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I worked at Jimmy Johns while I was in high school. It was a pretty easy job. I was there for less than five months because I received another job offer. My duties mostly included cleaning and wrapping sandwiches. They didn't trust me to cut or make sandwiches unless we were super busy.


Easy going, and helpful coworkers


PICs aren't the best managers
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Great place to work, lots of fun and rewarding

A manager for JJ works long hours, day started at 5am, typically went pretty steady until 5pm every day and some weekends. It was a lot of long hours but the day ususally went by quick. Owner is awesome.


Great People


on your feet a lot
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Good place to work.

I enjoyed working there and the managers were awesome. I will say that as a driver the tips and bad. Some of the customers you deliver too will try trick you to get out of paying.
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Decent work if there's nothing else

Pay was too low in my opinion, but I worked in a fairly slow store and worked with a fun crew. Management can be overbearing about cleaning, but the work is easy.
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lacking support from upper management

They'll hire just about anybody who applies, and offer little incentive to keep the truly committed employees on staff. Lots of petty drama, very little opportunity to truly move up the latter, they happily shoved the responsibilities of GM on me, but never payed me for my labor. I made $15.25 an hour when I was hired on with the promise of $21 an hour. there's better places to work where you're properly compensated for your time.
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Fairly straight forward, be prepared to stand all day

The atmosphere of Jimmy Johns is usually pretty negative. Middle management thinks they run the world and abuse their power, and your co-workers might still be in highschool. The customers can be extremely entitled and will cuss you out over the phone.Be prepared to be short staffed, and to do everything yourself. Also now that Inspire owns JJ, be prepared to learn a new menu item every month.
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Not terrible

Decent place to make it by if you're a driver. Good coworkers sometimes. Corporate is garbage and the owner of the company is a cow. Overall I enjoyed working there
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Cool beans doghouse and good luck to the moment of your time and effort on your part and your work 6.30am the not the best thing for me up here is the day
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Easy work but draining if you are surrounded by the wrong people

What is the best part of working at the company?the pay and the work itself was rather easy What is the most stressful part about working at the company?when co workers weren’t pulling their own weight What is the work environment and culture like at the company?when i started it was great, laid back but near the end people were getting fired for no reason and everyone would just come in to work to complain about work so the energy was just offWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?making sandwiches, cleaning up, doing dishes, doing register.
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Easy Work & Good Management

It’s making sandwiches and driving deliveries, as far as food service goes it beats a lot of other options. The only thing that could make it unbearable is bad management, and at this store both the owners and managers showed actual care and put effort in helping employees overcome their weak areas, if they were willing to learn, even with a hopeless case like me. Hardest part is honestly keeping up speed in the store but that’s any food service job. And if you deliver, you don’t even have to be on your feet all day, and driving is easily the best part, but you are timed on getting back so don’t fall too in love with it.
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Fun Place to work

Great people. Very accommodating with hectic schedules. Some of the best management I've ever had. Fast paced, and solid money for the time i worked there.
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Loved working with the other employees…still my favorite sandwiches

Had a lot of fun, everyone’s cool, it’s a job like any other..if you can remember how to make every sandwich correctly and are good with customers, this is a fun summer job
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Theyll use you and dump you

They dont give a $&@: about you they care about the money overworked and underpaid drastically for years toxic terrible environment and all drivers get all tips while inshop does 90+ % of the physical and mental stress labor
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Good experience

Jimmy John's in Shreveport is a really fun place to work. I've worked at multiple locations but this one was my favorite. The owners are great people!
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great high school and college job

i loved working here throughout high school and college, it’s fun and kinda easy and just an overall good first job. I worked at a lot of other places before and after but I always preferred here.
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overall good vibes

People here are awesome as long as your willing to pull your own weight. Tips are good but you have to work your way up to earn them but they do come and you have to be able to work fast.
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fun and easy

a fast paced work environment, but very repetitive and easy to get the hang of. tips vary day to day but i would average around $50-$100 daily. would recommend
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Terrible place to work.

So my experience is just with this particular franchise, it could be completely different working for another one. First off, I have never worked somewhere with such inflexible scheduling. You are not allowed to ask off, even if you know weeks in advance that you can’t work a certain day for whatever reason. Management expects you to find someone to cover your shift, even when you know weeks in advance that you’re unable to work that day. They do nothing to help you, and since they’re constantly understaffed, it’s easier said than done to find coverage. The pay is abysmal. The work environment is terrible. On eight hour shifts you’re supposed to get a 30 minute break. I think I’ve gotten my break twice? Most of the time they make no effort to give you the break you’re supposed to get. Obviously no PTO or vacation, no benefits. I really do not recommend working for this franchise.
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Nothing great stands out about the company

The typical day at work was really difficult especially with my manager. Always breathing down on your neck while trying to do something, and if you did something even slightly wrong, they would yell at you, and call you names like stupid, I've been called the B word at work. I developed really good relationships with my coworkers. The most enjoyable part of the job was when my manager left. It was like a breath of fresh air.


Free Lunches


Bad Management
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Boring, but alright pay.

Between 2-5pm, expect a lot of cleaning, bread making, and waiting for people to actually come in. As for management, halfway through my employment we got a new manager who would send people home upwards of three hours early to get extra money on his bonus. It was an immediate drop in quality of management, as I really enjoyed the previous manager, but the new one felt like a robot. If you needed to pay the bills, I'd recommend anything else but Jimmy Johns.


Free lunch, decent pay, and good coworkers.


Painfully boring sometimes, might get sent home early for no reason, and awful management.
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Easy job

All around mgmt needs more integrity and accountability. The job is easy though. Deliveries are slow as we are often over staffed on driver. It is what it is.
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3.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.6 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.0 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.3 out of 5 stars for Management
3.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

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