Jack in the Box

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Jack in the Box Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
223 Reviews
2.8
223 Reviews
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Leonard A. Comma
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • fast paced theres always something to do (in 12 reviews)

  • 80% of the workers are obese because of the free food (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management gives "lip service" they don't practice what they preach (in 13 reviews)

  • long hours of standing on feet, rude customers, eager managers, look out for guest shoppers (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good for teenagers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Jack in the Box part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Learning good customer service, work-life balance, very lax on appearance (at least in my district), flexible hours, fun staff, learning how to be fast and work under pressure

    Cons

    Training is an absolute joke. Hours could get traded up for newer employees. Some employees don't always follow food safety requirements (ie. not wearing gloves when preparing food, washing hands regularly). Sales come in bursts, sometimes there will not be a customer for a solid hour, so it gets very slow. People don't carry their weight and portion/prep food or ingredients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please ensure your managers don't scare people to the point of employees constantly quitting, no matter how "good" the store is with them. A store isn't good when your employees literally cower in fear under their GM.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Tough environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jack in the Box

    Pros

    Managment does the best they can for the staff with scheduling and days off but it is a customer driven environment so expect to work holidays and such.

    Cons

    Fast food is an extremely fast paced business to work in with the monetary rewards being minimal.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Was I a slave?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Cook in North Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Cashier/Cook in North Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Jack in the Box full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    they teach great customer service skills.

    Cons

    low wages. High harassment. Unsafe and unsanitary kitchens.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    It is hard work here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Apple Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Apple Valley, CA

    I have been working at Jack in the Box part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You work as a team

    Cons

    You sometimes really get mean customers it might make you snap

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you plan to be management here I advice you to work as a team player as well so your team could work harder for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    No leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jack in the Box full-time

    Pros

    Enjoyed the coworkers, and enjoyed the free coffee, other than that no positives.

    Cons

    Again, No leadership. The worst problem was having the head managers of every department spend their time together instead of in their own departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Okay as a first job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Cook in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier/Cook in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Jack in the Box full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Usually, managers can at least try to accomodate your schedule to balance school and work life. That isn't always the case, though. The best benefit that a job like this could give you is serving as a starting point with which you could start out your work experience. It's also possible to make some friends out of your workmates.

    Cons

    Oftentimes, managers will cut hours from your schedule to the point where it doesn't make sense to waste your time for a few hours, and then get a laughable check at the end of the pay period. Also, expect to be given additional experience over time, without a reciprocal pay raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I understand that you're trying to run a business and manage everything as best as you can, but try to be more personable and understanding to your customers as well. Also, and this is a biggie, treat all workers equally and fairly. There are always those who do most of the work while others lounge around and wait until their shift is over.

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

    Great Environment to learn and grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Citrix in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Citrix in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Jack in the Box as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful staff to work with

    Cons

    Building was a little confusing at first

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Prepare to be under-equipped and unprepared to serve bad food.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Member
    Current Employee - Team Member

    I have been working at Jack in the Box part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The work isn't that hard, and you can get a lot of hours if you want them.

    Cons

    The food is awful. The pay is worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a better chain, lol.

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

    Shift Manager (Team Leader)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at Jack in the Box part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Compared to most fast food restaurant, JITB does pay a bit better. In Louisiana, most fast food companies start employees at a hourly wage of $7.25. At JITB, the hourly wage for starting team members is .=$0.20 higher.

    Jack In The Box is an okay job for youngsters starting out wit a job. My advice to ANYONE in the fast food industry is to work hard and may your way to become a shift manager. Work as a shift manager for 2 years or so...THEN LEAVE THE FAST FOOD INDUSTRY. DO NOT STAY!!

    Cons

    Over worked
    Under payed
    Unprofessional co-workers
    Maintenance and restaurant up keep.
    Hierarchy and favoritism was definitely carried out by employers and managers.

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

    It is a stressful envirornment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier, Shift Leader in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Cashier, Shift Leader in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Jack in the Box full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You can move up in the company pretty quickly,which is good financially.

    Cons

    They don't value the employees like they should,At times I would work an 11 hour shift with no break.While there is opportunity to grow,they don't properly train you for the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More organization,better treatment of employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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