Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

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Lou Malnati's Pizzeria Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
16 Reviews
3.8
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

    Pros

    Nice people that want to promote within. It is a fun place to work as well, there is always something to learn

    Cons

    There is nothing I could say that would be a com. It is really a nice place to work

  2.  

    Driver

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, besides weekends. Pretty busy store, in a wealthy area. Customers tipped well, went home with cash every night. Free meal every time you work.

    Cons

    Driving personal vehicle, being the one to get yelled at if the kitchen makes a mistake. Work everyweekend, if you want to make money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Best place to work for a pizzeria restaurant, great pay, amazing workplace, great benefits.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Village of Lakewood, IL
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Village of Lakewood, IL

    I have been working at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Best managers one could ask for
    Hire great employees, fun atmosphere
    Free meal every time you work
    Very flexible

    Cons

    Shift are around 5 hours for most jobs besides managers, But you can pick up more shifts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update the bar

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    As a delivery driver, working here was pretty "chill" and a good opportunity make some extra cash.

    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Lake Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Lake Forest, IL

    I have been working at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free employee meal when working.
    50% off at any Lou Malnati's location (if order is under $50) and 20% off (if order is over $50).
    For delivery drivers: $5/hour + ~$2/delivery + TIPS; don't have to put up a sign on top of your car like the other pizza places.
    For carry-out store workers: shifts are short since carry-out stores open at 4PM.
    Shifts are consistent.

    Cons

    Free employee meal can lead to gaining extra weight.
    On the weekends, there can be too many drivers (<6 deliveries is bad; 6-9 is OK; >10 is good).
    Going on deliveries can take a toll on your car (a lot of short distance driving; constantly turning the engine on/off; not good for cars that have bad gas mileage; potential to get into accidents).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Good Benefits, Bad Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits (401K, health insurance, paid holidays off or overtime pay for working holidays) for full time hourly employees. free food while working, good discount when not working. promote managers from within.

    Cons

    nearly impossible to get a day off, unresponsive management, too little too late with raises, blatant favoritism,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    dont do it

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    Former Employee - Pizza Driver in Bolingbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Pizza Driver in Bolingbrook, IL

    I worked at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good pizza, free employee meal

    Cons

    bad management, not busy enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    quit ur job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Great Company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server/Bar Tender in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Server/Bar Tender in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Flexible schedules
    -Paid training
    -Competitive pay
    -Advancement opportunities (89% of the current store managers started their career at Lou Malnati’s as a staff member!)
    -Insurance -medical, dental, prescription drug, vision, life, accident, STD, LTD, AD&D & FSA
    -Domestic Partner Benefits
    -401(k) with generous match
    -Annual vacation check paid to eligible full-time hourly non-exempt employees
    -Free meals while working, 50% discount on food when not working
    -Full-time and part-time hourly non-exempt employees receive Holiday Pay
    -Safety rewards
    -Family culture and fun work environment!

    Cons

    -No real cons other than getting addicted to the pizza and gaining weight!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great company, bad management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria

    Pros

    Great working environment
    Free Food
    Great discounts
    Free soda

    Cons

    Bad Kitchen Staff, usually rude and yell at you in spanish.
    Bad Management

  10.  

    I ran this place

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    Former Employee - Phone Worker in Bloomingdale, IL
    Former Employee - Phone Worker in Bloomingdale, IL

    I worked at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great food, easy work-easy to advance-shama lama ding dong, homer simpson

    Cons

    Phone workers need chairs AND get some better toilet paper

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More free food please

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    As far as delivery driving goes, this is the best place I've worked

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Downers Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Downers Grove, IL

    I have been working at Lou Malnati's Pizzeria part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You get paid a base salary and get to keep all of your tips, managers let you do your own thing most of the time and don't ask for more than their sub-minimum base pay justifies.

    Cons

    Sometimes delivery reimbursement doesn't feel sufficient when gas prices fluctuate or weather is bad, both ending with heightened fuel consumption. You give up the most "social" times of your week for the opportunity to make the most money, i.e. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an eye on gas prices and weather, adjust reimbursement on a daily basis instead of waiting for gas to rise past $4.00. Because when gas is $3.98, it still hurts us!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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