Papa John's Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
461 Reviews
3.0
461 Reviews
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Papa John's Founder, Chairman, and CEO John H. Schnatter
John H. Schnatter
222 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible hours, pay is commensurate with work effort as a driver (in 32 reviews)

  • Free pizza if the manager is not around but besides that nothing (in 30 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 13 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 for less than a 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 for less than a 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.  

    Love working here, have met some cool friends.

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    Current Employee - Delivery Driver  in  Stafford, VA
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Stafford, VA

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance
    Easy money/quick cash (tips + nice paycheck)
    Great Management
    Flexible
    Discounts

    Cons

    Pay for own car and gas
    Sometimes there can be hours where nothing is going on, and you're just making minimum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Food Handler  in  Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Cashier/Food Handler in Knoxville, TN

    I worked at Papa John's part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I had a lot of fun working here. I worked on a campus location and although the work was long it was sill a lot of fun. I have nothing bad to say about my time here. Were very lenient when it came to time off because some employees were students.

    Cons

    During slow days, asked to go home

    During busy days (big games) asked to stay longer

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Okay stepping stone

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    Current Employee - Manager Designate  in  Gastonia, NC
    Current Employee - Manager Designate in Gastonia, NC

    I have been working at Papa John's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Hours are there if you want them. Easy to move up in the company and the only promote within. A lot of money to be made within the company.

    Cons

    Favorites are a big flaw with papa johns, each manager has their all star person. Overall no cobs though.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good starter job

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver/Shift Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver/Shift Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Papa John's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good hours, opportunity for advancement, decent pay. Tips depend on area size and area, but generally they are good. Wouldn't work there longer than necessary, but its a good job for students.

    Cons

    Low hourly wage. Micromanagement from the district managers is intense. Hours can be tight depending on your store manager. Working nights/weekends is necessary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire district managers who do not micromanage stores and place more trust in the store managers to do their job. Treat employees like they are valued instead of disposable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good pay for what is expected

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    Former Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver
    Former Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver

    I worked at Papa John's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The work is simple to learn but relatively engaging, opportunities for advancement, pay is pretty good after adding in tips, I usually ended up making 12-14 per hour after factoring in gas costs

    Cons

    Wear and tear on your car is a huge factor, no benefits, safety is a concern, CEO (John Schnatter) is a terrible human being,, little respect for employees or their personal lives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer benefits and a living wage, work on insuring the safety of your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great people, but could often be unorganized

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Papa John's part-time

    Pros

    -Great people and environment
    -Relaxed when not busy
    -Food discounts (amount depends on the store owner/manager)
    -Not too difficult of a job

    Cons

    -Often unorganized when staffing and assisting customers
    -Minimal opportunities to be promoted

  10.  

    Papa John's was a complete headache.

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    Former Employee - Insider  in  Decatur, IL
    Former Employee - Insider in Decatur, IL

    I worked at Papa John's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Making the pizzas from scratch is really fun, and you get to stick your hands in food all day!

    Cons

    Management is awful. Just awful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new good people in management. Hire people for the right reasons and not because one of your current employees tells you to or not to. Treat the employees that do their jobs to the best of their abilities with respect and fire those who don't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good experience, low pay

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    Former Employee - In Store Team Member  in  Coral Springs, FL
    Former Employee - In Store Team Member in Coral Springs, FL

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

    Pros

    It's a good place to start off and gain experience. The work isn't hard and can be fun if you have enjoyable coworkers.

    Cons

    If you work for a franchise store, the pay is very low. Minimum wage with very little chance for a raise- you MIGHT get one and only if you ask. Apparently, corporate stores pay much more. Little to no chance to move up unless you want to be an assistant manager for only $1 more and a whole lot of extra work and responsibility. During slow times work can be boring but again, it's easy. No benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a multi million dollar company...pay your employees more than minimum wage.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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