Jason's Deli Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
151 Reviews

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151 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • great place to work if you need experience, got day of when requested (in 10 reviews)

  • Has a Core Values System that Looks like it can work effectively (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management more concerned with their bottom line and bonuses than employee growth (in 11 reviews)

  • Long hours, more than most restaurant management jobs (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Nice Culture, Limited Growth

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    Current Employee - 2A Manager  in  Gilbert, AZ
    Current Employee - 2A Manager in Gilbert, AZ

    I have been working at Jason's Deli full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    1. Many paid holidays
    2. Growing company
    3. Pretty decent benefits

    Cons

    1. Long hours, more than most restaurant management jobs
    2. Big emphasis on catering, like running two restaurants
    3. Limited growth
    4. Micro-Managing like I've never seen

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Limit hours for managers, you are working them to the bone!
    2. Don't take the Mindshare surveys at face value, investigate before condemning
    3. Offer competitive pay for your veteran managers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It was fun because everyone was really friendly.

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    Former Employee - Order Taker, Phones, Cashier  in  Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Order Taker, Phones, Cashier in Charleston, SC

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

    Pros

    They are flexible with your schedule - just talk to the manager.

    Cons

    Training was brief, some times bad management, and you sometimes felt suppressed into only 1 job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please train management to be more professional. The last manger I had would schedule people to work on the day but on the pre-made schedule of 2 weeks would not be placed as working. Organization skill could be improved.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Corporate overlords dictate everything.

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Delco  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier/Delco in Houston, TX

    I worked at Jason's Deli full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy to get hired. A good job if you're just trying to make a few bucks between better jobs.

    Cons

    Poor management, sexism within corporate, long shifts with no breaks/lunches. Employer claimed Texas state law did not require them to give us breaks. No one could confirm whether or not it was true. They emphasize the "numbers" more than employee/employer relations and the environment is very cantankerous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sitting in an office and pretending to work while getting paid more than floor people is really, really bad for morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall, management was great.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jason's Deli

    Pros

    Reasonable compensation, and there are many opportunities to learn new skills that will allow you to get raises (I worked the entire line and registers).

    Cons

    As with any restaurant, most people won't be there very long and I often ended up working many more hours than the rest of employees (though I was not alone in being overworked).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of your employees, instead of just calling them constantly to come work.

  6.  

    Owners are terrible!! Dont work there!!

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at Jason's Deli full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The ONLY pro about working there is yhe paycheck, blair is the worst person ever to work for. There are some great employees that have worked there for years and we as managers were not aloud to give raises...

    Cons

    Everything except the awesome customers that came in... blair is terrible, corporate jasons is always coming in about complaints.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell off blair, and let someone who cares about food and people take over...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company is run by undereducated, former dishwashers. They are not happy unless they are implementing a new procedure.

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Jason's Deli full-time

    Pros

    I have always loved the brand and the food...........they just seem determined to screw it up.

    Cons

    Schedule is not good, you do get two consecutive days off a week, which is great on the Tuesday and Wednesday that you would normally receive them. If you are able to get any weekend days off, its routinely after a nine day work stretch of closes and beat down 'mid' shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "great place to work"............. maybe for somebody in the corporate office thinking up bs lines like this.

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

    Not bad

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, nice dealing with customers

    Cons

    Managers annoying, keep over time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nicer to your employees

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Nightmare

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jason's Deli full-time

    Pros

    Food, food food food food

    Cons

    Training is horrible no one speaks English. Miserable work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the managers run the store not the employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Frustrating workplace

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    Former Employee - Order Taker, Phones, Cashier  in  Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Order Taker, Phones, Cashier in Overland Park, KS

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

    Pros

    -If you want a day off, you can usually get it. No questions asked.
    -You can change your availability without problems.
    -Managers are usually laid back
    -Some really nice coworkers

    Cons

    -Can only use 10% discount at the place you work at
    -Managers are sometimes too laid back and will smoke during a busy time.
    -Most employees get a day of training before being thrown into work
    -You are reminded constantly that you are disposable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find store managers that are able to think clearly. I was constantly getting in trouble with ours because he expected me to complete hundreds of task while still running a busy register, keeping the restaurant clean and busing tables. What frustrated me the most was that there were people who had jobs to keep the place clean while I was on register, but they would goof off and talk to other lazy employees.

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

    Started from order taker

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jason's Deli

    Pros

    While in the deli, opportunities are provided. Once in corporate they are not.

    Cons

    Upper management more concerned with their bottom line and bonuses than employee growth.

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