Papa John's Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated 7 July 2014
Updated 7 July 2014
462 Reviews
3.0
462 Reviews
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Papa John's Founder, Chairman, and CEO John H. Schnatter
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Review Highlights

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 30 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.  

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

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    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 for less than a 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
  2.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 for 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
  3.  

    It's an OK Starter Job...

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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 for less than a 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
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  5.  

    Pretty cool place to work

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    Former Employee - Driver  in  Douglasville, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Driver in Douglasville, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    Decent money for a summer job
    Relatively laid back environment

    Cons

    Scheduled off time is very relative

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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 for 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
  8.  

    Easy money, but not much room for advancement,

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

    I have been working at Papa John's for more than a 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
  9.  

    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 for 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

  10.  

    not what I would choose to do

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

    I have been working at Papa John's

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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