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Good at first, but went downhill

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Former Employee - ≪ Former IT Employee≫  in  Carlsbad, CA
Former Employee - ≪ Former IT Employee≫ in Carlsbad, CA

I worked at Jenny Craig full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Good people. Good benefits package. Decent severance package.
This was a very good place to work seven years ago, before the Nestle buy-out. (Casual dress was every day, for example.)

Cons

(These comments apply to HQ.) Upper Management seems to be disconnected with employees, and doesn't seem to listen to input, although they say they do. (They removed the employee suggestion boxes years ago.) Current employment instability. Plus, pouring all resources into a software package that hasn't worked right in the 5 years it's been implemented.
They have too many meetings to be able to get any real work done. (They may even have some meetings about whether they are having too many meetings.)
Computer hardware is over 5 years old - too much money spent on bad software, not enough on good hardware.
Laying off employees will not improve the software. (They just had another round of layoffs two days ago.) And laying off the key people for supporting the software certainly won't help, either.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Scrap the current software package. It will never work the way it was intended, due to the poor way it was originally coded. Put more energy into your people than your software. And listen to them. They know what works and what doesn't.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Contractors are second class citizens

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Jenny Craig as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Its great to have a steady paycheck, and there is a sense of work life balance - if you have a family, they understand if you need to take a day off for kid related things.

    Cons

    Cliques abound. Its like high school in the cafeteria. Some senior IT people are not competent, but they've been here forever so they've managed to skirt previous layoffs and get themselves promoted. they may be good schmoozers, but good leaders? No.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why are so many people jumping ship in IT?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Former Employee - JCC  in  Orange, CA
    Former Employee - JCC in Orange, CA

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

    Pros

    Working with Jenny Craig Consultants who truly care about their clients. Teaching people the value of a healthy lifestyle. Watching women become empowered as they take control of their health and fitness.

    Cons

    Watching consultants who give so much on a daily basis struggle to make ends meet because of the pay structure. Dealing with management who failsl to market the company properly resulting in very few new clients. Being told to reach out and "Save Starfish" (clients who have not rescheduled), when it clearly about the bottom line and not about the client. Consultants are expected to call clients who haven't been in for years while the company fails to advertise. During these non-client hours consultants are making about $8.25 per hour- less than babysitting money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you truly believe "We Save Lives", start with the employees who have been loyal for so many years. Pay your consultants a living wage. Market the company so the public knows Jenny Craig is still in business. Acknowledge the people who have generated revenue for you and let them know where the company is headed. Your employees are afraid that any day they will be given a severance check for 2 weeks pay and told their centre is closing after years of hard work and dedication. Centre employees love what they do but they are not shown any gratitude by management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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