Jamba Juice Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
305 Reviews
3.1
305 Reviews
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Jamba Juice Chairman, President, and CEO James D. White
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114 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free smoothies were probably the best part (in 27 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 25 reviews)

  • The pay is just about minimum wage, but you can make up for this in tips (in 18 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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    Former Employee - Team Member  in  Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Team Member in Rosemead, CA

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

    Pros

    The best reasons to work here is that you are working amongst people your age (assuming your in high school or college). The team spirit and moral is often very high

    Cons

    Your clothes can get really dirty and wet. The smell of fruit can somethings be overwhelming if the stock bins are not clean

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Having a more regular schedule for employees. They seem to only hire part time employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Thoroughly enjoyed my experience

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager  in  Santa Cruz, CA
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Santa Cruz, CA

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

    Pros

    I worked at a Jamba Juice while I was in college - it was a great experience. I'm guessing it varies team to team, but I had a great rapport with my co-workers. They were very sensitive to make scheduling work with school. I was promoted quickly to shift manager and enjoyed my peers, supervisors, and subordinates. I got a $.25 raise from minimum wage within 3-4 months, and a promotion with an additional $1.25 raise within 6. Had I stayed longer, another $.25 raise, as well as promotion to assistant manager probably would have been on the table.

    Cons

    We were a franchise and our owners were a little over-bearing. That wouldn't be the case at every location and honestly it wasn't anything terrible or frequent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good job for entry level workers

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    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

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

    Pros

    Chill manager. decent hours. decent pay. great coworkers. customers can be a pain sometimes but overall an easy jobb

    Cons

    depending on peoples pref. pay can be good or bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing you. get them checks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Cool Entry-Level Job

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    Former Employee - Team Member  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Team Member in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Laid Back, Cool Co-Workers, Decent tips compared to fast food, They let you transfer and give opportunities to get promotions.

    Cons

    Pay is minimum. Honestly not bad compared to most fast food.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow In-N-Out's Model a little more and you could have their spoils and reputation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Hard work in a fun environment

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    Former Employee - Team Member  in  San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Team Member in San Luis Obispo, CA

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

    Pros

    Fun, pleasant, healthy, fast paced environment. I always found the staff fun to work with. Good team environment

    Cons

    Mediocre pay (started $0.25 over minimum), somewhat physically demanding. You need to be able to memorize all the smoothie recipes fairly quickly to keep up (but that's not too hard).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Fun environment, lots of tasks to keep track of, fast pace job.

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    Current Employee - Team Member  in  Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Team Member in Glendale, CA

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

    Pros

    The company itself feels like it cares for its employees. It is a good place to learn to work under lots of pressure. 50% off for employees. Great way to learn how to offer great customer service. Tips can pay well.

    Cons

    Management can be despondent. Sell, sell, sell mentality is a lot of extra work for an already busy agenda. Guests can be difficult to deal with. They will work you to the bone. Poor training regiment. High turnover rate of employment. Unpredictable hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not enough pay for everything you do

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    Former Employee - Team Lead  in  Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Honolulu, HI

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

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers and customers, free meal each shift

    Cons

    Selfish company, compensation, not as healthy as they come off to be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of your workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good first job

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    Former Employee - Team Member  in  Escondido, CA
    Former Employee - Team Member in Escondido, CA

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

    Pros

    You'll get experience working with the public and working under stress(especially during the summer). You also receive a fifty percent off discount for working there.

    Cons

    They're really stingy and they have a culture of distrusting their employees and investigating them and using scare tactics to find out if you are making free smoothies for yourself. Never happened to me but happened to some coworkers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not a career job, but more like a get your feet wet in the work industry.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jamba Juice

    Pros

    Flexible hours if you work for the right store manager, and a great way to develop your customer service skills, as you deal with customers on a day to day bases.

    Cons

    Not enough money for all the things they ask for you to do, and no benefits as a shift manager. So it feels more like your just a head team member then a manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give us back paid vacations and the title of shift leader. We work hard so we disserve to be compensated for our hard work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Repetitive and Seasonal

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    Current Employee - Shift Lead  in  Huntington Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Shift Lead in Huntington Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    As the title states the work is very repetitive with shifts having little variation of responsibilities or tasks on a day-to-day basis. The amount of work that is required of you mainly depends on the weather outside because the smoothie-making business is dependent on hot weather. So during the winter and even parts of the fall and spring seasons, this is one of the slowest-paced jobs out there, but as soon as the months start to heat up so does.

    Cons

    Very little rewards in the way of raises, promotions, or even just a simple thank you from a corporate level. They are very demanding and see sales and customer rating scores as the only measures of your success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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