Balance Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Balance is a family owned and operated company, with apparel designed from scratch with all body types in mind.
A dissapointed buyer shares some thoughts about Balance athletica, I would say athletica runs inconsistent with their sizing based on color. Ordered the same pant in the same size but two different colors and had to return one of them as it was much more snug. I know the darkness of the dyes can affect the fit but these were both pretty dark and is usually only an issue with jeans
Current Employee - Housing says"I have been working at BALANCE full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Management , communication, floor, only 10 people are in a whole floor put that in perspective."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at BALANCE full-time for more than a year Cons: The management is regulated by a fearful leader who trusts no one and is not willing to be accountable to her own actions. Things will not change unless she leaves and hopefully her management style hasn't rubbed off onto VP's who work a stupid amount of hours covering her tracks and fixing everything she has broken. Nothing is transparent."
Former Employee - Certified Credit Counselor says"I worked at BALANCE full-time for more than a year Cons: The CEO did not seem to care about the company mission or employees. Unprofessional management."
Former Employee - Financial Coach says"I worked at BALANCE full-time for more than 3 years Cons: I debated whether I should even post a review because hardly anyone thinks this place will still be around in a year but the way I see it, if I can get someone to think twice before applying here then I’ve done my job. Terrible place to work. The job itself is extremely stressful and the only way to retain workers is by making other aspects of the company enticing, but we didn’t have any of that. Managers micromanage your statuses (you always have to keep your statuses updated on your computer). We have consistently been given more and more procedures and hardly any training to learn them. Whenever someone quits they just move people around to fill the gap instead of hiring. It comes to the point where most clients you talk to are stressed from the get go because they’ve been on hold forever. The management team has little experience in credit so you won’t be getting any help from them if you’re new. They’re nice but useless when it comes to managing the workload. They do meetings with the credit department every once in a while and will use so many rhetorical fallacies that I always loathed going to those meetings. What’s even more annoying is that they're disguised so well as public speaking skills that most people don’t catch on to them . Ultimately BALANCE is not on your side but will consistently try to convince you that they are. Many people gave them good advice on their exit interviews but they didn’t take any of it. That’s because so long as the place is minimally running, they’re ok with people quitting. I’ve worked retail jobs that made me feel more valued than this place. By the way they just outsourced the operations department."
Former Employee - Programmer Analyst says"I worked at BALANCE full-time for more than 3 years Cons: You are not appreciated, training was horrible. You realize that you know more than the supervisors. Management is useless and there is no HR Manager"
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I have been working at BALANCE full-time for more than a year Cons: The company is struggling financially and running scared as a result. There is an enormous pressure on client services and counselors and coaches to get more clients, to book appointments, to sell the service. Extreme changes in scheduling create chaos daily, and interfere with work/life balance. Layoffs. People leaving due to the stress and pressure. This leaves the remaining employees over worked, under paid, under appreciated. Endless emails and micromanagement. No Training. Core values exist on paper, but are not really valued."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at BALANCE full-time Cons: The company is a non-profit that relies on outside funding"
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at BALANCE full-time Cons: 1. You could draw a line down the middle of the office that separated staff of the non-profit Consumer Credit Counseling Service of San Francisco from staff of the previously for-profit Balance. 2. Ask any number of employees what the organization does and you will get widely differing answers. 3. Staff were increasingly unhappy with relatively low pay and negative work environment. 3. There are still 3 separate websites for the organization: cccssf.org, balancepro.org, balancepro.net — all of which have nothing in common from a brand perspective. 3. Credit union clients were leaving in droves because of high cost and low service in comparison to other providers of similar services."
