Subway

  www.subway.com
  www.subway.com

Subway Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
1,224 Reviews
3.1
1,224 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Subway President Fred DeLuca
Fred DeLuca
421 Ratings

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)

More Highlights

410 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Good place to star

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Manager in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Area Manager in San Mateo, CA

    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

  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Subway Employee Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Media Relations

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Media Relations Representative in Milford, CT
    Former Employee - Media Relations Representative in Milford, CT

    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
  7.  

    good first job

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

    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
  8.  

    Good part time experience for student

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

    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
  9.  

    Didn't like it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sandwich Maker
    Former Employee - Sandwich Maker

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

    Pros

    Meeting new people
    free sandwich
    set your own hours

    Cons

    No benefits
    no breaks
    want you work more than are paid

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Not bad for fast food

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

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

    Pros

    You don't have to work with any fryers or grills or anything like that, and no drive-thru at most locations. I worked my way up from Sandwich Artist to Assistant Manager to Store Manager pretty easily. If you have an ounce of common sense and ambition, you can definitely do well and go far in this kind of environment.

    Cons

    Depending on the location/ownership (I worked for Dortch Enterprises who own about 70 locations in southeast/east Michigan), you're not going to get very much above minimum wage as an entry level Sandwich Artist for quite a while. Working as management, you still don't get very much pay for the hours you have to put in, and the system is definitely set up to exploit salaried managers for as much as possible in order to save money on the hourly employees. The company also keeps raising prices so customers are getting more and more cranky so the company is going to be losing business; people expect the "$5 footlong" and these options are dwindling very quickly.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Experience varies dependent upon franchisee

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Subway

    Pros

    In general, the company is willing to help young, new employees learn the trade of "sandwich artistry." Making tips isa great way to be able to increase your income

    Cons

    Depending upon the individual franchisee, you may see many different forms of negative impacts, including but not limited to: poor management, cost cutting tactics that make work more difficult, and general disdain towards "lowly" employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize who your most valuable employees are and acknowledge it

Work at Subway? Share Your Experiences

Subway

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.