Papa John's Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
454 Reviews
3.0
454 Reviews
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Papa John's Founder, Chairman, and CEO John H. Schnatter
John H. Schnatter
218 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible hours, pay is commensurate with work effort as a driver (in 31 reviews)

  • Better than other starter jobs- if the customer complains, throw them a free pizza (in 26 reviews)


Cons
  • You make less than minimum wage without the chance of moving up (in 27 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.  

    Definitely not for the money

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    Former Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver  in  College Station, TX
    Former Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver in College Station, TX

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

    Pros

    Free food (if unhealthy), flexible hours, good way to get to know the area by heart, learn basic food preparation

    Cons

    Minimum wage, driver per-delivery compensation failed to cover the cost of gas, unpredictable hours, wear and tear on your automobile

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't use the Affordable Care Act as an excuse to raise prices when you're giving away millions of pizzas a year

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    its all fun and games until you ruin your car

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    Current Employee - Driver  in  Canyon Lake, CA
    Current Employee - Driver in Canyon Lake, CA

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

    Pros

    good tips every so often

    Cons

    the gas and mileage on your vehicle is not worth it in the long run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the mileage amount for delivery drivers...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    great job, wonderful work environment

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    Current Employee - Team Member  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Team Member in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    managers are often very understanding and flexible on hours

    Cons

    getting off work often depends upon what time people stop ordering pizza (can be a hour or two after you are scheduled off)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great coworkers, great boss, great job.

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    Former Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver  in  Peoria, IL
    Former Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver in Peoria, IL

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

    Pros

    Delivery tips had me at $20/hr some nights.

    Cons

    Deliveries eventually ran my car into the ground.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    awesome environment cool people easy going bosses

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver  in  Collinsville, IL
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Collinsville, IL

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

    Pros

    good money for drivers, not asked to do much if anything outside your original job description unless u volunteer, very flexible scheduling

    Cons

    crappy areas that SHOULD be blacked out are open for delivery (and driver robbery)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Best team experience for those who love pizza.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Crabapple, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crabapple, GA

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

    Pros

    High stress rushes with nice breaks between.
    Great coworkers
    Fun environment

    Cons

    As with all food service, customers can be a pain

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to better reward employees for good work. A lot of drivers see no benefit in helping insiders and a lot of insiders see no benefit in helping the drivers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awful company

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    Current Employee - Pizza Flipper  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Pizza Flipper in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    If you can't find a real job, it's money, not much money, but at least you don't have to toss salad in the alley

    Cons

    Dirty greasy clothes, unsanity bathrooms, unsanity food, minisule pay, no benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell Papa to sell the castle (his house), quit giving away free pizzas and stop sucking up to payton manning and pay your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    uses alot of gas for one shift

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver  in  Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Grand Rapids, MI

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

    Pros

    i loved opening the store, cool people to work with

    Cons

    pay is horrible for what you have to deal with, people either are stingy in tiping or dont tip at all, uses alot of gas and is stressful on your car, didnt like that we touched the produce and stuff cuz then your hands smelled gross no matter how often you washed your hands after that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give better wages to the drivers, we dont make enough in tips to make up for minimum wage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Delivery Driver

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    Current Employee - Delivery Driver  in  Chaska, MN
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Chaska, MN

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

    Pros

    Working enviornment. Manager. Easy work

    Cons

    Tips can be little to none.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more pay to advance in the company for manager positons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fun for a first job

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    Former Employee - Team Member  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Team Member in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    Fun people and you'll never forget how many pepperonis go on a supreme

    Cons

    Come home smelling like bell pepper and onion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold more box folding competitions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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