Subway Interview Questions & Tips

How to Get a Job at Subway

Get Hired Quick
The Subway interview process is short and simple. Most applicants only spend a few days waiting for interviews, and the procedure usually wraps up within a week or two.

Submitting Job Applications
Subway job seekers must first submit an application form to a desired location. Candidates often receive an invite to interview within 12 hours of turning in their papers. Some Subway job hopefuls may skip the interview process if the location needs to hire quickly.

What to Expect During the Interview

On the Spot
The interview process consists of one-to-one hiring sessions with store managers. Meetings take place in the restaurant dining area, usually with an informal tone.

Duration of Discussions
During the job interview, applicants talk to hiring personnel for up to an hour. The company requires two interviews for most entry-level prospects.

Typical Interview Questions

To screen recruits, managers look at work histories, related skills, and personalities. To do this, they ask position-specific Subway job interview questions.

What to Expect Discussions touch on reasons for wanting to work for the sandwich chain and ability to maintain varied schedules. Subway interview questions also delve into conflict resolution. Examples include:

Following Safety Standards

Food prep serves a vital part of working at Subway. Recruits must follow safety codes at all times.

Customer Service is Crucial
Subway requires associates to be friendly to patrons. The ability to stay on task while providing excellent service is also important. During Subway job interviews, highlight any customer service experience to provoke further interest.

Interview Tips

Applicants must maintain professional attitudes during the Subway hiring process. Greet each superior with a smile and handshake. Show enthusiasm while talking to hiring managers.

What to Wear

How to Dress for Job Interviews
Prospects can don casual clothing during meetings. To make further impressions on Subway hiring managers, wear dress pants, button-down shirts, or sensible skirts and tops.

Subway Interview Video

Video Transcript

Interviewer: Please describe your job title and primary duties.
Subway Employee: Well, I was a Subway cashier. I guess the main thing involved in it was just ringing up customers when the time came and the sandwich finished up. In the back, helped out with packaging and things like that, moving stuff around. Mostly, it was just involved with the register.

Interviewer: Please describe a typical day as an employee.
Subway Employee: I guess coming in mostly when you clock in, getting everything ready. Then from there, it’s pretty slow in the beginning. Have a little fun with the other workers and stuff, but other than that, it’s just mainly you’re sitting behind the register trying to also help out in the sandwich artists and anything else that they need in the back. Yeah, most of the day is just you’re near the register and you’re just trying to ring people up, especially then as lunch time comes out – it’s getting really busy. You’re trying to make sure you get everything down without messing any orders up and trying to figure it out. Sometimes, it gets a little chaotic, but as the day wraps up, then same thing really. Very mundane and tedious thing, but it’s very repetitive thing, as well.

Interviewer: How would you describe the application and interview process?
Subway Employee: It was a written application that we turned in. Then, I guess, got a call back or a second part of the interview, which was with the manager of the store. That was pretty simple, laidback – nothing too fancy about it. It was pretty easygoing.

Interviewer: What questions did the interviewer ask during the job interview?
Subway Employee: I guess one of the main things they were just trying to see was experience in not necessarily job, but just your background experience as a high school student. Just trying to see what you’ve done, if you’ll fit in, and how your work ethic is based on your other things. I guess that was the main slew of the interview questions.

Interviewer: What set you apart from other candidates?
Subway Employee: I actually had a friend who worked at the same place. I think just that referral and that trust really helped the manager, “Okay, I don’t have to worry about bringing in a totally new face into the company. At least someone can vouch for him. If he’s vouching for him, there has to be something… there’s a reason someone is vouching for him.” Putting his job on the line, too, so I think that helped a lot.

Interviewer: What other advice would you give to a job seeker looking to gain employment?
Subway Employee: I think, even at a job with Subway, I guess it’s not much like professionalism necessarily involved. You just stay as professional as you can, which even coming into the interview, you should dress as you’re going to be interviewing for some big company, too. Just make sure they know that you’re serious about the whole thing, too; that you’re not just there just to have fun over the summer and just try to make some cash while you’re at it. Put all your effort into it, as well. It’s not too hard of a job, but if you put everything into it, then you’ll get everything else out of it that you need.


  • swanay phillips says:

    what should I wear to the interview

    • Charlie says:

      Just wear something semi formal. You don’t want to go all sweat pants and pajamas, but you don’t want to go suit an tie in a Subway.