Current Employee - Certified Credit Counselor says"I have been working at BALANCE full-time for less than a year Cons: I have been working here for some months. There is lack of training and no support what so ever. They threw me on the phones with not enough training. If I want to help a client I have to walk to that department and ask for help. RIDICOLOUS. We dont know who to go to when resolving issues I feel bad for the client and I know understand why people work here for a short period. I was shock when I tried to help a upset client and transfer him to customer support and found out there is only one rep answering the phone."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at BALANCE full-time Cons: The turnover rate at this place is ridiculous. Most people don't make it past training and if they do then they don't last very long. The training is way too short and this leads to employees feeling frustrated and unprepared to help clients with their difficult financial problems. Clients literally wait for over a month to get an appointment because this place is so understaffed. Sure, sometimes there are snacks in the break room, and there are arcade games, but you can't compensate for poor management by giving people free bagels and video games. The pay is low while the cost of living in the Bay Area is high. The amount of work you have to do each day is overwhelming and there are always tons of basically wait listed appointments each day because counselors quit so often and their appointments have to get covered somehow. Most people who work here are miserable and are looking for new work."
Assembly Line Production Worker (Former Employee) says"Ended up the contract for a short period of time instead of 6 months. Even though I was laid off, this company should get me another job. Not a word. They treat you like a discarded garbage."
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) says"Es una compañía que después de perder tu trabajo por ser temporero no te ayudan a buscar otro. Llamas y nunca tienen trabajo. La compañía la cual hablo esta ubicada en bonita Springs, FL. Lo cual no se como se mantiene en pie si nunca hay trabajo para ofrecer. No la recomiendo"
Recruiter (Former Employee) says"Management does not have any leadership skills. Lots of favoritism, If you don't kiss the right butt you're not going to make it. No matter how productive you are, it's never good enough for them. They pressure you and make you feel worthless despite all your efforts and meeting your goals. Management never had concrete answers for anything, they never follow through with what they say. They threaten you every chance they get, God forbid you have a family emergency if you leave early you'll get a write up for sure. You MUST be available 24/7. They expect you to breath, eat and live Balance Staffing. Cons: Toxic environment, poor management and leadership."
Material Assembler (Contract) says"Iwas ready for work again as an adult having kids i was ready nfor a new start agai in my life so it was nice having a famiily was great and ready for any thing better. Cons: yes some breaks wasnfast but staying busy is the key."
Receptionist (Former Employee) says"Fake people there no honesty n everyone trying to climb over their coworkers, they lie to clients n potential employees, they have no respect for the public or those who walk in. They care about meeting their quotas! Never send anyone to them. Cons: All"
Banquet Server (Former Employee) says"I only had one assignment with Balance Staffing and it was for one day. I was a server assistant for and Easter Brunch hosted by the Marriot Hotel in Delray Beach. The work environment was pleasant and staff was welcoming."
Machine Operator (Former Employee) says"Had a bad experience working for them. Bad communication and they just don't care how you feel about the assignment they put you at. Would not recommend to anyone!"
Laborer (Current Employee) says"This company means well but is a complete waist of time and energy. I would never encourage anyone to apply here. I feel that if you go there looking for a job you will leave there soon looking for the same thing."
Order Picker (Former Employee) says"I was hired on the spot to start the next day I got to work on time and ready to work...I learned they don't train you on anything they kind of just throw you in there I had to ask other employees what to do and where to go.in the interview I was promised my 40 hours a week yet when I got there we only worked 3 hours then went home.and there's no time clock a person writes your time in and out which is very unprofessional to me. Long story short if you have a family to provide for this is not the company for you they juice you up in the interview but in actuality you don't get your hours. Cons: Heavy lifing"
Warehouse Worker (Current Employee) says"At first you'll get 40-60 hours than out of nowhere they'll stop requesting you. Pay is terrible, work is boring, company is incompetent. There are whole weeks that go by that I don't even work. You're just a temp, and that's how they treat you. You're not equal to the employees at the warehouse, you're less than they are, and that's how management treats you. If the incompetent supervisors break one of the machines (which happens daily) prepare to stand around for three hours, or prepare to go home and not return to work for about two and a half weeks. You'll be lucky if you make enough to put gas in your car, or pay your phone bill. So many really good and hard working people were laid off or quit do to how the place is run. I advise anyone not to even waste their time and energy on this warehouse position. Cons: Low pay, less than 20 hours a week, terrible supervisors, boring, poor management"
Temporary Employee (Former Employee) says"Balance Staffing is a horrible company to work for. These Temp agencies keep all the wage profits to themselves and pay the temp nothing. Worse no benefits or senority recognized. Never work for temp agencies. Cons: no good wages or benefits or senority recognition"
Temp (Former Employee) says"Always post up jobs and says that they are hiring. Wasted a lot of time to go to their office and get to go home with no job to work. I literally have to call them if they have jobs to work. They will always says no jobs but be posting in indeed."
