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Subway Reviews

Updated October 22, 2018
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Pros
  • "brought home free food every day because the manager didn't count the bread" (in 382 reviews)

  • "Free 6 inch or ft long during your shift" (in 111 reviews)

Cons
  • "The pay is minimum wage for entry level position" (in 319 reviews)

  • "Possibly the fact that is a minimum wage job with no benefits would be a con" (in 173 reviews)

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  1. "Subway Sandwich Artist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Subway full-time

    Pros

    free food, flexible schedule, weekly checks

    Cons

    long shifts, rude customers, silly uniforms


  2. "At Subway, I had an amazing time with my Co-Workers who were all very friendly and caring as well as helpful."

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Newark, DE
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Newark, DE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They allowed us to have a free sandwich and cookies as well as a drink. In the end, while leaving subway it allowed me to have my first job and experience in restaurants for future references.

    Cons

    Less than a month into my job, we lost our manager and from that time on we didn’t have a manager. The hardest part was the supply and demand. The demand was high while our supplies and goods were too low to meet demands a lot of times.

    Advice to Management

    Warn or tell your employees you’re shutting the store down so we have time to job search. Most of us were depending on that job as our one source of income.

  3. "Decent fast-food gig"

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    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Denton, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy work
    Highly structured
    No skill involved

    Cons

    Boring job with no variation
    No tips accepted (officially)


  4. "Great starter job"

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    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Centennial, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you work for Michael Young (Director of Operations), you are in great hands. I have had many jobs since working for him and to this day no one deserves to call themselves a manager unless they emulate his work ethic and professionalism which is rare because nowadays they literally let anyone be manager. I learned how to be good at customer service and how to genuinely work hard at Subway. Something so menial as making a sandwich and maintaining the store felt more rewarding and had more dignity than I ever felt at the corporate jobs I've had since then.

    Cons

    Most of the employees and store managers were disgustingly lazy and never took their jobs seriously. It's still a job and you chose this path so you should take pride in what you do. Making a sandwich and working hard IS NOT HARD and yet this concept seems to be a mystery to most, hence why people look down on the food industry.

    Advice to Management

    Michael Young is the best thing that has happened to Subway and even though it's close to impossible, model your management after him.


  5. "Sandwich Artist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Subway part-time

    Pros

    easy, fun, always something to do

    Cons

    the smell, the owners were rude


  6. "Closer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Subway full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free food
    Good coworkers to work with

    Cons

    Sometimes when the usual 9 o’clock person isn’t there not as much is done to help me get my closing stuff done on time

    Advice to Management

    Better night and day crew


  7. "Sandwich Artist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Subway part-time

    Pros

    Eat food and nice hours

    Cons

    Low pay and inconsiderate of family issues

  8. "It's alot"

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    Current Employee - Subway Sandwich Artist
    Current Employee - Subway Sandwich Artist
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of customer interaction, if you have a strong communication mindset then subway is the best, your practically always with a customer and when your not your getting ready for the next customer.

    Cons

    You have to know how to do everything perfectly, you are always working no matter what with very little breaks, they expect you to always have everything available, if it isn't made already but you have it ready to be made and a customer wanted that item, you have to make it for them.

    Advice to Management

    either pay workers more or schedule more people to work during lunch and dinner rush hours. Hire more people constantly


  9. "Sandwich Artist"

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    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Always busy never a dull moment.

    Cons

    Repetitive and requires very little brain power


  10. "Great perks"

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    Former Employee - FLORIDA in Lauderhill, FL
    Former Employee - FLORIDA in Lauderhill, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meals, delicious and healthy , safe

    Cons

    Sometimes when coworkers dont show up for work

    Advice to Management

    Keep up d good work
    And the iconic tuna


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