Jamba Juice Reviews

Updated October 1, 2014
Updated October 1, 2014
315 Reviews
3.1
315 Reviews
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Jamba Juice Chairman, President, and CEO James D. White
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115 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 21 reviews)

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  1.  

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

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    • 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
  2.  

    Used to be a great place to work.

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    • 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
  3.  

    Not the best side job.

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    • 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
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  5.  

    Team Member

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    • 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
  6.  

    Jamba doesn't care about their people..

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    • 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
  7.  

    Unprofessional Management.

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    • 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
  8.  

    Not paid enough for all the trouble.

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    • 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
  9.  

    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

  10.  

    Long work hours, not as easy at it looks.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Jamba Juice Team Member in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Jamba Juice Team Member in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    People can be nice, not always. Because I'm new, they make me do all of the dirty work.

    Cons

    Maybe it's just the store I work at but it is very unorganized. Co-workers are yelling at each other, making smoothies before the ticket comes out so double the smoothies are made which = a lot of wasted smoothies. Slippery floors, tiny space, no break room. Have to memorize 47 recipes which is almost impossible. Spend half my shifts washing dishes which make my fingers bleed. The scoops used to scoop the fruit are awful to use and all the fruit sticks to the bins so I'm basically ice picking at the fruit half of my shift. Just started working there and the training is awful, not enjoying it at all. Long hours of constantly standing, lifting, cleaning, and walking into the -30 freezer to restock fruit. Probably won't stay there very long.

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

    Low-paying, high-stress job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great employee discount, good shifts for students looking for part-time work, team-oriented atmosphere, good work culture with emphasis on customer service

    Cons

    Lots of memorization, very low-paying for so much work, co-workers were immature, no parking lot (parking was very expensive)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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