Jamba Juice Reviews

Updated 31 October, 2014
Updated 31 October, 2014
320 Reviews
3.1
320 Reviews
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Jamba Juice Chairman, President, and CEO James D. White
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free smoothies were probably the best part (in 29 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 22 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Fun and fast paced smoothie making with great people!

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Team Member in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at Jamba Juice part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great employees, Great management, 50% discount

    Cons

    Occasional rude customer, low chances of promotion, hours drop with changing temperature

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fun Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Member in Gilbert, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Team Member in Gilbert, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    It's fast paced and fun! Coworkers can be really fun, and it's great to work one on one with happy, energetic customers!

    Cons

    There's not a lot of room for growth, it's minimum wage and it's intended for teenagers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't waste food! Donate it to a local charity!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Team Member

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Member in Long Beach, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Team Member in Long Beach, CA (US)

    I have been working at Jamba Juice part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good hours, good to work if you're going to school, tips are good, and very good experience if your're wanting any large corporation experience.

    Cons

    Fun environment, employers care about you, training is professional, and flexible schedule.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    making juice is awesome

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jamba Juice

    Pros

    making juice is the best, its not a real thinking job but i love serving peple healthy drinks that they can enjoy

    Cons

    sometimes the job gets to automated and i feel like a robot, thats when i try to think positive and look forward to serving great customers

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fast paced, under appreciated work place.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Member in South Pasadena, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Team Member in South Pasadena, CA (US)

    I worked at Jamba Juice as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Smoothies(50% off)
    The employers were all around the same age which made it a fun overall experience. Flexibility is available for those who have previous engagements such as school.

    Cons

    A lot of cleaning.
    Unclear manager(only my store)
    not many hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better hours, and a new method toward training new employees. i felt really rushed when I started. Again probably just my store.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Juicer

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    Current Employee - Juicer in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Juicer in San Antonio, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Get one free drink for free, cool people to work with

    Cons

    Low pay, bad leadership, no career opportunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Low Pay, Fun Environment

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    Former Employee - Team Lead in San Mateo, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Team Lead in San Mateo, CA (US)

    I worked at Jamba Juice part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun staff
    Part-time or full-time options
    Good new hire training

    Cons

    Catty/manipulative management
    Very low pay
    Very little structure on promotions, mostly friends get ahead
    Minuscule raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers that have management experience, not just personal friends. It makes no sense to hire a person from outside the company, since they have no idea what the lower staff need or want in a manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    a good company to start your work experience with. Great people and great environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Belmont, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Belmont, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    great people. great management. great perks. room for advancement at individual locations but not much room to move up in the company as a whole

    Cons

    poor hours. lack of pay for location of living and location in general. not much compensation at all, just free/discounted drinks. not much room for personal growth or advancement in the company as a whole

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

    Old Jamba > New Jamba

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Manager
    Former Employee - Shift Manager

    I worked at Jamba Juice full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    hours are pretty flexible, fun usually fast paced, tips, you're offered benefits after three months of working there, promotions are easier to get then before

    Cons

    pay is minimum wage, the new jamba is getting more complicated with more work thats not worth the pay, when i left on 2014 everyone was quitting because of the changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if youre a hard worker you most likely get promoted to team lead, which is like a key holder, raise goes anywhere from .50 cents to one dollar, really not worth it for the amount of work you have to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good for a 1st job

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Member in Champaign, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Team Member in Champaign, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Very easy job, with flexible hours especially if you're a high school or college student. Friendly managers in which creates a friendly environment.

    Cons

    Very repetitive, same thing different day. Low pay for the amount work that you do. Little space for promotions. This job is honestly more cleaning than smoothie making.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just sit back and have employees do all the work. Set the standard so that employees will follow suit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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