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Subway Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
1,312 Reviews
3.0
1,312 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.  

    Unprofessional management, non-existent owner

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Subway

    Pros

    nothing was good about this job

    Cons

    Managers are very unprofessional, too much gossip, immature staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be an actual adult

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Decent first gig. Management is hit or miss

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Subway

    Pros

    Employees tend to be very friendly people. Work isn't really that hard but that really depends on the location. If you need some pocket money for high school it isn't bad.

    Cons

    Managers can let the power get to their heads. If the location sucks then it can get boring fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. The sandwiches are still good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Subway Sandwich Artist in Hubert, NC
    Current Employee - Subway Sandwich Artist in Hubert, NC

    I have been working at Subway part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly managers, friendly co-workers, the job itself is a little eh, but the people around you definitely make it worth it. You get a raise after 3 months and it's definitely an easy task to do.

    Cons

    It sucks being the opener or closer, but it's not unbearable. Honestly, aside from the hours cut during holiday season, I've nothing bad to say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. All my managers are willing to work with schedules and always use positive reinforcement. I'm very thankful and consider myself lucky to have the managers I have.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Absolutely terrible

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    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Saratoga Springs, NY
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Saratoga Springs, NY

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

    Pros

    People were alright to work with, it's a way to get money. That is it. Subway is an awful employer.

    Cons

    Disgusting atmosphere (ant infested) that was "being taken care of (supposedly)" but never got better, discrimination in the workplace, general disregard for employees wellbeing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a better eye on store managers..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It was a good job, but after a while the hours and the schedule got worse.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Subway

    Pros

    good people to work with and be around.

    Cons

    not a stable schedule and not enough hours to get by.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a steady schedule, some people cannot work around the crazy hours you give them. A lot of people need a SET schedule.

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

    Sloppy

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Subway

    Pros

    A Fast pace job, while learning how the food business really works as a whole.

    Cons

    Horrible communication from boss to employees. Management had no care for the establishment and treated his employees like second class citizens

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training is key

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Interview

    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Okeechobee, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Okeechobee, FL

    I worked at Subway full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I did not take the job because of the cons.

    Cons

    The pay was terrible for an assistant manager with experience. I was asked first thing in my interview when the last time I smoked marajuana and if my husband beat me. I did no take the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quality employees desire respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Horrible, no vacation, benefits, break, owner doesn't pay overtime.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Subway part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Made a friend, good fake cookies.

    Cons

    Everything. Food is fake, overpriced, owner is taking advantage of us. They don't hire guys or people older than 25.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Kill yourself for peanuts!

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    Former Employee - Management in Gainesville, GA
    Former Employee - Management in Gainesville, GA

    I worked at Subway full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Customers, high Subway standards, environment can be fun

    Cons

    Be prepared to work alone in your store most of the day and work 10 hr days 6 days a week. Company expects very low labor costs and very high productivity. Don't EVER expect a break, lunch or, time to use the restroom. Endless interference and micro management. Develop a thick skin because they NEVER praise you but hey beat you up every chance they get. Owner thinks he's too good for the "little" people, uses profanity and obscene gestures to get his point across. Subway is great but, this franchisee is the pits! NO benefits, mediocre pay. You have to use your personal email and cell phone for business constantly. False promises of opportunities for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not wasting my time , you wouldn't care about anyones input. They only follow the foul mouthed owner. And he only cares about getting richer while everyone else gets paid next to nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    I really liked this company, great management

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    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Yuma, AZ
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Yuma, AZ

    I worked at Subway

    Pros

    Management did well, good team

    Cons

    I thought there werent really any cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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