Papa John's Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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Papa John's Founder, Chairman, and CEO John H. Schnatter
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Pros
  • Flexible hours, pay is commensurate with work effort as a driver (in 34 reviews)

  • Free pizza somertimes but not much else (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • Company cut their formerly minimum wage pay for drivers to split pay which (in 35 reviews)

  • Wear and tear on car, lack of upward mobility (in 16 reviews)

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  1. driver

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Papa John's part-time

    Pros

    you just drive most of the time

    Cons

    you kill your car


  2. It's a Job

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    Current Employee - Driver in Springfield, VA
    Current Employee - Driver in Springfield, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Papa John's (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent hourly rate if you're a driver, know what you're doing, and have a car that can take it. You probably won't be miserable if you're in school or own/run one. You'll probably meet some interesting people if you look past their flaws.

    Cons

    Most cars can't take it. It's terrible to put on a resume. Standard retail customer garbage. Your car will smell like green peppers and onions forever. I'm glad I got a real job when I did, I was about to go insane.

    Advice to Management

    Why is Papa John's picture on everything? Seriously, it's not just stuff you customers see. His picture is on stuff the product comes in too sometimes. Also, your prices are outrageous. I felt guilty if I couldn't give a customer any deal. It probably also hurt my tips.


  3. Ugh no.

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Dunnellon, FL
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Dunnellon, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Half off food. Cool people Relaxed environment That's honestly all I can come up with.

    Cons

    People were complete morons Flour in the air (celiac disease) Everything has gluten in it Long delivery range Horrible compensation

    Advice to Management

    Hum. I don't know hire smarter people and don't pay your employees like crap. It wasn't my manager that was the issue. She was awesome. It was the owner.


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  5. Driver

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Can make a good amount of money with the right shifts.

    Cons

    Doesn't look good on a resume.


  6. Helpful (1)

    worked there way too long

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    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Papa John's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    some managers really do care

    Cons

    way too many to mention.....not cool

    Advice to Management

    treat people nice....talk with people, not at them...


  7. Line worker

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    Former Employee - Line Cook in Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Bloomington, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Most other employees are friendly.

    Cons

    Poor management, overworked. Manager would steal from company, advise employees to break protocol.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better managers.


  8. It's decent

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    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Asheville, NC
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Asheville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are some cool people.

    Cons

    Low pay, favoritism in company.


  9. Driver/Insider

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Easy, basic food industry. Get to know area well by driving personal vehicle.

    Cons

    Management, keep new employees trained.

    Advice to Management

    Train new employees better so they know their responsibilities instead of putting more workload on senior staff.


  10. Papa greed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun environment to work in. Other than that its a stagnant job. You may possibly get somewhere, if your manager are not horrible.

    Cons

    Horrid pay, horrible pay.. Even worse pay.. Laughable sharing of profits. All around ran by greed at all levels

    Advice to Management

    Ditch the greed.


  11. Delivery Driver Company Opinion

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    Former Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver
    Former Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Papa John's full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free food if someone doesn't pick up and order or refuses delivery or if a manager makes it, easy job (doesn't take a lot of skill)

    Cons

    Low pay, tips are completely based on the area your store delivers to (lower income areas generally give lower tips for example), trying to schedule you when you have class and have given them advanced notice of your schedule, two-faced management, rude customers

    Advice to Management

    Increase the per delivery "bonus" given to drivers to the approximate amount of an average tip (say $2-$3) so when customers refuse to tip drivers are not losing money on the delivery. Hire managers who aren't jerks. Put in a better system of promoting existing employees.



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