Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Weight Management Organisation
  • Year established:
    1963
  • Website:
    http://WWW.WEIGHT-WATCHERS.CO.UK
  • Contact
    • Millennium House, Ludlow Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 2SL

About Weight Watchers UK

Weight Watchers UK is part of the world’s leading commercial provider of weight management services. The company offers a wide range of food products, publications and programmes for those interested in a healthier lifestyle.

In the early 60s, Jean Nidetch - an overweight housewife in New York - gathered friends together for regular coffee mornings, hoping that by following the same diet and comparing notes she would lose weight. And she did.

The group expanded - and now there are millions of members. There are now more than 6,000 Weight Watchers meetings designed to provide the motivation people need to make better choices and stay healthy for life.

The business works with three values in mind: think differently, get things done and win together. These values are designed to promote courage, focus and collaboration.

The UK branch of Weight Watchers is based in Maidenhead and led by Senior Vice President and General Manager Chris Stirk.


What is it like to work for Weight Watchers UK

Leadership
Leadership
With employees based in multiple locations, Chris uses a range of channels to engage with staff, including meetings and blog posts. He has an open door policy when at the head office and encourages feedback and suggestions when he’s out in the field.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
The company takes a blended learning approach when it comes to training employees. Their latest training has been based on mind-set and wellbeing, including meditation and mindfulness, positivity and resilience, gratitude, and hope and motivation.
My Company
My Company
Their mission statement and values are at the heart of everything they do. They are on the walls of their office, within their rewards and recognition programme, their annual plan and across all recruitment collateral.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Profit Related Payment
    Profit Related Payment

    Companies offering profit related pay to all employees

  • Development
    Development

    Companies who provide support for non-work related training

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff:

    1238

  • Staff Turnover:

    31%

  • Male : Female:

    4% / 96%

  • Average Age:

    45

  • Earning £35,000+:

    6%

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