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Subway Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 994 reviews

74% Approve of the CEO

Subway President Fred DeLuca

Fred DeLuca

(348 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • At the right franchise you will get free food which is a huge bonus if you're making subway wages(in 81 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, easy basic tasks, fast pace environment so always something to do(in 63 reviews)


Cons
  • cleaning, not much room for advancement - stuck at minimum wage indefinitely(in 79 reviews)

  • You don't get paid much above minimum wage, and there is not much room for advancement(in 17 reviews)

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    I love working at subway but i feel i need to be getting paid better

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee) Newcastle

    ProsBeing able to talk to all staff members and they understand and are willing eventually to do whats been asked

    ConsSome of the staff have bad attitudes towards each other and then the customers can see that

    Advice to Senior ManagementI feel subway needs to be getting paid right, i know my staff members are under the usual amount and they are all starting to complain about it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I have enjoyed it so far

    Manager (Current Employee) Sydney

    ProsPeople and work colleagues are great

    ConsI don't really have any except for pay rates

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    enjoyable as a first job.

    Sandwich Artist (Former Employee) Melbourne

    ProsGood staff benefits and cheap meals as a student on minimum wage, enjoyable colleagues of same age and interests

    Consthe younger workers tend to be a bit less 'motivated' to work nowadays, which means they often call in sick. Some of the franchisees are just stress heads who are not nice to their employees - no respect.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease screen franchisees for their ability to work with people, especially highschool kids.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok if you're willing to take just any job.

    General Hand (Former Employee) Sydney

    ProsFree food after your shift. You were allowed to take one 6 inch home at the end of every shift, but most people (including management) took two. This was one of the things that kept me working there.

    ConsWage is absolute minimum and working on holidays does not have extra pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat the employees with a bit more respect in terms of wages, and they will serve food faster and work more efficiently.

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    Its ok

    Sandwich Artist (Current Employee) Boca Raton, FL (US)

    ProsFree Food. Not much else

    ConsLow pay, Lunch Rush,No training

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more money to your sandwich artist

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Easiest Fast Food Job

    Subway Sandwich Artist (Current Employee) Fort Wayne, IN (US)

    ProsEasy job, easy to get hired, if your a convicted felon 90% of the time this place will hire u

    ConsRacist owners, ignorant customers, pay sucks, never have all materials for work to be done, sneaky management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Subway

    Sandwich Artist (Former Employee)

    ProsHad great employees, and the food is GREAT!

    ConsPosition Growth and No pay increase

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    sandwich sorrows

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosfree 6 inch sandwich on your shift

    Conscounting bread at the end of the night. building sandwiches for people who do not get off their cell phone during the process.

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    Good for students, and food service jobs in general

    Sandwich Artist (Former Employee) Spokane, WA (US)

    Pros*I worked with a very good team of people, which makes the job go much smoother
    *Extremely flexible hours. Working and balancing school wasn't too much of an issue, and I was allowed to stick to pre-closing shifts exclusively
    *If you're going to work here, do it at a food court. It's the same basic job without the responsibilities of maintaining an entire restaurant. In other words, it makes your job easier.
    *Consistent work. Unless you get a complicated/catering order, it's very predictable, and sometimes mindless.
    *Can be very rewarding if you make relationships with some of the customers.

    Cons*Working at a food court downtown means that if large events happen, you'll get swamped for hours which is much more stressful.
    *Managers can never realistically predict when it's going to be fast or slow. There will be some days you expect a rush when it's dead, and other days when a large group appears and you get behind on prep.
    *Working with demanding customers almost every day can be especially draining (location can affect this).
    *Managers will sometimes enforce a method that's less practical.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop trying to create menu items that are extremely tedious for the workers. For example, the flatizzas. The prep required for these items take twice to three times as long as any sandwich. If you're insistent that it needs to be included, at least allow workers to prep the ingredients in advance rather than on the stop like we're told.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    fast paced job

    Sandwich Artist (Current Employee) Stockton, CA (US)

    Prosnice employees, great food, okay customers.

    Cons$8/hr, only 20-25 hours per week, rude customers, rude boss.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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