Jenny Craig

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Jenny Craig Reviews

Updated 14 August, 2014
Updated 14 August, 2014
309 Reviews

2.2
309 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Helping people change their lifestyles to achieve and maintain their weight loss goals (in 31 reviews)

  • Great/Healthy way to lose weight when the program is followed (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Training is poorly thought out and the upper management doesn't really seem to care (in 24 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company us Going Bankrupt

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  2. 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)

    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
  3. 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)

    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
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  5. 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)

    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
  6. 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)

    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
  7. 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)

    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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't believe the hype

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    Current Employee - Weight Loss Consultant  in  Brookfield, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Weight Loss Consultant in Brookfield, WI (US)

    Pros

    clients are great to work with

    Cons

    too much pressure to over sell every client despite their needs. Focus isn't sincere on weight loss because there is no money in weight. The money is in the food. Buy food, buy food, buy food and you'll get rewarded as a consultant. Processed food that is not meant to consume long term. Kind of ironic that you push food on a person who is trying to lose weight. Your expected to call clients that upper management feel would buy more food. What a joke. Focus is totally on the wrong thing. Weight loss is why people come not to be pushed pre packaged food. No work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the consultants that deal with clients and do all the work not centre directors that hide behind walls and listen into private consultations and judge by one conversation and how much that person spends not how much weight they lost. Reward should be in the weight loss for employees. People would refocus their goals and the business might turn around again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Could be a great place to work if only.......

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Being able to help people be successful.

    Cons

    Not enough staff to cover hours expected to be open

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to control turnover look at allowing enough staff to run the centre effectively

  10. 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)

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales job not a client care job

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant  in  Carrollton, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Carrollton, TX (US)

    Pros

    Program discounts, helping others, learned skills like motivational interviewing

    Cons

    Micro-managing, pushing people to buy food, Went in wanting to help people and was even told no one has problem meeting sales goals etc. Management cares more about sales dollars than actually helping people. Promised a full time positions and ended up with 12 hours a week eventually. Miss my clients but don't miss working there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees like the adults they are - Provide more training - Need better compensation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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