Busser,server, hostess, food runner (Former Employee) says"Was a staffing agency, only called u when they had something available. Which was rarely. and only a few times i got called . I worked maybe a few weeks for them"
Loader Operator (Former Employee) says"i wouldnt recommend working here at all poor management treats employees terrible not enough hours you have to do everyones job plus yours and your not appreciated. Cons: Almost everything"
Team Member (Former Employee) says"I worked for them a few months, like 2 years ago when I was 18 and looking for work, and I just really dislike the way the work, they're supposed to find you jobs but i you have to call them instead, and ask them if they have jobs available and all that, and the jobs they have or used to have suck."
Technician (Former Employee) says"They liked my work. But the job is very physical. They said I stink when I sweat. And canned me. Get it in writing as I quit a job to take that job. If you are dealing with R. L at Mia Soleil. Don't believe anything he says Cons: Down time"
Production Worker (Former Employee) says"Worse temp agency ever in stockton ca do not waste your time they will treat you like garbage and act like it your fault they dont like you. Disgusting how their company works! Cons: small office no help, no work or jobs, recruiters are never there for appointment, interview is a interrogation room, nothing organized, have to constantly come back to the office to sit for hours."
Technical Support Specialist (contact), Level 1 (Former Employee) says"The client I worked for, Plumchoice, was very disorganized and it became infeasible to work from home doing remote desktop support like we were doing, without enough communication with supervisors and management. Cons: stressful, huge work load, and disorganized management"
management (Former Employee) says"Not a good company. Florida ownership is untrustworthy, not stable, and bad businessman that has earned a bad reputation. Many employees hired internally then let go... Cons: All"
Production (Former Employee) says"This was first experience with this agency. I waited about 45 mins the girls at thr front desk were so busy talking to other girls ignoring the packed office. I interviewed was told to come back later in the day. I waited another 30 mins said they needed to do drug test and background check and would get back to me. I never got a call back i kept calling all day no one answered the phone voicemail fill. After a week went back cause i couldnt get a response from the Recuiter. They never did do my background after leaving me hanging over a week. After all that the recuiter said they didnt have anything available i was not happy. I got a call from another recuiter for a production it was worest job on my feet 8 hours a day very physical i expressed my concerns they didnt seem to care if i got injured on the job. The graveyard was rude asked me if i wanted to released i said no i needed a job. It was the worest experience when i told them i have issues with my bad back. It wasnt a good paying either they didnt give all the info about the pay periods either i needed all my money that i had already worked the hours had to wait another week to get all my pay. I wouldnt go through this agency they dont follow through with anything i wasted my time.Its all about making $$ for the agency. Cons: Didnt care about you pay is low for the work you do"
lobster says"Very expensive and terrible refund policy which is no refund"
James Faulkner says"Terrible shipping experiences shipping to wrong address than blaming me that I had too many shipping addresses on file."
CONSTANCE says"I want to be able to cancel online not be forced to call and always get a busy signal."
Chris Kelly says"Cancelled my order last month for good, requested 3rd party report 3 times no ever called me back and did not receive the report. do not order this product because of the BAD customer service."
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