Pret A Manger - Worst first day experience | Glassdoor.co.uk
  1. Helpful (6)

    "Worst first day experience"

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    Team Member in London, England

    I worked at Pret A Manger

    Pros

    Nothing at all..... Not even a 0.0005 star

    Cons

    Management don't speak one bit of English Staff in the kitchen don't speak English It's really hard to communicate Lies about family team vibes They don't recruit you for your work ethic So the team decides who gets in (I'm telling you NOW if you are not Italian, Hungarian, Spanish or polish they won't pick you in LONDON) Ethnic and racial issues (if you don't believe me go to few stores ask who's a white or black British in the team) I'm telling as soon as they hear you speak a proper English you are crossed out man ..... If you are a British you will be targeted probably you won't get the job like my friend today or they will never let you progress in the business like me ( I'm in the kitchen 4months and people that really have hard time to communicate serve the customer at the till and God knows what they mumble) The place is crawling of them it's hard to let some other English friend

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    Advice to Management

    Hire British people Practice English at work rather than using your language And stop listening to your fella country boys or girls of their stupid feed back Stop recruit only your people

    Pret A Manger2016-09-26
  1. "Great company, leader in its industry"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Member Trainer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training program, culture, benefits, career path, travel, compensation

    Cons

    Long hours, repetitive, managers get most benefit

    Pret A Manger2019-10-17
  2. "Bad company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pret A Manger full-time

    Pros

    nothing but a head ache

    Cons

    chaotic, favoritism, bullying, unpaid overtime, bad management

    Advice to Management

    stop

    Pret A Manger2020-01-10

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