Papa John's

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Papa John's Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
520 Reviews
3.0
520 Reviews
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Papa John's Founder, Chairman, and CEO John H. Schnatter
John H. Schnatter
257 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.  

    Employees are worth nothing

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

    I have been working at Papa John's

    Pros

    I can make an awesome pizza

    Cons

    Shift Manager's have so much responsibility in running this store and are only paid an extra $2.00/hr. I had to do all insider tasks while managing the money, the drivers, the inventory, and the sales reports. Drivers used to be the only employees treated decently but then their wages were cut to waiter wages and tips. I used to manage 3 different stores and you never get a raise or a promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give shift managers assistant managers to help them accomplish all the tasks in the store, give appraisals, and raises to those employees that deserve it. Also use motivation to make the job more competitive, offers prizes to the employees that make a certain upsell or even staying late when needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    This company taught me a lot about work ethic, but they're a greedy and ungrateful company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Marietta, GA

    I worked at Papa John's

    Pros

    Free food, learn customer service, and maybe you'll meet some cool people.

    Cons

    Rude and inconsiderate customers, long tiring hours with little pay, smelly clothes, lazy co-workers, and more times than not a lazy selfish inconsiderate general manager who wants to make the big bucks while you give your blood sweat and tears.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your lower management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Awful Waste of Six Years

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

    I have been working at Papa John's full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    No drug testing, got to stay high all the time, everyone including management was fresh out of high school so it made that fun. working with high school kids.

    Cons

    No compensation for your work, constantly putting wear and tear on your car (i've gone through 5 cars in 5 years, waitress wages for delivering food to peoples homes then getting yelled at and shortchanged by the customer. Dangerous job, been held at gun and knife point several times, for all the danger and time it takes the pay is not enough, i work 40 hours a week and only get 300$ every two weeks on my paycheck. Entirely not worth it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Needs Better Training For Management

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

    I worked at Papa John's part-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good, half off of all dough products. If evening and weekend hours are your thing, it's a good place to pick those hours up during those times.

    Cons

    The managers only care about finding ways to make more work for the employees and less work for themselves. They will call you in because there's a rush and then sit in the office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Left the job without a two weeks because of the negative environment and was proceeded to be ridiculed when I picked up my check by the general manager with personal insults, not professional claims.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good job, very poor management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Papa Johns in Moreno Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Papa Johns in Moreno Valley, CA

    I worked at Papa John's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Being as I love working with food I really like preparing the food and the hospitality of the regular customers

    Cons

    Very poor management, all they did was walk around, while me and a couple of the new and "inexperienced" employees did all the strenuous work. I saw one manager just walk out and not come back for 2 hours! (Not on break)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The entire management team needs to be overhauled.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Managers only care about numbers

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Papa John's

    Pros

    Tips are good in a high volume store. Great schedule for college students.

    Cons

    Management doesn't care about their employees. Constantly trying to screw them over.

  8.  

    Driver

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at Papa John's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    None at all. Job sucks

    Cons

    Everything about the job sucks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    District manager was unprofessional. Felt like I was walking on eggshells the whole time

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Fort Mill, SC
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Fort Mill, SC

    I worked at Papa John's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free food. Helped myself to numerous cases of chicken wings and other items

    Cons

    No professionalism. Upper management only cared about numbers. Was forced to work while I had the flu (which I'm sure the health department doesn't care for)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so heartless.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Driver

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Papa John's

    Pros

    The hours are flexible and able to drive around

    Cons

    More work if somebody calls in

  11.  

    My experience here was horrible.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Insider in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Insider in Newark, DE

    I worked at Papa John's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You gain some customer service skills and food experience.

    Cons

    The restaurant it's self was dirty, the way we cleaned was just disgusting and degrading. No gloves during food preparation, pizza screens fell on the floor all the time(they used them after they'd been on the floor, in washed.) No interview&interview questions; no background check or drug test, management was horrible.
    I felt like it was extremely unprofessional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a better sanitary environment and maybe have a standard to which employees you hire?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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