Roti Mediterranean Grill

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Roti Mediterranean Grill Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
6 Reviews

2.6
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    They are there to help you succeed

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    Current Employee - Crew Member  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Delicious food, that's good for you!
    Great balance of work and free time,
    Fun environment
    Who doesn't mind a free meal each day they work especially when you can load up a Salad!

    Everyone there really does want to help each other succeed.

    Cons

    Very fast paced environment, you need to be able to handle large rushes of people and stay calm under pressure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    On the up and up!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Amazing food, great people and constantly working to get better. Career & advancement opportunities for top performers at every level. Fast paced, fun environment and positive energy! Good benefits for a small company, managers seem to really care about their people.

    Cons

    Like many small companies, Roti has gone through some growing pains. But it seems like things are going in the right direction- communication and support is better and growth is coming soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep things going in the direction they are now, and Roti is going to stay on top!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    If you like working for free this company is for you. Late pay checks unprofessional company.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You get one free meal a day.

    Cons

    Where do I begin. VERY short hours. And you'll be lucky if you get paid. This company is unprofessional and a waist of time.There is no back of house front of house differentiation. You're doing everything. You're the toilet cleaner prep cook, meat griller, vegetable cutter, food deliverer and dish washer. Did I mention there is no dish washing machine? You literally must wash every dish by hand. All of this for $9 an hour. They consider 16 to 20 hrs a week full time. You only work 4 hour shifts 4 or 5 days out of the week. That's $140.00 to $180.00 per week before tax that's not enough to live on here In New York or any where in America. Did I mention checks are usually missing or if you're one of the lucky people who actually get a check the hours are wrong. There is NO training what so ever. There are knives and different types off machines to cut vegetables with very sharp blades and a very hot grill to cook steak and chicken on that no one shows you the safety guidelines and rules. You must figure out recipes and instructions on your own there is no how to guide or video on anything. Overall this is one of the worst companies I've ever worked for. They take advantage of their employees by having them do free labor and not enough hours and low wages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to come up with an orientation program. There needs to be some type of training on how to prepare the food and use cooking utensils. There should be a front of house and a back of house type of staff. Food prep should be paid more for their skill.

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    General Manager

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    Current Employee - General Manager  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - General Manager in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Not to many any more

    Cons

    Extremely High Turn over rate. New procedures and directives every month. Everyone out for them selves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When the founder quits, you know its a bad sign.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great concept that lacks management structure and training.

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor  in  Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Schaumburg, IL

    Pros

    Great new concept; execution is a failure.

    Cons

    I was hired here under false pretenses. I went in for an interview as a shift supervisor only to learn two weeks later that it was a position I would have to work into.

    Upper management is disorganized with no clear communication between the staff. They falsely label their supervisors as leaders and this confuses not only the employees in general, but destroys morale of the supervisors who we're hired in the first place.

    They strive for freshness, but serves 4-5 day old salmon. They want people to cross train on several stations but no one seems to have the experience or knowledge to train others on what to do. It's a free-for-all type of atmosphere.

    The companies vision seems unclear to me. Everything is stream lined to be efficient here which is great. Training is lacking with no structure at all. They give you a packet of training material that isn't followed up on. You are basically on your own and if you don't have experience in the kitchen good luck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire employees under false pretenses. A happy employee brings happy customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unorganized and demotivating

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Some of the employees really care of the company and want to make it a better place to work. Free lunch was offered to all full time employees. Great location, close to everything.

    Cons

    Constant turnover with management and no clear direction of the company. Poor training, if any was given. No paid time off was offered for a full year, and only 2 weeks thereafter. Managers are overworked, and are rarely given salary increases. Company conducted lots of lay off's due to lack of funds and unclear vision. They bite off more than they can chew.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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