Papa Murphys Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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Papa Murphys CEO Ken C. Calwell
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Pros
  • Flexible schedule, easy to request time off, other employee's are generally fun to be around (in 12 reviews)

  • Great for Kids, Great place to make life long connections, Good first job (in 9 reviews)

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

  • Have to work saturdays if a manager, not a lot of room for advancement if already a manager (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Great for students

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    Former Employee - Crew Member/Shift Leader
    Former Employee - Crew Member/Shift Leader

    I worked at Papa Murphys part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy work place, and clean. Friendly and helpful employers. Worked well with our schedules when there were plenty of employees.

    Cons

    Lack of positive reinforcement and constructive criticism. Would be written up on things we were unaware that need attention.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a policy so that employees will receive an increase in compensation at regular intervals to deter from stagnation in work productivity.

  2. A great experience where I learned a lot about inventory management and how to supervise/manage my peers.

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Evansville, IN

    I worked at Papa Murphys

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

    Pros

    Friendly work environment. Ability to move up in the company if you show leadership, responsibility and an overall commitment to the tasks at hand.

    Cons

    Immaturity of the staff due to the hire of younger workers. Must train them to work hard and communicate to customers accordingly.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a better training process. Hire a mix of workers, not just young high school students with no work/customer service experience.

  3. Worked as a crew member for just over a year, part time.

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Portland, OR

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great discounts on products. Friendly work environment.

    Cons

    Management at the regional level seemed removed from the store level. Felt like we were sometimes micro-managed. No training of company culture or vision to part-time employees.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in more employee development and training, particularly on company mission and goals.

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  5. It has been alright but not great.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Papa Murphys part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, easy work, we close early, customers are usually nice, there can be lots of down time, can be a fun environment.

    Cons

    It is a franchise so you have to watch out because some owners, like mine, have no idea what they are doing. Can be stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Add more labor hours to rush times, in my experience the scheduling was not very helpful for maximum efficiency. Communicate with your employees better.

  6. typical franchisee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Papa Murphys

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good product, great franchisee

    Cons

    Recent inconsistencies at corporate level

  7. cashier/team member

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    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Member - Cashier in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Guest Service Team Member - Cashier in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Papa Murphys full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Easy work , great opportunity for hours

    Cons

    Management could better at handling social issues among employees

    Advice to Management

    They could get better with social issues and social conflict among employees

  8. Need to fire thier marketing team

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    Current Employee - Prep, Closer and Dough Prep
    Current Employee - Prep, Closer and Dough Prep

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

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

    Pros

    Free food and easy shifts are the only good things.

    Cons

    Communal Uniforms, POS system registers, pizza naming style that goes counter to what every other company does and coupons that don't expire. Who names a pizza "Spicy Fennel Sausge". When customers order it, like they do for many pizzas we have to ask for clarification on what they actually wanted. "Did you want that 14$ pizza called the Spicy Fennel Sausage or a pizza with only that type of sausage?" .Delite happens to be a crust option however its also used in the names of pizzas requiring you to ask "Did you want that on the thin crust or the regular?" If your owner is a cheapo then he probably bought pos system registers requiring you to punch in a code for each pizza then hit enter. Don't bother trying to split payments between cash and card cause its to much for the register to handle. An when people come in with coupons, which they will because they come in junk mail and they don't expire. You have to perform mental math on the spot because rather than tell how much the regular price of X is and how much to take off, it simply lists the new price of X. The entire franchise is designed so that the owner never has to do anything but show up and get his money. Uniforms will always be there, no gas bill, and tiny laminated instructions on how to make each pizza. Two Teenagers can run a store and do at my store they also close and lock up. Also we take EBT so we get those types in here often.

    Advice to Management

    You need more toppings that people like (no one orders the salami ever), a simplified coupon design, stop naming pizzas with the crust options in the name its training people to think thats the name of the pizza. Get rid of the 5$ faves they are a joke, you beat out those frozen pizzas but not Little Caesars.

  9. O.K. Some good things, some bad things.

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Lakeway, TX
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Lakeway, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly Workers
    Flexible Schedules
    Discounts are good

    Cons

    Low Pay
    Do tips every three months

    Advice to Management

    Give tips more frequently, and increases raises for loyal workers

  10. Very friendly and upbeat work environment

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    Former Employee - Crew Member and Food Prep in Longview, WA
    Former Employee - Crew Member and Food Prep in Longview, WA

    I worked at Papa Murphys

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I love that its fast paced and is very rewarding when you are able to give the costumers the satisfaction they deserve. You are alaws able to have a sense of self worth.

    Cons

    Because they are a minimum wage employer, there is really no room for higher positions.

    Advice to Management

    To be more interactive with employees and our costumers.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Papa Murphys

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

    Pros

    gave me hands on experince

    Cons

    lots of work for just getting paid minimum wage

    Advice to Management

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