Subway Reviews

Updated 30 October 2014
Updated 30 October 2014
1,149 Reviews
3.1
1,149 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 96 reviews)

  • Flexible hours if you are up front right away about what you need (in 70 reviews)


Cons
  • They want you to work for minimum wage while being given more and more responsibility (in 96 reviews)

  • The pay was less than desirable and there were no benefits or insurance (in 41 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent Food Standards but poor employee treatment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Wollongong
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Wollongong

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

    Pros

    The tagline is true - Subway food is very fresh and methods of preparation and food storage are second to none. All the food you create is clean and it teaches you how to prep food carefully if you're pursuing a job in hospitality.

    Cons

    Petty office culture - managers have people they like and people they dont. If I ever made friends with an employee the roster would be changed so I never worked with them. The harder you work the more inconvenient it becomes - was rewarded with hard work by covering shifts people didn't want to do - Saturday Nights then Sunday Mornings. Had to get out of there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your staff with respect and allow them to enjoy their jobs whilst delivering good customer service. Don't punish an employee for being loyal and working hard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Newcastle
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Newcastle

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I have enjoyed it so far

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney

    I have been working at Subway full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    People and work colleagues are great

    Cons

    I don't really have any except for pay rates

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  5.  

    enjoyable as a first job.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Melbourne

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    the 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 ManagementAdvice

    Please screen franchisees for their ability to work with people, especially highschool kids.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Hand in Sydney
    Former Employee - General Hand in Sydney

    I worked at Subway

    Pros

    Free 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Fast Food experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Kitchen Staff in Frederick, MD (US)
    Former Employee - Kitchen Staff in Frederick, MD (US)

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

    Pros

    Easy to get in.

    Great Teamwork

    Wonderful flexibility in hours

    Cons

    Demanding Employers

    Lack of respect from management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Liked the job not the ppl

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    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Corpus Christi, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Corpus Christi, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Easy job laid back good first job

    Cons

    Rude customers that think they know everything

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The customer is not always right

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Nice at first

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Flagstaff, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Flagstaff, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    The environment was fun and I liked my coworkers.

    Cons

    Uppers blamed workers for lack of customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Eh.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Stanwood, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Stanwood, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    A good beginning job, nice coworkers, you learn how to make good sandwiches.

    Cons

    You always smell like bread, my management wasn't very good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more organized!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good first job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Willmar, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Willmar, MN (US)

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

    Pros

    - relatively easy job
    - free food
    - opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    - getting a day off/sick day was almost impossible
    - bad pay/schedule

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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