Papa John's Job Application Guide
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$1.12 billion (2010)
Papa John's is the third largest pizza chain in the United States, trailing only Pizza Hut and Domino's Pizza. There are more than 2,600 Papa John's restaurants in the United States, with another 1,400+ spread throughout the rest of the world. No matter where you live, chances are good that there's a Papa John's hiring in your area.
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You can search and apply for Papa John's jobs directly through StartWire. If you choose to use StartWire, we'll manage your application tracking for you. This will help you stay organized by tracking where and when you applied. Apply now
If would rather search and apply directly through Papa John's hiring website, you are certainly free to do so. You can apply to only one job at one store at a time, though they do offer some nice time-saving features that will help you apply to multiple positions as quickly as possible. And best of all, you can still use StartWire to manage your application. See the section below for more about apply through Papa John's website.
Many Papa John's restaurants accept paper applications, though not all do. Since most locations are franchises, individual owners have their own hiring preferences. If you prefer to fill out a paper application, contact the location where you wish to work and ask if they accept them. If they do, be sure to dress well before you visit the store to pick up the application -- first impressions are so important.
The Papa John's application process is quick and simple. To be completely honest, it's probably one of the most applicant-friendly applications out there. If you have a resume available, you should be able to complete it in less than 10 minutes (most applications take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour).
You can only apply to one job at a time online, but that's ok -- the company makes it really easy to apply to multiple stores. You won't have to spend your time filling out the same information over and over again. This is how it works:
Before you can apply for a job, you have to create a resume on Papa John's hiring website. If you already have a resume, you can simply upload it or copy / paste it into the system. They will take care of the rest for you. If you don't have one, you can create one using their online resume builder. Once your resume is stored in their system, you can reuse it over and over again to apply to more jobs of your choosing. This feature is really nice, and can be a huge time-saver if there are multiple stores in your area that you'd like to apply to.
Once you have your resume created, that's pretty much it. You'll have to provide a little bit of personal information like your address and work availability, but there are no assessments or personality tests to be found. The simplicity of the application is pretty refreshing.
Unfortunately, Papa John's doesn't provide applicants with automatic updates. The only real way to keep up to date with the status of your application is to call the hiring manager at your local store.
Papa John's is an equal opportunity of employer, meaning that they do not factor race, age, gender, political affiliations, or belief systems into their hiring decisions.
Jobs available at Papa John's
The most common positions available at Papa John's restaurants are for delivery drivers, team members (cooks / cashiers / etc), shift leaders, and management. Search jobs
There are also many opportunities available at the Papa John's headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky. The available positions change all the time, but if you want to be made aware of new positions as they're opened, you can sign up for email updates on their career website.
Types of people Papa John's wants to hire
Papa John's wants to hire hardworking, honest, and dedicated people to join their team. Though restaurant experience is preferred, it isn't required. In fact, many people find their first entry-level job at Papa John's Pizza. And since all Papa John's employees may interact with customers at some point, good customer service skills are highly valued by the company for all positions.
You need to be at least 16 years old to work as a team member at Papa John's. Other positions, such as delivery drivers and shift supervisors, require employees to be at least 18 years old.
John Schnatter is the founder and CEO of Papa John's. J. Jude Thompson is the President of the organization, and shares the CEO responsibilities with Schnatter.
In 2012, Papa John's earned $1.12 billion in revenue with a net income of $51 million. The company had a total equity of $207 million and assets totaling $415 million.