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Subway Reviews

Updated 5 March 2015
Updated 5 March 2015
467 Reviews
3.0
467 Reviews
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Pros
  • At the right franchise you will get free food which is a huge bonus if you're making subway wages (in 98 reviews)

  • Flexible hours if you are up front right away about what you need (in 77 reviews)


Cons
  • They want you to work for minimum wage while being given more and more responsibility (in 99 reviews)

  • You don't get paid much above minimum wage, and there is not much room for advancement (in 19 reviews)

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  1.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Chennai
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Chennai

    I worked at Subway part-time (less than a 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.  

    Good first job.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Subway

    Pros

    Easy work, nice customers...sometimes, overall a fun environment

    Cons

    Minimum wage, no benefits, no breaks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We work very hard making multiple sandwiches, doing prep, and cleaning the store. So, compensate us with more than $7.25 and we will feel better about busting our behinds day in and day out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Was alright. Didn't really expect anything else from a fast-food position.

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    Former Employee - Sandwich Atist in Kanata, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Sandwich Atist in Kanata, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Subway

    Pros

    Hours were flexible, at least before the schedule is made.
    The training is fairly thorough and the senior staff are fairly helpful.
    You get free food.

    Cons

    No one is ever willing to cover your shifts so remember to book time off well in advance.
    Closing the store is a horrible experience
    Most of the people working there couldn't care less. Worst case scenario you end up working with someone who doesn't care and is incompetent (yeah some people can't even handle a job at subway. What a sad world)
    You're going to want to kill yourself after working a 10 hour shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There has to be more consistency. One manager will tell you one way to do it. Another manager will tell you a different way to do it. Both managers will get mad at you for doing it the "wrong" way. You end up having to keep track of who you're working with in order to work "properly".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    First paying job

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    Current Employee - Sandwich Artist in La Jolla, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sandwich Artist in La Jolla, CA (US)

    I have been working at Subway part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Easy menu, flexible schedule, simple tasks,

    Cons

    Minimum wage, uniform, not enough hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    My experience working for this company, i was satisfied, however it took several months to become a full time employee.

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    Former Employee - Subway Sandwich Artist
    Former Employee - Subway Sandwich Artist

    I worked at Subway full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    They are able to work with your schedule. You get to learn many different things of how to open and or close the store as well as how to operate a much larger oven. They take care of their workers if something happens in the immediate family.

    Cons

    They do not offer benefits. You do not get paid time for holidays and or vacation time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Working at Subway was exactly what you'd think it was.

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    Current Employee - Subway Sandwich Artist in Buffalo, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Subway Sandwich Artist in Buffalo, NY (US)

    I have been working at Subway

    Pros

    There were some good pros of working here. Time off was easy to get, people are awesome, free food, great place to work on your customer service skills.

    Cons

    The customers requests were sometimes outrageous. Some managers were way out of line. Closing the store by yourself was not the funnest experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a way to submit feedback from the Sandwich Artists to Corporate. That way everybody's voice is getting heard . Store managers are not the most reliable people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Eh

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Subway

    Pros

    Friendly employees, good pay, breaks

    Cons

    stupid rules and weird manager

    Recommends
  10.  

    It was a good high school job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Subway

    Pros

    Discounted food
    Flexible hours
    Good coworkers
    Learn customer service

    Cons

    Have to work alone at times
    minimum wage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It was a good job with very nice coworkers overall

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Healthy fast food.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Subway

    Pros

    Well, at least I can make a little bit money and healthy lunch.

    Cons

    It's always different to keep smiling after standing for 5 hours or more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You could choose to close some days, during the heavy snow storm time.

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