Subway Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Pros
  • Good coworkers & almost free food (in 98 reviews)

  • For the most part very flexible hours (in 77 reviews)

Cons
  • Usually just minimum wage for pay (in 99 reviews)

  • cleaning, not much room for advancement - stuck at minimum wage indefinitely (in 19 reviews)

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  1. great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Bonita Springs, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Bonita Springs, FL

    I have been working at Subway

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    real nice atmosphere to work especially if you like customer service you always have a good schedule to work with and owners, at least our owner, was always willing to help you and accomodate to any schedule preference that best suits you and i think that alone really helps you in the process of becoming a better employee, i have known or seen other places where management doesnt really care much about their employees but from day one i saw that subway was always willing to help in that regard, plus the fact that if you work full time you can get to eat for free

    Cons

    sometimes working lon hours and have to have a lot of respect for people, sometimes you get customers that are hard to deal with, some of them are rude and dont really know any manners as to how to ask for things and stuff and many times we would go for a whole day without even hearing a please or a thank you and that sometimes can be a downside for people that are sensitive but overall i think that if only one customer is thankfull and really appreciates what you do for them that can make your day and will help you get by

    Advice to Management

    to carefulle listen to other employees about fairness and opinions


  2. Subway

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Deerfield, IL

    I worked at Subway

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    very good people to work with, flexible schedule, paid lunches and free sandwiches during breaks management always there to answer questions or to hel

    Cons

    depending on what you are working on that day you may smell like onions, tuna, or seafood. you are on your feel most all of the day

    Advice to Management

    hire people from referrals. reward those good employees you have with raises or other incentives. give holidays off to those with most seniority


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    Subway

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Subway

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun people to work with. Easy. Time goes fast. You get free sandwiches sometimes. And they are very tasty. Chicken.

    Cons

    Low pay. The work can get boring if it is a slow day. If your supervisors are not friendly the job could be a bummer.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect and let them take time off when they need it. People will quit if you don't treat them well.


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  5. Subway has become a large part of my life, and I'm proud to work there.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Peoria, AZ
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Peoria, AZ

    I have been working at Subway

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best reason to work at Subway is the chance to interact not only with your co-workers, but customers. Fast food might get a bad rap most of the time, but Subway is unlike any place you've ever worked before. I have worked there for over four years and I started when I was 16. I've started as a sandwich artist and worked my way up to store manager. I recently accepted a job as assistant manager at a different store for more money. The money may not be terrific, but it's a fun starter job.

    Cons

    The cons are not all so terrible. The worst part is working with people who hate their job. And seeing as there is a lot of time to talk to your co-workers, there is lots of time for drama. It's like being in high school all over again.

    Advice to Management

    As a former store manager, I believe that there need to be monthly meetings to update the staff on upcoming promotions to better understand the products that they are selling.


  6. Subway has been a great place to work and has given me many career opportunities.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - General Manager in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at Subway

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the food. serving a fresh, healthy product. flexible scheduling. uniforms provided. you are pretty much in charge of your shift if no manager is present. always something to do. job security

    Cons

    the occasional rude customer. working with people who dont care much about their job. closing the store at 11 pm alone. subway restaurants are a frequent robbery target due to that. following doctors associates guidelines strictly.

    Advice to Management

    give franchisees some leniency on certain issues of compliance that are miniscule and do not interfere with the brand image or product


  7. I had a good experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eldorado, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eldorado, WI

    I worked at Subway

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pros were that the staff was friendly and the manager and owners were nice and the job was easy

    Cons

    The cons Were that I had to work a lot and I had to cover other peoples shift but overall the pros outweighed the cons

    Advice to Management

    I think that the leadership at subway is doing a really great job


  8. I loved working there, but management wasn't what I felt it should be.

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Bentonville, AR
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Bentonville, AR

    I worked at Subway

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best reasons are friendliness, great work environment

    Cons

    managers don't want to do their job.

    Advice to Management

    I think managers should do their job, and not call a lower pay employee to come in to work every day for them.


  9. Subway is a GREAT place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loveland, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loveland, CO

    I worked at Subway

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management cares about you and your needs Flexible scheduling Decent pay for what your doing Positive feedback from management when you do a good job

    Cons

    Grumpy customers, however this is an opportunity to grow as a person because after a while you will figure out that they are the ones with the problem

    Advice to Management

    Keep recognizing the good employees by letting them know as often as possible that you appreciate the work they do.


  10. Delicious and Nutritious

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Subway

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Delicious food, great people to talk to

    Cons

    Bad pay, not enough money

    Advice to Management

    get better quality meat


  11. Fun job to have

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Winston-Salem, NC

    I worked at Subway

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Its a fun job to learn management in, especially if you like your owners.

    Cons

    Depending on who you work for depends if you get paid well.

    Advice to Management

    People need to be paid more, subway is a growing franchise.



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