Jack in the Box

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Jack in the Box Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
200 Reviews
2.7
200 Reviews
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Leonard A. Comma
23 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.  

    It made my life seem like one very long day.

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Huntington Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Huntington Beach, CA

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

    Pros

    It was a great job for a sixteen year old working part-time while still in high school. The discount on food was also a plus.

    Cons

    Your clothes, hair, and body all smell like the deep fryer. The pay was not great given the amount of messes you had to clean up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your cashiers and cooks with a little more respect and watch it go a long way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jack in the Box

    Pros

    Fast paced, Fun, Great Management

    Cons

    Hours are not the best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    A lot of hours not enough pay.

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    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    no organization . They don't back there Store Managers. Jack will let employees and team leads no call no show and even quit (walk out in the middle of the shift three times)
     then bring them back.

    Cons

    You are constantly running a shift with one or two people, includes fryers, grill, assembly, D-thru front cash and still expected to hit sos

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think long and hard before you take the position, Your life is there's never a weekend off. supposed to have 5 personal days, five sick days, but if you take one they will write you up for missing a day

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor

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

    Pros

    Awesome work ethics, and environment.

    Cons

    short breaks, other then that its awesome.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not bad for fast food

    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Boise, ID

    I worked at Jack in the Box full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The possibilities of advancement are very good. Great communication from the higher management. Benefits are better then most. Good food

    Cons

    Having it be a 24 store definitely builds stress. Having to pay to much for insurance. Very limited resources. Unreachable goals for bonuses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better promotions

  7.  

    My first job experience in Houston

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jack in the Box

    Pros

    close to my house, good food

    Cons

    less than 40 hours, low income

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make some hispanic foods

  8.  

    I love the co workers

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    Current Employee - Team Leader  in  El Cajon, CA
    Current Employee - Team Leader in El Cajon, CA

    I have been working at Jack in the Box full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    20% discounts, free drinks, free 4$meal when you are a team leader

    Cons

    Graveyard shifts
    Always open
    Smell like grease
    Can't wear jewelry
    Bums in dining room

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think everyone should get a free meal, people work extremely hard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Its Exhausting and they do not respect when you feel sick nor when is a family emergency, there is a lot of favoritism.

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Indio, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Indio, CA

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

    Pros

    There is nothing good about this job.

    Cons

    You are over worked and no matter how good a job you do, you don't get rewarded or praise just "Thats your job" but you need to miss work they give you a warning for pointless reasons. They do not care about your problems on the side even if it's personal and if you are sick you better take some medicine because there is no way you are missing. I regret ever applying at this restaurant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set some boundaries with the power of the supervisors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    basic

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    Former Employee - Sen Data Analyst  in  Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Sen Data Analyst in Dulles, VA

    I worked at Jack in the Box full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Goody for this reason told

    Cons

    Worst for this reason told

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Uglier I can remember so far

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a very harsh environment to work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jack in the Box

    Pros

    Free food, drinks, get to try new things, opportunity for advancement, checks every two weeks, making your food unique sometimes.

    Cons

    Rude coworkers, poor management, terrible customers, no breaks, no meals, end up staying 2-3 hours after your shift ends, constant threats of being fired. Issues and needs are not taken care of. Go through management like a box of tissues. Had to train myself on everything. Got no formal training whatsoever. Those videos teach you nothing and the stuff they should be teaching you you only learn when you become team leader. People think its cool but you have to deal with way more bs and only get paid 75c more for it. If you have a choice don't work here and don't be team leader. It's is not worth it. And I wouldn't suggest going higher. Management gets kicked out every six months as it is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't punish your good employees while your bad employees get away with everything.

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