Papa John's

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Papa John's Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
501 Reviews
2.9
501 Reviews
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Papa John's Founder, Chairman, and CEO John H. Schnatter
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247 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    LOVED my job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver in Clarksville, TN
    Current Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver in Clarksville, TN

    I have been working at Papa John's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Upbeat co-workers
    Meeting new customers daily
    Free food & great discounts
    If you work hard, you can advance very quickly

    Cons

    Nothing while I worked there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything was great when I worked there, HOWEVER, now when I go into the Wilma Rudolph PJs it just looks like no one cares. Employees uniforms are horrible: messy hair, untucked shirts, wrinkled pants-not from working for a few hours, wrinkled because they don't seem to care :(

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    dont drive

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    Former Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver in Olney, MD
    Former Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver in Olney, MD

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

    Pros

    free food
    depending on the area you can get great tips

    Cons

    managers expect you to put work first.. even if your part time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Best start up job , you get paid 6 hr , but make a lot of money of tips .

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    Current Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver in Skokie, IL
    Current Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver in Skokie, IL

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

    Pros

    Easy job , and make at least $20. A hr and on the weekend even more .

    Cons

    It a little rough on your car you have to drive about 50 to 40 miles a day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay for gas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    ok place to work.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Canton, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Canton, OH

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

    Pros

    Pretty good work environment. The employees are nice and everybody is a team player.

    Cons

    Upper management constantly texts gm's and assistants on personal phones excessively. Time of night and days off are not taken into consideration when the messages are sent. This is very irritating. The bonus programs get harder to hit goals. There is no real training program. Not much room for advancement. Very stressful for the pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a training program in effect and do follow-ups. Address situations and get all the facts before making rash decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fun!

    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Greensboro, NC

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

    Pros

    Discounts on Pizza, laid back atmosphere (depending on the store manager), easy job with room to grow! I imagine the challenges of the jobs come more into play as you develop with the company, taking on more responsibility with jobs focusing more on a career...but with higher pay so it's a GO!

    Cons

    Customers can be a pain at times...really depends on the location of the store & what type of clientele it has.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Fun job/low pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Shift Manager

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    none really it was a terrible place to work, the DO was insane

    Cons

    Rangers 7, you are constantly busy its no fun

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pretty easy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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