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Subway Reviews

Updated August 19, 2017
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  • Free 6-inch sandwich with each shift (in 94 reviews)

  • yes you get free food on breaks (in 274 reviews)

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  1. "SubWay Sandwich Artist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Subway full-time

    Pros

    Not your typical fast food restaurant, fun co-workers, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Did not always get a break, low pay


  2. "ast manager"

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    Former Employee - Ast Manager in Hurst, TX
    Former Employee - Ast Manager in Hurst, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    I was able to move up fast in the company.

    Cons

    Pay was not good. Didn't see the owners changing that anytime soon.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your managers more money

  3. "Samwitch artist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Subway part-time

    Pros

    Work with your schedule, nice people, great job. Customer/ employee relations are great.

    Cons

    Hours sometimes are crazy, will get asked to. Cover a lot of there shifts


  4. "No appreciation, no work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Escanaba, MI
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Escanaba, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    As an employee:
    - Easy Job, flexible, advancement opportunity, employee discount, shifts go by fast

    As manager:
    - Opportunity to make your own schedule
    - Working the morning shifts
    - Job is easy, work load is not

    Cons

    As a manager:
    - very low pay. I was making $9.50 an hour as a manager of over 6 months and had employees making the same exact amount.(only stuck around because of the promise of a raise and the experience)

    - Heavy work load for pay. To expect the manager to be excited about $9.50 an hour to do inventory, orders, payroll, scheduling, and customer service is outrageous. These are all very basic tasks but to get paid as much as the guy next to you making subs is definitely rough.

    - The illusion of making your own schedule. They really got me when they talked it up saying "you get a raise and get to work your own schedule." I learned very quickly that this was not the case with many management jobs and especially not this one. This is a 24/7 job. On your one day off you'll get 5 calls from you employees about basic problems. A good 15 hours a week of the 37 you are required is typically going to be you running into your store after your shift to help employees for the 100th time make more bread or prep more food. This is not a problem until it becomes a constant issue.

    - Not trained how you were. Most of my employees were there for years and I assumed they would know what they were doing but boy was I wrong. Most of them weren't given the extensive training I was and because there's no training hours granted, it's impossible to train them the way you want to.

    - you smell. Literally.

    Advice to Management

    Do not pay your managers the same as employees. That is disrespectful and undermining.

    This is not a minimum wage job. Employees are expected a lot more out of them than any fast food restaurant I've worked in.


  5. "Sandwich Artist"

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    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Holt, MI
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Holt, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Subway part-time

    Pros

    When I was hired, the place needed employees really bad, so I got all the hours I wanted u to 40. I enjoyed all the free food.

    Cons

    There was MOLD in the ICE MACHINE from the start of my hire, was left untouched when I left 6 months later. Subway claimed that it was Coke's job to maintain that aspect of cleanliness. Be careful, because cleanliness can be very overlooked in some Subway stores.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more clear training in conflict resolution to all employees in-person, on the job, not just one time during a web training course. Get the schedule out 2 weeks before.


  6. "sandwich artist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Subway part-time

    Pros

    good place to work for high school and college

    Cons

    minimum wage job for the job


  7. "Franchise...not corporate"

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    Former Employee - Night Shift Leader in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Night Shift Leader in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    The discount. I worked for a franchise and the owner gave 50% discount.

    Cons

    Never F/T, only P/T hours. Minimum wage with no sight of raise at all, and the work you were required to do was the work for two employees.

    Advice to Management

    I know the management was doing what they could to stay afloat in this economy.

  8. "Ok...."

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    Former Employee - Sandwich Maker in North Adams, MA
    Former Employee - Sandwich Maker in North Adams, MA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Subway (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun working with the public

    Cons

    Not paid enough. Lazy co workers.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your employees are keeping the store clean.


  9. "Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good PTO, good life work balance

    Cons

    Bad salary, not so good benefits

    Advice to Management

    Take care of employees


  10. ""Part Time""

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Probably one of the easiest jobs in the world

    Cons

    Lunch and dinner rushes are really understaffed with only a maximum of 3 people.
    Barley any room for moving up.


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