Jamba Juice Reviews

Updated July 12, 2014
Updated July 12, 2014
315 Reviews
3.1
315 Reviews
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Jamba Juice Chairman, President, and CEO James D. White
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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.  

    Great company to get you started

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - District Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Jamba Juice full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It was a great work environment the people were wonderful and the culture was positive and upbeat. This is a great place to start a career in the quick serve arena.

    Cons

    There are not really any cons. However, if I need to search for one It would be the launch of some promotions. They are rolled out to quickly and too often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you you do!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Learned a ton!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Lead
    Current Employee - Shift Lead

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

    Pros

    Learned 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!

    Cons

    Sometimes 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 ManagementAdvice

    To communicate more and socialize with the team members!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome work environment!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Lead in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Shift Lead in Anaheim, CA

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

    Pros

    encourage to provide a happy and positive work environment

    made life-long friendships

    Cons

    making smoothies all day everyday gets too repetitive sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I worked at two different stores in two different states and I've loved all my managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great first job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jamba Juice

    Pros

    Taught me great work ethics that I refer to today in my professional career (building blocks, FIBER)
    I have "clean as you go" ingrained and it has made me the cleanest roommate ever
    There was always a balance of fun while on the job, best job I have had to this day because I was lucky enough to have a great fun team (innocent games for when it was slow like when we had to clean -- sticking a post-it on our back and guessing what was written on it -- we had a store beach day in the summer, etc)
    Made great connections with regulars (googlers, san jose mercury employees, radio people)

    Cons

    For the amount of work you do, especially in the summer, min wage+ just doesn't seem to balance it out -- it's fine for a high schooler i suppose
    It is a mindless job, and if you don't have the right team/people to work with you can get bored of it in 3 months easily.
    If you have the wrong shift manager, scheduling can become a nuisance and a confusion.

  6.  

    Fantastic Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - General Manager in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at Jamba Juice as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic company that really follows its values.

    Cons

    All your team members are teens or early twenties, they need a lot of development, and there can be a lot of drama.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I learned so much from these guys!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people, good energy

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director-level In Corporate Office in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Director-level In Corporate Office in Emeryville, CA

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

    Pros

    Great culture: energetic, passionate, fun. Great people. Lots of opportunity for personal growth and movement across different departments of company. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Company / senior management sometimes tries to do too many things at once. Leadership team is strong overall, but some executive team members not quite as strong as others. Challenging to keep all constituents in a franchise-oriented organization happy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focused on the core of what Jamba does best: smoothies and juices.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    awesome

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Worker in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Worker in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    good juice, great people, love the music

    Cons

    sticky, dont like uniforms, got sick of the juice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent Company

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

    I worked at Jamba Juice full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, health and fitness focused, fantastic training, terrific people. The people are always great.

    Cons

    Better inter-departmental communication would have made everyone's time at work easier and less stressful. Hard workers get more work while slackers keep slacking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Working in upper management was a terrific experience for me until my boss moved on to a bigger opportunity with a larger organization. I then started working for a new supervisor that was a nightmare who had zero leadership skills and a giant chip on his shoulder. I left as soon as I could. Other than that jerk, most of the time, I would have to say it was a great place to work. The only thing I can mention to work on there would be better communication between departments and better planning and overall annual vision. Sometimes, it seemed as though communication within the organization was unclear or muddy. The Marketing Team had serious issues and never quite got it "together." They needed to have someone working in operations or supply chain working with them so there wouldn't be a shortage of product all of the time in the stores, or shortages at the wrong time of the year.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fast-paced, team-oriented, and fun.

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

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

    Pros

    Working with a team is great, management is completely understanding. Environment is fast-paced, but fun. Happy customers makes me happy.

    Cons

    During school, sometimes under-staffed. Minimum wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flexible when it comes to working hours, but strict on policy, which is good. Great standards of excellence and company values. Always encourages team to strive to perfection.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fantastic working environment with plenty of advancement opportunity.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Santa Cruz, CA

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

    Pros

    High paced work environment on warm days. Lots of opportunity for promotions within the company. Understanding of school schedules. Comprehensive training program, there is no reason why you should feel inadequate once you start working the line. Hire mostly young adults to keep the atmosphere fun and upbeat.

    Cons

    Lots of uncertainty when it comes to being promoted to upper management. There are scheduling issues sometimes, college kids can be flaky. A bit of busy work is required for leads. The pay is low for the amount they expect us to care about the company and products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let good talent go to waste.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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