Subway Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
1,121 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 91 reviews)

  • Flexible hours if you are up front right away about what you need (in 67 reviews)


Cons
  • They want you to work for minimum wage while being given more and more responsibility (in 94 reviews)

  • The pay was less than desirable and there were no benefits or insurance (in 41 reviews)

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  1.  

    Being my first job, it helped me get great experience of the retail industry.

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    Former Employee - Person-In-Charge in Saddle Brook, NJ
    Former Employee - Person-In-Charge in Saddle Brook, NJ

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, good for college going students

    Cons

    Less Pay and that's it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the wages for the workers and ask the employees for some new sandwich ideas since they are the ones who are around all the materials every day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    A 1st job or a job for when your in high school

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Subway full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    easy interview process and tips

    Cons

    owners will due as they please,no breaks, no 15 min, you get a 6inch free but that's all, No benefits, owners act like they own you

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great first job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Subway Sandwich Artist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Subway Sandwich Artist in New York, NY

    I worked at Subway full-time (less than an 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Eat fresh

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    Current Employee - Manager in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in Poughkeepsie, NY

    I have been working at Subway full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility with hours and schedules

    Cons

    No healthcare, dental, eye, 401K, overtime, holiday pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Undervaluing employees.

    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Staten Island, NY
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Staten Island, NY

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

    Pros

    You get a free sandwich per shift.

    Cons

    Getting a day off, stinginess, company values, treatment of employees.

  7.  

    Good to start requiring customer relationship for beginners.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Food is fresh, use creativity. There is no backdoor work other than getting the food ready, food is made in front of the customer so they know what they are getting. Good for beginner to provide customer service.

    Cons

    Although the bread smells and tastes good, but it is often hard to get rid of the odor from the clothes. Customer expects the employer to know what type of service they desire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher wages.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Acceptable but could be much better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Subway Sandwich Artist in Lynbrook, NY
    Current Employee - Subway Sandwich Artist in Lynbrook, NY

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and human and understand that youre a person who has their own problems too and have to deal with them sometimes

    Cons

    Pay is just minimum wage so nothing special and theres very little to no mobility from being a sandwich artist and theres a lot of cheating and gross health factors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better compensation for the amount of work done

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Matawan, NJ
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Matawan, NJ

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

    Pros

    Its not that hard of a job and it doesn't require much experience there is also the plus of the free food that you get to eat on the job.

    Cons

    Some of the cons of working at subway are that you have to be on your feet all day and sometimes if there are a lot of customers and only one person working it gets busy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have at least 2 employees working at the store at a time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    good job for teens

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    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Pros

    everything is straight forward and every one does a little of everything unlike McDonalds or burger king that assign one work to one person. this way you get to meet and interact with people. Everything is straightforward

    Cons

    little to no ways to move up the ladder really unless someone at the top of your store leaves, your pay will stay the same which will leave you wanting to look for better opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none whatsoever this is a job not a career

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    good college job

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    Former Employee - Subway Sandwich Artist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Subway Sandwich Artist in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    relatively easy job
    decent pay and flexibility

    Cons

    hours feel long at times
    repetitive most of the time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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