Papa Murphys Reviews

Updated August 22, 2015
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Papa Murphys CEO Ken C. Calwell
Ken C. Calwell
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Pros
  • Store hours are perfect for high school students, and they have a very flexible schedule (in 12 reviews)

  • positive work environment, good experience for a first job (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Little to no actual training time is devoted to new employees (in 5 reviews)

  • There's not much room for advancement, once you become a shift leader there's nothing more you can achieve (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Perfect High School/College Job

    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Fort Atkinson, WI
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Fort Atkinson, WI

    Pros

    Easy work. Lots of hours if willing to work.

    Cons

    Dramatic because of young age of workers


  2. Great high school job

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Papa Murphys part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good coworkers. 50% discounts on pizza and most other products.

    Cons

    Corporate managers didnt seem to trust base level employees. There was often negativity between store and corporate management. When there was a theft from the store, management seemed to be honing in on current employees. I liked my store manager, it was the corporate level guy that i feel could have handled things better.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate shouldnt try to micromanage stores, especially if they dont have rapport with the employees beyond the manager


  3. Good for first job

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    Current Employee - Pizza Maker in Fitchburg, WI
    Current Employee - Pizza Maker in Fitchburg, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Papa Murphys part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Being a pizza maker at Papa Murphy's is very easy, so doing the job isn't hard.

    Cons

    The company doesn't often put school first and it's almost impossible to get a raise even after worker there for 3 years.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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  5. Store Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Papa Murphys full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great hours. No ovens. No deliveries. Good business model. Competitive pay. Bonuses

    Cons

    The upper management is not very involved. They leave you feeling on your on when a problem arises, and blame you when something goes wrong.


  6. Area Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Papa Murphys full-time

    Pros

    Deli made food prep, no late hours, small and efficient business and is newer to the area and has potential for growth.

    Cons

    Not well known so have to market and push sales, limited menu options for customers that need or want ready to eat food so cannot please all guests.


  7. Could've been better

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Papa Murphys (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Easy to schedule vacations as long as you give management a proper amount of time as a heads up. Simple workload. 50% employee discount off of most products. Some major holidays off (Christmas, Thanksgiving, etc.)

    Cons

    Incompetent supervisors who minimized their work by pushing it off to another employee. Management doesn't bother doing anything about it because they would rather not deal with the trouble. When management tries to be apart of the store, they just get in the way cause they don't know how to work with the employees. Lack of communication between employees. New employees come every few months and leave therefore leaving an unstable workforce. Tip money isn't shared equally among everyone. Lack of desire to maintain store cleanliness. Always did the bare minimum. Pay doesn't compensate properly for the amount of work needed to be done. Open on most holidays (July 4th, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc.)

    Advice to Management

    BE INVOLVED. Don't assume everything is being run properly without checking it out yourself.


  8. Store Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Opportunity to acquire management skills in a casual setting - Corporate provides guidance on best practices making decision making relatively easy

    Cons

    - Long retail hours (8am - 6pm) - Not a lot of upward mobility depending on the size/growth rate of franchise


  9. Great and Fun place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Team Member in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Papa Murphys part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Discounts 50% off, manager was cool, and no cooking

    Cons

    Lack of raises, lots of resposibilty

    Advice to Management

    more raises


  10. Very good starting job, lots of nice people, simple work.

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    Current Employee - Pizza Maker in Hayden, ID
    Current Employee - Pizza Maker in Hayden, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Papa Murphys full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Simple job, good starting cash, fun people to work with

    Cons

    Big, fast rushes, when people are hungry they can be very grouchy at times.


  11. Shift Supervisor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cary, NC
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great team work, progressive environment... management seems to really care about their employees and all workers collaborate to make Papa Murphy's better.. basically feels like a family working there!

    Cons

    There should be an incentive program for making a certain amount of sales, etc. Also add some benefits/plans for students who work there part time

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you are choosing employees who enjoy working with the public and with others, and also who have worked in the food/retail industry before



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