Papa John's Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated 16 October 2014
Updated 16 October 2014
480 Reviews
3.0
480 Reviews
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Papa John's Founder, Chairman, and CEO John H. Schnatter
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Pros
  • Flexible hours, pay is commensurate with work effort as a driver (in 33 reviews)

  • Free pizza if the manager is not around but besides that nothing (in 31 reviews)


Cons
  • Minimum wage with very little chance for a raise- you MIGHT get one and only if you ask (in 33 reviews)

  • wear and tear on vehicle, hourly pay - they only pay you 4 (in 14 reviews)

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  1.  

    Decent pay, free food

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    Former Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Papa John's part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    10-20+ an hour depending on the night as a delivery driver
    free food almost every night. Get to meet many friendly customers

    Cons

    In-store chores like cleaning suck. Middle management often sucks. You will never enjoy pizza again after a few years. Work is somewhat physical and tiring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay in-store team members more. Not fair that they do more work while drivers make 2 or 3 times more money.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Fun part - time job. Not enough money for miles driven.

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Winder, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Winder, GA (US)

    I worked at Papa John's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Discounts on food. Time alone driving. Meeting new people and getting tips.

    Cons

    Can be hectic. Delivering to the hood. Not enough money for trip pay, too many miles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate employees for extra miles driven.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Dont work there... There a wast of time.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver in Loganville, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Pizza Delivery Driver in Loganville, GA (US)

    I worked at Papa John's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone has great moods most of the time. Very good fun family environment in management staff.

    Cons

    All young employees who don't care. Never room for moving up unless you are part of the family or worked there for 9 years. not much training just put in a car and go. No one gets hours. They tell you you can get $200 in tips a night on the weekends but that's not true. They hire like 20 drivers and all drivers work every weekend. So, with all drivers working you cant get pass 25 trips IF you know the area and know were every house is. (back to being there for 9years). If they only had 5 drivers a night you would be able to make money. I would use half a tank of gas a night so after you $5.00 a hour paycheck you don't make money. even with tips because half the time you drive 25mins to a house who only tips $2-3.00...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know family comes first but i would put more than family as management. Most of them couldn't count so they rounded up on what you owe to company. Oh by the way having one black manger and everyone else in the family doesn't count.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Snellville, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Snellville, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    If 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 ManagementAdvice

    Try 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It's an OK Starter Job...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Lawrenceville, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Lawrenceville, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Management is doing an okay job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Pretty cool place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver in Douglasville, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Driver in Douglasville, GA (US)

    I worked at Papa John's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Decent money for a summer job
    Relatively laid back environment

    Cons

    Scheduled off time is very relative

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best Company Ever; Depends on Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Member in Smyrna, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Team Member in Smyrna, GA (US)

    I have been working at Papa John's part-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep picking great managers or all these could change to negatives.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    deliver driver

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    Current Employee - Driver in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Driver in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Easy money, but not much room for advancement,

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Marietta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Marietta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Papa John's (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy money if you drive.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay raises for employees who deserve it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    They treat their managers like crap!

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - General Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Benefits bonus system used to be fair

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revamp bonus plans
    Ease labor standards

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