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Subway Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
1,039 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 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.  

    Good part time and easy.

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    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist  in  Cedar Falls, IA
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Cedar Falls, IA

    Pros

    Easy, good for a first job. You get free food. You get customer service experience which helps no matter what you do in the future.

    Cons

    Minimum wage, little to no room for improvement, management doesn't like to waste at many Subways and will keep old food which Is super frustrating, many offer no bonuses for Christmas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay better, throw away all old food, offer opportunities for advancement, make raises mandatory not an option for franchise owners.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Easy job,gross food.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I was looking for a part time job, so I went into my local subway and handed in my resume. A couple days later I got a phone call for an interview, and after the interview I was hired on the spot. Fast paced, but easy enough.

    Cons

    Boring place to work at, and I wouldn't consider it more than a part time job for students.

  3.  

    Ok

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The manager John would let us have a free 6inch sub each shift.

    Cons

    Service job, low pay, have to deal with high schoolers and college drop outs who take the job way to seriously.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Night Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Night Shift Leader  in  Springfield, IL
    Former Employee - Night Shift Leader in Springfield, IL

    Pros

    If you're looking for a job where you interact with customers consistently, then here you'll find it a lot. It's a great starter job for high school students or even college kids trying to get by if you're looking at being a general worker or sandwich artist. But if you're an adult, I think it's better to work toward becoming a supervisor or manager of the restaurant, as you'll have more say of how work is done and it's better pay.

    Cons

    It can be overwhelming during lunch and dinner rushes sometimes. Customers do become agitated if orders take too long or are sloppy, and it happens when you have a line back to the door. Some of the stores have you on a probation period where your pay is not minimum wage until after 90 days or even until you are 18 years old. Some stores also have one closer or opener which can make it difficult at times when orders start to come early or late in the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe that for safety, cameras should be required at all stores. I worked at a store where we had numerous suspicious people walk in and then out after realizing that there were two workers in the building. However, we didn't have cameras, and I started to feel unsafe which is why I parted with the company. I also think that you should always have two workers close the store, as it helps make the process go by quicker and also always for safety in numbers, even though it's a couple people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good for a first job

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    Former Employee - Shift Leader  in  Shrewsbury, PA
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Shrewsbury, PA

    Pros

    good amount of hours/pay to "get by" as a teen, make good friends your age, get some easy experience... i met some of my best friends at subway

    Cons

    pay, smell like subs all the time, not much room to advance/no promotions/raises, a lot of uneducated people work there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make sure decent, educated people are running your stores for you... i was more educated than the previous "managers"

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

    Subway is fine as long as you don't want to go anywhere in the company

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    Current Employee - Sandwich Artist  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Sandwich Artist in Tempe, AZ

    Pros

    Really easy job to learn, with customer interaction it makes it worthwhile to work part time

    Cons

    The pay is horrible, and since its a franchise, you have to get lucky or strike out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I feel like if you made more structure that the franchise had to follow, then it would feel more like a business, instead of a in store debacle.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    overall great!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great people, cool environment! free sandwiches!

    Cons

    Lots of work on your feet!

  9.  

    Good First Job

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    Former Employee - Sandwhich Artist  in  Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Sandwhich Artist in Tacoma, WA

    Pros

    Free employee meal/cookies
    Learn basic food prep skills
    Fast work environment

    Cons

    Hours were never scheduled the same each week though I asked for them
    No way to move up in company, even the managers get paid a little above min wage
    Sometimes left to work store alone with a line out the door

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Who you work with means everything.

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    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist  in  Abingdon, VA
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Abingdon, VA

    Pros

    I got to make my own food (this really was the only pro, besides not being unemployed).

    Cons

    People forget that the person making your sandwich is not responsible for what is and what is not in stock.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Decent teen summer job with low pay but strong team bonds

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    Former Employee - Team Member  in  Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Team Member in Athens, GA

    Pros

    The co-workers were amazing, there was also some flexibility with hours, I also really enjoyed my manager. Clean and safe work environment

    Cons

    Pay is extremely low and hours are poor. There is a lot of shifting around of people which can be hard when your bosses change often. Also you do a lot of work (from cashier to food prep to food preparation to cleanup) for very low pay and its exhausting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better pay, better hours, better benefits. Also better training of store managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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