Jamba Juice
3.3 of 5 243 reviews
www.jambajuice.com Emeryville, CA 5000+ Employees

Jamba Juice Reviews

Updated Apr 7, 2014
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3.3 243 reviews

                             

70% Approve of the CEO

Jamba Juice Chairman, President, and CEO James D. White

James D. White

(94 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
243 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Someone stated that the pro was that they would get a free smoothie a day"
    in 21 reviews
  • "Fun environment, Non-professional requirements"
    in 16 reviews
Cons:
  • "Managers usually sit in the back while team members do all the work"
    in 19 reviews
  • "And even when I did a great job as a team member I was still only getting minimum wage"
    in 14 reviews
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Dont work for a franchise store

Team Member (Former Employee)
Peoria, AZ

I worked at Jamba Juice part-time for more than 3 years

ProsYou get to work with fun upbeat people.

ConsPlan on staying an hour after your shift on a regular basis. The manager is probably younger than you and extremely immature.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire people who want to be managers/ know how to manage people

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Fun but tiring

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Jamba Juice

ProsGreat Discount with fun people to work with. Managers can vary. The younger managers always break their necks for their employeess.

ConsFast pace job,fighting for hours, not paid enough

Advice to Senior ManagementMY manager was awesome. He/She always tried to do the most for her Team Members with what she had

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It's super fun to work here, everybody is so friendly

Team Member (Current Employee)
Honolulu, HI

I have been working at Jamba Juice part-time for less than a year

Prosshift meal
awesome team members
easy duties

Consi hate when it gets overwhelmingly busy

Advice to Senior Managementeverything is pretty good, i love my manager

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Juice maker

Cashier (Current Employee)

I have been working at Jamba Juice for more than a year

ProsGreat place to work great drinks!

ConsThe place doesn't pay management well.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Inexperienced franchisee wanted a slave

General Manager (Current Employee)
Nashville, TN

I have been working at Jamba Juice full-time for less than a year

ProsNone. I worked 60+ hours a week for the owner and he wanted more.

ConsOwners wanted a servant. There was no work/life balance.

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

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horrific

Team Member (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Jamba Juice part-time for less than a year

Pros50% discount and meet new people

ConsCo-workers lie to get you in trouble and have to know how to make all drinks without looking at the menu

Advice to Senior ManagementStop being an as*hole

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

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It was fun for a high schooler

Team Member (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA

I worked at Jamba Juice part-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe company is very flexible with your availability and hours and the recipes are easy to learn. It is a great way to make new friends that are your age.

ConsIt is a relatively mindless job. After 6 months, if you don't plan on taking on the extra responsibilities of being a lead or a manager for a measly raise, then you're never going to be challenged again.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep a better eye on your management, they are doing shady things behind your back.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Jamba Juice is a first Job. You learn how to interact with customers and a little about inventory management/sales"

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Jamba Juice

ProsFriendly Coworkers and friendly customers

ConsSore feet and low pay

Advice to Senior ManagementPay employees a higher wage

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good high school job

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Jamba Juice part-time for more than 3 years

Pros* Learn the benefits of communicating
* Learn to make smoothies
* Free drinks
*Able to accommodate to schedule

Cons* Bad management
*At the end of the day you smell like fruit

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It is a High school job.

Smoothie Maker (Former Employee)
South Jordan, UT

I worked at Jamba Juice part-time for more than a year

Pros1.Free/discounted smoothies
2.works very well with a school schedule.

ConsVery low pay, little chance for promotion and promotion pay isn't worth it for whats required with the Job.

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter pay incentive will improve customer service.

Franchise Owner: Don't be so mean to your employees. Focus less on pure profit and more on creating a productive and positive work environment.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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