History of Subway

Subway, one of America’s favorite fast food franchises specializes primarily in sub sandwiches, as well as salads and pizzas.  Subway is one of America’s fastest growing franchises with more than 32,000 restaurants Worldwide.  They are the second largest restaurant operators, behind the Yum! Brands.


Hours of Operation:  Store hours may differ from one location to another but typically 10:00am-10:00pm

Minimum Age to Work Here:  16 years old

Positions Available:  Sandwich Artist, Senior Sandwich Artist, Shift Manager, Assistant Manager, Manager, Multi Unit Manager, Accounts Payable Assistant, Customer Care Representative, Financial Assistant, Clerical Assistant, Office Assistant, Network Administrator

Background Check Required?  Yes

Negotiation:  Set hourly rate.  There is no room for negotiation.


Job Descriptions / Wage Averages

Sandwich Artist: You will be in charge of making sandwiches, per the customer’s request.  You will be in charge of stocking the items, as well as baking bread, ringing up customers, as well as cleaning up the lobby with trash, etc.  The average starting wage fora  position like this runs around $6 to $9 a hour.

Shift Manager: Your duties is to manage your employees on your shift.  You will just want to oversee that everything is getting done properly.  You will have the ultimate decision of customer complaints, etc.  You will also be able to tell the employees which tasks that need to be done.  A shift manager will earn anywhere between $8 and $12 a hour.

Store Manager: Just like a shift manager, you’re going to be in charge of the whole store.  You will oversee everything from the scheduling, to assisting with inventory, as well as the payroll.  You will assist customers with creating sandwiches, and also cleaning up the lobby, and taking out the trash.  Store managers can make anywhere between $9 and $15 a hour.

Crew Member: Working as a crew member is going to entitle you to a few different jobs.  Some of these jobs are going to include helping prep food, cleaning the lobby, as well as making the sandwiches.  There are going to be many jobs that you’re going to have to perform.  You’re going to answer to the main manager with any concerns, or jobs that they may have.  The average wage is anywhere from $7 to $9 a hour.

Assistant Manager: Answering to the main manager, you’re going to be in charge of helping the store open, close, as well as helping with assigning tasks to the crew members on board.  For slower stores, you may be responsible for running the entire store by yourself.  If any problems persist, you’re going to have to answer to the franchise owner.  The assistant manager performs many of the various duties that the main manager performs.  The average wage is anywhere from $8 to $13 a hour.

Cashier: For busier Subway locations, many require a full time cashier working the line.  You’re going to run the cash register processing orders, as well as giving out drink orders and more.  You’re going to also assist the rest of the store when the store is running slower.  The average wage is anywhere from $7 to $10 a hour.

The Benefits

  • Medical / Dental / Disability
  • 401(k)
  • Free Breakfast / Lunch
  • Free Movie Screenings
  • Discount on Tickets, etc.

Atmosphere and Perks

Subway employees upon hired will be able to avail of company perks in addition to other company benefits.  Workers of Subway enjoy industry-competitive pay rate, paid job training, and flexibility in the work schedule. If you are in the entry-level, Subway associates earn career advancement opportunities, health and wellness benefits and insurances, perks for quality future life, may also receive meal discounts, free food when on the clock, direct deposit paychecks, credit union memberships, and weight-loss programs. Subway also gives access to in-house computer training courses and casual dress days for corporate associates.

Interview Questions

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

How do you deal with conflicts?

Can you work in a heated, fast-paced environment?

What would you do if you caught an employee doing offenses against the company?

What are your reasons of applying for a job here?

How long do you plan to work here?

How will you handle irate customers? Can you stay calm in dealing with them?

How will you describe your ability to show excellent customer service?

What do you think are your best assets so the company will hire you?

Interview Tips

Every applicant of Subway positions should undergo and successfully complete the interview process of the company. The schedule of the interview rounds will be given to you within two weeks after you have submitted your online application. During the job interview, show a positive personality by giving a smile and maintain proper eye-contact with the interviewer. Demonstrate confidence and a positive attitude when you answer the interview questions. Always think about the best answers that will show positive attitude towards customers and co-employees. The interview questions are usually aimed at identifying quality traits that an applicant has making him or her worth hiring by the company.

How to apply for the job

You can head to the Subway career page where you can find any job openings in your local area, or at a corporate level.  Since Subways are independently owned, you may want to head to the local store to see if they are hiring.

If you don’t want to apply online, you can head to the local Subway and see if they are hiring.  If they are, you can get a printable application to fill out.

>> Download Subway Job Application