History of Papa John’s

Founded in 1984 by John Schantter, Papa John’s has become the third largest carry out pizza chain, only following Pizza Hut, as well as Domino’s.  Based in Louisville, KY, their primary slogan is, “Better Ingredients.  Better Pizza.”  Today, there are over 3,000 establishments in over 30 countries!


Hours of Operation:  Mon-Thurs: 8:00am-10:00pm; Fri-Sat: 8:00am-11:00pm; Sun: 9:30am-9:30pm

Minimum Age to Work Here:  16 years old

Positions Available:  Restaurant Team Member, Delivery Driver, Shift Leader, Restaurant Assistant Manager, Restaurant Manager, Administrative Assistant, Truck Driver, Maintenance Technician, Distribution Team Member, Distribution Team Leader, Transportation Shift Leader, Desktop Engineer, Shift Runner, Food Service Manager, Delivery Specialist, Custodial Maintenance, Operations Engineer

Background Check Required?  Yes

Negotiation:  There is no room for negotiation.


Job Descriptions / Wage Averages

Delivery Driver: Your primary duties is going to be to deliver orders to a certain address.  You’re going to need to know how to read a map, or if you choose, you may install a GPS.  You will have to arrive on time, as well as assist the customer with any problem they may have with the order.  This job pays around $6 to $15 a hour including tips.

Team Member: You will be in charge of preparing the food, cooking it, as well as assisting customers both at the counter, as well as over the phone.  You will also prepare the food from the beginning to the end to get it ready for the delivery driver to take out, or if the customer wants, via carry out.  This job pays anywhere from $7 to $9 a hour.

Assistant Manager: You’re going to answer to the main manager.  You will make sure that any shift is running smoothly.  Most of the time, you will be working with 2-3 people depending on the day.  You will answer any complaints, as well as assist in the kitchen and the counter.  This job pays around $9 to $11 a hour.

General Manager: The general manager position is going to require you oversee the whole store in general.  You’re going to help with managing the store, creating a payroll / schedule, as well as helping the other team members with any duties that they may have.  You’re also going to be in charge of helping customers with any concerns or complaints that they may have.  You’re going to have the last say so for all final matters.  The average wage is going to vary anywhere from $30,000 to $47,000 a year.

Shift Supervisor: Working as a shift supervisor is going to entitle you to watching an entire shift.  This could result in a night, or day time shift.  You’re going to assist other employees with their duties, as well as making sure that the store runs at 100%.  If there are any issues, you’re going to report to the main manager with any concerns.  The average wage varies anywhere from $8 to $13 a hour.

Cashier: For busier locations, some stores will require you to run the cash register and answer the phones only.  Here, you’re going to take orders, you’re going to answer the phones, as well as get orders for the customers coming in.  The average wage is anywhere from $7 to $9 a hour.

The Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, as well as Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • HSA
  • Paid Vacations
  • Paid Sick Time
  • 401(K)
  • Life Insurance and more…

Atmosphere and Perks

Papa John’s is a great place to start a career. This is an exciting workplace that will pave way for ore career growth potential that both part time and full time employees can have. The company offers job perks that will benefit everyone like paid training, generous pay rates and flexible work hours. Qualified employees will also receive future planning benefits such retirement plans, educational assistance programs, and employee assistance programs. Other financial perks consist of paid vacations and holidays. They are also entitled with health and wellness benefits, discounts and other perks.

Interview Questions

Why do you want to work for Papa John’s?

Why do you think you are best suited to the position?

Are you prepared to work nights and weekends?

What would you do if a co worker did not turn up in time for their shift?

Who are you as a team player?

How can you apply quality customer service?

What will you do with customers who are expressing dissatisfaction with the products and services you have offered to them?

What will you do if you caught employees stealing?

How well you are able to handle conflicts with co workers and your manager?

Interview Tips

Papa John’s employment request process requires an interview after you have submitted the employment documents. The hiring manger will notify you for an interview usually after two weeks depending on the number of applicants. During the interview, you are expected to be well dressed and must be able to show confidence in answering the questions. The only way to be impressive is to be tactful in answering questions and to show sincerity in all your answers. Also, do not fail to maintain an eye to eye contact with the interviewer when talking.

How to apply for the job

If you want to make it easy, you can search for open positions right on Papa John’s website.  You can browse by expertise, as well as your location.  You can view the careers page here.  If you don’t want to apply online, you can also request a paper application in your local store.

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