Jack in the Box

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Jack in the Box Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
222 Reviews
2.8
222 Reviews
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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.  

    No leadership

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    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
  2.  

    It is hard work here.

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    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
  3.  

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

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    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
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  5.  

    Shift Manager (Team Leader)

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    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
  6.  

    It is a stressful envirornment

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    • 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
  7.  

    For a part time job OK,

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Cashier in Honolulu, HI

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff, Flex hours. you can learn a lot in short time.

    Cons

    Too much work for the minimal wage.

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

    Just another fast food job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Surprise, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Surprise, AZ

    I have been working at Jack in the Box

    Pros

    Employees fun to be around. Great for learning time management. Discounts to eat here. You work in more then one area of the restaurant.

    Cons

    Shift leaders always blame crew members for everything that goes wrong. You are talked to like you are below them. The food is left to sit for hours. That's gross... Also the stores are not cleaned as I have found black mold in the soda machine. The customers get drinks from there, ewwww. You are forced to hold drive through cars for 2 minutes in order to get a better speed of service, yelled at if you don't. Also NO BREAKS!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the hard workers recognition. Explain to shift leaders that if they treat crew members with respect they will do a better job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good facility and efficient, despite 2 flailing GMs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olathe, KS

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

    Pros

    The system they use has been well engineered. Stock is easy to access and keeping the food flowing takes only 4 people. The training they provide is more than thorough.

    Cons

    Schedule changes for the week were done without employee knowledge or input. Had 2 GMs that both could not do a truck order. Two to three items would be out of stock for a week. Team leaders worked 40-60 hours on the line while the GMs came and went just to have someone in the office. Short numbers were scheduled to keep labor cost down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up! Learn about consistency and leadership so there can be a little solidarity in the crew. For goodness sake if you want to be an example or a leader at a fast food restaurant first learn how to make the food then work to do it fast. Do not play playground politics while expecting a mature crew to respect you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Decent First Job

    Current Employee - Team Member in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Team Member in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    50 percent off food and a pretty easy job.

    Cons

    Many simple duties for minimum wage.

  11.  

    manager

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    Current Employee - ASS Manager in Weatherford, TX
    Current Employee - ASS Manager in Weatherford, TX

    I have been working at Jack in the Box full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    meet people have fun at work

    Cons

    weird hours overnights are bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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