Subway Reviews

Updated 17 September 2014
Updated 17 September 2014
1,079 Reviews
3.1
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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.  

    Part time - Sandwich Artist

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    Former Employee - Subway Sandwich Artist  in  Exeter, England
    Former Employee - Subway Sandwich Artist in Exeter, England

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

    Pros

    Good working standards
    employee benefits are good
    Shifts based on rota
    excellent opportunity to learn about customer service in F&B
    Good place to work for some extra cash for students or in summer break.

    Cons

    better time off policies required

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good & bad

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    Current Employee - Subway Sandwich Artist  in  Derby, England
    Current Employee - Subway Sandwich Artist in Derby, England

    I have been working at Subway part-time for less than a 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
  3.  

    lack of training

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    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Sheffield, England
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Sheffield, England

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

    Horrible place to work

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    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist  in  Kingston upon Hull, England
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Kingston upon Hull, England

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

    Pros

    opportunity for promotion as so many people leave

    Cons

    no proper training, long hours for very little pay, no freebies

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

    Soul destroying subway

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    Current Employee - Team Leader  in  Doncaster, England
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Doncaster, England

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

    Pros

    Great group of shop floor staff

    Cons

    Management treat you with no respect

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look after your staff . A happy workforce is a productive one

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    subway has taught me how to make myself organised.

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    Current Employee - Subway Sandwich Artist  in  Saint Albans, England
    Current Employee - Subway Sandwich Artist in Saint Albans, England

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

    Pros

    teaches you many things, good working environment.

    Cons

    there's no cons in subway.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it would be really nice if subway provides benefits to their employees more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Absolutely Terrible

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    Former Employee - Subway Sandwich Artist  in  Blackpool, England
    Former Employee - Subway Sandwich Artist in Blackpool, England

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

    Pros

    - Free food every 4 Hours

    Cons

    - No Choice of Hours.
    - Supervisors do literally nothing.
    - Not advertised as a cleaning job (you spend 90% of the time cleaning).
    - Manager's are disrespectful to their employees and consistently throw those below them under the bus.
    - Terrible Wage (Minimum Wage).
    - No opportunity to progress further up the ladder, Supervisors/Managers are often hired, never a Sandwich Artist promoted.
    - Senior Management is reluctant to listen to you.
    - Often rotated around different stores without permission, often told to stay later without asking permission.
    - Senior Management often leave busy shifts short-staffed to save money, which increases the pressure/stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. They would be a happy workforce if you paid them appropriately. Stop exploiting workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sandwich Artist  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Sandwich Artist in London, England

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

    Pros

    * The food is free.
    * Lovely staff that want to help you learn.
    * Nice clean environment.
    * you learn a lot of valuable skills that look great on your CV.
    * Customers are really nice & cooperative.

    Cons

    * Hard work
    * Really fast working environment
    * Kind of thrown in the deep end when it comes to training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall they're rally good at their job, no advice for them. They're doing their job splendidly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Easy Job but Underpaid

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Subway

    Pros

    - As a college student this job suits me perfectly with it's high flexibility
    - The staff are lovely overall
    - It isn't a concern if employees are late

    Cons

    - It is minimum wage
    - If an employee is in trouble with the manager, our hours are cut completely for minimum of a week
    - It can get boring as it's the same routine every shift

  11.  

    Gets the bills out of the way

    Former Employee - Cashier  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Cashier in London, England

    I worked at Subway as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    None really. I worked for some money to pay the bills and it got the job done. No way to climb the ladder. I guess this is what people are looking for as a student job.

    Cons

    Boring, drunkards come in too often, the bread baking now makes me sick. I can smell a Subway a mile away now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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