Pret A Manger - Pure Misery | Glassdoor.co.uk
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  • "I'm often on shifts where team members are talking to each other in front of me in polish" (in 26 reviews)

  • "Sometimes working extra long hours and extra days in the week" (in 24 reviews)

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"Pure Misery"

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Former Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY (US)
Former Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY (US)
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Free disgusting food every day

Cons

The kitchen staff is treated like slaves. They are expected to do the impossible. The upper management is a bunch of heartless, evil British monsters that take credit for all the positives and assign blame for all the negatives. None of them even eat the food at the shop, because they know how disgusting it truly is.

The store claims to be fresh and natural, but everything is shipped to the store in plastic bags. The soup is cooked at some factory and dispensed in paper cups by the slaves. The chicken is grilled somewhere else and shipped in slimy bags. Then they coat it in mayonnaise or some other sauce so you can't tell how low quality it is. Nothing is sliced fresh, it is all pre-sliced. Everything is over priced and you are forced to act like a happy jack-ass or your pay is cut. No, really. You don't get paid your full hourly rate if you don't impress the "mystery shopper". This place is what hell must be like.

Advice to Management

Quit your jobs and go back to England and stay there.

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Customer service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pret A Manger full-time

    Pros

    High level of customer service

    Cons

    Products are more expensive than the value

    Advice to Management

    Better comppensation for hard working team members


  2. "trainer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The job is easy anyone can learn.

    Cons

    unskilled managers, racism, bad pay, they take advantage of staff

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