Tropical Smoothie Cafe

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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
79 Reviews
3.0
79 Reviews
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Eric Jenrich
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • easy work, managers are understanding, lots of responsibility (in 7 reviews)

  • A decent discount on food/smoothies while working (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • A few people worked there for years without any raise from minimum wage (in 15 reviews)

  • No room for advancement because no raises if you move up (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fine place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Bethpage, NY
    Former Employee - Cashier in Bethpage, NY

    I worked at Tropical Smoothie Cafe

    Pros

    Room to be promoted to shift leader, flexible hours for students, they use schedule fly for the schedule which is convenient. Easy gig to land.

    Cons

    The pay wasn't so good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I got alone well with the management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I was treated very professionally.

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Tropical Smoothie Cafe

    Pros

    Great and fun staff to work with.

    Cons

    You get discounts on food.

  3.  

    A time wasted

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tropical Smoothie Cafe

    Pros

    I got to drink a lot of smoothie samples. Most customers were nice. They give you a free shirt and hat.

    Cons

    Only 2 other employees at this location, so it was hard to get time off. Management wasn't understanding about life outside of work. No breaks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people and give more hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Stressful but lots of hours

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Coast, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Coast, FL

    I have been working at Tropical Smoothie Cafe part-time

    Pros

    Very flexible schedules and they offer plenty of hours, if you want them. Most employees are nice and polite.

    Cons

    Management is unorganized. Needless drama between managers. Owners are also rude and unprofessionally moody.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much drama and backtalk from both employees and management. Management needs to be careful with how they speak as they use derogatory terms and phrases that are inappropriate in the workplace. Scare tactics are more often used to keep employees in-line rather than proper training. Scheduling is last minute and hard to work around when posted on last day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Love working there, but have some big management problems

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    Current Employee - Current Employee in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Current Employee in Chesapeake, VA

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

    Pros

    It's very fun making smoothies and food items, and I enjoy interacting with customers.

    Cons

    Management won't even have shift leaders because it's "too expensive". No raises whatsoever. Manager is extremely bipolar, does not treat the employees well, and degrades workers in front of the customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give promotional opportunities. Treat employees like they are your friends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great place to begin

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tropical Smoothie Cafe as a contractor

    Pros

    Young operations manager who is determined to make it work and who loves the business

    Cons

    Operating manager Still learning the ropes in growing an expanding business

  8.  

    Part time job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Mobile, AL

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

    Pros

    They were really easy to work for. They allowed for flexible schedules. I liked everyone I worked with and it's a pretty easy job.

    Cons

    Sometimes there was drama between management and staff members that seemed petty. I stayed out of it pretty easily, but I wasn't really looking to move up in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    ok

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Tropical Smoothie Cafe part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    they have very flexible hours for students in school

    Cons

    you do a lot of the dirty work for the company but get paid minimum wage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat employees better

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

    Learn Your Ratios

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Smoothie Specialist in Auburn, AL
    Former Employee - Smoothie Specialist in Auburn, AL

    I worked at Tropical Smoothie Cafe part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    treated very fair. good sense of team. culture was inviting. easy to learn.

    Cons

    low pay. in terms of upward mobility there is none. repetitive smoothie making. learning the exact ratios and recipes to 20 plus smoothies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    transparency

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Shift Leader

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tropical Smoothie Cafe part-time

    Pros

    You get free food if you are shift leader or 50% if you just a normal worker. Owners of store are really nice. Job is fun if you work with good people

    Cons

    Pretty slow during winter time. Bad at training new employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train employees

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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