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You will just be a number to be replaced and discarded when done with

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Current Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver  in  Tallahassee, FL
Current Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver in Tallahassee, FL

I have been working at Papa John's

Pros

Tips
Flexible Schedule
50% discount on food purchases
Depending on where you work, you will develop teamwork with your co-workers.

Cons

Drivers are horribly under compensated. Paid as tip credit employee. Store keeps 50% of delivery fee. $1 per delivery does not compensate for mileage used.
I've been informed that if you are robbed and you have more than $20 on you, that you will be fired. Forget them caring about you getting robbed, just how much money you have on you. That also ties into the incredible stress involved in worrying about getting robbed. This is a VERY DANGEROUS job with ZERO reward or long term prospective. There are also ZERO benefits. They even make you pay for your uniforms. Turnover obviously is very high due to sub minimum wages paid.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look beyond the bottom line, and lining your pockets. They way you treat your front line employees reflects poorly on the overall product. When you treat people like a number, just to be used and discarded, why would you expect any loyalty. I've seen person after person - management included, just used like a number. Don't produce? We'll find someone else to do the job. This is about as thankless a job as there is, and upper management doesn't even know I exist.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Papa John's

  1.  

    great high school job

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver  in  Diamond Bar, CA
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Diamond Bar, CA

    I worked at Papa John's

    Pros

    easy work
    great flexibility
    good entry level job

    Cons

    pay is minimum wage
    everyday is boring
    no discounts

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was an okay job to have, the people can be fun to work with, but add a bad manager and it sucks.

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver  in  High Point, NC
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in High Point, NC

    I worked at Papa John's

    Pros

    Good hours, sometimes. There is opportunity there, but only with the right managers. The pay can be good. Just find a store with a good manager that helps with deliveries and makes sure to be accurate and get a working phone number for the deliveries. One who works with you and is easy to get along with and doesn't blow up if a mistake happens but corrects you without yelling.

    Cons

    Bad managers. Sometimes bad team members. Who don't get accurate delivery information and make you suffer as a driver, wasting time and gas. Also, managers who yell to get something done. Or to correct someone. And yet again, managers who seem nice but cut hours very low for almost everybody, so everyone except for 2 people are only getting 12 hours a week. That part sucks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't yell. Actually do your job correctly. Give staff more responsibilities by actually trusting them over time. Be accurate, courteous, and help your store, more than get mad and hurt it, causing a high rate of turnover. Put your store first over your own pay check, and over just covering your own ass, don't be afraid to stand up to upper management, as it is the team members that ultimately run the store, that need to be taught in a proper manner, without scolding, and who need to be encouraged and watched over as they do their job. If that is too much, please leave. This company has enough managers who only do their part, and leave everybody else out in the cold.

    Approves of CEO
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