Jason's Deli

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Jason's Deli Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
177 Reviews
3.3
177 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Has a Core Values System that Looks like it can work effectively (in 11 reviews)

  • A great place to work for college students (flexible scheduling) (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management more concerned with their bottom line and bonuses than employee growth (in 13 reviews)

  • Long hours, more than most restaurant management jobs (in 11 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Corporate store

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jason's Deli

    Pros

    Easier than a full service restaurant. Good pay and less hours than full service.

    Cons

    A lot of micro management.

  2.  

    Delivery Coordinator

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier/Delivery Coordinator in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier/Delivery Coordinator in Plano, TX

    I worked at Jason's Deli part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Its a great place to hold your first job. Managers are the kind that will throw on gloves and get to working on the line when the crowds show up. Extremely clean environment even for a restaurant. If you are employed while taking college levels class they will reimburse you part of the tuition cost!!
    They strive that every employee knows every aspects of their position so tests will be given.

    Cons

    At times it can get repetitive but learning another position will allow for a change in the day to day grind. Theres only so high you can go within the deli before having to go to "fishing school" to be considered for management and even then you still have to work long hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Stong values and people development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Restaurant General Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Restaurant General Manager in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Jason's Deli full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Its a great place to develop through the ranks. Training is top notch and the skillset is very transferable to any organization

    Cons

    This is a complex system and requires willingness to challenge oneself and grow. Not really a Con, in my book.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salaries should be more competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Family style

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chattanooga, TN

    I worked at Jason's Deli full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Felt like a family, if you needed off for a real reason you could get your shift covered, and worked with school schedule.

    Cons

    Usually had to work weekends and short people sometimes. Also it is a corporate store so we would get corporate visits often which is annoying. Corporate would also make us put things a certain way which was not the most logical way...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more employees and more advertising

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good working environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jason's Deli

    Pros

    Very Very friendly working environment

    Cons

    not that i can think of any.

  7.  

    Great experience over all. However, very stressful (as with most food related businesses), and great food.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier, Food Runner, Bus, End, Chip and Pickle, Ovens, Dish, French
    Current Employee - Cashier, Food Runner, Bus, End, Chip and Pickle, Ovens, Dish, French

    I have been working at Jason's Deli part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free meal if you work a double.
    Great co-workers.
    Works good with a busy schedule.
    Great as a first job.

    Cons

    Poor management, at times.
    Many rude customers (as with most food related jobs).
    Very stressful, mostly from Friday to Sunday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire GM's that are more "family" or "team" oriented. The GM I currently have is all about results, this is good from a business standpoint, but this is also the reason why I and many others are looking for new jobs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    franchise vs corporate

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

    I have been working at Jason's Deli full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hours are not as long as most in the industry. They are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and Easter. You have limited hours on Christmas Eve.

    Cons

    The culture is not the same with the franchises. Some franchises are great to work for but some are terrible and do not pay bonuses and have horrible leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to the corporate stores.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Chilled out environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Student Worker in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Jason's Deli

    Pros

    Great Food, working here is fun, making jokes with customers etc.

    Cons

    No breaks when working for less than 5 hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Ok. Made me always smell like cold cuts.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Order Taker in Lubbock, TX
    Former Employee - Order Taker in Lubbock, TX

    I worked at Jason's Deli part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The food was good and the menu was easy to learn. Hours were good for part time job. Some of the other workers were ok, I suppose.

    Cons

    Everyday I would get home and reek of lunch meat. It was awful. Almost as awful as one of the managers. He was the worst person I have ever worked for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Doesn't Follow Core Values

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - 2A Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - 2A Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Jason's Deli full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Corporate is great, Core Value system is amazing, hours and pay could be worse.

    Cons

    Micro-Management to the extreme, upper management is angry and lack patience with the employees, bonuses only for Assistant GMS and GM and up (Leaving 2 levels of salary management without bonus) upper management does not follow core values or servant leadership which they advertise to get managers. District managers are very pretentious for working at a "deli" chain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your 2a's and shift leaders. Don't expect prodigal employees when you have a pay cap of 10$ an hour for "extremely seasoned" employees. If servant leadership and core values are the supposed foundation of the company, upper management should follow them. Invest more quality into your employees and managers then worry about the stupid Balridge award, the company puts that award before employees and that is dumb. Stop changing stuff every Quarter, can't expect the employees to give a crap with the way they are treated and the little pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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