Papa John's Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
476 Reviews
3.0
476 Reviews
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Papa John's Founder, Chairman, and CEO John H. Schnatter
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231 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible hours, pay is commensurate with work effort as a driver (in 33 reviews)

  • Free pizza if the manager is not around but besides that nothing (in 31 reviews)


Cons
  • Minimum wage with very little chance for a raise- you MIGHT get one and only if you ask (in 33 reviews)

  • wear and tear on vehicle, hourly pay - they only pay you 4 (in 14 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work in college when you need money

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    Former Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver in Boca Raton, FL

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

    Pros

    Money is good and great when your in college and need the money
    money and free food
    money and free food

    Cons

    Can get repetitive and boring if your co workers are not fun
    Car gets destroyed which sucks but they give you a little extra cash

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Part-Time for High School Students

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    Former Employee - Insider in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Insider in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, friendly environment, pizza

    Cons

    Inconsistent hours, stressful during busy hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advance your technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great coworkers, horrible pay

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Logan, UT
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Logan, UT

    I have been working at Papa John's part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best coworkers anyone could ask for, most of the employees were full time students and general manager worked with everyone's schedule.

    Cons

    Worked there 5 years and rarely got a raise, after 5 years I was still making only 10 dollars an hour

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give raises more often to employees that show loyalty and are skilled.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Better Places. Better Jobs. NOT Papa John's.

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Olathe, KS

    I worked at Papa John's full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you're a daytime driver, the tips are pretty good because you're the only driver there!
    However, when the evening shift arrives, you're lucky to get more than two deliveries per run.
    Lots o' free food and soda, though!

    Cons

    I've never seen a company micromanaged the way PJ's is. The area manager would call or visit DAILY!
    When I worked at a competing store (OK it's called Pizza Hut), I'd be lucky to see or hear from the area
    manager, maybe, once every month and a half?
    It's a pizza place. Don't EVER expect a raise. If you bring that up in front of an area manager, they just smile.
    PJ's does this stupid thing called "chatter." It's not in any PJ handbook, but the higher ups expect you to do it.
    "Saucer is the quarterback!"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less driver per shift = less labor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Decent pay, free food

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    Former Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Papa John's part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    10-20+ an hour depending on the night as a delivery driver
    free food almost every night. Get to meet many friendly customers

    Cons

    In-store chores like cleaning suck. Middle management often sucks. You will never enjoy pizza again after a few years. Work is somewhat physical and tiring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay in-store team members more. Not fair that they do more work while drivers make 2 or 3 times more money.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

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

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Winder, GA
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Winder, GA

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Compensate employees for extra miles driven.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    ehh

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    Current Employee - In Store in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Current Employee - In Store in Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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

    Pros

    flexible schedule, time off, friendly work environment

    Cons

    customer service, benefits, office culture, sanitization

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Fine for a part-time college job, but that's it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Working as a driver can be fun since you get to leave the store a lot and have the potential to make decent tips. Positive relationships with some co-workers.

    Cons

    Low pay, no benefits, managers make less than delivery drivers, general manager refused to support our local store. Constantly ran out of inventory due to poor management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Driver Review

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    Former Employee - Driver
    Former Employee - Driver

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

    Pros

    -Independent work environment
    -free/cheap food
    -usually decent tips
    -fast pace
    -opportunities for advancement
    -customers were usually friendly
    -certain managers were great

    Cons

    -certain managers were TERRIBLE (played favorites, held grudges, we're demeaning, unsupportive, and rude).
    -could be slow at times and pay was terrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Take care of your employees and they'll support you
    -I've been asked to return, but I would only go back if there was a new GM. The first one was great, the second was absolutely horrible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Wont make you hate pizza

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Papa John's

    Pros

    Got paid to make pizza, job was very easy for the most part besides the occasional bad customer. Got a lot of discounted a free pizza. Since it actually tastes all right I can still enjoy the pizza after I left.

    Cons

    Low pay
    Bad phones, could hardly hear the person placing the order half the time
    Friday and Saturday nights are killers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better computer and phone equipment

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