Subway Reviews

Updated 13 September 2014
Updated 13 September 2014
1,078 Reviews
3.1
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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 81 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, easy basic tasks, fast pace environment so always something to do (in 63 reviews)


Cons
  • cleaning, not much room for advancement - stuck at minimum wage indefinitely (in 79 reviews)

  • You don't get paid much above minimum wage, and there is not much room for advancement (in 17 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 for 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 for 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 starting job, but a dead end.

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    Current Employee - Person In Charge (Shift Leader)  in  Warwick, RI (US)
    Current Employee - Person In Charge (Shift Leader) in Warwick, RI (US)

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

    Pros

    Very easy work. You just make sandwiches and clean. Flexible schedules, good hours once you're experienced. You earn your hours here, so the harder and better you work, the better you'll be treated.

    Cons

    Customers are real pains, very rude to workers at times. When closing, it's easy to get behind on your work because of a rush, so you end up staying late to finish. Since its a franchise, rules can be very loose, which creates issues. For example, I was promised a pay raise and never received it. At my store there's no annual evaluation for raises. There are people who have been working there for three years and only make $8.50.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Firmer rules that are known throughout the company. More opportunities for advancement.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great first job

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    Former Employee - Subway Sandwich Artist  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Subway Sandwich Artist in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Subway full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Co-workers and customers were very nice.

    Cons

    Minimum wage and no room for growth. Simple job equals simple pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management can always be nicer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Good & bad

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    Current Employee - Subway Sandwich Artist  in  Derby, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Subway Sandwich Artist in Derby, England (UK)

    I have been working at Subway part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly customers, always something to do and a free 6 inch sub every 4 hours worked plus free soft drinks during shifts.

    Cons

    Poor management, lack of communication (not informed about when my next shift is, having to chase lots of things up, had to keep on asking training information, placing me on shifts when I told them I was on holiday...). Also staff (co-workers) can be rude, impatient and unwilling to help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make some of the unit/area managers happier please! It's hard to work with people that are just so rude.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Eventually...

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    Current Employee - Sandwich Artist  in  Modesto, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sandwich Artist in Modesto, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Once you get the hang of it, it's about the same thing everyday. Free sandwiches for lunch.

    Cons

    Poor management. Gets boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what employers have to say. Be open to ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Minimum wage job, with a few additional benefits

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    Former Employee - Senior Sandwich Artist  in  Boone, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Sandwich Artist in Boone, NC (US)

    I worked at Subway part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free food when you work is a nice plus. The work isn't complicated. Employees are often trusted to work without the presence of a manager. Some stores have tip jars which can allow you to take home some needed extra money.

    Cons

    Management can be unorganized at times. Employees are expected to handle all duties required to run the store, but problems with under-staffing during busy time can cause everything to fall behind schedule for the entire day.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Sandwich artist

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Subway

    Pros

    It is an easy job & teaches you many different things

    Cons

    No way to grow within the company if you start as a sandwich artist

  10.  

    Assistant manager

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Orlando, FL (US)

    I have been working at Subway full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    As an assistant you get 40 hours a week, you get weekly bonus, tips, get to attend company events for management

    Cons

    Upper management does not treat there assistant good. Put almost all there responsibility on the assistants. The assistant usually are the ones to write up employees, come In when other employees call in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Assistant manager need a voice. When you have your quarterly meetings let assistants attend the meeting

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Sandwich Artist

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    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist  in  Sacramento, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Sacramento, CA (US)

    I worked at Subway part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company and it is a good job to have while in college

    Cons

    Slow days can get boring!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing and free sandwiches for employees don't hurt either!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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