Subway Reviews

Updated 30 October 2014
Updated 30 October 2014
1,149 Reviews
3.1
1,149 Reviews
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good & bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Subway Sandwich Artist in Derby, England
    Current Employee - Subway Sandwich Artist in Derby, England

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

    Pros

    Friendly customers, always something to do and a free 6 inch sub every 4 hours worked plus free soft drinks during shifts.

    Cons

    Poor management, lack of communication (not informed about when my next shift is, having to chase lots of things up, had to keep on asking training information, placing me on shifts when I told them I was on holiday...). Also staff (co-workers) can be rude, impatient and unwilling to help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make some of the unit/area managers happier please! It's hard to work with people that are just so rude.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    lack of training

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Sheffield, England
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Sheffield, England

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

    Pros

    quick pace
    good staff
    flexible
    lots of responsibility

    Cons

    long hours
    low salaries
    long hours
    head office make little sense
    overbearing management
    lack of training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay your staff more then they wont mind pulling 19 hour shifts and showing a bit of loyalty to you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Mixed Bag

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Leeds, England
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Leeds, England

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

    Pros

    Really good colleagues, straightforward and often rewarding work, flexible hours and generally good store managers, store was normally busy and thus shifts went quickly.

    Cons

    Zero-hour contracts, drunk and difficult customers, little incentive for employees to work harder, franchise unwilling to adequately invest in the store (equipment often broken), little opportunity for career progression (supervisory roles consisted of lots more responsibility for negligible wage increase).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better treatment of staff and more effective training would ensure better staff retention and better customer service

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Job was ok. But despite being efficient in my job, and working for nearly 2 years, I did not get any increment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Oxford, England
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Oxford, England

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

    Pros

    Customers
    easy to pick up the routine

    Cons

    Salary
    no double pay on xmas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give yearly increments.
    and pay double for public holidays

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not bad could be worse

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Southampton, England
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Southampton, England

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

    Pros

    If you work long enough with the company you get good hours, of course that depends if you are a good worker. All you need to do is clean and make sandwitches , which is not really hard to do.

    Cons

    Since I work night shifts and there are a lot of clubs and pubs around you get some drunk customers , but usually nothing to worry about. Sometimes of course there are fights and such, but usually it is pretty funny to watch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pls switch the menu board to the old ones, because the new menu boards look very cheap and they confuse costumers (sometimes).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    hard work, but without any incentives or chances of advancement.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Subway

    Pros

    You can meet a lot of interesting people. it is a good way to brush up on your customer service skills.

    Cons

    being a franchise it's not as rewarding as working for a big company. there are no real reasons for you to do a really good job. no rewards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    communication is a real issue. different managers say different things confusing the working guys.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    My experience at Subway has been fulfilling.

    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Grove City, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Grove City, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    Some of the good benefits for working here would be: customer-oriented, workers are not biased, flexible hours

    Cons

    Some of the bad benefits would be: hours be cut constantly, favoritism, not straight hours unless you are management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to find workers who can work specific times and not all hours. need to find reliable workers and not ones who need to find ride or call off when they want

  9.  

    Great Fast Food experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  10.  

    One of the easiest jobs you will ever have

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Heyworth, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Heyworth, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Because I worked at a small town subway, we were pretty close knit and we knew almost all of our customers. After working other places, i realized that it was one of the easiest jobs I ever had.

    Cons

    It however could be very frustrating, there was a lack of communication between management and employees. Management did not really take much of a leading role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take some control

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Nice at first

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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