Sammy's Woodfired Pizza

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Sammy's Woodfired Pizza Reviews

Updated January 14, 2015
Updated January 14, 2015
17 Reviews
3.5
17 Reviews
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    Server

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    Current Employee - Food Server in San Marcos, CA
    Current Employee - Food Server in San Marcos, CA

    I have been working at Sammy's Woodfired Pizza part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours. Works well with school Schedule. Easy money.

    Cons

    There is high turn over rate so there are always new people being trained.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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    Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sammy's Woodfired Pizza

    Pros

    Free pizza. Closed moderately early. But you have to wait for dish to finish up to leave.

    Cons

    Lacking support from upper management. Forced to understaff. Zero team building experiences.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff up. Don't worry about labor cosr.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    This job is great as an opportunity to get experience towards future culinary jobs.

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    Current Employee - Line Cook in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Line Cook in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Sammy's Woodfired Pizza full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is an opportunity to move up and increase pay rate. However, these opportunities are limited and will only take you so far. The staff here is great and very easy to get along with. They will make you feel at home and will make sure that you get trained properly.

    Cons

    The biggest turn off about working for this company is working for the owner Sami Ladeki. I don't like to work in environments where you have to be on your toes (not in a good way) whenever he steps into the restaurant. He can be rude and will call you out in front of guests and staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees. They are the ones that keep the wheels turning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good salads, bad pizza, and bad leadership from the top down

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    Former Employee - Regional Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Sammy's Woodfired Pizza full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Solid food quality. Allowed for upward growth but that was more because I was overqualified and based on random circumstance. Easily could have missed these opportunities and most team members did.

    Cons

    Tyrannical ownership (even among the restaurant owner subset), unrealistic expectations at all levels, almost impossible to bonus, horrible work environment, non-existent company culture, no positive recognition, low pay in a low paying industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is the ultimate thankless job. Use SWP as an opportunity to gain experience and then jump-off to something better. That is what EVERYONE does here. This is why manager retention is absolutely abysmal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Wonderful growing experience coupled with a fantastic team.

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    Former Employee - General Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - General Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Sammy's Woodfired Pizza full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ability to lead your teams through the direction of a great upper management team.

    Cons

    Salary is low, benefits are lacking and the coupons are extreme.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good food and go ood people

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Sammy's Woodfired Pizza (more than a year)

    Pros

    Standby option is nice. Only have to work 1 shift a month and can pick up more if needed. Also helps the servers get the shifts covered easily.

    Cons

    Too corporate and money is inconsistent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great time

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Sammy's Woodfired Pizza full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small Company, get to know everyone from home office to staff in other stores.

    Cons

    Small company, they didn't know if they were going to sell or not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    good place to work with flexible hours

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Sammy's Woodfired Pizza full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fresh food and there is something for everyone. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    when I was there the menu was constantly changing and the overall decor and atmosphere was changing.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good for experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sammy's Woodfired Pizza

    Pros

    Good place to gain management experience if you have none.

    Cons

    Very little support from corporate officers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Decent pay, decent schedule, poor management training .

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    Former Employee - Bartender in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Bartender in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Sammy's Woodfired Pizza part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    food, money, schedule , co workers

    Cons

    young management , schedule, hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    grow up

    Recommends

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