Papa John's Reviews

Updated September 2, 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. Pizza Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great money, great atmosphere! Never a dull moment in the pizza world. My mother is proud of me and she always will be, no matter what papa john says!

    Cons

    Late hours. Dealing with unsupportive customers. Sometimes when i got to work I wondered if my dad would be proud of me or not.

    Advice to Management

    Give us more money. Maybe have company picnics. Scratch that, lets had a company softball team


  2. Good Starter Job

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    Former Employee - Store Insider in Urbandale, IA
    Former Employee - Store Insider in Urbandale, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Funny co workers. To each their own

    Cons

    repeditive work environment for employees

    Advice to Management

    NA


  3. Great Place To Work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Waukesha, WI
    Current Employee - General Manager in Waukesha, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The franchise owner really shows that he cares for each employee. I really believe in what we are doing at this store.

    Cons

    As the same with every business, there arr downfalls. But, we try to make up for them in other ways. The employees are number one here.


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  5. Great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    nothing to really mention here

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  6. Driver

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    Current Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver in Baldwin Park, CA
    Current Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver in Baldwin Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great hours, good tips, employe discount, great coworkers

    Cons

    Not enough money to cover gas sometimes


  7. Good Place to Be

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Papa John's full-time

    Pros

    Solid growth opportunities Good teamwork environment Ability to form a great understanding of international franchising operations

    Cons

    Silos can be created between departments at times that makes communication difficult Continued education isn't readily available through conference attendance

    Advice to Management

    Be more open about encouraging employees in the appropriate roles to attend conferences in their field to grow their skill sets.


  8. Delivery driver

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    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours discounts on food very relaxed atmosphere this is a work as a team environment meet with friendly people that are excited to see you since you are delivering their food

    Cons

    Depending on the store they will have alot of drivers during peek hours yoy have to be quick yet be safe while driving no violations of speeding pr anything in that nature because that can cause you your job

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up best quality pizza out there don't change anything that's how you become a competitor among all the pizza giants out there


  9. Working at papajohn

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great hours for the pay. Fast pace. Does get busy cause of athletic games and different promotions

    Cons

    Don't really have any cons

    Advice to Management

    Great


  10. In-Store Production

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Papa John's part-time

    Pros

    I had great coworkers and my superiors were great. Very accommodating to my situation and allowed me to work there for a short time, went above and beyond to make sure I was satisfied.

    Cons

    low pay, but it came with the job. Wasn't a huge a fan of their outdated technology either, I had no problem memorizing all of the orders and such but it's still an unnecessary hassle. From what I heard from coworkers back in the day I can't imagine upper management is all that friendly either.

    Advice to Management

    I was on the lower rung of the organization so I don't have enough experience to offer any real critique of value. Treat your employees better and foster a work environment that isn't detrimental to employee morale is always a good idea though.


  11. It was an okay experience

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    Former Employee - Insider in Mentor, OH
    Former Employee - Insider in Mentor, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People I worked with were really great. Some of the management was okay. I only had a problem with one of the managers I worked with.

    Cons

    The only time you can get a raise is when you are promoted to a manager. That alone is almost impossible.

    Advice to Management

    Give raises to non managers to show they are appreciated. Doesn't have to be a lot, just something that says good job.



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