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Jamba Juice Reviews

Updated 26 February 2015
Updated 26 February 2015
369 Reviews
3.1
369 Reviews
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Jamba Juice Chairman, President, and CEO James D. White
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132 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free smoothies were probably the best part (in 30 reviews)

  • Fun environment, Non-professional requirements (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Leadership team is strong overall, but some executive team members not quite as strong as others (in 28 reviews)

  • low pay, manager said possibly misleading things about career opportunities during interview (in 23 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great experience, great boss, interesting customers.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Lead in Carson, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Shift Lead in Carson, CA (US)

    I have been working at Jamba Juice part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Creating new drinks for customers with preferences and/or special dietary needs, fun coworkers, upbeat environment

    Cons

    Coworkers (this varies by store), rude customers (only sometimes), lunch/dinner rushes can last for hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is great, they're very understanding and helpful. Sometimes they take their stress out on team members, but that is to be expected every now and then.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Team Member - Part time

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Member in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Team Member in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Jamba Juice part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    High energy, managers truly cared about their employees and wanted them to enjoy their time at work. A lot of opportunity to learn about health benefits of different additives within the smoothies prepared in their store.

    Cons

    The only problem I had while working at Jamba Juice was that I did not receive as many hours as I wanted to.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I loved working at jamba!

    Former Employee - Team Member in Naperville, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Team Member in Naperville, IL (US)

    I worked at Jamba Juice part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There was a really good team feeling at both stores I worked at! you also get a 50% discount which is pretty legit. everything is pretty easy.

    Cons

    really cheap.. one store I worked at promised a 75 cent raise and ultimately only gave 50. to people getting promoted. there wasn't a lot of hours available in the winter which was awful for some people but was great when I was in high school!

    Recommends
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  5.  

    People here are always very upbeat and friendly. It's been pretty good working here.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jamba Juice

    Pros

    If you work in your area, you see a lot of your friends. Pay is decent and the coworkers are great.

    Cons

    It gets super busy sometimes and the customers get snappy.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience for high school/college - high energy and fun

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Training Mentor in Mesa, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Training Mentor in Mesa, AZ (US)

    I worked at Jamba Juice

    Pros

    - The exciting atmosphere was contagious, from the employee, to the owner, to the customer.
    - High morale (mostly)
    - Free Jamba at each shift!
    - Made long-lasting friendship
    - Perfect job for young students
    - Decent tips (though not as good as a barista)

    Cons

    -It was so hard to get off work on the occasional Saturday. At least it was to most of the employees. A few would charm their way out of it.
    -Handbook was extensive and complex. I was a Jamba trainer and it's impossible for even the most absorbent person to be able to use the information as corporate would want. But maybe it's impossible for corporate not to have such a manual, considering the size of the company.
    -The orange and carrot juicers are a pain to clean.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Though hard workers are wanted and needed, they should receive first choice for time off over the slackers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    It's Ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jamba Juice

    Pros

    Great hours. Easy job. Cool staff.

    Cons

    Sooooo much favoritism at my location.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Fun and upbeat!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jamba Juice

    Pros

    Positive atmosphere, healthy environment, energetic music. I worked here while in college and it was a great part time job.

    Cons

    You leave smelling like a smoothie every day, but other than that, nothing bad to say.

  9.  

    It's like working at a coffee shop that looks like a daycare

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Barista in Chico, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Barista in Chico, CA (US)

    I worked at Jamba Juice full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy, fast paced, good product, and over all an reasonable job requirement

    Cons

    You are making smoothies for a living. If you learn a skill, or a trade, you can find a better job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really have no critical advice to management. This is a fairly easy to understand business/business model.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great, fun company to work for although pay is not very high.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Member
    Former Employee - Team Member

    I worked at Jamba Juice

    Pros

    Fun, energetic, healthy. This is a good company to work for if you are looking for a part time job.

    Cons

    Low pay, early or late hours. I would not suggest working for this company full-time, at least not as a store manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow the store managers to have freedom and treat your employees with respect.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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