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Subway Reviews

Updated 21 August, 2014
Updated 21 August, 2014
1,039 Reviews

3.1
1,039 Reviews
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Subway President Fred DeLuca
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359 Ratings

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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354 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Helped pay the bills

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Toronto, ON

    Pros

    It isn't particularly challenging, and when working with a good team, it can almost be enjoyable.

    Cons

    I was given far too many evening shifts that I didn't want (until 3am). Only men closed the restaurant and they were always alone from about 8pm, which was always frustrating when the bars closed and we were rushed.
    There was virtually no potential for growth or advancement, nor even the potential for a raise with demonstrated skill, speed, or experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company needs to be more concerned about their employees. They get minimum wage, often bad hours, no benefits whatsoever.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Views on working at Subway

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Manager  in  Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Junior Manager in Mississauga, ON

    Pros

    The best reason to work here is you get to eat the fresh food. Subway is very generous with employee's meals and perks. It doesn't leave you with food smell you are done working

    Cons

    Subways are mostly owner by people who are not great people to work with. Like they would not care about your side of the story if a customer gets angry. From my experience the treatment of employees by owners is terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe there should more opportunities of advancement. Employees are almost never aware of what is the level after becoming the manager of the store

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    won't get rich working here

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    Former Employee - Worker  in  Stephenville, NL
    Former Employee - Worker in Stephenville, NL

    Pros

    fun, flexible schedule, routine work

    Cons

    long hours, hard work, under paid, no free lunches, owners very cheap

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reward hard work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was ok

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good time slots, easy to follow the rules and regulations

    Cons

    less salary, no benefits, sometimes not so good custommers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more accurate

  6.  

    Dirty business

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    okay for students but it can be hard to work for the franchisee

    Cons

    It all depends on the franchisee. Certifications required for even a part time job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not enough employees but allows you to gain experience (depends on the subway)

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    Current Employee - Subway Sandwich Artist  in  Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Subway Sandwich Artist in Vancouver, BC

    Pros

    - free 6inch sub
    - unlimited drinks
    - better resume due to handling all tasks (eg. cashier, restocking, washing containers, etc.)
    - multitasking & memorization (of subs)
    - being watched and getting a call if something is done poorly/wrong

    Cons

    - not enough employees
    - no real break
    - being watched and getting a call if something is done poorly/wrong

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We employees try out best, but sometimes we make mistakes. It makes us more nervous if we are being watched on camera every minute and getting a phone call if we do something poorly. Please also have some document for us to sign so we know what we can do and what we can't. I think the management should be better....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Sandwich Artist/Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist  in  Gander, NL
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Gander, NL

    Pros

    Great staff, just like family, the customers are great. Most of the time :) Free 6" and drink..

    Cons

    Work long hours on your feet. No breaks, and if you want to go further in the company.. their is no where to go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have enough staff, so your employee's can actually take "law" breaks.. an 8 hr shift has 30min and 2 15min.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good part time job for students

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    Former Employee - Subway Sandwich Artist  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Subway Sandwich Artist in Toronto, ON

    Pros

    Flexible hours to work. Free lunch.

    Cons

    Working in weekends required. It is a physical job. So I am not recommend this job for full-time students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good to have some money

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    Current Employee - Crew Member  in  Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Montreal, QC

    Pros

    Better than workin in McDonalds

    Cons

    Lot of work and not to much people to help you. Normally, every shift is handled by one person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're sacrificing customer service to save some pennies, think about that.

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

    An okey place for starter

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - Cashier in Edmonton, AB

    Pros

    Flex working time.
    Easy works.
    Free SUB.

    Cons

    Low pay.
    Not much advancement.
    May have to open and close by yourself.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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