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Jenny Craig Overview

Carlsbad, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1983
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Consumer Services
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Curves & Jenny Craig is a one-of-a kind wellness company that offers consumers an array of diet and fitness tools to meet their individual needs. The Company currently operates close to 500 company-owned centers and thousands of franchised locations ... Read more

Mission: The Jenny Craig program is designed to provide structure and support to help members lose weight and learn how to keep it off. Our brand was built on the belief that successful weight loss and weight management can be achieved through a healthy relationship with food, an active ... Read more

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    Weight Loss & Diet News | Jenny Craig

    New Study Recognizes Jenny Craig for Weight Loss and Management Independent study concludes Jenny Craig is effective in combating obesity Carlsbad, Calif. (March 6, 2017) - A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine 1 recognized Jenny Craig as a potential treatment against obesity through its weight loss and weight management program.

  • (April 7, 2016) – Jenny Craig announced today it has joined hands with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help people living with prediabetes reduce their risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

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Jenny Craig – Why Work For Us?


The Jenny Craig program is designed to provide structure and support to help members lose weight and learn how to keep it off. Our brand was built on the belief that successful weight loss and weight management can be achieved through a healthy relationship with food, an active lifestyle and a balanced approach to living. These fundamentals make up three cornerstones of the Jenny Craig Program: Food, Body and Mind.

Jenny Craig's program provides nutritionally-balanced menus, which include nearly 100 delicious entrées, desserts and snacks developed by Registered Dietitians, nutritionists, and food technologists along with one-on-one personal support from a consultant. These tools, along with our more than 600 brick and mortar centers, help our potential members take immediate and lasting advantage of what we call "The I'm ready to lose weight NOW" moment.

OUR CONSULTANTS

At Jenny Craig, we've made personal support the cornerstone of what we do for more than 30 years. Members receive unparalleled one-on-one support, in center, via video chat or over the phone including education on portion control from a dedicated consultant, how to implement strategies for behavior change to help drive weight loss and health improvement such as self-monitoring, planning for social events and incorporating more physical activity into their lives. Each consultant works with members to identify their strengths, challenges and personal goals in order to create unique weekly meal and activity plans that fit their needs. In fact, many of our consultants are former Jenny Craig members themselves. While "The Moment," as we describe it, is the initial motivating epiphany, our consultants are with our members to help create positive, highly motivational moments throughout the weight loss journey. This, we believe, is what helps our members lose up to three times more weight than dieting on their own.

 
Jenny Craig has been helping members change their lives since 1983.

The story begins with our co-founder, Mrs. Jenny Craig. After the birth of her first child, Mrs. Craig found herself overweight and lacking options to lose the weight. Through her own combination of diet and exercise, she shed the baby weight, but came upon the realization that there weren't enough options for people who wanted to lose weight that included a supportive human touch. In the early 1960s, Mrs. Craig began working at a local gym where she developed an interest in weight loss and nutrition. This interest eventually led to the opening of her own gym, and in 1983, her first Jenny Craig Weight Loss Center with the help of her late husband, Sid Craig. Mrs. Craig took what she learned through her own weight loss journey and years of working in the weight loss industry to create a comprehensive approach to weight loss.

Jenny Craig was built on the belief that successful weight loss and weight management can be achieved through a healthy relationship with food, an active lifestyle and a balanced approach to living. These fundamentals make up three cornerstones of the Jenny Craig Program: Food, Body and Mind. Mrs. Craig knew firsthand the challenges that come with weight loss and the importance of a personalized support system. Mrs. Craig staffed each center with a team of weight loss consultants to offer support, education and encouragement to members. She understood the importance of a comprehensive approach to weight loss and used this knowledge to create what is now one of the world's largest weight loss and weight management companies. This one-on-one personalized support is what makes the Jenny Craig program unique. Today, Jenny Craig has over 2500 trained consultants, many of whom have had their own sustained success with Jenny Craig providing dedicated support to our clients.

