Medifast Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) is an American nutrition and weight loss company based in Baltimore, Maryland. Medifast produces, distributes, and sells weight loss and health-related products through websites, multi-level marketing, telemarketing, and franchised weight loss clinics.
User "Rachael" writes a negative review on Medifast on the "ConsumerAffairs" website on June 3, 2020:
"Order Kit for the first time. Changed kit preferences and foods that would be ordered. Got an email confirmation. When the kit came it was the prepicked foods in the kit. Called Medifast on 5/21. Was on hold for over an hour and on the phone for almost two hours. First, they wanted me to pay to return products. Then they were going to send me a shipping label and then I could reorder the products, but they were going to give me the first time buyer discount. Finally, they agreed to send me a shipping label and still allow me to call back and get the discount to reorder, but would have to wait 5-7 days on the shipping label and then for the products to be returned before I could place the new order. Never got a shipping label. Calling again today 6/3. Been on hold currently for over 30 mins. Will NEVER use this company or recommend this company to anyone. Very dissatisfied."
Former Employee - Warehouse Associate says"favoritism, family relations, rushed, fired at will"
Former Employee - Associate says"If you have a bad manager, it is not a great place to work. Very sorority like atmosphere and not in a good way."
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"Everything else. Many departments are severely understaffed. Pay is well below the national average. There have been no cost-of-living increases in 6+ years. 'Merit increases' capped for everyone at 3% even though the company made a huge profit in 2017. Since the current CEO came on in October 2016, the company has eliminated all women and all but one person of color from executive leadership positions. The CEO himself is Problematic with a capital P. The general consensus is that you don't matter beyond the dollar signs you represent, especially if you are a woman or any kind of minority."
Former Employee - Area Manager says"Hours, pay, expectations of employees, little support from upper management."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"Very divided management group, still operates like 10+ years ago, insincere leadership"
Current Employee - Customer Service Representative says"People are just wasted Feel like unimportant"
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"Management has no diversity at all Micromanagement at all levels Bad culture"
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"Upper Management. CEO is a two headed monster. What you see is NOT what you get. CFO only cares about himself, absolutely no respect for lower level employees."
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"Some of the managers talk smart to you and try to belittle you also talk about you while standing near. Don't get sick cause you leave when they tell you to and then points you receive even with doctor notes. Overtime then no work, you can't rely on steady pay."
Former Employee - Warehouse Production says"There are so many so where to begin. First off you don’t leave till they say you do. So you can never really make much needed plans on a daily basis. There are a few Co workers that expect you to be as fast as they are only after a few days or a week.. They have too high of expectations too soon. Some days you can work 5-6 hrs and then other days it can be 10-12 hr days and you never know till the day of. No one wants to live and work like that.. Need to pay more for the work you do. Just a very disappointing experience."
CSR (Current Employee) says"CSR's are just another number on a spreadsheet.. Quick to hire and quick to fire. If you need something for a year or so while you go take classes at the university then this might be for you. But it's not for the long term. Expect at least one nasty, rude customer too ruin your day each morning and many of those calls are due to management mistakes. Increase profit for shareholders and lower customer service.There is a gym.You'll be hating your work life after 30 days, Most quit by the time they hit 90 days. Those are the smart ones."
Sales manager (Former Employee) says"the reviews of this company are more than accurate with their negativity. KEEP LOOKING....trust me I have never been so disgusted."
Return Specialist (Former Employee) says"You can go in person in your pajamas and get hired. High turnover rate. Work is not worth the pay. Inconsiderate. Management don't know how to run half of the department only worried about numbers."
Warehouse Worker (Current Employee) says"When you enter you do not know when your leaving and the favoritism is off the hook there. You are talked about behind your back or while standing there and get belittle. No family life and don't ask how many more orders cause nobody knows. If you don't mind getting screamed at and don't think about leaving until you are told to do so.Pay is okNo family life don't make plans not evening on Saturdays work no advancement no doctor appointments"
ex employee (Current Employee) says"They treated you like a child, the manager I worked for was the worst I'd ever had the misfortune to meet. They laid off talented individuals who did their job and kept a manager who was so abrasive that nobody wanted to work with him."
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) says"What i took away from this postion is multiple skills other than just answer the phones the training coryae was fast paced and the best part is my trainer was a former trainer from a old job so it was very comfortableGreat locationNot for a"
Support (Current Employee) says"I I have worked for this company for several years; unfortunately, the once happy, upbeat culture has dissipated into something heinous and unrecognizable. I know every company faces challenges in the communication and organization field, but there are no words for the things I have witnessed- especially in recent months. From the launch of a barely functioning new technology platform to the embarrassing actions and behaviors of some leadership, this company gravely lacks accountability and integrity. Sure our numbers look great, but the employee morale is incredibly low. On the flip-side, I've had the opportunity to train in many sectors- a typical work day is fast-paced; but there is always something to learn. If you are interested in business functionality, this is a great place to get hands-on experience. The only real enjoyable part of this job is the amazing and talented team I get to work with. Moreover, the compensation and benefits are good- but when it comes to your sanity, sometimes money isn’t everything. All in all, this company could stand to use a lesson in leadership, structure and integrity.Compensaton, Benefits, ColleaguesLack of Leadership, Structure, Communicaton, Intergrity"
Marketing (Former Employee) says"Company has taken a 180 degree change from where they were when I was first hired. It used to be a fun, rewarding company, but since the change in CEO, (due to death) has spiraled downward. They are now run by a Donald Trump wannabe, and have become an international-business-seeking, cut-throat, uncaring company that cares ONLY about the family's stock value; little about the customer and zilch about their non-family employees. I recommend that they sell the company and retire to Florida, of course that is probably the family's plan as the president is constantly dumping 100's of thousands of dollars worth of shares.Good product that actually worksNEPOTISM is rampant and results in total chaos with no direction."
