Jack in the Box

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Jack in the Box Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
201 Reviews
2.7
201 Reviews
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Leonard A. Comma
24 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Also it is usually a fairly fast paced dynamic environment and can be a decent place for more high energy people to work (in 9 reviews)

  • 80% of the workers are obese because of the free food (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management gives "lip service" they don't practice what they preach (in 11 reviews)

  • constant attentiveness to customers and occasional rude customers (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Hard work, but its fast food!

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    Former Employee - Team Leader  in  San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - Team Leader in San Marcos, TX

    I worked at Jack in the Box for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Everything goes by really fast. Time flies and none of the jobs are hard to do. Its very easy, just fast paced. I did this while I was in college and they worked with my schedule and kept money in my pocket.

    Cons

    Customers cand be demanding and overbearing. Your management team will strongly affect your work experience. Schedules are made a week at a time, so hard to plan your life in advance. Very diffcult when short handed but not impossible, usually if you explain to customers and give them quality food they will give you some slack. But of course there is always THAT customer. Hard to move past team lead if you are in school, they pressured me to leave school to move forward so I could have open availability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont change menu so often and synchronize menu offerings across markets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    One of San Diego's Best!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Department Manager
    Former Employee - Department Manager

    I worked at Jack in the Box full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, great employee services, relaxed but professional work environment. Employees are committed to doing a good job. The culture is all about doing the right thing for the guest. Great place to work.

    Cons

    Staffing is currently very lean. Hard to find answers or assistance. People are working hard/long trying to keep things afloat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tribal knowledge is priceless, be careful not to let too much of it walk out the door. Work on morale, reassure your employees that they are important and valued.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Idaho Falls, ID
    Current Employee - Cashier in Idaho Falls, ID

    I have been working at Jack in the Box full-time

    Pros

    Friendly and fun people to work with.

    Cons

    Trying to keep times down as much as possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your word on things.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to stay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pension Administrative  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Pension Administrative in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Jack in the Box full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Positive growth
    Education Opportunities
    Bonus Programs
    Fun Events
    Great Location

    Cons

    Stuck in transition at times
    Lack of communication amongst departments
    Clicks
    Lack of stimulation in work processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow workers to go beyond their roles and have a voice. Take care of the people in the middle a little more with better base pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cook  in  Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - Cook in Sugar Land, TX

    I have been working at Jack in the Box full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Managers work with your schedule
    Fast Pace environment with a lot of overtime available
    Get your bachelor's and apply for management it has endless opportunities some store managers make 70k+

    Cons

    Not telling employee's how to move up
    Takes at least 4 years to move up to management without a degree
    Work Hard and no compensation pay is base. no tips or bonuses for good service

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the cooks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    For a part time job OK,

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Cashier in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at Jack in the Box part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly staff, Flex hours. you can learn a lot in short time.

    Cons

    Too much work for the minimal wage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    cashier

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Oceanside, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Oceanside, CA

    I have been working at Jack in the Box part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    fast paced theres always something to do

    Cons

    pay is horrible there is no room for mobility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    needs to be more productive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Intern Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Jack in the Box as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great insight into the company, with managers who are willing to answer all questions. Also has a very strong company culture.

    Cons

    Only part time positions are available for internships. But other than that, no bad feedback other than it's a pretty competitive position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Sadly, management has deteriorated in the last 3-5 yrs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jack in the Box full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, immediate co-workers, co-workers from other departments, perks

    Cons

    Management in department and as a whole

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Abide by office culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I would have stayed if the management were kinder

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Riverside, CA

    I worked at Jack in the Box part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Wanted to work with my school schedule

    Cons

    My boss was the worst and blamed me personally for many things that I had no control over

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have your management learn better people skills with their fellow employees. They treat them like trash.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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