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Updated Feb 8, 2014

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3.5 4 reviews

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Linda Wolf

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Hard work, but with quality food and service.

    Sandwich Artist (Former Employee) Cary, NC

    ProsEverything that Roly Poly makes is high quality and made with fresh ingredients. All of the sandwiches are made to very exacting standards and the rules for service are very strict. This is a very friendly, healthy place to work and to eat and is less dangerous than other restaurants because there are no fryers or steamers. The only hot things in the kitchen are a couple small sandwich grills and a soup warmer. Since it is more expensive than 'fast' food, managers are more mindful of customer and employee problems and will go out of their way to provide great service!

    ConsThe work load for Roly Poly is massive. Several hours of prep each day is normal. Every slice of lunch meat, every single vegetable, and every slice of cheese is cut fresh on the day it is served. Then, the meats are portioned out by weight and arranged on wax paper the way it will go on the tortillas. The chicken and steak come already cut into strips, and these must be portioned out as well, into hundreds of wax paper packets. Every vegetable has to be washed and sliced, then put in refrigerator containers. Hundreds and hundreds of souffle cups must be filled with sauces to serve on the sides of sandwiches, and many of the signature sauces (like basil mayo and horsey sauce) are made fresh each day and then put into squeeze bottles. The tuna salad and chicken salad are also made fresh each day, and with the chicken, that involves chopping pounds of pre-cooked chicken into bite size pieces. There is so much work to do at Roly Poly, and most often you stand in one spot working. This one con of working at Roly Poly is what makes me return to the restaurant as a customer time after time!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Server, Cook, Cashier (Former Employee) Shreveport, LA

    Prosfree food if you sneak it

    Consfavoritism, low pay, management is a joke

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Roly Poly. What?

    Assistant Manager (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsGreat people to work with, but I suppose that all depends on which location you work at.
    Very flexible as far as work schedule is concerned.

    ConsThose in charge of the franchise are complete imbeciles. They have no idea how to maintain a competitive company. Advertising was minimal. Store support was non-existent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompletely reorganize everything. You have a great product on your hands that is generally well received by the public, but only when they know it exists. Advertisement, proper locations, etc, would improve things greatly.

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    It's a good transitional gig

    Part Time (Current Employee)

    ProsIf you are a college student in need of part time work, the hours are flexible and depending on the franchiser, the shifts are brief. In some cases, a meal may be included in a shift and the ingredients are fresh and healthy depending on portions. Tips may be added to base pay, and tips on platter and large delivery can land you a good 20$ for that hour, but it's not always common.

    ConsFor part time entry level, low base pay, no benefits, and in my instance, little room for it to increase.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't hire young teenagers, they complain about having to do the slightest thing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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