Jamba Juice

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Jamba Juice Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.3 283 reviews

69% Approve of the CEO

Jamba Juice Chairman, President, and CEO James D. White

James D. White

(108 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free smoothies were probably the best part(in 27 reviews)

  • Fun environment, Non-professional requirements(in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Leadership team is strong overall, but some executive team members not quite as strong as others(in 25 reviews)

  • The pay is just about minimum wage, but you can make up for this in tips(in 18 reviews)

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    Fast paced

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsJamba is an exciting place to work.

    ConsNeeds more structure when executing projects.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Can be a rewarding place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThis can be a fun rewarding job, flexible hours. Great tasting, healthy products. Good culture in stores. Fast paced and customer driven. Good entry level management position.

    ConsNot a lot of advancement opportunities past general manager or district manager. Most stores are franchise, so advancement options vary. You are expected to work 50 hours a week and that can be a grind. Pay is relatively low for comparable positions in other fast food or retail positions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good

    General Manager (Current Employee) Honolulu, HI

    ProsJob is ideal for new college grad

    ConsConsider length of time you want to spend there

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo for it

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Jamba doesn't care about their people..

    Team Lead (Current Employee) San Antonio, TX

    Pros-fun environment
    -easy job
    -generally flexible schedule

    Cons-employees are considered "disposable"
    -no raises at all
    -bad pay rate
    -haven't seen a gm last more than a year
    -bad hours (around 15 average per week )
    -poor training

    Advice to Senior Management-give a little credit to the employees
    -consider raises (I've been there for 2 years and almost got fire for asking for 25 cents)
    -Better the product knowledge of emloyees
    -train effectively

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Seasonal fluctality

    Juice Jedi (Current Employee) Kansas City, MO

    ProsHealthy product, good benefits. Good teamwork amongst local area managers. Nice seasonal menu fluctuation. Health based clientele. Nice local store marketing.

    ConsToo many hours in the summer. Unrealistic budget labor targets. Direct lack of communication from corporate level. Stores outside of their CA region do not get the same attention.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Unprofessional Management.

    Team Member (Current Employee) Studio City, CA

    ProsFun Team Members to work with.

    ConsHorrible managers who are lazy and make team members do everything while they are in the back house not doing any labor.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet better and mangaer or step down.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good first job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat first job. The energy was positive and my co-workers and customers were pleasant to work with

    ConsUnderpaid after 4 years. Essentially no pay raises

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider pay raises

     

    I enjoy working at Jamba Juice

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosi enjoy my workmates and customers

    Consdo not have enough hours available to work due to school

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the great work!

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    Good company. You must be able to handle very fast paced environment.

    Shift Manager (Current Employee) Modesto, CA

    ProsFun, friendly, fast paced environment.

    ConsVery high turnover with employees, because they can't handle how fast paced it is in the summer time. This leaves management and other employees short handed and constantly training new people which can be frustrating when it's busy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Learned a ton!

    Shift Lead (Current Employee)

    ProsLearned about cogs (cost of goods), inventory, FIFO (organization expiring of product), professionalism, customer service, register, training new employees, and how to manage a team of 4-8 people at once. You can get promoted if you work hard, and show pride in your work. They really taught is about marketing and customer service, its pushed a lot!

    ConsSometimes it gets stressful during rushes, I felt like I had a lot of responsibility because I tried very hard to meet the Jamba standard, the smoothies are a bit pricey for guests so sometimes they complain- but that comes with all fresh healthy product.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo communicate more and socialize with the team members!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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