Smoothie King

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Smoothie King Reviews

Updated October 1, 2014
Updated October 1, 2014
55 Reviews
2.8
55 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • free smoothies and fun and great enviornment (in 7 reviews)

  • Easy work, flexible schedule, great customer service skills (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Lower Pay, Not much room for advancement (in 4 reviews)

  • Workers are mostly part time except for managers (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Worked part-time in high school and full-time over the summers. Easy job, but terrible boss.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Gahanna, OH
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Gahanna, OH

    I have been working at Smoothie King part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy tasks; didn't have to take any work home; pretty flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Micromanaging boss; staff conflicts; very little trust in employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat employees like children, or act like they plan on working at Smoothie King for the rest of their lives as some serious career. Boss took it too seriously...the entire staff was high school kids.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Active position with good intentions of changing the way people live and nourish their bodies.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Smoothie King full-time

    Pros

    Clean, friendly, and healthy environment

    Cons

    Growth challenges for management and dissected leadership group

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open the lines of communication and embrace change

  3.  

    Easy work. Fun and social environment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Smoothie King part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy 1 to 2 week paid training. Scheduling is very accommodating, I took off 2 weeks here and there for vacation. Great management. Occasional sales commission bonuses.

    Cons

    On your feet for up to 6 or 7 hours a day. Have to work some holidays. Slow wage advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Management was great.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    The worse company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - General Manager in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Smoothie King full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There isn't anything good to say about this company or brand

    Cons

    The company does not value there employes, they cut your salary with out notice this company will not be around for long, to many turnovers due to none value of there workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much management could do about it, ifs all on the CEO of the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Interview was harder than I thought, UNPAID TRAINING

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Member in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Team Member in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Smoothie King part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Making smoothies is fun, and the managers understand if you make mistakes.

    Cons

    3 days UNPAID training (which is illegal)
    Minimum wage, biweekly paycheck
    Fast paced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    UNPAID TRAINING IN THE U.S IS ILLEGAL

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Shift Leader

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

    I have been working at Smoothie King part-time

    Pros

    flexible scheduling. Okay pay. Good environment

    Cons

    not much chance to move up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    laid back, easy job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant to President in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant to President in Charlottesville, VA

    I have been working at Smoothie King full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    laid back, small business feel
    fast advancement with proven work record

    Cons

    high turnover of employees and management
    low hourly rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay valuable employees more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great brand. Archaic business practices.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Real Estate/Development
    Former Employee - Real Estate/Development

    I worked at Smoothie King full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great brand and concept. Implemented by the right company would be successful.

    Cons

    Dated systems. Less than savvy human resource guidelines. No communication between departments.

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

    Poor pay, poor benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Member in Towson, MD
    Current Employee - Team Member in Towson, MD

    I have been working at Smoothie King part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Free smoothies and nice customers

    Cons

    Low pay (minimum), difficult upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honor what you say what you will do and reward your employees for good work.

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

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Employee in Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Employee in Olathe, KS

    I worked at Smoothie King part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work for part-time pay

    Cons

    People you work with can be challenging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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