Jenny Craig's evidence-based programs have always been designed by Registered Dieticians with the guidance from the company's Medical Advisory Board, reflecting the guidelines of major health organizations and validated by peer-reviewed research. A recent study published in Annals of Internal Medicine suggests doctors consider recommending Jenny Craig's weight loss solution to their patients. Jenny Craig was also identified in this study as one of the most effective weight loss programs based on evidence that its participants achieved greater sustained weight loss at 12 months, relative to control groups.

Jenny Craig's proven solution is available to members either in-person in one of our 600 global centers or by phone or video chat via Jenny Craig Anywhere.

We know how difficult losing weight can be—and how natural it is for all of us to delay starting the journey. But through talking with our members, we also know that, inevitably, there's an epiphany—what we call, "The I'm ready to lose weight NOW" moment. It's a powerful, highly motivating feeling. One that Jenny Craig is uniquely qualified to maximize. In fact, many of our members tell stories of having The Moment while driving in their cars, finding their way to a nearby Jenny Craig center, meeting with a personal consultant, picking from delicious food and enjoying the incredibly satisfying feeling of starting the weight loss journey—not in days or weeks, but NOW!

Since the Company's inception, Jenny Craig has changed lives around the world.

About Us

Curves Jenny Craig is a one-of-a kind wellness company that offers consumers an array of diet and fitness tools to meet their individual needs. The Company currently operates close to 500 company-owned centers and thousands of franchised locations throughout the world with employees based in U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Spain, France, and the United Kingdom. Curves Jenny Craig is headquartered out of two corporate locations in Carlsbad, California and Waco, Texas and also has international offices in Melbourne, Australia, and Amersfoort, The Netherlands.

We Change Lives

When you work at Curves Jenny Craig, you're part of an organization that changes people's lives. Whether you're working directly with members or supporting our team, you have a pivotal role in helping people achieve their goals every day. Our culture is one of energy and talented people working together for a common purpose.

As an employee, you know what you do each day matters. What an amazing feeling to know that you can make a difference every day, one person at a time!

Benefits

We offer a comprehensive and competitive employee benefit program to full-time employees, including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time off
  • Holiday Pay
  • Be The Brand Wellness Program

An array of voluntary benefit programs, including:

  • Pet Insurance
  • Group Legal
  • Accident and Critical Illness Insurance

Full-Time and Part-Time Employees are eligible for:

  • 401(k) Savings Plan with matching contribution
  • Service Awards
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Value Drive Recognition Awards
  • Employee Discounts

Our Values

  • Passion for Service

    Consistently demonstrate a passion and commitment to help others succeed. Make a best effort to understand individual needs, and work tirelessly to maximize results. Build a Community that supports and cares about our clients/members.

  • Accountability

    Take action and accept responsibility for outcomes. Admit mistakes and then take steps to resolve them.

  • Embrace Change

    Continually find better ways of doing things. Quickly adapt and respond to change.

  • Teamwork

    Work together to deliver successful outcomes by developing professional, collaborative relationships.

  • Integrity

    Do the right thing even when no one is watching. Keep commitments. Be open and honest. Act in a manner consistent with our mission and values.

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    Pros

    Jenny Craig (home office / sales floor) is a company that believes in and invests in their employees. It is a top priority that employees are HAPPY and the work environment reflects that. Opportunities are endless and growth is encouraged. Coworkers are friendly and all levels of management are kind and warm. People work together and are always willing to help, but the vibe of the sales floor is truly "happy". Supervisors are placed in the center of the sales floor, so they are constantly accessible and willing to help. And! You have access to the gym, curves gym and Jenny Craig store!)

    Cons

    The sales ebb and flow so there are times of the year when days feel long and frustrating. The commission structure is designed to help paychecks stay consistent throughout the year Part of the job is making outbound calls to "warm leads" and to follow up with no-sales ... its my least favorite part of the job, but its not terrible and management's expectations are realistic. The call center is open 5am-8am, so you might get stuck with an open or closing shift and you WILL have to work on one weekend day (everyone does, even supervisors) and on some holidays. Cubicles are small, but can be decorated any way you want.

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Jenny Craig in January 2017.

    Interview

    It was a two step process. Initial interview with a Center Director and then a second interview with a Regional Director. Follow up phone call a few days later. Upon job acceptance you must go for a drug test.

    Interview Questions

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