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Subway Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 979 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

Subway President Fred DeLuca

Fred DeLuca

(346 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 80 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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    New Experience

    Administrative Support (Former Employee) Auckland (New Zealand)

    ProsI would love to always be under the management where in they were too friendly and clear of what they communicate .

    ConsVery much keen to learn about the people and their experience

    Advice to Senior ManagementTime Management .

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Could be better

    Store Manager (Current Employee) Boston, MA (US)

    ProsIt's a hands-on job with plenty of room for growth. It's provided me with essential life skills and experience so when I move on I will have acolytes.

    ConsThere just isn't enough time in the day. I feel like I have too many responsibilities vs. the many restrictions that prevent the ability to complete tasks. I am expected to work 40hrs a week and am not allotted an extra staff person on duty at the times I need to complete deadlines. It's frustrating to my employees to have to pick up the slack while I am tied down with managerial duties such as payroll, inventory, pricing, staffing, scheduling ect. It eats up my free time and causes mush stress

    Bonuses are unattainable

    Pay is dirt, never accept salary.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe present, your manager is not the franchiser. Don't lean on them so much, they do not walk away with 15%+ in profits a week.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Very flexible with school schedule.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexible schedules, free food, easy

    ConsOnly part time, low rate of pay

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    the job is pretty easy, but it can get stressful around lunch or if short staffed.

    Senior Sandwich Artist (Current Employee) Bakersfield, CA (US)

    Prosonly good thing is the money and it's easy

    Consmy crazy manager, lazy co-workers, rude customers. and management does a horrible job scheduling. find out schedule the day before we work and they forget to assign people to shifts so you may be stuck alone for an hour because management is stupid.

    Advice to Senior Managementdisorganized, cheap, wasteful and poor marketing. management does a horrible job scheduling. find out schedule the day before we work and they forget to assign people to shifts so you may be stuck alone for an hour because management is stupid.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was a good first job.

    Sandwich Artist (Current Employee) Sandwich, IL (US)

    ProsGreat job to have while in high school.

    ConsThe store stays open late.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    meh pretty good

    Subway Sandwich Artist (Former Employee) Torrington, CT (US)

    Prosgood hours, good people, great starter job

    Consno room to move up, minimum wage

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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