Jenny Craig

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Jenny Craig Reviews

Updated February 22, 2015
Updated February 22, 2015
174 Reviews
2.5
174 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Helping people to reach their goals is a wonderful experience (in 45 reviews)

  • All employees receive a good opportunity to lose weight on the Jenny Craig program (in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • Training is poorly thought out and the upper management doesn't really seem to care (in 27 reviews)

  • Our center director doesn't really motivate us just wants to be our friend more (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Working at Jenny Craig

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Management in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Jenny Craig

    Pros

    Interesting work that I love. Learn a lot about nutrition and help others.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than average with few raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee incentives would help. More guidance at work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    great company to work for

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

    I have been working at Jenny Craig

    Pros

    great opportunity, environment, and feel that you're really helping people

    Cons

    pay can be rough, but if full-time it helps obviously

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sold my soul to the devil!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Centre Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Centre Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Jenny Craig full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Helping people change their lives is very rewarding.

    Cons

    No consistency,work long hrs as Center Director w no break, low pay, new structure worse for pay, not enough support for finding quality staff, not enough ads, pay based off of how well company doing, upper mngmnt living in la la land. Spend more $ on new menus/tools than keeping quality employees, it's a food based program so get a focus on new food more often, that's all the client wants!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wise up, roleplaying is good for training, but not real life situations. Try working as a Jcc more often, "go back to the basics" & see what you can really do & "lead by example". Sit in their chairs for awhile instead of going in 1x a month/quarter to critique.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    I have been working at Jenny Craig full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    I have been working at Jenny Craig

    Pros

    Passionate about my career. Helping people change their lives. I value the experience of working at Jenny. Great training. Company discounts.
    Generous vacation/PTO time.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is a challenge.
    Salary & benefits have to be better..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the employees in the field more. Don't come to field for you check mark. Be human, talk to us as equal to us. Our whole business is a direct reflection of our consultants and their managers, they do not feel it.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    The Bright Side of Jenny Craig - Helping People Lose Weight!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Weight Loss Consultant in Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Weight Loss Consultant in Katy, TX

    I have been working at Jenny Craig

    Pros

    The interaction with the clients as they get excited with their weight loss success.

    Cons

    Having enough time to spend with each client, without rushing to get to the next scheduled appointment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More compensation on the food sales, since it is so vital to their success that they eat our products & not cook on their own.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Work your tail off for little recognition and zero opportunity for time off....

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

    I have been working at Jenny Craig full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Love the clients, love that you feel that you are making a difference.

    Cons

    There is absolutely no coverage for time off, so if you are sick or have a sick child, don't plan on taking the time off. Extremely low pay considering the responsibilities you have, and it seems that everyone above you is a manager... resulting in EVERYONE telling you what to do all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little bit more appreciative of your consultants, they are the bread and butter of your operation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Experience depends on location

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Jenny Craig full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Helping people every day to achieve their weight loss goals. It's extremely rewarding to be a part of helping and seeing someone change their life for the better. Growing with the company is extremely supported

    Cons

    Depending on where your location is the clients can be a nightmare (rude, demanding, unwilling to follow program.) The company is not doing well at this time so there is a lot of pressure to increase business, however, higher level not contributing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to value consultants and hire top notch employees, then you need to pay them for it. Most employees aren't paid a living wage with the commission taken away.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Its a joy to love what you do.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jenny Craig full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Passionate about my career.
    It is powerful to work in a female dominated career path.
    I value the experience of working at Jenny.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is a challenge.
    Salary & benefits is an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honor the employees in the field. Our whole business is a direct reflection of our consultants and they do not feel that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Management is trying to make changes, but is it enough

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

    I have been working at Jenny Craig full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I love helping my clients and my co-workers are great. We get a discount on food and I have benefits. I think the new comp plan could be good but we have to see it.

    Cons

    Schedules are not regular and I have to work weekends. My manager is constantly stressed out. The training we have is remedial and does not help me. We barely see the market manager here and she really doesn't even know us or what is happening in our centre. It pays like a retail job (maybe a little higher if we make our bonuses).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update and change the program so clients have a new reason to come to us. What worked 25 years ago needs to be freshened up in 2015! Get managers more training and get senior managers to be here more so they understand what we go throgh everyday.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    I loved my direct boss

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

    I have been working at Jenny Craig full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Helping people is great and it was always challenging. The skills learned in the weight loss industry are transferable almost anywhere.

    Cons

    The pay was truly insulting. Way below the industry standard and I was a top performer who constantly met quota and fiscal goals. The more the company struggled the more we had to cut employee hours and increase our own for coverage purposes. In my last 6 months I was working 6 days a week and open to close for most of them. I like hard work but if you divided my salary by hours worked I'm pretty sure it came out to minimum wage. We even had to work on the 4th of July and other holidays. It was exhausting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice employee engagement and don't just preach it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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