Pret A Manger - Workers are slave. | 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)

Employee Review

Employee Review

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"Workers are slave."

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Current Employee - Team Member in New York, NY (US)
Current Employee - Team Member in New York, NY (US)
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Pret A Manger part-time (More than a year)

Pros

Nice and hard working team members.

Cons

Very bad management. They treat you like a slave. You have zero value for them. They don't recognize your effort. They thread us and show the door if we don't work very fast. So many people are not happy. I wonder what kind of manager training they give that manager treats people like crap. She is new manager, she is trying to get self satisfaction in this way.

Advice to Management

If they give value to people, they will lose so many good worker. Worker circulation costs much more than bonus that should be given for motivation. They need to design kitchen ergonomicly if they want team work faster.

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Great experience!"

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    Former Employee - Team Member
    Former Employee - Team Member
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pret A Manger full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay
    Food
    Team work
    Overall Experience
    The positive of the location everyday

    Cons

    Some mangers need to learn the strengths of their worker and schedule accordingly


  2. Helpful (2)

    "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.

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