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Managers are pretending to play business.

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Information Systems in Carlsbad, CA
Former Employee - Information Systems in Carlsbad, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Jenny Craig full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Discounted Jenny meals ($2) if you are in need of losing weight. Also a Nestle store in the Jenny Craig corporate building is nice to buy discounted candy and ice cream.

Cons

There has been 4 waves of layoffs in 2012 as the company is hurting in this bad economy. There are many homegrown managers that have been with the company for 10+ years but, don't have a clue what they're doing and pretend like they do. In the last round of layoffs, about 7 managers were demoted which was over due to say the least. There has been an on going conflict between those with the "Ma & Pa Shop" attitude from when Jenny & Sid owned the company and the real corporate managers put in place by Nestle who now owns Jenny Craig. Until the company is ready to be a full blown grown up corporation with real management, there will always be high turn over and employee dissatisfaction there. Management goes in circles not accomplishing much year after year. The company morale is at an all time low and I do not recommend working for this company.

Advice to Management

Empower your employees, listen to them as they are in tune with what's happening outside of your 10 meetings a day with other managers, train your employees, hold people accountable for once, mentor and develop the employees who demonstrate growth potential, and stop burying the little issues as they are the ambers to the big fires that you're constantly having to put out. Also learn from Nestle on how to run a company!

Other Employee Reviews for Jenny Craig

  1. Some of the best years of my life were spent at Jenny Craig

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Weight Loss Consultant
    Former Employee - Weight Loss Consultant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jenny Craig full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The one on one support is what sets the Jenny program ahead in the weight loss business. Supporting Clients and watching their success made me feel good to go to work everyday. I made good money for the work I did. Made lots of connections and friendships I'll take with me when I go.

    Cons

    The food is too expensive. So many times it was so hard having to say goodbye to clients before their weightloss was complete because they couldn't afford to continue.

    Advice to Management

    Raise the conultants hourly wage to compensate for the clients not buying the JC food, and doing more food on their own.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Amazing clients but hard to get ahead if you don't kiss butt

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Jenny Craig Consultant in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Jenny Craig Consultant in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jenny Craig full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to make money and calculate the money that you want to bring home. Great clients, I met some pretty amazing people. Program works, food is delicious. Innovative ideas from within and always looking to improve.

    Cons

    If you aren't a butt kisser getting ahead may be hard. Gettting clients and having them stolen is no fun. People manipulate their numbers in their own favor so competition is usually not fair.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about the happiness of your Consultants because they are where your money comes from.


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