Pret A Manger - Terrible company culture, will overwork and underpay, management very incompetent | Glassdoor.co.uk
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    "Terrible company culture, will overwork and underpay, management very incompetent"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Closer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pret A Manger

    Pros

    Compared to other retail food chains, Pret A Manger offers a very competitive hourly wage $9 - $9.25 to start plus tips every week. It is a great learning experience to work fast, hard, and efficient in a sales driven and on demand environment. The skills you allow yourself to learn will definitely carry on after your time served in Pret.

    Cons

    -Management is very incompetent. It is clear they have little to know training and have absolutely no training or experience in employee relations or even customer relations for that matter. Every manager I have worked with - I have worked with 6 - will immediately try to belittle you. Not sure exactly why this is such a common practice among managers but it is an intrinsic behavior within the company itself. -Team...

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    Advice to Management

    You're not God. Take a continuing ed course in management, employee relations, and labor rights. This should be a requirement before even obtaining the position.

    Pret A Manger2011-07-19
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    "REVIEW"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Pret A Manger

    Pros

    They were very linient and i felt that the company needs more guidelines for workers

    Cons

    Bad management with some of the people i worked with .

    Pret A Manger2018-08-15
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    "It Was an Okay Headache"

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      Former Employee - Team Member in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at Pret A Manger part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Lots of free food, free coffee, they work around your schedule, and the pay is pretty good. Manager was awesome, but depends on the location.

      Cons

      Between grumpy coworkers, grumpy customers, and homeless people constantly destroying the bathroom, this place was just a headache. Definitely a job for morning people who don't mind hectic, robotic work that eats away at your soul one day at a time. The turnover rate was ridiculously high, and for good reason.

      Advice to Management

      No idea, good luck.

      Pret A Manger2019-05-09

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