Pret A Manger - smile please | Glassdoor.co.uk
  1. Helpful (2)

    "smile please"

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    Former Employee - Team Member 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - free lunch -coffee - break - slightly higher than min wage

    Cons

    - long hours - dont get a minute to think - you are not seen as human - even when you are having a bad day you must smile - fake atmosphere Pret is not the worst place i have worked, but it is by far one of the most demanding places. You are constantly being told to smile ask every single customer about their day (when you have a queue of 20 others to get down as fast as you possibly can cos thats the rules) ...

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    Advice to Management

    Chill out your employees will want to work for you if you stop bossing them about and being rude to them. People have come in for a coffee and a sandwich, not a 5 star Michelin restaurant experience, if thats what your going for pay your staff better.

    Pret A Manger2018-05-16
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    "REVIEW"

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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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