Jamba Juice Reviews

Updated 28 October 2014
Updated 28 October 2014
317 Reviews
3.1
317 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.  

    Team Member

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    • Senior Management
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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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

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

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    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Good for a 1st job

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    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
  9.  

    New and thrilling at first but was disturbed to find no real "health" was being sold.

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Merced, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Team Member in Merced, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Meet a lot of new people. Upbeat atmosphere some of the time. Training was one month long. It was a pretty short but sweet introduction, it is best to learn by doing.

    Cons

    Poor wages. Disingenuous company values. The corporation is choosing their profits over treating their employees well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The customers that are interested in what is good and healthy will eventually flock to other reputable sources. Possibly even to Amazon

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fast-paced, average pay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jamba Juice

    Pros

    - Team members and team bonding
    - Free Jamba...on occasion

    Cons

    - Standing forever and usually hours on end
    - Low pay, minimal room for growth in companyy

  11.  

    Team Member

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Rosemead, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Team Member in Rosemead, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    The best reasons to work here is that you are working amongst people your age (assuming your in high school or college). The team spirit and moral is often very high

    Cons

    Your clothes can get really dirty and wet. The smell of fruit can somethings be overwhelming if the stock bins are not clean

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Having a more regular schedule for employees. They seem to only hire part time employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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