At MOD Pizza, 95 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 539 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.21. It was published on Oct 3, 2016. 10587 Visitors

What Employees Say

I can be myself around here.
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.
There is a "family" or "team" feeling here.

What They Do

We asked MOD Pizza to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

We are a pioneer of the fast casual pizza segment, offering artisan-style individual pizzas and salads, made on demand.  As a people-centric company we are focused on making a positive impact on our employees and the communities we serve.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Retail
US Headquarters: Bellevue, Washington US Sites: 152
Major Locations: Seattle, Washington; Houston, Texas; San Jose, California; Portland, Oregon; Chicago, Illinois; Austin, Texas; St. Louis, Missouri; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Phoenix, Arizona; Los Angeles, California US Employees: 3,198
US Revenues: $65.2 million Worldwide Revenues: $65.2 million
Employees Worldwide: 3,265 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 2008

MOD Squad - Store opening

Perks and Programs

We asked MOD Pizza to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • MOD Bridge Fund: We always say that the MOD Squad is our family, and we have their back. What began organically years ago as a safety net to help employees in need has now become a formalized fund that provides emergency financial assistance, and is available to all MOD's. The fund is designed to be a source of support for any MOD employee who finds themself in need of emergency funds due to unforeseen life events. The fund is supported from all across the company, including employees, executive team, Support Center employees, investors and board members. 
  • Spreading MODness: With every store opening, MOD donates 100% of all pizza sales to a nonprofit, and often grassroots, organization within the local community. The goal is twofold: We want to help build better communities, and we want to provide inspiring opportunities for our Squads to connect with and support local causes. It’s part of an ongoing effort that lets our teams experience the gift of giving and gratitude. Each charity also benefits from our annual Spreading MODness initiative. During the week of Thanksgiving, we celebrate our birthday by donating $1.00 from every pizza sold, at all locations, to our local charity partners. This year, we will support over 180 charities, with an expected donation of $250,000 in this one week alone.
  • MOD All Stars: Hourly Squad Members chosen to be a part of the "All Star" team and travel the country to train the new Squads, which includes opening stores and sharing the MOD culture. MOD considers its All Stars to be the culture carriers of the company. For many of the All Stars this role provides the opportunity to see new cities and countries to train new MOD Squad members. Members of the All Star team recently traveled to the United Kingdom, where one All Star shared that the experience was a "once in a lifetime opportunity."
  • Profit Sharing Program: MOD's bi-yearly profit sharing bonus program is awarded to General Managers, Assistant General Manager and Shift Leaders. In the month of August our store management teams received a pay-out of over $150,000. For example: one General Manager received a $12,000 bonus for their ability to manage their business and maximize store performance
  • Snap Shot Bonus Program: Our Monthly operations bonus program is based on key performance indicators regarding: store cleanliness, quality of product and overall MOD experience for our guests. All hourly Squad members participate and share in the reward. Last year over $130,000 was awarded to our store teams.
  • School of MOD: Quarterly, MOD sponsors culture and personal development program for all MOD Management Squad members. Managers are flown in to Seattle from across the country to meet, learn and immerse themselves into the culture at MOD. The three day program includes: Dinner with our founders, history, mission and value training, meet-and-greet breakfast with members of the executive team, a full day of functional meetings with each department head, happy hour with the Support Center Squad, and a full "Culture Tour" of MOD's original restaurants.
  • Meeting of the MODs: Last year, over 300 members of the MOD Squad Management team were flown to Seattle for our annual company meeting. The three-day event is focused on bringing the Squad together to further develop our teams, celebrate our successes and share the vision of the future. The event is hosted by our co-founders, members of the executive team, and include inspirational keynote speakers. The three-day event culminates with a dinner and awards ceremony. Award recipients received round-trip tickets to London, and over $8,000 in cash prizes.
  • Feeding Our Squad: With the goal of filling the hearts and bellies of our MOD Squads, we provide each Squad member with a free meal and beverage during every shift. Over the last year, MOD has supplied over 330,000 meals totaling 2.5 million dollars of pizzas and salads. In addition, all MOD employees receive 50% off of all food and drink for themselves and their immediate family when dining at any MOD location.
  • Market Stars: Hourly Squad Members are nominated, interviewed and trained to work as local store marketing representatives for geographical markets across the U.S. These Market Stars are outgoing, unique and share a passion for the MOD Pizza experience. Market Stars participate on marketing calls, provide feedback on trade areas, and act as liaisons to local charities and community organizations. They also host new store opening events, and serve as MOD ambassadors to the local community.
  • One Big Family: It is our belief that everyone deserves a family and a safe place to call home, and we foster a culture of inclusion. Along with our belief that everyone deserves a second chance, we also open our doors to employ individuals with down syndrome, autism, brain injuries and other developmental issues. MOD was the recipient of the "Outstanding Employer for Individuals with Autism Award" by FEAT in 2015. FEAT stated "MOD allows prospective employees to show they are able to complete job tasks through working interviews. For those who may not understand social nuances of the interview process, this is an invaluable accommodation."


