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Papa John's Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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Papa John's Founder, Chairman, and CEO John H. Schnatter
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  • If you are a delivery driver you will accumulate wear and tear on your car fairly quickly (in 51 reviews)

  • You get paid under minimum wage because you are a tipped employee (in 89 reviews)

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  1. "Great Job for College Students"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management is very considerate towards the time needs of its student employees. I have never been forced to work when I needed time off to study, work on projects, or attend seminars and job fairs to further my education or seek out a professional career.

    Cons

    In order to maximize your earnings at PJ's, either managing or delivering, you must committ to working early into the morning. This is just the nature of working in the pizza business. Besides dinner rush, most business comes late at night after traditional dine-in restaurants have already closed.

    Advice to Management

    I have meet with Mr. Schnatter and find him to be a remarkable leader. As for store level managers, always be sure to work along side new employees so they do not feel over burdened during busy times and stressed under the pressure to get pizzas out the door within CSC times.


  2. "Papa John's Rocks!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Charlottesville, VA
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Charlottesville, VA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun and Fast paced work envirnment. Free Pizza when there are mistakes made on orders. Good pay for easy work as a Driver.

    Cons

    Gas Prices are so unpredictable that it sometime takes a bite out of your pay. Wear and tear on your vehicle.

    Advice to Management

    At my store in particular, management could delegate responsibilities of the cooks better. other than that it is a very fun place to work.

  3. "very good and i have learned a lot about pizza business"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The growth papa john's is going specially in my work which is million dollars store with more then 500 stores.

    Cons

    they really don't pay enough their employees even though they are making a lot of money. they pay very poorly their employees

    Advice to Management

    i really suggest papa john's company to change the way their trade their driver with no insurance so if you get killed you are on your own.


  4. "It was very Humbling."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Centreville, VA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Centreville, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was a great place to start to learn managment skills and a great place to gain expierience as a young employee

    Cons

    The attitudes from people who did not want to be there and work was very bad. People had no motivation.

    Advice to Management

    I would recommend that you make it mandatory you make everyone wear gloves except the one person doing dough because it is just a clean idea.


  5. "I love my job."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Instore: Answer Phones, Ring Out Cutomers, Make the Food in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Instore: Answer Phones, Ring Out Cutomers, Make the Food in Harrisburg, PA

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

    Pros

    they have structure everything is charted for you so youre never lost friendly environment flexible hrs

    Cons

    regulations and managmant change alot pending the area

    Advice to Management

    there r times when i wish you all would be on the same page about certian things


  6. "Awesome place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver in Oak Grove, KY
    Current Employee - Driver in Oak Grove, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    THe hours are flexible. My wife currently has the better paying job , and Papa Johns is willing to work around her and also give me the most possible hours they can.

    Cons

    none I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  7. "Papa johns was a great experience."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, flexible schedule, good tips

    Cons

    Weak pay, no bonuses for management

  8. "great workers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver in Beverly Hills, FL
    Current Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver in Beverly Hills, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    make pretty good money for the hours worked

    Cons

    sometimes people don't tip and very little


  9. "delivery driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexible hours and work days

    Cons

    car was getting used and older


  10. "Privileged to have worked here as it made me strengthen my customer service skills in other prospective jobs."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver/We Also Worked the Make Line in Ashburn, VA
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver/We Also Worked the Make Line in Ashburn, VA

    I worked at Papa John's part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Hours
    Decent Pay as a driver.
    Excellent Staff.

    Cons

    Supervisors are always up your butt to wear hats and other supervision duties.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the Shady Supervisors, or AUDIT them regularly, they are most probably stealing from your franchises in some direct or indirect shape or form. I work in HR now, and because of the experience from a low level non salary position (driver) have advanced my career.


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