Papa John's
3.0 of 5 355 reviews
www.papajohns.com Louisville, KY 5000+ Employees

Papa John's Reviews in Atlanta, GA US

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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3.1 8 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

Papa John's Founder, Chairman, and CEO John H. Schnatter

John H. Schnatter

(5 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great place to work.

Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
Snellville, GA (US)

I have been working at Papa John's part-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood work life balance. A lot of the stores are like a kind of family unit. The pay in my opinion is not like any other restaurant that comparable business type. If you put in the effort, you can learn a lot, especially if you have a good management core. If you work hard you will be successful. You can make a career out of it, and do VERY well.

ConsIf you are in a higher volume store, you will work hard. you will work with people sometimes that don't want to do their share and you have to take up the slack. Sometimes the goals for management are not necessarily realistic, but you understand what they want.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry not to make personnel decisions on desperation. Praise your team when they do something right. Show them the correct way when they do something wrong. Team development does not stop after they have finished the monthly training. Don't have a team member do something you are not willing to do yourself. Lead by example.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It's an OK Starter Job...

Delivery Driver (Current Employee)
Lawrenceville, GA (US)

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

ProsThe hours are pretty good. They work with my school schedule which is probably the only reason i'll stay at the job. I can make a little extra change and still work on my studies.

ConsThe pay as a delivery driver is just okay. At the end of the day you get compensated for mileage as well as tips, but even on the busiest day I work I only get about 25-30 bucks, which is pretty much just enough to pay for gas and that's it. I barely have any pocket change left over. I also NEVER get out on time, no matter how hard I try. I always leave about an hour later, which is good for hours I guess, but not when I have places to be.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is doing an okay job.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Pretty cool place to work

Driver (Former Employee)
Douglasville, GA (US)

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

ProsDecent money for a summer job
Relatively laid back environment

ConsScheduled off time is very relative

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Best Company Ever; Depends on Manager

Team Member (Current Employee)
Smyrna, GA (US)

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

Pros-First job, better then great pay for teens.
-Opportunities for moving up the corporate ladder
-Awesome 50% discount
-Constantly striving for greatness
-Knowing that you work in a higher class more expensive pizza place mean's better tips

Cons-can't control schedule time wise, but can control it day wise so good for college

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep picking great managers or all these could change to negatives.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Driver (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

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

Prosfree pizza depending on who you work with, tips, a lot of cricket stuff going on with different managers...

Conspay is low, everyone does not tip, no raises, no over time,

Advice to Senior Managementno

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Easy money, but not much room for advancement,

Delivery Driver (Current Employee)
Marietta, GA (US)

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

ProsEasy money if you drive.

ConsInsiders do not get paid very much. Your car will be feeling brunt of a lot of wear and tear.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay raises for employees who deserve it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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They treat their managers like crap!

General Manager (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I worked at Papa John's full-time for more than 5 years

ProsBenefits bonus system used to be fair

ConsHours 60+ hours as gm
No vacation in over 5 years
No balance in life

Advice to Senior ManagementRevamp bonus plans
Ease labor standards

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not what I would choose to do

Pizza Delivery Driver (Current Employee)
Cumming, GA (US)

I have been working at Papa John's

ProsI enjoyed the people I worked with and I for the most part enjoyed the work. Throwing out the dough was definitely the best option of the jobs in the store.

ConsIt was too busy and the only times they would schedule me to work were on Friday and Saturday nights.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt was a corporate store and the management did not have the right incentives to run a quality store besides when a corporate checkup was coming.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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