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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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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.  

    Really great people there

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

    Pros

    Have good experience work with other

    Cons

    Different culture backround people work together

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More salary for every empolyees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Helped pay the bills

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    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
  3.  

    Eating fresh evey day is good ;)

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    Current Employee - Sandwich Maker  in  Quebec, QC
    Current Employee - Sandwich Maker in Quebec, QC

    Pros

    Its a good space for students half time working
    Also the food is free which is good for the employees and its like a family is the manager knows how to talk to the employees
    Also its great in a restaurant you are not dealing with hot oil.

    Cons

    Is the minimum pay and it has no bonifications or advantages

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall not so bad, but it could have been better

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    Former Employee - Subway Sandwich Artist  in  Varennes, QC
    Former Employee - Subway Sandwich Artist in Varennes, QC

    Pros

    Where I wax working, you could get a 6'' submarine for free every shift you have. That's about it.

    Cons

    The work place was very narrow, working here can be extremely stressful and the pace is waaay too fast. During Lunch hour it was simply unbearable for me. Where I used to work some of my coworkers were not nice with each other and unhelpful. Overall my experience with Subway (at least where I was located) was very stressful and unpleasant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to make the newcomers more at ease. Make sure to adapt them slowly to the pace of the workplace and show them all they need to know.

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

    North Bay Subway - Like a Family

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    Former Employee - Sandwhich Artist  in  North Bay, ON
    Former Employee - Sandwhich Artist in North Bay, ON

    Pros

    Great team environment,
    Some opportunity to advance/

    Cons

    Not the best hours.
    Some customers can be hostile.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Management

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    Current Employee - Sandwich Artist  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Sandwich Artist in Toronto, ON

    Pros

    The pace can be fast at times but just follow your list and everything is pretty easy. The job itself does not require much skill.

    Cons

    The job can get boring and repetitive with more cleaning chores than expected and less actual sandwich making. Since this job doesn't require much, some people get hired who aren't very friendly or responsible making working less enjoyable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people who are easy to work with and get along with others well because happy employees means better service.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I didnt like working there

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    Former Employee - Sanwich Artist  in  Selkirk, MB
    Former Employee - Sanwich Artist in Selkirk, MB

    Pros

    Fast paced, usually the colleagues were nice and integrated myself well with the group. And the bosses very reasonable.

    Cons

    Smell of bread was not good. Probably wont ever eat in a subway again. I gues sthe exhaust system is not the gratest, could use an upgrade

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better working conditions would be great. Not only for the employees but alsofor the customers (some complain about the smell sticking to their clothes if they eat-in)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Views on working at Subway

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    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Terrible

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    Former Employee - Team Member  in  Vaughan, ON
    Former Employee - Team Member in Vaughan, ON

    Pros

    Good for the first job for students

    Cons

    Repetitive job, min pay, bad relationships in a team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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