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Subway Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
1,223 Reviews
3.1
1,223 Reviews
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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 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.  

    My experience at Subway has been fulfilling.

    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Grove City, PA
    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Grove City, PA

    I have been working at Subway part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Some of the good benefits for working here would be: customer-oriented, workers are not biased, flexible hours

    Cons

    Some of the bad benefits would be: hours be cut constantly, favoritism, not straight hours unless you are management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to find workers who can work specific times and not all hours. need to find reliable workers and not ones who need to find ride or call off when they want

  2.  

    Great Fast Food experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Kitchen Staff in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Kitchen Staff in Frederick, MD

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

    Pros

    Easy to get in.

    Great Teamwork

    Wonderful flexibility in hours

    Cons

    Demanding Employers

    Lack of respect from management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    One of the easiest jobs you will ever have

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Heyworth, IL
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Heyworth, IL

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

    Pros

    Because I worked at a small town subway, we were pretty close knit and we knew almost all of our customers. After working other places, i realized that it was one of the easiest jobs I ever had.

    Cons

    It however could be very frustrating, there was a lack of communication between management and employees. Management did not really take much of a leading role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take some control

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Nice at first

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Flagstaff, AZ
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Flagstaff, AZ

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

    Pros

    The environment was fun and I liked my coworkers.

    Cons

    Uppers blamed workers for lack of customers.

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

    Eh.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Stanwood, WA
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Stanwood, WA

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

    Pros

    A good beginning job, nice coworkers, you learn how to make good sandwiches.

    Cons

    You always smell like bread, my management wasn't very good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more organized!

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

    So-so

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Sandwich Artist in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Senior Sandwich Artist in Huntsville, AL

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

    Pros

    Great pay offered by the employer. Also the management staff was pretty nice to us as well.

    Cons

    The management was nice, but did not like us being given tips. They were extremely rude about tips and acted slightly cold after we accepted them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It was first-job material with it's ups and downs.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Subway Sandwich Artist in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Subway Sandwich Artist in Wichita, KS

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

    Pros

    Small team environment, around 3 or 4 people max for a short time, down to 2 for the late hours.
    Customer Service experience, Subway deals closer to the customer than most other restaurants. Lots of face to face.
    Paid training, also viewing enough of it gives you small pay raises.
    Free food while you work (no not stealing, it is told to you free 6-inch for less than 7 or 6 hours and footlong for more than that)

    Cons

    Difficult customers are inevitable and you have to deal with them face to face all the way to the cash register sometimes and you'll sometimes think it's almost not worth it.
    The small pay raises from training vids kind of caps out a dollar extra after watching many of them. Never got prompted to watch more or get more pay raise (other than..who knows, try to become manager? which requires more training vids!)
    The small team may not be for everyone and may not be great all the time. There is always a chance you get the shift with someone you don't like where you close the shop together (late 3 hours or so with just 2 people)
    Small team also means during some rushes you feel very understaffed (and customers say so, too). They aren't very often (especially if you don't work rush or with few people) but it can happen enough to make you tired of having a line out of the door no matter how insanely fast you think you are (though it makes you feel like a superhero when you feel like you crushed a line single-handedly)

    Lastly, It would seem Subway might be handling Insurance or Obama Care poorly for the employees sake. Hours have been cut since then and I couldn't get over 30 hrs at all and neither did a single other co-worker (30 apparently being the magic threshold for Obama Care or so I've been told) So that's a little low. Low enough to cause me to look elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to circumnavigate benefits to employees or policies and just give them the hours they need or at least be honest as to why you are cutting hours, economies don't get fixed by selfish people. Also, take a little more mind of the employees feelings about their work, such as only scheduling 2 employees to work at a time that every Subway employee who's ever cut bread knows is a dire rush time. I can understand using it to help bump up the franchise revenue and look all pretty to the rest of the region but it happens far too often and they are given no praise for their hard work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Ok Place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in State College, PA
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in State College, PA

    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
  10.  

    Fast paced, lots of new faces, same old sandwiches.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Subway

    Pros

    Fast paced, met lots of nice people, hours were good.

    Cons

    Too fast paced sometimes, lots of unhappy dissatisfied customers, pay was bad for time put in

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not Bad, Not Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Chester, SC
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Chester, SC

    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

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