Papa John's

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Papa John's Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
517 Reviews
3.0
517 Reviews
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Papa John's Founder, Chairman, and CEO John H. Schnatter
John H. Schnatter
255 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good job for high school aged person, tips are usually good, very flexible hours (in 34 reviews)

  • Free pizza if the manager is not around but besides that nothing (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • Minimum wage with very little chance for a raise- you MIGHT get one and only if you ask (in 35 reviews)

  • wear and tear on vehicle, hourly pay - they only pay you 4 (in 16 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good job but not long term solution

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Lead in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Shift Lead in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Papa John's

    Pros

    Solid company and corporate structure. Flexible hours. Great environment

    Cons

    Not a long term solution or a job that you can retire from. Imagine working 40 years making pizzas that may cause arthritis. On your feet having to manage teenagers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Take it as an experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Insider in Hagerstown, MD
    Current Employee - Insider in Hagerstown, MD

    I have been working at Papa John's part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I love my GM, most of my crew I adore. Flexible schedule, food, growth potential, fast work, no two shifts will ever be the same, flexible positions within job. If you're lucky great regular customers and i work with some characters who make it interesting too

    Cons

    Its the pizza biz, drivers seem to make more then the people making everything, pay starts low, growth potential can get snagged by no openings or things unrelated to job, customers can be cheap rude and always want more for less. No real full time positions if you're not head driver or management and even then its hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire to build a team. Not just to staff the store quick, and trying the best of the best isn't guaranteed because those types tend to have strong opinions and can clash with others, Always hire/advance within the crew before hiring outsiders. Don't underestimate the power of a fun, team effort work environment where we all get along and work fluidly together.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Looking to get started as a Part Time Driver

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Papa John's

    Pros

    Cash Daily and Plenty of Work.

    Cons

    Driving in bad weather and Major Holidays.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good

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

    I have been working at Papa John's

    Pros

    Flexibility and a good work environment

    Cons

    None that I can say at the moment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Mixed feelings

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Papa John's

    Pros

    Competitive bonus opportunities and growth

    Cons

    Inability to plan against competition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep trying to fix the backwards thinking

  7.  

    Pizza Delivery

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Papa John's

    Pros

    Easy Work, good hours nightly cash

    Cons

    Late Hours, weekends, bad areas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good work

  8.  

    Great part-time job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver in Marshall, MN
    Current Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver in Marshall, MN

    I have been working at Papa John's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice customers, fast-paced and easy job, competent management

    Cons

    Wear and tear on vehicle for delivery drivers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great job for hard workers.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at Papa John's full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Competitive wages, tips, fun but fast paced work. I work with great people who work hard and enjoy what they do. Drivers earn $15/hr+ (with tips) Good work ethic rewarded with raises, bonuses, benefits, vacation time. Promote from within.

    Cons

    Ten hour shifts, Overly high expectations of management staff to run "perfect shifts" with less then perfect employees. (Varies from store to store. Current staff I work with do a good job.)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience, very nice people and managers are understanding.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Kent, WA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Kent, WA

    I have been working at Papa John's part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice co workers, flexible hours, great first job

    Cons

    Getting flour EVERYWHERE, customers can be a pain but that comes with every job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    tell them straight up, don't lie

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Perfect, for a second job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver, Pizza Maker in Lake Mary, FL
    Current Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver, Pizza Maker in Lake Mary, FL

    I have been working at Papa John's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible scheduling, especially if you're a driver. The bosses tend to be fairly laid back, but that can vary by store.
    As a driver, you'll make pretty decent money, because PJ tends to deliver to wealthier people than Domino's would/

    Cons

    As an insider, the job is mediocre. It's very easy, but does not pay well, rarely ever will you have a chance to get a raise, and it's very hard to actually move up in the company. When you do move up, the pay isn't very good either.
    Also most of the employees like to slack off, and in the 3 stores I've been at, no manager has ever made them stop slacking off. Leads to frustration.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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