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Tropical Smoothie Cafe Reviews

Updated February 18, 2018
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Eric Jenrich
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  • You do too much work for minimum wage (in 24 reviews)

  • Low pay for the amount of work they make you do (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Working for a fast food restaurant"

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    Former Employee - Smoothie and Food Marker in Russellville, AR
    Former Employee - Smoothie and Food Marker in Russellville, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They had the hours and worked with me on switching if I had an emergency.

    Cons

    They would get upset even when I would be sick and give days notice and a doctor note to return.

    Advice to Management

    Talk more with employees.


  2. "Crew Member"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    Half off food, flexible hours

    Cons

    Low pay, tedious work, slippery floors

  3. "They play favoritism"

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    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are Flexible hours, good for high school students

    Cons

    Will give you a promotion without a raise


  4. "Alright"

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    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy job
    Free smoothies and food

    Cons

    Low pay
    Pretty boring on slow days

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay to get workers that actually care


  5. "My First Job"

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Fort Myers, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    50% off on food. that's about it.

    Cons

    The amount of work you do is not worth the amount of money they give you.
    Also not having a busboy is a serious pain during rush hour.

    Advice to Management

    Raise the pay.


  6. "Crew Member"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy for a college student to balance. Definitely enough hours. Fun people to work with. Get to work in a fast-paced environment and training was easy and managers were helpful.

    Cons

    Sometimes managers can lose their cool when something doesn't go there way. I get it, but there's a better and more controlled way to address issues. I had an experience where I was really sick with the flu and could not find anyone to cover for me. I left management know I couldn't find anyone. Luckily they found someone to cover for me but when I returned they wrote me up for not being able to work last minute.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to roll with the punches and embrace the idea of teamwork and working together to be better.


  7. "Hm"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    Making smoothies is easy, that's the only thing good.

    Cons

    Your uniform gets discounted on the paycheck, you have to buy 30 dollar non-slip shoes from a brand that SLIPS, your phone goes in thebin, they don't hire a dish washer person so you have to do 300 dishes during rush hour while running food/smoothies. It's a mess. Don't do it.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a dish person.

  8. "Management"

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

    I have been working at Tropical Smoothie Cafe full-time

    Pros

    Good environment to work in

    Cons

    Gets slow in the winter season

    Advice to Management

    Needs better communication


  9. "Decent at first"

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Centerville, OH
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Centerville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Half off of orders days you work
    - That’s it. That’s the only benefit, kind of a crap job

    Cons

    -Management is AWFUL
    -The one benefit isn’t even that good
    -Management doesn’t do what the hiring pamphlet say
    -Never got a raise even though I should have got 2

    Advice to Management

    Be better


  10. "Poor hours"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    good job to work through college

    Cons

    you have to fight for the hours you want


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