A look at wellness technology platform MINDBODY (plus advice for getting hired)

MINDBODY CEO Rick Stollmeyer got into the wellness game in 2000, and while the platform and product has changed tremendously over the years, the company’s core mission of helping others connect to their wellness remains paramount. Learn all about the health and wellness tech company, including more about the company’s unique perks and advice on how to get hired.

MINDBODY rundown 

Size: The company has nearly 2,000 employees worldwide

Industry: Health, Wellness, and Fitness

Locations: The company’s headquarters is in San Luis Obispo, California, but it also has locations in 14 other locations. The other offices are in:

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Irvine, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • Santa Maria, CA
  • New York, NY
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Austin, TX
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Lansdale, PA
  • London, England
  • Sheffield, England
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Pune, India

Founded: 2001

CEO: Rick Stollmeyer

Mission: The company’s core mission is to leverage “technology to improve the health and wellness of the world,” according to MINDBODY’s website.

How much do MINDBODY employees make?

The average salary for a MINDBODY employee is $127,126 per year. Ladders estimates are based on our calculations.

MINDBODY Jobs

MINDBODY is currently hiring for a Senior Scrum Master to work in the company’s San Diego, California office. The headquarters in San Luis Obispo is looking for a Web Experience Manager and a Partner Marketing Manager to join the team. View Ladders’ MINDBODY Jobs page for a full list of open roles and information on how to apply.

MINDBODY company culture

MINDBODY’s commitment to health and wellness runs far past simply the product the team creates. The company is committed to the health and wellness of its employees as well, which is why the company’s benefits include $65 in monthly wellness spending, 21 onsite wellness classes every week, 5 onsite massage therapists, onsite Acupuncture, and 20 paid time off days per year.

Other onsite amenities include free healthy snacks in every break room, onsite childcare for infants, toddlers and preschool aged children, and an onsite restaurant. The onsite gym at the company’s headquarters offers options from yoga, Pilates, barre, boot camp, and CrossFit to salsa dancing, breath work, HIIT, meditation and more.

Core values

  1. Committed to wellness
  2. Audaciously achieving
  3. Humble & helpful
  4. Empathetic
  5. Consciously evolving

Interview advice from MINDBODY CEO Rick Stollmeyer

When interviewing at MINDBODY, the most important aspect to a hiring manager is whether a candidate is aligned with the company’s five core values.

“Ask yourself, first and foremost, does this resonate with you? That’s going to be the number one most important question,” CEO Rick Stollmeyer said. “If you’re lacking certain skills…you can teach skills…how to use different technologies, how to perform in a different kind of job, but you can’t teach values. It’s just really, really hard to change someone’s values. So make sure that your values align with us.”

Additionally, Stollmeyer suggests you look at all open jobs and consider applying to those that may even fall out of your range of expertise.

“You might not be able to get the exact job you want right now, but should you get your foot in the door with MindBody because you’re really motivated by our purpose, and you really aligned well with our values…you can enter through one path, and then end up jumping over to a different part of the company,” Stollmeyer said. “We do this a lot at MindBody, we move people around, we promote from within because people understanding different parts of the business helps create a unity and a shared understanding of where we’re going.”

Stollmeyer told Ladders that the most important question he asks candidates is why they chose their college major.

“What I really want to know about you, is why?” Stollmeyer said. “Why did you choose it and what have you learned from it? And that opens up an amazing conversation with the right people. With other people, it catches them cold… I’m giving away a secret here, but that’s one of my big differentiating questions.”

Employee benefits

  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Flexible spending account (FSA)
  • Health savings account (HSA)
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Mental health care
  • Accidental death & dismemberment insurance
  • Performance bonus
  • 401K plan
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Maternity & paternity leave
  • Work from home
  • Reduced or flexible hours
  • Dependent care
  • Childcare
  • Military leave
  • Family medical leave
  • Vacation & paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Sick days
  • Bereavement leave

Employee perks 

  • $65 in monthly wellness spend
  • 21 onsite wellness classes every week
  • 5 onsite massage therapists, onsite Acupuncture
  • Employee assistance program
  • Mobile phone discount
  • Company social events
  • Gym membership
  • Company car
  • Professional development
  • Job training

Employee reviews 2019

Reviews on Glassdoor range from two-star reviews titled “would not recommend” to five-star reviews titled “amazing culture.”

One reviewer wrote that the headquarters has a “fantastic campus” and a “modern tech hyper growth culture” with “all the benefits of a tech startup.”

Funding and acquisitions

MINDBODY has raised a total of $114.5 million over eight funding rounds. The latest round, a venture round, was announced on April 20, 2015. The company acquired Zenbanx on Feb. 1, 2017, for $100 million.

The company has acquired seven organizations, with the most recent being Simplicity First on Aug. 21, 2019.

What does MINDBODY do?

MINDBODY is a SaaS business management tool that allows local fitness, beauty, and wellness businesses to connect with customers. The software helps businesses expand their reach and has five different business need functions: run and manage, point of sale, marketing, branded apps, and multi-location.

Stollmeyer explains that while the company operates as a B2B, business-to-business, it also connects directly with customers as a B2C, business-to-consumer. The MINDBODY for customers allows them to explore studios, workout classes, and different fitness deals as well as book different experiences in the application.