Papa John's Reviews

Updated October 31, 2014
Updated October 31, 2014
485 Reviews
3.0
485 Reviews
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Papa John's Founder, Chairman, and CEO John H. Schnatter
John H. Schnatter
237 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good job for high school aged person, tips are usually good, very flexible hours (in 33 reviews)

  • Free pizza if the manager is not around but besides that nothing (in 32 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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  1.  

    Driving for a loss

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    Current Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver in Statesboro, GA
    Current Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver in Statesboro, GA

    I have been working at Papa John's part-time

    Pros

    You are able to spend the majority of your shift in your car
    Shift leaders are very relaxed

    Cons

    Money is horrible, tips are practically non existent in college town
    Shift leaders while relaxed tend to panic when things get hectic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fun job/low pay

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Lincolnton, NC
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Lincolnton, NC

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, not standing all night, good tips, half off pizza, management, drive around all night, most customers nice, room for advancement

    Cons

    Low wages, tipped wages, part time benefits, don't get to go home until rush is over, super bowl, Christmas tips are bad

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay minimum wage instead of tipped minimum wage

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Easy, but not worth the damage to your car

    Former Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    You take home at least 20 dollars a night and 100 or more on discount days. Checks come in weekly

    Cons

    Management sucked. Was not organized.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    If you work hard, it'll show in the end.

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    Former Employee - Instore in Warrensburg, MO
    Former Employee - Instore in Warrensburg, MO

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

    Pros

    It's a great first job for someone in high school or college. The hours were very flexible as my schedule changed and I typically got a decent amount of hours. When I worked there employees got a 50% discount, which was really nice. Often got free food during my shifts as well. Benefits were available too. If you put a lot of effort forth every day, it doesn't go unnoticed. Overall I grew to love my job and the people I worked with.

    Cons

    The training for new employees is awful. They just throw you in and hope you don't drown. I got stuck training a few people here and there, even though I wasn't a manager or anything. Management was unstable and the expectations they held you up to would often fluctuate. Management was also very strict and nit-picky about every imagine aspect of the pizzas appearance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  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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