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Papa Murphys Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Easy hours, flexible schedule, great owners (in 23 reviews)

  • easy job not much to think about (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • Pay is very low, sometimes not breaking minimum wage for months; little to no benefits (in 19 reviews)

  • Low pay but what can you expect from a job such as this (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Papa Murphys (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Friendly Staff, Learn a lot

    Cons

    Management, not a lot of room for growth


  2. "Great company culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Papa Murphys full-time

    Pros

    Teamwork and collaboration are important here. Goals are specific and attainable. Employees are generous toward local charities. Top level management is accessible to share ideas. Atmosphere is positive.

    Cons

    Would like to be offered stock in company.


  3. "Store manager"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Fargo, ND

    I have been working at Papa Murphys full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, customers are generally in a positive mood, pay is good enough to make you stay, fun staff to work with, generally manage high schoolers to young adults, fun to see them grow.

    Cons

    Poor leadership and communication from upper management.
    Owners will make any excuse in the book not to pay your bonuses. Performance reviews are unheard of, and if you don't beg for a raise, you will never receive one.

    Advice to Management

    Implement an HR system for reviews, raises, discipline, etc.
    Standardize management techniques and expectations throughout all locations.


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  5. "supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Papa Murphys part-time

    Pros

    flexible work schedule, fun work environment

    Cons

    Not enough people staffed, bad hiring


  6. "Pizza Artist/Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Rolla, MO
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Rolla, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    At Papa Murphy's I was responsible for many important tasks such as prepping and sheeting the pizza dough, cutting fresh produce, and opening and closing the store.

    Cons

    All around Papa Murphy's was a wonderful working enviorment. The only problem was the small workplace making it difficult to work with more then 2 people in the back.


  7. "feisty247"

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    Current Employee - Key Holder/Shift Supervisor in Yakima, WA
    Current Employee - Key Holder/Shift Supervisor in Yakima, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Papa Murphys (More than a year)

    Pros

    The owner is an amazing man. The management team is fun and amazing to work for.

    Cons

    Lack of available hours to offer employees


  8. "Great work-life balance, little growth opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Spanaway, WA
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Spanaway, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Papa Murphys full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Experience in a fast-paced environment
    -One free break pizza a shift
    -Building relationships with customers
    -Employee discounts
    -Great flexibility with school and personal responsibilities
    -You get more of the hours you want when you gain more skills / seniority

    Cons

    Short-term:

    -Hard to receive timely breaks during busy days / dinner time
    -Routines can get monotonous
    -Have to hustle for hours during Summer
    -Expect to work most weekends

    Personal long-term con:

    The most difficult part for me, is wanting to at least learn more about management and gain more skills, but managers are unwilling to train you because they don't see you staying much longer. In my experience, I have been with the company for almost 5 years as a shift supervisor, yet somehow I'm assumed to be someone who "won't be with the company much longer." I guess you should be careful with sharing your achievements and aspirations with your managers or else you can risk being seen as a waste of time for any further promotions beyond Shift Supervisor. I've been passed-up on multiple assistant manager promotions, yet I've helped train all of those who got the position instead.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to train every one of your employees like you expect them to be a manager one day. You will not feel overworked when your employees eventually work as hard as you do.


  9. "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    No ovens or fryers, simple closing.

    Cons

    Overworked and understaffed much of the time.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to invest in some labor.


  10. "Management Needs a Shakeup"

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    Current Employee - Crew Member/Shift Supervisor
    Current Employee - Crew Member/Shift Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have been working on and off here for two years, much better than any other service job I've held. Being able to work both register and on the line can be beneficial, as it switches up the monotony a bit.

    Cons

    The management and the drama that comes along with it. Manager made her business everyone's business and would consistently talk about employees behind their back, which was absolutely devastating for employee morale. Also the pay is minimum wage, but I was able to get a raise six months into the position.

    Advice to Management

    Would be nice if management wasn't mostly focused on who they like more rather than who is the hardest workers.


  11. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Sierra Vista, AZ
    Former Employee - Manager in Sierra Vista, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Papa Murphys full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The staff was very supportive in the beginning.

    Cons

    There was not enough training for the amount of production needed.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring unreliable felons.



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