Jenny Craig

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Jenny Craig Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
287 Reviews
2.2
287 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great experience, but the windows of opportunity are closing.

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    Former Employee - Center Director in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Center Director in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Working with the clients is a fantastic experience. Sales are very easy and there is not too much pressure. Very easy to work your way to Center Director if you are driven and want it. I was a Center Director within 8 months of starting.

    Cons

    Pay is horribly low. The company is not doing incredibly well, so the opportunity for further promotions has become almost non-existent. If you are a guy, it can be a challenging work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Its a joy to love what you do.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Passionate about my career.
    It is powerful to work in a female dominated career path.
    I value the experience of working at Jenny.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is a challenge.
    Salary & benefits is an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honor the employees in the field. Our whole business is a direct reflection of our consultants and they do not feel that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience, awesome clientele, terrible pay.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jenny Craig full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I love my job for the people, I've gotten close to so many of my clients and really love to see them succeed each week.

    Cons

    No flexibility in scheduling, very little ability to take time off and extremely low pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The consultants are what makes the Jenny Craig experience work for clients, pay them what they are worth so that there isn't so much turn around.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Management is trying to make changes, but is it enough

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

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

    Pros

    I love helping my clients and my co-workers are great. We get a discount on food and I have benefits. I think the new comp plan could be good but we have to see it.

    Cons

    Schedules are not regular and I have to work weekends. My manager is constantly stressed out. The training we have is remedial and does not help me. We barely see the market manager here and she really doesn't even know us or what is happening in our centre. It pays like a retail job (maybe a little higher if we make our bonuses).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update and change the program so clients have a new reason to come to us. What worked 25 years ago needs to be freshened up in 2015! Get managers more training and get senior managers to be here more so they understand what we go throgh everyday.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Program Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jenny Craig

    Pros

    Fast paced, awesome training, positive environment

    Cons

    Salary could be better, but over all good company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    I loved my direct boss

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    Current Employee - Centre Director
    Current Employee - Centre Director

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

    Pros

    Helping people is great and it was always challenging. The skills learned in the weight loss industry are transferable almost anywhere.

    Cons

    The pay was truly insulting. Way below the industry standard and I was a top performer who constantly met quota and fiscal goals. The more the company struggled the more we had to cut employee hours and increase our own for coverage purposes. In my last 6 months I was working 6 days a week and open to close for most of them. I like hard work but if you divided my salary by hours worked I'm pretty sure it came out to minimum wage. We even had to work on the 4th of July and other holidays. It was exhausting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice employee engagement and don't just preach it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Opportunity for Advancement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Service Coordinator in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Client Service Coordinator in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    There were plenty of opportunities for advancement. I began at the bottom as a service coordinator which essentially just stocked the dried goods, put in inventory and made calls to clients to remind them of their appointments and what not. They offered me an opportunity to do training to become a consultant within just a few months working but I was in school. Flexible hours, pay was competitive enough.

    Cons

    Budgets can be tight around holidays and downturns in the economy - first thing to go in peoples budget is their weight loss plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep rewarding the hard workers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    I like working for the company. They have great values and I'm always learning something valuable.

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    Current Employee - Weight Loss Consultant in Kent, WA
    Current Employee - Weight Loss Consultant in Kent, WA

    I have been working at Jenny Craig part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Moral of the company, I like what I do.

    Cons

    The scheduling could use some work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Graphic Designer

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    Current Employee - Designer in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Designer in Carlsbad, CA

    I have been working at Jenny Craig as a contractor

    Pros

    flexible work schedule, company store sells discounted Jenny food, diversity

    Cons

    the tools and technology are not as up to date as they could be. Need to use your own computer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    update systems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company treats their employees like "CRAP"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant

    I worked at Jenny Craig

    Pros

    Helping client who are struggling with their weight!

    Cons

    This company SUCKS.....I was a Consultant 10 years and I stayed because my heart was sympathetic to helping people. The base salary was horrible and you maybe got a .2cent pay raise every couple years. Management truly does not care about their employees (especially the consultants), who pay the salary of the fat cats in corporate. We had no voice and were NEVER appreciated or valued as an employee. It was like working in a sweat shop in a 3rd world country. No one and I mean No one ever listened to suggestions or recommendations we heard as consultants directly from our clients. They did NOT care or give a Damn.....all they cared about was making quota to fill the pockets of the fat cats in corporate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why would I give advice to Management when they have deaf ears....YOU NEVER HAVE AND NEVER WILL CARE ABOUT YOUR EMPLOYEES!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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