Jamba Juice Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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Jamba Juice Chairman, President, and CEO James D. White
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Pros
  • Free smoothies were probably the best part (in 30 reviews)

  • Fun environment, Non-professional requirements (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Leadership team is strong overall, but some executive team members not quite as strong as others (in 28 reviews)

  • low pay, manager said possibly misleading things about career opportunities during interview (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Great - management is awesome

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Great management, opportunities for promotions, good hours, nice team

    Cons

    Very fast paced, some team members don't give quality service

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be flexible with schedules

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Fun depending on who the manager is

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    Current Employee - Team Member in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Team Member in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Jamba Juice

    Pros

    *Free smoothie every shift
    *Get to try the smoothies
    *Fun when it is not busy
    *good for students

    Cons

    *gets really busy in summer time
    *hours depend on manager and how well you work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Order more than what you think you will need
    Pay needs to be raised

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. jamba juice interview

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Clinton, UT
    Current Employee - Team Member in Clinton, UT

    I have been working at Jamba Juice (more than a year)

    Pros

    great people, the smoothies are great because you get the chance to try all of them, it's fun because you get to goof around and be yourself, the management people are always nice. flexible schedules.

    Cons

    low pay, since the schedule depends on the weather sometimes when it gets busy in the middle of winter and there's only two people scheduled they might have to just deal with it, if the store is busy you often dont get a break.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work! the company is great! and i like that they are adding more healthy things in the menu for those people that are really focus in balance diet. they treat their employees right.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Lots to learn in a short amount of time, but fun work environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jamba Juice part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The work environment is fast-paced and keeps you on your toes so you're never bored. There's always something to do even during non-rush times.

    Cons

    Since orders must be completed as soon as possible, learning the recipes is extremely important to maximize efficiency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    implement attractive compensation to keep management turnover low

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Fun, Part Time job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Lead
    Former Employee - Shift Lead

    I worked at Jamba Juice part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun
    Easy
    Great hours
    Nice environment
    Free drinks & food

    Cons

    Impatient customers
    Slow in winter months
    Wages aren't great
    Bad company music

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Awesome, high-energy company to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Jamba Juice in Tigard, OR
    Former Employee - Jamba Juice in Tigard, OR

    I worked at Jamba Juice full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I thoroughly enjoyed my time working for Jamba! They work very hard to instill their culture and values in you and ensure that you are set up success to do your job. Lots of opportunity to move up.

    Cons

    Many of the employees are high school students and Jamba only promotes within so some of the shift supervisors are high schoolers. Sometimes the inexperienced supervisors creates tension in the workplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training for shift supervisors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Just started here as a Shift Lead in training (part-time).

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Keep in mind I have ben working for this company for under a week, although I did wait an extraordinary amount of time to be put on the schedule after filling out hiring paperwork.
    The customers are *usually* quite pleasant, although one location I work at is in a very snooty area of town and you can definitely tell, overall the customers are great and as i understand it most are regulars.
    For the most part, management is helpful and very nice, they have really taken the time to show me all the ropes and more in my few days of working for this company, training is very thorough.
    Learning about boosts/ingredients and conveying that information to the health savvy customers is rewarding, it feels great when you can give someone exactly what they are looking for both nutrition and taste wise.
    I'm sure this would be a great experience for high school job seekers.

    Cons

    Some coworkers are incredibly disrespectful to me as a new employee, I have been ignored, and I have been abandoned at times, and as an extremely new employee being responsible for taking orders, blending, pouring, baked good and juices all at once during rushes, it leads to increased wait times and unsatisfied customers.
    Pay is definitely nothing great, about 30 cents above minimum depending on who hires you and for what position.
    Even though I have been on register every shift I have worked I have yet to see any tip money or have my questions about tip allocation answered.
    There are really no breaks given, and the expectation to produce is set quite high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to make sure each and every shift lead is up to par! It's very frustrating to have an amazing shift lead and experience in one location, only to have the complete opposite in another location in the same district and under the same GM.
    Again, training was very thorough, but I feel as if some employees definitely need to be retrained on a regular basis, it's one thing to run down the line in 30 seconds with three blenders in hand; but in other aspects, be completely clueless. Yes, it's very very important to know the recipes, but there are many other important aspects to working in the food service industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Easy & Fun!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jamba Juice

    Pros

    Easy job with flexible hours. Great to do if you are a student since they are super accommodating.

    Cons

    The outfits aren't the best to wear - An orange visor isn't number 1 in my wardrobe. They could definitely invest in more attractive uniforms.

  10. Great experience, great boss, interesting customers.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Lead in Carson, CA
    Current Employee - Shift Lead in Carson, CA

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

    Pros

    Creating new drinks for customers with preferences and/or special dietary needs, fun coworkers, upbeat environment

    Cons

    Coworkers (this varies by store), rude customers (only sometimes), lunch/dinner rushes can last for hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is great, they're very understanding and helpful. Sometimes they take their stress out on team members, but that is to be expected every now and then.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Always changing

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

    I have been working at Jamba Juice

    Pros

    Ability to set own schedule. Flexible work hours. Some store managers have positive outlook.

    Cons

    Corp always changing in store focus. Upper management distant and out of touch with decisions. Limited ability to move forward. Disagreement with anyone above store level is never received well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees to be honest. If a team member has a different option don't try to argue with them why they're wrong. It's ok to be challenged.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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