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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Reviews

Updated April 16, 2019
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Pros
  • "Free food and smoothies while working" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Great food, healthy and fun work environment" (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • "Expects too much from minimum wage employees with no encouragement" (in 26 reviews)

  • "Low pay, simplicity, lack of creativity" (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - FLORIDA in Brandon, FL
    Former Employee - FLORIDA in Brandon, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Fast paced job
    -Great co-workers and manager
    -Great smoothies

    Cons

    There are no cons on this job


  2. "great"

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Mission Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Mission Viejo, CA

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

    Pros

    excellent customer service and very clean

    Cons

    prices are a little too high

  3. "Good Look into Food/retail"

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    Former Employee - Team Member
    Former Employee - Team Member

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

    Pros

    - Good Hours
    - Well known company

    Cons

    - Customers could be upset
    - no opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Management

    screen managers better


  4. "Tropical Smoothie Cafe"

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    Former Employee - Shift Leader
    Former Employee - Shift Leader
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The crew was friendly, and I learned a lot about teamwork and having the right attitude.

    Cons

    Sometimes seemed like management was disengaged or didn't really care about day to day operation, or the success of the crew/team.


  5. "It is what you make of it."

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Tallahassee, FL

    I have been working at Tropical Smoothie Cafe part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Talking with customers, flexibility

    Cons

    Low pay, simplicity, lack of creativity


  6. "Depends on the Location"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tropical Smoothie Cafe part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Build great bonds, great work schedule

    Cons

    Don't get paid as much as I would like

    Advice to Management

    Keep up all that you are doing. Just raise the pay to at least 9.50


  7. "easy but management sucked"

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Former Employee - Team Member in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    slow in the evening time. small menu to prep for. easy labor. hours are flexible

    Cons

    management was bad. watched employee to see if they were working.

    Advice to Management

    be nice.

  8. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Bloomington, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You picked your own schedule. Management was very helpful and understood outside responsibilities. Free food and smoothies during work hours.

    Cons

    Many workers, if you wanted to add hours it was hard


  9. "a very good store nice and neat"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westland, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westland, MI

    I have been working at Tropical Smoothie Cafe part-time

    Pros

    it seems like a very easy job to catch on to

    Cons

    i have no words for cons


  10. "This was a really good place to work as a young teen"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Great management
    Clean work environment

    Cons

    Minimum wage
    Young employees
    Frequent changes in management