At Retrofit, 98 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 42 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.78. It was published on Apr 12, 2016. 7237 Visitors

What Employees Say

I'm proud to tell others I work here.
People celebrate special events around here.
People care about each other here.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.

What They Do

We asked Retrofit to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Retrofit is a personalized weight-management and disease-prevention solution that transforms lives by improving health, happiness and performance.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Health Care
US Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois Major Locations: Chicago, Illinois
US Employees: 46 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 2011

Retrofitters celebrate in Chicago during their annual company meeting

Perks and Programs

We asked Retrofit to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Free Retrofit program: Retrofit provides an opportunity for every employee to participate in our weight-management and disease-prevention program. Each employee receives the personalized attention of a live coach, a smart app, dashboard and self-monitoring devices (a Fitbit and digital scale) for tracking and notifications, access to expert-led classes and social support from an online community where employees can engage with each other and post pictures, updates, resources, etc. to keep each other motivated, happy and healthy!
  • Unlimited paid time off (PTO): As a healthy lifestyle company, we understand that happier employees are more productive.  We want our employees to be able to enjoy the things they love to do.  Retrofit employees benefit from our unlimited vacation policy, which allows employees to take off as much time as they need/desire as long as they can complete their work or arrange for coverage while they are out of the office. One employee recently put her laptop aside for a month to volunteer caring for animals in the wild of Africa. We also offer a Retrofit Recharge week where employees take time off to relax and enjoy time with family during the last week of the year.  
  • Work from anywhere: Retrofit is headquartered in downtown Chicago but has employees all over the country. Even in Chicago, on any given day, many Retrofit employees choose to work remotely. This means less time commuting and more time for the other things that make us happy.  A variety of technologies allow our employees to stay connected and productive no matter where they are. We even celebrate the holidays with a live and virtual party! We also offer a Retrofit Recharge week where employees take time away to relax and spend time with family during the last week of the year.
  • Flexible work hours: We recognize that work is only a part of our employees lives.  We try to make it as easy as possible for our employees to seamlessly integrate work into their lives.  Not all Retrofit employees work the same schedule.  We have full-time and part-time employees. Some work early or late. This allows us to best serve our clients and customers while providing flexibility to our employees.
  • Treadmill desks and more: We know that part of a healthy lifestyle is moving throughout the day. We walk the talk and walk while we talk. We encourage our employees to get up and get moving. Our office space includes treadmill desks, standing desks and fitness equipment. We also offer regular employee step challenges to encourage employees to get moving and we take breaks for yoga and other exercise during all company meetings.
  • Healthy snacks: Another way we walk the talk is by offering healthy snacks in the office. Complimentary fruit and other healthy tasty treats are on hand to give employees the energy they need to perform and feel great.
  • Good Egg Days: Employees are encouraged to take off one day per quarter to make a difference in their communities through volunteerism.
  • Treat Yourself Days: All employees receive a day off on their birthday.
  • Thank You Day: All employees receive the day off before Thanksgiving. This is in addition to Thanksgiving and the day after Thanksgiving, which are already holidays. It is our way of showing gratitude for all that our employees do.
  • Fitness Reimbursement Program: We offer a $50 annual reimbursement for wellness-related activities. This includes 5K races, gym memberships and workout gear to encourage employees to be active.


50% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 3% of an employee's salary80% Company-paid health coverage for employees (for Employee who work 30+ hours only)
80% Company-paid health coverage for dependents


  • 401(k) plan
  • Stock options to employees
  • Pre-tax savings account


  • Free snacks during the day
  • Fitness classes
  • Free beverages during the day
  • Convenience store
Retrofitters rockin' Flywheel at 6 a.m.


Unlimited Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 30 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
Unlimited Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 5 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (100% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (25% use it)
  • Telecommute option (100% use it)
  • Phased retirement planning


60 days Job-protected maternity leave20 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
60 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take60 days Job-protected paternity leave
10 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)5 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents10 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Elder care resources
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Medical care
  • Vision care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Dental care
  • Mental health care
  • Fertility treatments


  • Fitness center (only at headquarters)
  • Subsidized offsite gym memberships

Community Involvement & Philanthropy

32 hours Paid time off to volunteer $1,000 Philanthropic donations in last year


  • 'Employee Happiness Direct' is accountable to formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Executive Diversity

Retrofit yogis in action during an all company meeting.


Board games are our jam at Retrofit.

How to Get Hired

We asked Retrofit for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

We want people whose personal values align with Retrofit's values:  candid, always innovating, driven to deliver, good egg, customer delight.  Prospective Retrofit employees are "good eggs", genuine, compassionate and good-hearted.  No big egos.  They want to make a difference both for the customers and clients we serve. 

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Prospective employees should do their homework on Retrofit, convey their passion for our vision (transform lives and workplaces by improving health, happiness and performance) and mission (deliver the most personalized, effective and sustainable weight-management and disease-prevention solution) and tell us how they can contribute to Retrofit.  We like to see candidates who think outside the box and who reach for the stars. To get our attention, we ask prospective employees to tell us in 150 characters or fewer, what makes them unique.  We encourage them to try to be creative and say something that will catch our eye!

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We will be hiring for a variety of positions in the areas of finance, expert coaches, account management and development. We update our job listings regularly. To learn more, visit

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Our Careers page on always has our most current openings.

hiring Outlook

7 Job openings forecast for coming year 7% Job Growth
85 Average applicants per opening 849 Applications received
10 Positions filled in past year 52% New hires by employee referrals
4 New positions created 3 Jobs filled by current employees
1 New graduates hired 12% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
20% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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