Pret A Manger - Too Much Pressure | Glassdoor.co.uk
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    "Too Much Pressure"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member Star/Barista/Hot Chef in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pret A Manger full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Weekly pay (week in hand). - Making friends with the regulars that come in. They make my day. - Feeling like you have a second family at work (if you have the right team). - Early finish times on morning shift, so you can still have a life! (Specify when applying if you want to stay on a certain shift, otherwise you'll have to do opening, closing and maybe middle shifts at times.) - Higher wage than other...

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    Cons

    - Considering it's a coffee shop, you are not allowed to drink in view of the customers. At lunchtimes you are not allowed to leave the till between 12-2pm so end up with a dry mouth and feeling fatigued. Lunch times are the busiest period and literally non stop. You can sneak a drink sometimes behind a wall, but if you're caught by the manager you get a telling off. - You lose bonus most of the time so at the end...

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    Advice to Management

    - Allow staff to drink when they need to, where they need to. We work very hard dashing here there and everywhere. Hydration is key! - Make managers have rotas done a week in hand, so we can actually plan things around work. - Get cleaners for the toilets or reduce the amount of checks we have to do, as this takes away from us being able to serve customers. Some areas have to check toilets every 15 MINUTES. When...

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    Pret A Manger2018-02-27
  1. Helpful (1)

    "REVIEW"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Pret A Manger

    Pros

    They were very linient and i felt that the company needs more guidelines for workers

    Cons

    Bad management with some of the people i worked with .

    Pret A Manger2018-08-15
  2. Helpful (7)

    "It Was an Okay Headache"

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      Former Employee - Team Member in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at Pret A Manger part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Lots of free food, free coffee, they work around your schedule, and the pay is pretty good. Manager was awesome, but depends on the location.

      Cons

      Between grumpy coworkers, grumpy customers, and homeless people constantly destroying the bathroom, this place was just a headache. Definitely a job for morning people who don't mind hectic, robotic work that eats away at your soul one day at a time. The turnover rate was ridiculously high, and for good reason.

      Advice to Management

      No idea, good luck.

      Pret A Manger2019-05-09

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