Jamba Juice Reviews

Updated April 18, 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. Team Member

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    Former Employee - Trainer/Team Member in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Trainer/Team Member in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Teaches stress management. During the summer, the work load can become extreme, so you learn to thrive under pressure.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for growth. People worked for years without being promoted, and even when they were promoted the pay raise was very small. Most did not promote.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the employees more, minimum wage is only going to keep high-schoolers and below applying for jobs. The company might be better served with an older staff, i.e college age +

  2. Great Employer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jamba Juice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast Paced, Fun, Competitive. Never a dull moment

    Cons

    High employee turn around. constantly haveing to rebuild your team.

  3. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Be flexible with schedules

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  5. Easy & Fun!

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    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.

  6. Great experience, great boss, interesting customers.

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    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  7. Team Member - Part time

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Team Member in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    High energy, managers truly cared about their employees and wanted them to enjoy their time at work. A lot of opportunity to learn about health benefits of different additives within the smoothies prepared in their store.

    Cons

    The only problem I had while working at Jamba Juice was that I did not receive as many hours as I wanted to.

  8. People here are always very upbeat and friendly. It's been pretty good working here.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jamba Juice

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you work in your area, you see a lot of your friends. Pay is decent and the coworkers are great.

    Cons

    It gets super busy sometimes and the customers get snappy.

  9. Great experience for high school/college - high energy and fun

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    Former Employee - Training Mentor in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Training Mentor in Mesa, AZ

    I worked at Jamba Juice

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - The exciting atmosphere was contagious, from the employee, to the owner, to the customer.
    - High morale (mostly)
    - Free Jamba at each shift!
    - Made long-lasting friendship
    - Perfect job for young students
    - Decent tips (though not as good as a barista)

    Cons

    -It was so hard to get off work on the occasional Saturday. At least it was to most of the employees. A few would charm their way out of it.
    -Handbook was extensive and complex. I was a Jamba trainer and it's impossible for even the most absorbent person to be able to use the information as corporate would want. But maybe it's impossible for corporate not to have such a manual, considering the size of the company.
    -The orange and carrot juicers are a pain to clean.

    Advice to Management

    Though hard workers are wanted and needed, they should receive first choice for time off over the slackers.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great place !

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Team Member in Beaverton, OR

    I have been working at Jamba Juice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced , fun . Good environment .

    Cons

    Loud atmosphere is challenging and Min. Wage

  11. excellent

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Team Member in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Jamba Juice

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    friendly, always something to do, flexible, clean, fresh,

    Cons

    Schedule is done manually (i don't know if that is common) so if you want what you request hope the assistant manager likes you. working hard helps.

    Advice to Management

    put a security camera in the office.

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