Subway

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Subway Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
1,194 Reviews
3.1
1,194 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Subway was an excellent learning experience.

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Johns, NC
    Former Employee - General Manager in Johns, NC

    I worked at Subway full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I loved my job at Subway, the owner of the store at which I managed was patient, listened to concerns, and helped resolve issues.

    Cons

    As manager, I was always on call. When I had a day off, I was still receiving phone calls and had to cover call offs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The upper management I had was the store owner and he was wonderful to work for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good job to start out with

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    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Akron, OH

    I worked at Subway part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy tasks to fulfill while on the clock, made great friends with my co workers, pay raises, made great friends with my co workers.

    Cons

    While you're on your feet all day, it's really not that bad. You can get really annoyed at some of the customers you wait on (they either expect you to know what they want or they just point..)
    It's a very routine job, same thing daily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be rewards for workers, say they did something excellent (maybe helped a customer carry the food to the table?) the worker needs to be praised for going up and above what is expected.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fun but tiring.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Subway part-time

    Pros

    The manager was great and was very easy to get along with and was understanding. People were generally friendly and were there to help if needed.

    Cons

    It's slightly difficult to get the hang of things and there is basically no training so you have to learn how to do everything on your feet.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It's a fun place to work, a good job for younger people.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Subway

    Pros

    It's probably the easiest job I've ever had. It is good for younger people because it doesn't require that many skills. It really helped me come out of my shell. I used to not want to talk to strangers but after working at Subway it's not a big deal.

    Cons

    If your management is poor then it can be hard. We had a management switch while I was working and the second manager had no clue what they were doing. I had to train them like you'd train a new person.

  6.  

    Going on 7 years

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Subway

    Pros

    Can build time management and multitasking skills, leadership, people skills

    Cons

    Mean customers, sometime bad coworkers, low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of the equipment need to be revised like the salad chopper hurts workers wrists

  7.  

    My experience at subway was unique.

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    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in New Stanton, PA
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in New Stanton, PA

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work there was because I got to meet some amazing people and learned very good work ethics.

    Cons

    Challenges of working here we're having to work the night shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the company could improve by having more people on duty during busy hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Crew Lead in McCordsville, IN
    Former Employee - Crew Lead in McCordsville, IN

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

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere and friendly management

    Cons

    Not very many opportunities for advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    I have been working for subway for 6 years its a great place the owner is very good to his employees that's because he started at subway

    Cons

    It takes alot to be fired

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They job is great i believe my owner is by far the best owner in the world

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Helped me gain the skills to do great things

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Subway full-time

    Pros

    Free six inch for every 4 hours worked.

    Cons

    Poor management. The manager was never there and never around to address issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    BE IN THE STORE! You can't manage your people if you don't know what's going on!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Awful

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Vancouver, WA

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

    Pros

    If you want a job that you can always compare your future jobs to, this is the one. Whenever things get rough at a current job, or just in life in general. I always remind myself it could not be as bad as subway.

    Cons

    At the location I worked at I was not given any sort of compensation, time-off, or anything. You were also constantly watched on camera, and our boss would call you if she saw that you put a little too much of something on someone's sandwich.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better. Subway makes a ton of money and yet they don't treat their employees that well. At least not that I saw at the 3 locations I worked at.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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