Pret A Manger - Pure Misery | Glassdoor.co.uk
  1. Helpful (11)

    "Pure Misery"

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    Assistant Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pret A Manger

    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.

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    Advice to Management

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

    Pret A Manger2017-05-27
  1. "Great company, leader in its industry"

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    • 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"

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    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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