Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Purcellville, VA – March 13, 2014
The company was always more than understanding. Without the boss I worked for I don't think the company would have been in the shape it was in. She was so dedicated and understanding, hard working and passionate about the job she was working which made you want to be the same for your job. We all worked very well together.
Assistant General Manager (Former Employee), Richmond, VA, USA – April 10, 2014
The job was very demanding, sometimes satisfyingly so, other times, it wore you out. Generally worked with wonderful people. The hardest part was balancing the numbers due to unpredictable business. Also, managers were on call at all hours. Learned a lot of valuable skills there and met many wonderful people.
I enjoy my job a lot at Papa John's. I've been working at the Kerrville, Texas location for 8 months and have loved every bit of it. A typical workday for me involves doing just about every position in the store and I love that. I wouldn't want to do the same thing every single day. I've learned how to talk to different people and react to certain situations. – more... The management there is awesome as well as my co-workers. I honestly wouldn't change anything. The hardest part about my job is that I usually don't have a day off to relax and a lot of the time I'm working from the time the store opens until about an hour after we close. I don't have a most enjoyable part about it because I'm excited to go to work everyday. – less
Was a Manager/ Delvery driver (Former Employee), Arlington, TX – February 4, 2014
Pros: free pizza
Cons: low wage
Typical day - Dealing with customers What you learned - It's ok to run stop signs as long as you have your car topper on for those who are clueless its a sign that lights up you put it on top of the car you drive when delivery pizza. Management - Was always in and out Co workers - All smoked w*ed and lost there jobs now I think they work at wal mart The – more... hardest part of the job - When people called in sick. The most enjoyable part of the job - Closing time – less
poor care and training of employees, too much concern for sales dollers and not eough concern for achieving high quality products.
General Manager (Former Employee), Taber, AB – January 3, 2013
Cons: never being able to turn off my phone
A typical day began with inspecting the store for cleanliness, levels of prepared products and reviewing the paperwork of the night before. Next step was to remove dough from the cooler so it could warm up and be the proper temperature for cooking. Then i would start my sinks in the dish pit to do dishes i would need to have clean to make pizzas and – more... prepare toppings for the day. Last thing i would do is call my delivery driver to be sure i had one. Even though the town's average pay rate for delivery driving is between $7.00 and $9.00 per delivery our owners insist on paying our drivers $4.00 per delivery wich made it next to imposssible to keep drivers let alone hire ones that would represent ppj's properly. i would then spend the day preping and cleaning and solving problems as they came up. Twice a week i would wrestle with a too small budget to re-supply the store and once every 2 weeks i would make up the schedule. Every employee was expected to be able to handle store at any time by themselves regardless of training or experience. I was expected to be availible to come in at anytime to rescue them (not an issue with me) but an issue that could have been resolved better if the owner was willing to spend the money and time on better training and more hours for the employees to improve their levels of experience. Hardest part was juggling ppj's expectaions with my owners expectations with what was phiscally possible by my employees and I. The people themselves that i worked with were the most enjoyable part of this job and the next, was the reponsibility of being a manager. – less
Cook/Dish Washer/Customer Service (Former Employee), Saskatoon, SK – December 6, 2012
Day to day work was to make,prepare and store pizza dough. Sauce and put toppings on the pizzas according to the order and cook them. work the cashier and provide the best customer service possible. The management was layed back and often off there feet when it came to there duties such as providing work materials. My co workers were easy to get along – more... with and did there part. The hardest part of the job was cleaning the oven every time it needed to be cleaned. The best part of the job for me was preparing the pizzas to be cooked. – less
Energetic and Fast paced work area! With great structure.
Manager (Current Employee), La Vergne, TN – April 22, 2014
Pros: the culture and environment are energized and awesome
Cons: kiss your holidays, weekends, and evenings good bye.
This is a place to be if you are looking for flexible hours or to if you love the thrill of late night working and if you have the heart to advance a career providing your local area with a great quality meal! They do have insurance benefits and even offer 401k for those who choose work hard and make a living in the ever growing food industry. It is – more... also a great second job or a get a part time job through school kind of thing. Either way I do enjoy working at Papa Johns. – less