Jimmy John's Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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Pros
  • tips can be good if you get big orders, often a fun fast paced social environment, (in 55 reviews)

  • Friendly work environment, Encouraged to do our best and have fun (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • hour home after close so that the drivers could clean the store for less than minimum wage (in 44 reviews)

  • long hours 50-60hrs/wk, health benefits costly and hard to come by (in 25 reviews)

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  1. The job is pretty easy and simple, and you leave with money in your pocket at the end of every shift.

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    Current Employee - Delivery Biker in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Delivery Biker in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    You get to keep the tips you make. The other employees and customers are friendly.

    Cons

    Pay starts at minimum.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Fun, encouraging atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Jimmy Johns Delivery Driver/In-Shop in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Jimmy Johns Delivery Driver/In-Shop in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Jimmy John's full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Really good music always playing, making speed work easy, and taking/ placing orders a breeze especialially when the ingredients on sandwiches are always good and easy to prepare on POS machines to the customers liking of a perfect sandwich.

    Cons

    Bossy managers can be annoying when you already know the job you need to get done so you can clock out. But that's all a part of their job which is to manage you and keep you on the right track. If you work near corporate offices or company buildings, this can especially be a drag if catering to people who only offer you their two cents of a tip when they order 40 dollars worth of food bothers you. You can get stiffed a lot but then you can also get that once in a orange moon 10 or 15 dollar tip. Amount of tips depends on attitude, gratitude and an out of this world work ethic, like you wouldn't ever rather be anywhere else in the world than delivering food to a complete stranger. Making money here to save could be difficult but it is possible. Wear and tear on vehicle isn't worth the stay IMO.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Y'all are great. Because I know y'all had to stick it through to see the bigger side of the picture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Sandwich delivery

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jimmy John's

    Pros

    Great people. Free food. I got to bike through the city in the summer which was a nice alternative to a desk job.

    Cons

    It got really hot when I biked but overall there weren't many cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

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  5. Fast-Freaky-Fun

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - General Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Jimmy John's

    Pros

    Worked in the SLC market within one of JJ's largest franchises(~20 restaurants!). Pay was OK, they do offer awesome monthly bonuses to management for meeting goals(easy if you put the effort forth). Really fun environment if you get all of your ducks in a row. Great upper management with nearly unlimited resources for support and guidance. CLOSED SUNDAYS!!!

    Cons

    Hard to think of any...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Driver

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jimmy John's

    Pros

    Great, hours, great manager, very nice environment.

    Cons

    Short shifts, and not a very nice salary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. It was a great experience working for them for a job in between college and the real world.

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Crown Point, IN
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Crown Point, IN

    I worked at Jimmy John's

    Pros

    Flexibility of schedule, growth if you are even semi competent at completing tasks.

    Cons

    Monotonous tasks that come with the job but worth doing for the overall benefit of the job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The experience that I had with Jimmy Johns was great. The manager that I had knew the value of the employees and that showed through his managing style.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Not a bad job while in high school or college

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jimmy John's

    Pros

    Generally good pay and co-workers were enjoyable

    Cons

    Managers were at times rude or unwilling to

  9. Jimmy John's was an very fun environment.

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    Former Freelancer - Jimmy Johns Delivery Driver/In-Shop in Southfield, MI
    Former Freelancer - Jimmy Johns Delivery Driver/In-Shop in Southfield, MI

    I worked at Jimmy John's (less than a year)

    Pros

    As an employee, the shop was well coordinated and interesting. We had many fun events and I leaned a lot while I was there. Such as obtaining the objectives, being freaky fast.

    Cons

    Getting the customers out the door at the same time they came in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training there is very easy, great working environment and employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. cashier. ringing people up for their sandwiches and taking phone orders.

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    Former Employee - Cashier, Sandwich Maker in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Cashier, Sandwich Maker in New York, NY

    I worked at Jimmy John's

    Pros

    it is fun to work here because people are nice.

    Cons

    It gets busy. Then you will have to work hard. Some times the people get gossipy about other people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please try to be more understanding and bit lenient on the scheduling because some people are still in school.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
  11. Great first job

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Jimmy John's

    Pros

    Very easy job and it's very easy to work your way up to manager.

    Cons

    you have to be costantley be moving and there is a lot of pressure to make a sub in less than 30 seconds.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of them don't know what they're doing and seem unproessional.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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