Pret A Manger - Overworked environment | 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

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"Overworked environment"

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Former Employee - Team Member Star in London, England
Former Employee - Team Member Star in London, England
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

You have free lunch and they allow you to take food home if you do late shifts

Cons

Many of them. People are treated inhuman way in terms of sickness and work load. Employees are being treated more like robots than human beings so all the company values presented in academy are just crap. Whats more they promote you for more advanced roles without paying you for that. So you become a barista or a hot chef and they delay sending you for a training to save money.

Advice to Management

Start treating people like people.

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Good company to work for especially it this is your first employment."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front of House Leader in London, England
    Former Employee - Front of House Leader in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pret A Manger full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People from all over the world. Very positive experience. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Pressure to achieve Mystery shopper results.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Tough job in Pret"

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    Current Employee - Team Member in London, England
    Current Employee - Team Member in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Free food, paid breaks, making cool products, great possibilities to progress

    Cons

    Early shifts, rude behaviour at the workplace (kitchen manager shouting at everybody), rushing all the time

    Advice to Management

    The training should be more about encouraging people than about shouting and shaming them. Together with very early starts (5 AM mostly) it has been the most stressful job I have had in a couple of years.

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