Compare Pret A Manger vs Costa BETA

See how working at Pret A Manger vs. Costa compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Pret A Manger vs. Costa. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Pret A Manger

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Costa

Employee Ratings

  • Costa scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
2.7
(based on 828 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 1230 reviews)
Costa employees rated their Overall Rating 0.6 higher than Pret A Manger employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.7
Career Opportunities
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.6
Compensation & Benefits
2.7
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.2
Work-life balance
2.8
Costa employees rated their Work-life balance 0.6 higher than Pret A Manger employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.2
Senior Management
2.7
Costa employees rated their Senior Management 0.5 higher than Pret A Manger employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
2.6
Culture & Values
3.0
Costa employees rated their Culture & Values 0.4 higher than Pret A Manger employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Pret A Manger Ceo Pano Christou
39%
39%Pano Christou
CEO Approval
Costa Ceo Jill McDonald
68%
68%Jill McDonald
Costa employees rated their CEO Approval 29% higher than Pret A Manger employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
41%
% Recommend to a friend
56%
Costa employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 15% higher than Pret A Manger employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
31%
Positive Business Outlook
37%
Costa employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 6% higher than Pret A Manger employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Costa has 536 more total submitted salaries than Pret A Manger.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Team Member69 Salaries
£8/hr
Assistant Manager18 Salaries
£26,500/yr
Team Leader19 Salaries
£10/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Barista229 Salaries
£8/hr
Assistant Manager51 Salaries
£9/hr
Team Leader6 Salaries
£8/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Free food" was the most mentioned Pro at Pret A Manger.
  • "Free drinks" was the most mentioned Pro at Costa.
  • Costa had 47 more reviews than Pret A Manger that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Free food"(in 142 reviews)
"Paid breaks"(in 40 reviews)
Pros
"Free drinks"(in 107 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 58 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 46 reviews)
"Hard work"(in 32 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 93 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 43 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Team Member

I worked at Pret A Manger part-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Great pay, good training, good opportunities for promotion

Cons

Can be stressful as shops become incredibly busy

"Best Job Ever"12 Aug 2020

Former Contractor - Shift Supervisor

I worked at Costa for more than 5 years

Pros

good shift pattern, flexible work, fun job, on your feet, talk to other

Cons

sometimes quite busy but with a good attitude it didnt matter

Job Postings

Costa has 50 more recently posted open jobs than Pret A Manger.