Jenny Craig

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Jenny Craig Reviews

Updated February 22, 2015
Updated February 22, 2015
304 Reviews
2.3
304 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Helping people to reach their goals is a wonderful experience (in 45 reviews)

  • All employees receive a good opportunity to lose weight on the Jenny Craig program (in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • Training is poorly thought out and the upper management doesn't really seem to care (in 27 reviews)

  • Our center director doesn't really motivate us just wants to be our friend more (in 13 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Weight Loss Consultant
    Current Employee - Weight Loss Consultant

    I have been working at Jenny Craig

    Pros

    great opportunity, environment, and feel that you're really helping people

    Cons

    pay can be rough, but if full-time it helps obviously

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sold my soul to the devil!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Centre Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Centre Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Jenny Craig full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Helping people change their lives is very rewarding.

    Cons

    No consistency,work long hrs as Center Director w no break, low pay, new structure worse for pay, not enough support for finding quality staff, not enough ads, pay based off of how well company doing, upper mngmnt living in la la land. Spend more $ on new menus/tools than keeping quality employees, it's a food based program so get a focus on new food more often, that's all the client wants!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wise up, roleplaying is good for training, but not real life situations. Try working as a Jcc more often, "go back to the basics" & see what you can really do & "lead by example". Sit in their chairs for awhile instead of going in 1x a month/quarter to critique.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Councilor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great work enviroment, Helpful upper management

    Cons

    Having to sell vit. Keep people buying their products

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Working at Jenny Craig

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Management in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Jenny Craig

    Pros

    Interesting work that I love. Learn a lot about nutrition and help others.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than average with few raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee incentives would help. More guidance at work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    no thanks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Centre Director
    Former Employee - Centre Director

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

    Pros

    simple program concept, working one on one with clients

    Cons

    food; simple concept that is difficult to follow long term

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hope things have improved since you sold to North Castle

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    People oriented environment; working with the clients is very rewarding.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Center Director in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Center Director in Rockville, MD

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

    Pros

    Training programs are excellent. I thought the sales / program director training in particular was very valuable. I continue to use these skills in my current work environment. I was able to fast track from counselor to program director to center director in less than one year. The salary was average; benefits were above average. Promotions were creative and fun.

    Cons

    As a center director, having to cover for counselors or program director due to illness or other unscheduled absences, was sometimes a challenge, particularly in the larger, busier centers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The regional management team during my tenure were excellent. Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    I have been working at Jenny Craig full-time (more than 10 years)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jenny Craig

    Pros

    Passionate about my career. Helping people change their lives. I value the experience of working at Jenny. Great training. Company discounts.
    Generous vacation/PTO time.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is a challenge.
    Salary & benefits have to be better..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the employees in the field more. Don't come to field for you check mark. Be human, talk to us as equal to us. Our whole business is a direct reflection of our consultants and their managers, they do not feel it.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Program Director

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Director in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Program Director in Nashua, NH

    I worked at Jenny Craig full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    *Good hours *Good benefits *Travel is at a minimum *Free membership for life (lifetime member) *Great work environment *Discount on food for employees

    Cons

    *Pay does not commensurate with experience *Job requires "homework" - salaried workers *Unreasonable -unreachable- goals/expectations * *Lacking in benefits
    Not much in the way of negative feedback.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Experience depends on location

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Jenny Craig full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Helping people every day to achieve their weight loss goals. It's extremely rewarding to be a part of helping and seeing someone change their life for the better. Growing with the company is extremely supported

    Cons

    Depending on where your location is the clients can be a nightmare (rude, demanding, unwilling to follow program.) The company is not doing well at this time so there is a lot of pressure to increase business, however, higher level not contributing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to value consultants and hire top notch employees, then you need to pay them for it. Most employees aren't paid a living wage with the commission taken away.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    The Bright Side of Jenny Craig - Helping People Lose Weight!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Weight Loss Consultant in Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Weight Loss Consultant in Katy, TX

    I have been working at Jenny Craig

    Pros

    The interaction with the clients as they get excited with their weight loss success.

    Cons

    Having enough time to spend with each client, without rushing to get to the next scheduled appointment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More compensation on the food sales, since it is so vital to their success that they eat our products & not cook on their own.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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