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Subway Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 2014
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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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    Mixed Bag

    Sandwich Artist (Former Employee) Leeds, England

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

    ConsZero-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 Senior ManagementBetter treatment of staff and more effective training would ensure better staff retention and better customer service

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Sandwich Artist (Former Employee) Oxford, England

    ProsCustomers
    easy to pick up the routine

    ConsSalary
    no double pay on xmas

    Advice to Senior Managementgive yearly increments.
    and pay double for public holidays

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

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    Not bad could be worse

    Supervisor (Current Employee) Southampton, England

    ProsIf 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) London, England

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

    Consbeing 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 Senior Managementcommunication is a real issue. different managers say different things confusing the working guys.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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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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    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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    A cashier in a wonderful working place.

    Cashier (Current Employee) DeSoto, TX (US)

    Prostraining, work-life balance, will work with your schedule, team work

    Conslow salary, low on employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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