Subway

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Subway Reviews

Updated 20 December, 2014
Updated 20 December, 2014
1,228 Reviews
3.1
1,228 Reviews
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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 98 reviews)

  • Flexible hours if you are up front right away about what you need (in 77 reviews)


Cons
  • They want you to work for minimum wage while being given more and more responsibility (in 99 reviews)

  • You don't get paid much above minimum wage, and there is not much room for advancement (in 19 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    good place to work

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    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Minden, ON
    Former Employee - Sandwich Artist in Minden, ON

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

    Pros

    free meals, easy,it can be fun.

    Cons

    there really wasn't any cons. enjoyed the job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Horrible Management and Training

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

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

    Pros

    It was close to where I live and paid minimum wage

    Cons

    Horrible hours, horrible management, horrible training takes almost 10 hours straight on your computer to complete. Most locations close late during the week which means they have one person to do all the closing work. Most locations are short staffed so when it gets busy, it's horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on how you lay people off. If you tell someone they are doing a good job for several weeks, dont tell them how bad of a worker they were when you are in the process of firing them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Sandwich Artist

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

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

    Pros

    Personal growth - a great opportunity to learn how to be patient, polite and amicable

    Cons

    Rush hour - customers tend to be very impatient and rude during rush hours. So if you're not a very patient person, fast food services would not be the best place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff more workers during rush hours.

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

    Very good working environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sandwich Artist in Peterborough, ON
    Current Employee - Sandwich Artist in Peterborough, ON

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

    Pros

    -treat you well
    -very flexible with the hours you work
    -room for advancement
    -overall good company to work at part time while in school

    Cons

    -they could pay more but i wouldnt really expect it from this type of job
    -your called a sandwich artist...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Really great people there

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - Cashier in Edmonton, AB

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

    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
  7.  

    Loved the customers, I had a great staff

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Bow Island, AB
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Bow Island, AB

    I have been working at Subway (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun, easy, fresh food, fast food

    Cons

    Franchisee was too greedy. Didn't treat employees well. Poor employee retention effort.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people on the front lines

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

    Helped pay the bills

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

    I worked at Subway full-time (less than an year)

    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
  9.  

    Eating fresh evey day is good ;)

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

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

    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
  10.  

    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

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

    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
  11.  

    good

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    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    communication and get awareness about multiculturalism

    Cons

    customers demand and their behavior

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less salary according to the job responsibilities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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