by our current and former employees. We encourage employees to be 100% honest and transparent with us so that we can continue to make The Beachbody Company an even better place to work! Further, anyone is welcome to head to TeamBeachbody.com and read a comprehensive ingredient list of all of our nutritional products, including each Shakeology flavor. On top of 16–17g of high-quality protein, Shakeology also contains digestive enzymes, prebiotics, probiotics, adaptogens, fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Here is a page where you can further explore the Shakeology ingredient list: https://www.teambeachbody.com/shop/us/shakeology/ingredients. Finally, our Coaches receive extensive training to ensure they have a thorough understanding of our business and the programs and products we offer. The Coach Office provides our Coaches with product and business training, personal business reporting tools, marketing support and materials, and more. We want your time at The Beachbody Company to be a source of fulfillment and gratification, so we strongly encourage you to use any of the mentioned resources to help alleviate your concerns. Thank you again for taking the time to share your thoughts.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Waste"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Beachbody full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits in gen usually

    Cons

    waste salary for the work u do

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