Pret A Manger - Over worked and Aweful Mangers | 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 23 reviews)

Employee Review

Employee Review

Helpful (1)

"Over worked and Aweful Mangers"

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Former Employee - Barista In Training
Former Employee - Barista In Training
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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

Pros

Free lunch
Alright benefits
Team Star awards (if your boss decides to use them)
Company party

Cons

*Over worked with little pay
*Manager didnt even use our team award money 2x! hardwork went to waste
*promote people when it benefits them
*everyone complains how much they hate this job
*managers dont care about standards (manager was too lazy to change the meatball and the falafel sign even though there were many complaints)
*manager told me how easy HIS "job" was (he's mostly in his office so he gets paid to sit and do nothing because he has his leaders do majority of his work)
*manager spent one day on doing my (barista book) and kept telling me next week we will sit down and work on it...
*everyone wants to get transfer out (from my shop)

Advice to Management

everyone should've started at the bottom and worked up.

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  2. "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

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