Jenny Craig
2.2 of 5 222 reviews
www.jennycraig.com Carlsbad, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Terrible Pay. Demoralizing work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

Pros-Helping people change their lives
-Meeting some really great and interesting people
-Working with others who really wantto help people
-Great/Healthy way to lose weight when the program is followed

Cons-Poverty level pay
-No support from corporate
-Terrible communication from the company
-Demoralizing to not be able to help people like we should be able to
-Constant phone work (almost cold calling past clients)
-Too expensive to keep clients long term
-Long hours/not enough time off

The company is one of the worst paying, and least supportive ( to it's employees) that I have every worked for. I , and others, have to have a second job to simply be able to pay rent and eat. We provide therapy to clients who don't have the money to pay a professional psychiatrist. You are a cheerleader, a confidant, a shoulder to cry on, and a therapist all for almost no pay. The commission scale is a joke, and doesn't reward you for actually getting client to their goal weight. The emotional weigh down from taking on all of your clients problems is crushing. When you don't have a client in center, you are calling from lists of people who have quit the program. Most of the live calls bring hostility from the former clients, and you're often hung up on and yelled at for calling to try to bring people back to the program. There is almost no advertising. Consultants are expected to bring most of the business in by calling people in any free time. The hours are long and there is no time off. Holidays are all worked ( even when corporate is closed) and trying to find someone to cover for you to take your time off is a nightmare

Advice to Senior ManagementPay your employees better and take over some of the stress of advertising and getting people through the door. Make changes to update the company and get rid of the ridiculous PPH and FDA requirements.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Demoralizing Environment and Ultimately Disappointing Experience

    (Former Employee)

    I worked at Jenny Craig full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: Clean work environment, friendships, a few inspiring clients, half off… Cons: Too many (unimportant) operational pieces to keep track of. You are always made to feel that something is falling through the cracks. Technology is extremely outdated. Pay… Advice to Senior Management: Improve Marketing! Increase Compensation! Good luck retaining qualified, dedicated, loyal employees, especially consultants, at the current pay rate. Increase Transparency! Your employees are not idiots, but you… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Hard work gets rewarded

    Weight Loss Consultant (Former Employee)
    Columbia, MO

    I worked at Jenny Craig full-time for more than 8 years


    Pros: People, Owner are amazing! Training is great! Ability to control… Cons: Retail hours and phone time. Advice to Senior Management: Remember why your doing your job. Clients come first. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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