Papa John's Reviews

Updated August 1, 2015
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Papa John's Founder, Chairman, and CEO John H. Schnatter
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Pros
  • Flexible hours, pay is commensurate with work effort as a driver (in 34 reviews)

  • Free pizza somertimes but not much else (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • Company cut their formerly minimum wage pay for drivers to split pay which (in 35 reviews)

  • Wear and tear on car, lack of upward mobility (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Best Company Ever; Depends on Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member in Smyrna, GA
    Current Employee - Team Member in Smyrna, GA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -First job, better then great pay for teens. -Opportunities for moving up the corporate ladder -Awesome 50% discount -Constantly striving for greatness -Knowing that you work in a higher class more expensive pizza place mean's better tips

    Cons

    -can't control schedule time wise, but can control it day wise so good for college

    Advice to Management

    Keep picking great managers or all these could change to negatives.


  2. Great place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Snellville, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Snellville, GA

    I have been working at Papa John's part-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance. A lot of the stores are like a kind of family unit. The pay in my opinion is not like any other restaurant that comparable business type. If you put in the effort, you can learn a lot, especially if you have a good management core. If you work hard you will be successful. You can make a career out of it, and do VERY well.

    Cons

    If you are in a higher volume store, you will work hard. you will work with people sometimes that don't want to do their share and you have to take up the slack. Sometimes the goals for management are not necessarily realistic, but you understand what they want.

    Advice to Management

    Try not to make personnel decisions on desperation. Praise your team when they do something right. Show them the correct way when they do something wrong. Team development does not stop after they have finished the monthly training. Don't have a team member do something you are not willing to do yourself. Lead by example.


  3. General Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Papa John's full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A supportive team of leaders to help you at all times, a company focused on advancement and training their people.

    Cons

    Long hours, must be on call to a certain degree.

    Advice to Management

    Always maintain a positive attitude, focus on one thing at a time.


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  5. It's an OK Starter Job...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Lawrenceville, GA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The hours are pretty good. They work with my school schedule which is probably the only reason i'll stay at the job. I can make a little extra change and still work on my studies.

    Cons

    The pay as a delivery driver is just okay. At the end of the day you get compensated for mileage as well as tips, but even on the busiest day I work I only get about 25-30 bucks, which is pretty much just enough to pay for gas and that's it. I barely have any pocket change left over. I also NEVER get out on time, no matter how hard I try. I always leave about an hour later, which is good for hours I guess, but not when I have places to be.

    Advice to Management

    Management is doing an okay job.


  6. PJs HSL pros/cons

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Manager/Driver in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Shift Manager/Driver in Norcross, GA

    I have been working at Papa John's

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company values morals, flexible schedule if needed, some benefits.

    Cons

    HSL don't get raises often, if at all. I believe HSL's should start at a higher wage and have more opportunities for a raise.


  7. Easy money

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver in Decatur, GA
    Current Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver in Decatur, GA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The job is easy your drive around listen to music and get tips Get get paid for the miles you drive Fold boxes here and there nothing difficult

    Cons

    You usually have to work long hours When the store is slow you make less money When people are t tipping you make ALOT less


  8. A great first job to learn valuable team and customer service skills

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Kennesaw, GA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -Easy job -Relatively relaxed environment (location to location) -Money can be great -Flexible hours -Decent benefits

    Cons

    -Money can be not so good -Long hours -Really late hours -Can be relatively dangerous (depending on location of store) -Inside workers don't make nearly as much as they should

    Advice to Management

    Really consider that it takes more than one person to do a lot of the extra work and closing work. Seniority favor was a huge problem.


  9. Easy money, but not much room for advancement,

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Marietta, GA

    I have been working at Papa John's (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy money if you drive.

    Cons

    Insiders do not get paid very much. Your car will be feeling brunt of a lot of wear and tear.

    Advice to Management

    Pay raises for employees who deserve it.


  10. Pretty cool place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver in Douglasville, GA
    Former Employee - Driver in Douglasville, GA

    I worked at Papa John's part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent money for a summer job Relatively laid back environment

    Cons

    Scheduled off time is very relative


  11. Fun part - time job. Not enough money for miles driven.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Winder, GA
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Winder, GA

    I worked at Papa John's part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Discounts on food. Time alone driving. Meeting new people and getting tips.

    Cons

    Can be hectic. Delivering to the hood. Not enough money for trip pay, too many miles.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate employees for extra miles driven.



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