Subway Reviews

Updated 21 October 2014
Updated 21 October 2014
1,129 Reviews
3.1
1,129 Reviews
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Subway President Fred DeLuca
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • At the right franchise you will get free food which is a huge bonus if you're making subway wages (in 92 reviews)

  • Flexible hours if you are up front right away about what you need (in 69 reviews)


Cons
  • They want you to work for minimum wage while being given more and more responsibility (in 96 reviews)

  • The pay was less than desirable and there were no benefits or insurance (in 41 reviews)

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379 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Franchise I worked at did not follow regulations that were set by Subway.

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    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Chennai
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Chennai

    I worked at Subway part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    International brand name. Good, established methods to follow during work. Well-equipped kitchen. Customers came in because of good marketing.

    Cons

    Long hours. Manager and supervisor did not follow standard procedures. Coworkers are jerks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow the stipulations that Subway tells you!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    good experience in working as a team

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Chennai
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Chennai

    I worked at Subway full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    awesome food much healthier and tastier. good process

    Cons

    different franchisees follow different rules

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good management in our franchisee they believe on soft skills training keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Ok Place to work

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    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in State College, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in State College, PA (US)

    I worked at Subway part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You learn how to make a great sandwich. If cookies break, you get to eat them. It always smells pretty good

    Cons

    You get incredibly bored of Subway sandwiches. You begin creating your own. They start to get crazy. Your friends will think you are crazy when you tell them about the sandwiches you have been eating.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not Bad, Not Good

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    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Chester, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Chester, SC (US)

    I worked at Subway part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Discount with Sandwiches, very flexible depending on which one you work at.

    Cons

    In my area, we did not have actual breaks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to star

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Manager in San Mateo, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Area Manager in San Mateo, CA (US)

    I have been working at Subway full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy to learn , apply and get hired

    Cons

    repeated job everyday. No career advanced

  7.  

    Subway Employee Review

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    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist

    I worked at Subway part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The pros of the position include a flexible schedule, simple job requirements, there is no previous work experience necessary, and it is a friendly and laid back work environment.

    Cons

    There is little opportunity for growth within the company or chances to take on additional responsibilities. Managers and employees did not seem to care about the growth of the business or the customers unfortunately. Little motivation to perform well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    As a manager, I worked long hours (45 - 50 per week), had a lot of responsibility & the pay & benefits were not great!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Subway

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with my team & getting to know the regulars that ate there every week.

    Cons

    As a manager, the hours were long & even though the owner mentioned "raises or bonuses" it never happened for me in almost 3 years. I quit, making the same amount as when I started years later (approx $10/ hr).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your store managers do a lot & have many responsibilities, from food orders, weekly inventory, hiring, training & firing to maintaining a clean store to providing excellent customer service. If they do all of this well, they are worth more than $10 an hour & expensive, minimal health benefits!!!!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Media Relations

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    Former Employee - Media Relations Representative in Milford, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Media Relations Representative in Milford, CT (US)

    I worked at Subway full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Mostly younger people work there, unique benefits include free lunch every day and monthly movie screenings.

    Cons

    Despite the size of the company, many departments are under-staffed. Replacing a worker who left may take months or might never happen. Morale can be very low in some departments. Health benefit plans are expensive, especially for those opting for family coverage. No comp time for those who must travel or work over the weekend.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to employees opinions. Don't just ask for suggestions to improve performance or profitability...ask for suggestions on how the company can be a better place to work at.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    good first job

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    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Joliet, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Joliet, IL (US)

    I worked at Subway part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    flexible hours, not around greasy food all day, easy work place for just about anyone, cleanliness is always a must.

    Cons

    incompetent co-workers, leadership positions are not always available, minimum wage to start off, promotions promised but sometimes not received or extremely low, appreciation for diligent work is non existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate hard working employees appropriately

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good part time experience for student

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    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at Subway part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good environment with good coworkers and manager. Free food. Easy to change your schedule. Good way to make money as a first job.

    Cons

    Too hectic during rush hours with only a few employees on shift. Have to deal with nasty customers sometimes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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