    • Sukhraj Singh says:

      A formal dress like shirt and pant.

  • bear J. says:

    what questions would be asked in during the interview except all those simple questional “whats your favorite thing to do” or “what you do on your leisure time. Because their interviews question that have changed.

  • admin says:

    they might ask you about what your greatest strength or weakness is. Also, they could ask you about the type of hours you want to work and how long you expect to work with them.

  • Gwen G. says:

    My friend Rachel just got a job their and she said she smiled and answered all the questions with a positive attitude.

  • Otto says:

    One things that I consider pretty important is: learn the most you can about the company before the interview! That will help a lot, trust me.

  • jesse says:

    how do i know if they accept my application or not? how long would it take to know?

  • maria says:

    do they call you even if u didn’t get the job?

  • Brenda says:

    What if you don’t have a food handler’s card?

  • Ben says:

    You don’t need a food handler’s card to work at Subway. They will train you, and if you become a manager, they will send you to Subway school.

  • Chantel says:

    How long is training session?

  • Forest says:

    The Subway I’m appyling at actually DOES requires a food handler’s card.. (which is Really easy to get btw)

  • simone says:

    what type of question will i be asked? will they call me to let me know if i got the job? will they not hire me if i am 15 years of age? how long will i have to wait for them to let me know if i got the the job or not?

  • Yahaira says:

    i Have experience at subway and i would like to get a job at subway again but is it possible to apply for management even though i havent been there for over 2years? How can I let the person in charge that I would love to move up?? and what are the requirements? Im 22 btw

  • John says:

    Can you get free food and can i apply wen im 14 but my b-day coming up soon

  • ella says:

    im 17 and i have a son. could they not hire me for that reason cause im a single teen mom? my friend said she tried to apply at another fast food place and they didnt acept her cuz shes a teen mom

  • jessica says:

    i have mine today does anybody know what they ask and how long before you know u get the job

  • richard says:

    how do you know you got the job…

  • Ismi says:

    I have an interview on thursday… I’m scaredddd 🙁

  • simoneee says:

    i have a interview this thursdayy aswell
    is iy for a subway in nottingham??

  • i have an interview tomorrow at 8 am im nervous, damn it and i dont have any suits or good looking clothes i think ill mess it up!

  • Shay says:

    exactly what questions will be asked during the interview? do i need to fill out a work permit since i am 16?

  • anna says:

    what if something happend like short changing a custumer or something tottaly by acedent what should i do?

  • Kourtney says:

    You should dress proper.

  • Tanya says:

    I worked at subway for 6 years, its a fun fast paced job. You definitely have to have a lot of patience, the customers know what they want and exactly how they want it!! Lol!! Its a a fun job though, especially for a younger person just trying to make it. Just take pride in what you do, don’t serve anything to someone that you wouldn’t eat!

  • Tevin says:

    Hey if you have letters of recommendation will that help your chances?

  • shaney nay says:

    i have never worked be for and i want to work at the subway close to my house so i can walk. what if i don’t have any experience working. will they train me. is the training specific? like do they tell you exactly what to do step for step because i will mess up if they don’t.

  • Chelsia Sams says:

    how will they contact you?

  • Louise says:

    did you drop the application off at the subway you wished to work at?

  • Karen says:

    Companies are not allowed to discriminate against people based on family status (teen mom). The fact that you may be a parent should not come up during a professional job interview and you DON’T have to volunteer that information.

    Whether or not you need a food handler’s permit is based on state regulations that apply to restaraunt businesses or other food vendors.

    My son (19) has an interview at Subway tomorrow morning! Crossed fingers.

  • Pancho says:

    How long is job training?

  • Reina says:

    Do they drug test?

  • coekoe says:

    My interview is tomorrow , I’m nervous :/ .. This is my first job …
    How much does subway pay, 200$ every 2 weeks ?

  • Katie says:

    I just got hired by Subway. I’m 16. The interview was pretty easy going. This is my first job.

    • Maya says:

      What kind’s of questions did they ask you- keeping in mind this was your first job and had no previous experience with working?

  • Angel Espino says:

    How old do you have to be to work at Subway in San Antonio Tx?

  • KS says:

    I have an interview tomorrow. Kinda scared, but I’m sure it’ll be okay.

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