Subway Reviews

Updated 19 September 2014
Updated 19 September 2014
1,088 Reviews
3.1
1,088 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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Sandwich Artist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Subway part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    work-life balance
    great payment
    easy to learn
    friends and networking
    managers (it depends) are nice
    good for part-time
    convenient locations
    wide-spread well-developed business network

    Cons

    difficult customers
    sometimes it gets really boring
    burn and knife cut
    unstable working hours
    sometimes extremely stressful working environment
    have to stand up for many hours
    smells funny

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent Food Standards but poor employee treatment

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    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist  in  Wollongong
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Wollongong

    I worked at Subway full-time for more than a 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
  3.  

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

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Newcastle
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Newcastle

    I have been working at Subway part-time for more than a 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
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  5.  

    Was great initially but went downhill due to new owners

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Perth, Western Australia
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Perth, Western Australia

    I have been working at Subway full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Early finish is nice, so is discount on foot

    Cons

    Extremely unrealistic deadlines and targets

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I have enjoyed it so far

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney

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

    Pros

    People and work colleagues are great

    Cons

    I don't really have any except for pay rates

  7.  

    enjoyable as a first job.

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    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist  in  Melbourne
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Melbourne

    I worked at Subway part-time for 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
  8.  

    Cant Say Anything Bad about Subway ive worked at several stores and always have a great day

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor  in  Darwin
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Darwin

    I have been working at Subway part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Not Greasy like working in other food stores.

    Cons

    Cant Really think of any

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    subway sandwich artist in australia

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    Current Employee - Retail Assistant  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Retail Assistant in Sydney

    I have been working at Subway part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    fun, and a very friendly environment were everyone knows each other and can work effortlessly with minimum hassle.

    Cons

    laborious, but very rewarding through the use of incentives of employee of the month amazing christmas parties etc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great for a while, then I got abused by them

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    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist  in  Melbourne
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Melbourne

    I worked at Subway part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun but very repetitive after a while.

    Cons

    Harder work and hours than you get payed for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick your franchisees carefully!!!

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

    It was a simple job (if you only work as a casual in the food franchise) and the pay was reasonable

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    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist  in  Canberra
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Canberra

    I worked at Subway part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    As a subway sandwich artist: simple tasks, not that many procedures and complicated stuffs, hours are flexible, the pay is reasonable considering the nature of the job

    Cons

    Lots of upfront customer dealing, work can get strenuous and physically tiring (standing through all the shift with constant work: cleaning, preparing sandwiches), limited room for promotions or other job opportunity within subway.

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