Tropical Smoothie Cafe Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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  1. Bad

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Freedom, free smoothies when there is extra, and aloud to do home work when we are slow in the winter.

    Cons

    Lack of management, lack of supplies, owners yell a lot about things that were never asked of us before, or we can't even do because we don't have things to do them.

    Advice to Management

    Be there and have supplies


  2. good first job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty easy to get hired here. They will usually take highschoolers or anyone who hasn't had a job. Minimum wage pay, but getting hours was not a problem.

    Cons

    Just like any other fast service chain, the work is very fast paced and very demanding. Scheduling was usually a problem and lunch breaks were pretty much a "break when its slow" kind of thing.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Manager

    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tropical Smoothie Cafe (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun environment, easy job. with all types of customers

    Cons

    Low raises. Not much room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Give more money to people that deserve it


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  5. Helpful (1)

    General Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Tropical Smoothie Cafe full-time

    Pros

    I worked at a franchise location with a really great owner. He allowed me to run the store to my liking and trusted me to do what is best for the business.

    Cons

    No benefits. Low salary for a general manager.

    Advice to Management

    implement better bonus structure and benefit programs.


  6. Part Time Worker

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tropical Smoothie Cafe part-time

    Pros

    Had a very friendly environment

    Cons

    Had alot of communication issues


  7. Frustrating!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Leader
    Former Employee - Shift Leader
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tropical Smoothie Cafe part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You can have the extra smoothies and during the winter it's slow.

    Cons

    The pay is EXTREMLEY low! I get paid minimum wage and I'm a shift leader. They say at training that you have a good chance to get a raise, but a guy at my work has been there for 2 years and they haven't raised his pay over 25 cents. The management is also very lazy. I have been waiting for over a month to get direct deposit and I'm still getting paper checks. My manager will also send my my schedule very late. The other day she sent it at midnight.

    Advice to Management

    Giving raises once in a while would help. The employees are constantly angry at the management.


  8. Crew Member

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maumelle, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maumelle, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The People Are Amazing And Very Outgoing

    Cons

    Communication With Other Workers Needs To Be Worked On


  9. Don't work here

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tropical Smoothie Cafe part-time

    Pros

    A good entry level job if you are young or a teen looking for a part time job. Food is pretty good but that is about it.

    Cons

    Too much work for minimum pay. Management is very poor. Employee benefits are very bare, and management is very cheap

    Advice to Management

    You are the people that make or break this organization, so act accordingly. Don't act like you are the big boss and don't get power hungry. Just respect your employees


  10. Look elsewhere

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tropical Smoothie Cafe full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The absolute only thing that I miss about Tropical Smoothie Cafe is my regular customers. Working alone in the early mornings, you really got to know a lot of people.

    Cons

    Everything. High stress with minimal pay. Management only cared about saving money. We were forced to send people home if labor was too high. No breaks. No lunches. No proper training. No organization. We were always out of items because orders were places incorrectly or employee would forget to prep items. No par sheets, no inventory. No employee development. No benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about the employees that put in hard work. These employees that run around putting out fires at close to minimum wage deserve so much more. Don't remember the last time one of you actually said "thank you".


  11. Monotonous work, Great management at my location

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tropical Smoothie Cafe full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - great management. really good and friendly people. - fair pay - tasks not too difficult

    Cons

    - employee discount for grub isn't very good. End up paying a bit too much imo to eat there for lunch.

    Advice to Management

    keep it real. you guys are cool.



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