Papa John's Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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Papa John's Founder, Chairman, and CEO John H. Schnatter
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Pros
  • Good job for high school aged person, tips are usually good, very flexible hours (in 34 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 35 reviews)

  • wear and tear on vehicle, hourly pay - they only pay you 4 (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Have absolutely loved my time with Papa John's.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    flexible hours, good pay for those who work for it.

    Cons

    sometimes employees can be lazy

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.

  2. manager

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    Current Employee - Manager in Midwest City, OK
    Current Employee - Manager in Midwest City, OK

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    relaxed atmosphere, fun work environment, flexible schedules, working with professionals, training new employees, low stress. a satisfying and rewarding career

    Cons

    some apathetic employees, negative customers, people trying to get free food. poor operations.

  3. Has positives and negatives

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

    I worked at Papa John's part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is some encouragement of tipping, labels on boxes, on receipts, etc. Store managers are usually pretty good, helpful, understanding to individual employees. There is a variety of food, to encourage new sales, and promotionals to push business to levels were tipped employees can do well.

    Cons

    Store managers may sometimes let there assistants be a bit abusive of employees. Area managers can be condescending at times. There are practically no raises ever, unless going into manager training. Some promotionals go overboard to cause an output of poor prduct in a desperate attempt to keep up with the demand.

    Advice to Management

    Have no idea, hopefully you are getting paid well for your time spent. Good that many of you are talented and can keep a cool head in extreme rush periods.

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  5. its okay

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    Current Employee - Insider in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Insider in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Papa John's

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great people to work with, not that bad of a job, relatively easy.

    Cons

    Low hours, low wage and not enough to pay the bills part-time

    Advice to Management

    MORE HOURS

  6. The cash everyday for tips is great

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    Current Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Current Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cash everyday from tips, easy work, Employees are good guys

    Cons

    Uggh Making those damn pizza boxes!

    Advice to Management

    Don't stay there and get bad pay the rest of your life

  7. General Manager

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Salisbury, NC
    Former Employee - General Manager in Salisbury, NC

    I worked at Papa John's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fun Work Environment with easy work.

    Cons

    Not allowed the freedom to be creative

    Advice to Management

    Put more work into the development of people

  8. delivery driver

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Papa John's part-time

    Pros

    Had cash on hand every night from tips, and if it was slow I at least got paid minimum wage when not on a delivery. They were very organized and there usually wasn't a problem with anyone slacking since they distributed the work evenly.

    Cons

    Not a fixed schedule, just because your schedule says you are getting off at 8 p.m does not mean you are getting off at 8 p.m, if its busy until closing time you are staying until the store closes.

    Advice to Management

    management needs to enforce the delivery area more strictly as they do not pay very well per delivery, during my time there it was $0.90 per delivery which does not cover gas and car maintenance very well at all.

  9. Fun

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Papa John's

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    3 hours shift are nice and flexible

    Cons

    Lots of changes in management

  10. Delivery Driver

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    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Romeoville, IL
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Romeoville, IL

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

    Pros

    It is a simple job with decent tips. Nothing too difficult, or too extreme to do. Basically you either clean, fold boxes, do dishes, make pizzas, or deliver orders. General Manager is great with working around your schedule. If you are looking for some spending money, I recommend it, but not for a steady income.

    Cons

    The food in unhealthy. Only fun if the co-workers are cool. Time drags when there are no deliveries. You will begin to gain weight if you eat their food too much. I learned that other businesses in the neighborhood earn more on tips per night.

  11. I like working a Papa Johns

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Papa John's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good potential for Job advancement

    Cons

    I would like a better Hourly wage

    Advice to Management

    Better scheduling

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