Papa John's
3.0 of 5 356 reviews
www.papajohns.com Louisville, KY 5000+ Employees

Papa John's Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.0 356 reviews

                             

55% Approve of the CEO

Papa John's Founder, Chairman, and CEO John H. Schnatter

John H. Schnatter

(168 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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great

Pizza Delivery Driver (Current Employee)
Boca Raton, FL

I have been working at Papa John's part-time for less than a year

Prospay is good kinda sort

Conscar gets damaged a lot

Advice to Senior Managementpay more

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Hourly rate is disappointing but tips can make for decent pay depending on location

Pizza Delivery Driver (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

I have been working at Papa John's part-time for more than a year

ProsFlexible hours, good second job, friendly people, easy work

Conswear and tear on vehicle, hourly pay - they only pay you 4.15/hr for time you are on the road...

Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to paying (at least) minimum wage to your drivers or give them all of the delivery fee you charge the customer (around 3$ charged for deliveries but drivers only get 1.30 of that)... also, the dispatch system you use doesn't make accurate time estimates - it's always a few minutes lower than my gps plus it doesn't factor in the time it takes to park & walk to customers door (sometimes can be a while like if it's downtown or a large apartment complex where you have to park in visitor parking and walk)... this encourages drivers to speed in order to try and be in compliance...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was fun

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Papa John's

ProsI like the pizza as it has a unique taste from other pizza chains. there are lots of benefits and with flexible hous. the boss was nice.

ConsI didn't like it very much because there was not enough people hired and we were overworked. sometimes we would get our pay docked because we arrived 1 minute late

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meh

Delivery Driver (Current Employee)
Fort Worth, TX

I have been working at Papa John's full-time for more than a year

ProsTips. they seem to promote drivers and insiders to hourly management positions. so i guess they do promote from within which is a positive.

Consworking for a company that doesnt value its employees at all. delivery drivers are a dime a dozen. people are always gonna need a part time job and delivering pizza is always an option so they dont give 2 shits about you

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Job has it's pros and cons.

In-store Worker (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Papa John's part-time for more than a year

ProsFlexible hours and fun to work at. Most of the people that work here are great and like to have fun while they work.

ConsThe pay starts at around minimum wage and managers and shift leaders do not make much more than that. Though the people here like working, I have often seen a joke taken too far on an employee or costumer.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep a close eye on your employees. I've met people who are not always able to handle the tasks at hand and struggle during the busier work days.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Get a job at a restaurant instead

Pizza Delivery Driver (Former Employee)

I worked at Papa John's part-time for less than a year

ProsDelivering - Driving in your car and blasting music.

ConsWear on your car, tip based pay, and dead end job.

Advice to Senior ManagementActually manage and interact your employees and not sit in an office all day.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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don't worry about working hard, they won't fire you anyway.

Shift Manager (Former Employee)
Columbia, SC

I worked at Papa John's full-time for more than 5 years

ProsCasual work environment. Flexible scheduling, usually.

ConsThere has been a freeze on raises and a cap on max wages per hour for the last five years or so. The way the wages are set up for drivers is confusing.

Advice to Senior ManagementReward the good people for good work and fire the bad ones, instead of keeping them around to drag down everyone else.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Pays the bills, easy work.

Delivery Driver (Former Employee)
DFW, TX

I worked at Papa John's part-time for more than a year

ProsPretty good pay. Covered all my bills easily.
Schedules are VERY flexible.
They do make a regular effort to get employee feedback.
My exeriences with the General Managers and upper management were great. Some truly great people working for this company.

ConsMost shift leaders leave much to be desired. Its relatively easy to get into the position and many times they are not the right person to be put in charge of anything. I've worked at multiple stores. Toxic leadership runs rampant and rules/regulations go out the window when the GM isn't around.
The wear on your car can be difficult to handle.
Shift length may vary depending on how useful you are. Lazy people get sent home early while the rest get held late.

Advice to Senior ManagementWeed out your lazy employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was ok. Pay wasn't great. Work hours were flexible. No upward mobility. Not the worst job ever but not the greatest.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Papa John's

ProsWork hours were flexible.
Low stress.

ConsNo upward mobility.
Not the worst job ever but not the greatest.

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Very good, for awhile but can get boring

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Papa John's full-time

ProsWorking with food, fun environment for the most part.

Consemployees and mananger can really lack sometimes

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more serious about your job and who you hire.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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