Jimmy John's

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Jimmy John's Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
526 Reviews
3.4
526 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Overall a good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jimmy John's full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I started as a delivery driver, and eventually became a night manager. They definitely reward those who work hard. I learned a lot of skills (& work ethic) that have helped me succeed in future jobs. Jimmy John's has good standards for cleanliness and following exact company guidelines to ensure consistency.

    Cons

    Hours and pay for a regular in-shop employee were poor (minimum wage and 15-25 hours/week). Sometimes had to work six days a week for the same salary as the normal five days due to there being not enough managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act like every day is an audit day. Don't take shortcuts. Keep your employees focused and on task!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great times a Jimmy Johns

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - General Manager in South Bend, IN

    I worked at Jimmy John's full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best employees ever and a great atmosphere

    Cons

    Working long hours and some customers can be impossible to please.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a close watch on the mental health of the managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    In Shop

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

    I worked at Jimmy John's

    Pros

    Great part time job, flexible

    Cons

    Late hours can be rough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Driver

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Driver in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Driver in Orange, CA

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

    Pros

    Great working environment. There's a very well built infrastructure. Good learning process and they work with people with no experience. great first job and a second or a third for anyone.

    Cons

    2 hour shifts. The 56 cents a mile they pay is for mileage and for car repairs which isn't much. Driving can wear out your car a lot. If you need a certain day off and tell management in advance, they make the schedule regardless to their convenience and have you find the shift covered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the 2/3 hour shifts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great starter job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at Jimmy John's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very structured, friendly environment, efficiently run

    Cons

    not much opportunity for career growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the AWESOME work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Jimmy Johns was a great fast paced environment!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Kearney, NE
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Kearney, NE

    I worked at Jimmy John's part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The tips were great and the managers were friendly. Great fast paced environment.

    Cons

    It gets old having to pay for gas weekly and some people don't tip but that's normal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Awesome Play

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - In-shop in West Palm Beach Farms, FL
    Current Employee - In-shop in West Palm Beach Farms, FL

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

    Pros

    People are easy to work for and understand hourly workers. Special incentives added to pay.

    Cons

    Not going to get rich here. No benefits. In customer service business and people can be cranky.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more incentives

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Hard work pays off.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Champaign, IL

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

    Pros

    If you are willing to work the hours everybody wants to keep free (I.E. Friday Saturday bar rush hours) and are willing to be relied on as a call in when it's busy, you'll make good money. I was able to set up a schedule where I averaged $16/hr.

    Cons

    Heavily reliant on the neighborhood or community. College campuses are the most lucrative, residential neighborhoods aren't as consistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you run your stores the way you're trained to, you'll be successful. If you cut corners, you'll damage business on both the customer and management ends.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    cool

    Former Employee - Delivery Bicyclist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Delivery Bicyclist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Jimmy John's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone was pretty cool there! The people working there were honestly down to earth and easy to work with.

    Cons

    I didn't see any cons there.

  11.  

    Fun place to earn extra money

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

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

    Pros

    Drivers make good money and coworkers are awesome to work with. It's not a stressful job unless you get into management. Schedules are flexible and its an easy way to earn some extra cash.

    Cons

    Corporate can be a little extreme with their rules, but that's in every chain. If you're not making orders, you'll be cleaning all parts of the store

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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