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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Reviews

Updated November 8, 2018
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Pros
  • "Free food and smoothies while working" (in 13 reviews)

  • "The work environment varies depending on the store franchise owner" (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • "Expects too much from minimum wage employees with no encouragement" (in 25 reviews)

  • "Low pay, tedious work, slippery floors" (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Great part time job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tropical Smoothie Cafe part-time

    Pros

    Schedules were clear and announced a week ahead, management was flexible

    Cons

    Corporate sometimes inflicts policies which make things slower and seem pointless


  2. "Great People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people to work with!

    Cons

    none that I can think of

  3. "Shift Leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tropical Smoothie Cafe part-time

    Pros

    Fun environment, good people, tips were always nice!

    Cons

    can be stressful during busy rushes


  4. "Crew Member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free food, nice coworkers, good music

    Cons

    Franchise owner and manager weren't great


  5. "Underpayed but an overall enjoyable atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Columbia, SC

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

    Pros

    I was promoted to a shift leader after just a few weeks of working here. The application process was quick & the interview was pretty informal. The work environment varies depending on the store franchise owner.

    Cons

    After over a year of working here, I was being paid only $9 an hour when I left. For a managerial position, this is crazy. I had a decent amount of responsibility (in charge of counting money, training new hire, opening/closing the store). I probably would've stayed longer if I was payed what I deserved.

    Advice to Management

    GIVE FAIR PAY.


  6. "Team Member"

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Yukon, OK
    Current Employee - Team Member in Yukon, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relatively easy tasks
    if you aren't slow then customers aren't too rude

    Cons

    Instead of firing you, they slowly stop giving you shifts. I was promised a quarter raise up to $8/hr every 3 months that I worked there, my pay remained at 7.25 for the entire time even after I talked to the manager about it. Some weeks, I was worked close to 38 hours a week and other weeks I would get 5-10 hours. I wanted 25-30. Many of my coworkers would fail to show up and because of that, I was called in very often to fill in for them. Even if I was busy studying for school or just enjoying my free time, I was expected to come up there and if I tried to say no they'd make me feel so bad, I would drop everything to be there.

    Advice to Management

    Give raises on time and fire people who don't show up.


  7. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Boynton Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Boynton Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I moved. I had Transportation issues.

    Cons

    I have no complaints I like working there.

  8. "General Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    No benefits for management


  9. "Im a cashier but you do everything"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tropical Smoothie Cafe full-time

    Pros

    It’s a good environment it can get fast pace

    Cons

    The management isnt the best nor our some of he employee

    Advice to Management

    Don’t make other people job harder because you won’t fire those who don’t do there jobs


  10. "Shift Leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tropical Smoothie Cafe full-time

    Pros

    Decent environment, good food, other employees were nice.

    Cons

    Fast paced, poor management, low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about you employees than the bottom line.


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