In-House Marketing Weight-loss Company (Former Employee) says"Management was constantly changing direction and positions making it a very difficult company to work for as you never knew which way to go. The only redeeming quality of this company is that the actual product did work and helped thousands of people lose weight. I started there when the company cared about it's customers, three years in the concern switched to the stock holders and making a huge profit. Later the focus switched to their pyramid scheme division, once again leaving the customer at the bottom.Product really worksPoor management"
Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) says"I worked for the Coppell warehouse. The supervisor is so immature they go behind your back and talk bad things about how slow you work. They have no respect for your life outside of work, once you go in that building the only thing that matters is work so forget about your kids ,or anything else because you leave when they say so. They lie all the time about what time you will get out so don't make any plans EVER!! because even if you say you have to leave at a certain time they will tell you no. I can go on about this place all day but I will just leave this again WARNING do not apply here."
Interviewee (Former Employee) says"Interview goes on for several weeks. They ask you to come in for first, second, third interviews and then their hiring team never even gets back to you. They offer false hope. All the PTO days I used up going on these interviews were a complete waste of time. Communication is very poor. Do not apply unless you want to be strung along for months."
SPECIALIST -Weight Loss (Former Employee) says"Emphasis was on weekly sales and numbers causing competitive coworkers to work the system to get high numbers. In essence they would arrange things so they achieved high goals and remained on top weekly, even if it meant backstabbing other coworkers. There were also rigid time factors to get everything in, in one visit, making it tough to be effective at times. Management had favorites. Free Coffee, long lunches.Often times did not have time to drink the coffee. Long work shifts."
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) says"Not a good company to work for. The whole job is in the way. They don't care if you work hard for them. They Over all i work i have some great co-worker"
Quality Assurance Analyst (Current Employee) says"No opportunity for advancement, no encouragement to advance in career. Very stagnant in processes. Employees are very adverse to change and improving the way they do things. Not very progressive at all."
Email Chat telephone Rep (Former Employee) says"Management doesn’t care if you are sick they want you at work answering those phones. OT is offered however you may show up and no one is there. Everyone seems really nice but they are shady. The pay is good as well as the benefits the job is easy it’s just the management knit picks.Free lunches good pay good benefitsBreaks will be cut short you pay for parking"
Certified Weight Loss Counselor (Current Employee) says"Was not a good work environment, though I did love working with my members. There was a lot of turn over and a large disconnect between corporate and the center. During the day I see the members and give the counseling for their week. What I learned from the job was that I should focus more or those that I am helping."
Marketing (Former Employee) says"The company has done a complete 180 in the last couple of years. Poor leadership combined with the lack of strategy and effective execution, has left the company with flat or decreasing revenues in every division except TSFL. This is a manufacturing company that has NO sales and marketing strategy to speak of which creates total chaos each quarter when it becomes apparent that the company is going to miss it's wall street projections. While there is constant change, it is the senior management team's inability to properly strategize, communicate and manage change that keeps the company from responding to the increased competition and growing revenue. The company has one strategy to manage the business….cut costs. Very little focus on raising revenues because savvy sales and marketing professionals don't stick around or are pushed out.Awesome programs and products. They are the best in the industry.Leadership at the senior management level."
Sr. Customer Service Consultant (Former Employee) says"While I believe the company overall is not as bad as some, I believe if you are in any position OTHER than customer service, you will probably be alright with the wirk environment. However, for those poor folks who have to answer calls, I completely feel sorry for you! Ever notice that Medifast is always hiring for customer service reps? It's because no one can endure that job for too long! The training is subpar, the support from management is mediocre and parking is the absolute worst!!! Do not work there if you plan on driving because half your check will go to parking costs!!! Beautiful view of the city from your workspaceParking is horrible & training is a joke!"
Director (Current Employee) says"They claim work life balance but at the end of the day, you have to get the job done no matter what. The company doesn't have a clear vision, they follow a flavor of the month approach and hope that something sticks. They put a lot of effort into sports nutrition only to abandon it before it started. They also recently doubled their product line which doubled all of their supply chain costsDIscounted weight loss productsStressful environment"
Team Lead (Former Employee) says"I enjoyed working with the employees. the hardest part of the job was getting the employees to work with you and not against you. I learned a lot at medifast and hope to use my knowledge else where. A typical day at medifast is on Monday's you start at 6 am and work until you get 3000 orders done. Sometimes it was 3 or 4 and other times it was 5 or 6 pm so I would be there later. You would pick the orders and send them down the belt to go across the QC scale and than to the void fill area and sealer to the truck. There is to much favoritism going on in this company."