$22,250 Average salary and additional cash compensation for MOD Squad Member $50,000 Average salary and additional cash compensation for General Manager
60% Company-paid health coverage for employees 26 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance


  • Free snacks during the day
  • Free lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Banking
  • Free beverages during the day
  • Free breakfast foods on a regular, daily basis
  • Convenience store
Community Service Day - September 2016


10 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 7 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment
3 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment


84 days Job-protected maternity leave60 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take
60 days Job-protected paternity leave5 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
84 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents


  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


    • Medical care
    • Vision care
    • Mental health care
    • Dental care
    • Prescription drug subsidy
    • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)


    • Fitness center (only at headquarters)

      Community Involvement & Philanthropy

      $140,000 Philanthropic donations in last year


      • Formal programs support professional development for: Disabled employees; Employees reentering the workforce
      • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
      • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

      Executive Diversity

      MOD Squad members


      MOD Squad Ellisville

      How to Get Hired

      We asked MOD Pizza for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

      What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

      We seek individuals with a passion for people who want to work in a fast-paced, exciting environment. Our Squad members should have perserverance and passion for setting and achieving goals. MOD celebrates the diversity of our employees, choosing to focus on personality and drive rather than putting unnecessary emphasis on prior food service experience. We ask values based interview questions throughout the different levels of the interview process to gauge their grit, personal growth, generosity and gratitude for life's journey. To become a part of the MOD journey we look for those who can provide specific examples through the interview process showcasing their personal and professional growth, acceptance of others and making connections with their co-workers, providing opportunities to their team, a passion for helping develop others and showing humility with confidence during the interview process.   We don't hire based on pizza making abilities - what we look for is passion and potential!

      What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

      Connect with us on Social Media outlets: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Glassdoor, email MOD Careers, submit resumes or portfolios to the Support Center via the MOD website.  For new stores,  participate in a MOD Job Fair which are held three weeks prior to store openings.  For existing stores, stop by a MOD location to drop off a resume with the MOD Squad. Be yourself during your interview and tell us about your passions!  If you are committed to doing the right thing, we can make you a great pizza maker.

      Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

      We are on track to open an additional 50 stores before the end of 2016 – and then another 100 stores in 2017, which will be providing nearly 3000 new jobs throughout the US next year.  MOD will be looking for full staffs for each of our new stores, which will include a general manager, assistant GM or captain, and approximately 20 Squad members.  As we develop geographic markets, we will be hiring for District and Market Managers to oversee stores in specific regions across the U.S. In addition, The Support Center, located in Bellevue, WA will continue to build out our support teams – construction, accounting, HR, real estate, IT, marketing and operations. 

      What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

      Candidates can visit our website and see where MOD is currently operating, and also where we are going. On our website candidates can also learn about the MOD story and why we are focused on a greater purpose of building a business based around our people. And rather than hear it all from us, they can check out our news page to see our MOD Squad up in lights – on TV, radio and in print – stories about where we’ve come from and all of the great things along the way. Most importantly, they should visit a MOD store to see and experience for themselves why we’re different!

      hiring Outlook

      90% Job Growth 15% New hires by employee referrals
      Yes Recruits on college campuses
      * All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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