Jack in the Box

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Jack in the Box Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
222 Reviews
2.8
222 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • fast paced theres always something to do (in 12 reviews)

  • 80% of the workers are obese because of the free food (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management gives "lip service" they don't practice what they preach (in 13 reviews)

  • long hours of standing on feet, rude customers, eager managers, look out for guest shoppers (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Just want to get it over with

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jack in the Box

    Pros

    Meeting new people.
    Free Food (at times)
    Easy going place.
    Some Of upper management is cool to work with.

    Cons

    Picking up other people's slack all the time
    To many "kids" calling off all the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch how you speak to your employees

  2.  

    A corporate iceberg with heart

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Corporate Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Very people oriented environment that emphasizes work-life balance. The old culture is starting to get with the times, slowly. Big emphasis on personal growth and development.

    Cons

    Things move slowly, and benefits are lacking, if you're not motivated by your role it's easy to look elsewhere or be poached by the competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the culture change going, embrace the millennial workforce, and fix technology and process issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Disappointed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Most of the people work hard and are managers are fair to employees Built great relationships over the years with peers.

    Cons

    Upper management gives "lip service" they don't practice what they preach.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    cashier

    Former Employee - Cashier/Cook in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier/Cook in Austin, TX

    I worked at Jack in the Box part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    fast pace
    free food
    great co workers

    Cons

    lot of hours
    dirty workspace
    rude customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more hands-on management needed

  6.  

    Decent First Job

    Current Employee - Team Member in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Team Member in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Jack in the Box part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    50 percent off food and a pretty easy job.

    Cons

    Many simple duties for minimum wage.

  7.  

    Never worked so hard for so little money.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Crew in Spokane, WA

    I have been working at Jack in the Box full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It is not a difficult application process. Even with very limited work history and no education it is pretty easy to get the job and work it long enough to get a better job. Also it is usually a fairly fast paced dynamic environment and can be a decent place for more high energy people to work.

    Cons

    Graveyard shifts were often busy, and so understaffed that it was almost impossible to take breaks. The buzzer over the drive-through window was incredibly loud and would usually make it more difficult to hear customers orders which was ironic because the buzzer was intended to encourage us to work faster.
    Between the drive through buzzer, timers for the grill and friar, and dysfunctional headsets I would often end up going home with a ringing in my ears that would disrupt my sleep. My hearing has literally never been the same.There is also very little real opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Free Sodas

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jack in the Box

    Pros

    You get to try new things that come out for free

    Cons

    small burns from fryer pops

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better in house promotions

  9.  

    manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ASS Manager in Weatherford, TX
    Current Employee - ASS Manager in Weatherford, TX

    I have been working at Jack in the Box full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    meet people have fun at work

    Cons

    weird hours overnights are bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Awwwwful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager

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

    Pros

    Benefits (Not great ones) nothing else

    Cons

    Work balance- you literally have no life

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They don't care so why bother

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Greasy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Burger Maker in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Burger Maker in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Jack in the Box part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Snack Breaks! We had lots of opportunities to eat yummy burgers. Sometimes we had parking lot parties after work and met all of our friends outside.

    Cons

    Not enough snack breaks. We had to punch a clock and clean greasy floors in the back kitchen. It was sometimes a real challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more snack breaks

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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