Jamba Juice Reviews

Updated October 29, 2014
Updated October 29, 2014
321 Reviews
3.1
321 Reviews
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Jamba Juice Chairman, President, and CEO James D. White
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116 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free smoothies were probably the best part (in 29 reviews)

  • Fun environment, Non-professional requirements (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Leadership team is strong overall, but some executive team members not quite as strong as others (in 28 reviews)

  • low pay, manager said possibly misleading things about career opportunities during interview (in 22 reviews)

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  1.  

    Juicer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Juicer in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Juicer in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Jamba Juice part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Get one free drink for free, cool people to work with

    Cons

    Low pay, bad leadership, no career opportunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Low Pay, Fun Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Lead in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Team Lead in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at Jamba Juice part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun staff
    Part-time or full-time options
    Good new hire training

    Cons

    Catty/manipulative management
    Very low pay
    Very little structure on promotions, mostly friends get ahead
    Minuscule raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers that have management experience, not just personal friends. It makes no sense to hire a person from outside the company, since they have no idea what the lower staff need or want in a manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    New and thrilling at first but was disturbed to find no real "health" was being sold.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Member in Merced, CA
    Former Employee - Team Member in Merced, CA

    I worked at Jamba Juice part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Meet a lot of new people. Upbeat atmosphere some of the time. Training was one month long. It was a pretty short but sweet introduction, it is best to learn by doing.

    Cons

    Poor wages. Disingenuous company values. The corporation is choosing their profits over treating their employees well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The customers that are interested in what is good and healthy will eventually flock to other reputable sources. Possibly even to Amazon

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Used to be a great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - General Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Jamba Juice full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Love the customers.

    Cons

    Work you to death. They have sell, sell, sell mentality. Be healthy but buy more.For most of the employees this is their first job and the expectations are of someone who has been in the business for awhile.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your are forgetting what its really like working in a store.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Not the best side job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Member in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Team Member in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Jamba Juice part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -50% $15 a day
    -flexible hours

    Cons

    -training wasn't thorough
    -managers vary in competence and knowledge, some weren't leaders at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -take training seriously
    -improve management skills
    -enforce policy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Team Member

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jamba Juice part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Employee Discount
    Flexible schedule
    Always give meal breaks
    Great Environment

    Cons

    HORRIBLE HOURS
    Hours depends on Sales
    Rude Customers
    NO benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Jamba doesn't care about their people..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Team Lead in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Jamba Juice part-time (more than an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    -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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Unprofessional Management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Member in Studio City, CA
    Current Employee - Team Member in Studio City, CA

    I have been working at Jamba Juice part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fun Team Members to work with.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better and mangaer or step down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Not paid enough for all the trouble.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Member in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Team Member in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Jamba Juice part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Fun people to work with
    - Given the right team, flexible hours that work with your schedule
    - A good stepping stone.

    Cons

    - High turn-over rate
    - Low pay
    - Stressful

    The particular location I work at has an incredibly high turnover rate, so people are constantly stressed. I've worked with other store locations where it seems like everyone knows what they are doing and have enough people - sadly, my store does not have such luxuries.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It was good while in college for a summer job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jamba Juice

    Pros

    The one good thing is that there is a great deal of friendly staff and good customer movies. Plus free smoothies

    Cons

    The work was simple enough, but there was little room for growth. There was demanding staffing during the summer months that is inflexible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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