Jenny Craig Reviews

Updated 29 September 2014
Updated 29 September 2014
255 Reviews
2.2
255 Reviews
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37 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Helping people lose weight was a wonderful experience (in 35 reviews)

  • All employees receive a good opportunity to lose weight on the Jenny Craig program (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Training is poorly thought out and the upper management doesn't really seem to care (in 25 reviews)

  • Manipulative Market Directors, long hours without lunches and low pay (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Tons of opportunities

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    Current Employee - Market Director  in  Cleveland, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Market Director in Cleveland, OH (US)

    I have been working at Jenny Craig full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Promotable opportunities, flexible schedules, fun energetic enviroment. We cultivate a culture of skilled, caring consultants who literally change the lives of our clients. We provide ongoing training and idea sharing consistently. Company benefits are extensive and full time status at 30 hours weekly.

    Cons

    Trying to adapt and change the perception of our program to the public.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay on course and communicate consistently with the field.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overall good company and good to work for

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    Current Employee - Jenny Craig Consultant  in  Omaha, NE (US)
    Current Employee - Jenny Craig Consultant in Omaha, NE (US)

    I have been working at Jenny Craig full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I love working days, and they are pretty flexible with your schedule

    Cons

    Management could be better with communication.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company us Going Bankrupt

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jenny Craig

    Pros

    Nice People, Good Starting Industry

    Cons

    Low Pay, Bad Executive Leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop Changing Company Goals Every 3 Months. Find a Holding Pattern and Feel The Market

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Jenny Craig

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    Former Employee - Area Market Director  in  San Antonio, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Area Market Director in San Antonio, TX (US)

    I worked at Jenny Craig full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The interaction with clients and coworkers working together to help people make their lives better. Feeling that I made a difference everyday.

    Cons

    Very disorganized from a management perspective. No clear objective. People moving from this to that to try to increase business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose the path you intend to follow and then train your people well. Let them succeed. Trust your team to bring you what you need. Changing paths every other month is confusing and morale defeating.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 6 people found this helpful  

    Getting worse every day. Company is destined to fail.

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    Current Employee - Weight Loss Consultant
    Current Employee - Weight Loss Consultant

    I have been working at Jenny Craig full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fellow employees are good people with a desire to do good work.
    Majority of clients are pleasant and looking for help.

    Cons

    Too many challenges to mention. Here are a few: ridiculously low pay now that the compensation is being changed. Company is desperate and in denial about it's image in the marketplace. Technology is a joke. No resources which could help employees do their jobs. Managers are clueless and their bosses are scared for their own jobs. No room for any kind of growth even if employees want to stay with the company. No actual skills needed to get hired- they're just looking for bodies. Expectations are high and stress is constant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over. The only way to save this company is to realize that the employees are salespeople, and need to be compensated as such. Bring it into the current century. Try caring.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Never AGAIN

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    Current Employee - Weight Loss Consultant  in  Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Current Employee - Weight Loss Consultant in Oklahoma City, OK (US)

    I have been working at Jenny Craig full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Discounted food, good coworkers, not difficult

    Cons

    Worked alone most of the time, low wages, mean boss

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    JENNY CRAIG IS A SCAM!

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    Current Employee - Weight Loss Consultant  in  Palatine, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Weight Loss Consultant in Palatine, IL (US)

    I have been working at Jenny Craig full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    My co-workers are very nice. The clients are also very nice but don't even realize that the food is way too expensive and the diet is unrealistic unless you want to stay on it forever.

    Cons

    The hours are constantly getting cut and the management is terrible If you don't kiss up to them and play their game, they will belittle you. They're very unprofessional and only care about making quota. Forget trying to make a living because the pay is an absolute joke. There's no money to be made there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get over yourselves. Your monthly meetings are ridiculous and a waste of time. You show up in every center and put everyone on edge and tell us your expectations. When you leave, we laugh at you. You expect sooo much and pay NOTHING.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Helping people to lose weight and be healthy nice...but not the push to sell, sell, and sell.

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Jenny Craig full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good working hours. Nice co-workers. Clients are great.

    Cons

    Low Hourly Salary plus commission so there is the constant stress to meet your monthly quota or face possible discipline. Many old fashion ideas of how to treat their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hidden Agendas

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    Former Employee - Weight Loss Consultant  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Weight Loss Consultant in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Jenny Craig full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I would say the location and the helping folks are the only thing you will get out of this company....

    Cons

    It is a marketing and sales company and hides the fact that because they recently diminished staff some centers are relegated to doing duties that cleaners and stock personnel would do...the pay is low and depending on the mindset of your coworkers their is constant bickering and back biting going on when it comes to listing and getting clients...a real nightmare

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and train your workers for professionalism not sales quota. pitches and bonous...this is sad

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    Never again

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    Former Employee - Home Office  in  Carlsbad, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Home Office in Carlsbad, CA (US)

    I worked at Jenny Craig full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits (401k, Health, Dental, Vision...).

    Cons

    Poor management. Unnecessary bureaucracy saps all the soul out of the workers. Zero upward mobility. Zero pay raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not positive reinforcement if it makes people stop helping you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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