Roly Poly Reviews

Updated July 8, 2015
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  1. A good job for students

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I was treated very well. The tips for deliveries can be large, depending on the size of the order (platter orders always pay substantial tips), the scheduling is flexible, and the food is free for employees.

    Cons

    The job can be exhausting because tasks within the store are not structured. It is a multitasking environment and there is usually a very high customer load every day. Often you start a task (like food preparation) and have to abandon it for a while to do something else (serve customers) and then maybe wash dishes before going back to food prep again. There is a never-ending stream of small tasks that never seem to be done and all the employees are expected to be called on for any task at any time, rather than being assigned to one thing at a time. It was frustrating to me.


  2. Roll your way to the top

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free food, flexible hours, fast paced, health-oriented management and lifestyle, decent co-workers

    Cons

    Pay was not commensurate with the duties required by management, however this it the trade off when working in the service industry


  3. EH!

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    Former Employee - Server, Cook, Cashier in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Server, Cook, Cashier in Shreveport, LA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Roly Poly part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    free food if you sneak it

    Cons

    favoritism, low pay, management is a joke


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  5. Hard work, but with quality food and service.

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    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Everything 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!

    Cons

    The 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!


  6. Roly Poly. What?

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Dallas, TX
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Those 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 Management

    Completely 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.


  7. It's a good transitional gig

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    Current Employee - Part Time
    Current Employee - Part Time
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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



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