Pret A Manger - Stressful and dominating | 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)

"Stressful and dominating"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Team Member in London, England
Current Employee - Team Member in London, England
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Pret A Manger full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Salary is good for beginners.

Cons

People will dominate you until you feel like resigning the job.
Supervisors/Team Leaders treat you like a slave.

Advice to Management

Minimise the job responsibilities to the new Team Members. Once for all on same is too much and we lose interest in the job soon.

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Pret A Manger"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pret A Manger full-time

    Pros

    Rewarding work, good bonuses and perks, great training, friendly and welcoming staff, free lunch on the job, good promotional opportunities.

    Cons

    Can be understaffed, can be high pressurised, very busy, low starting wage, shifts are always changing so difficult to plan ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the number of staff during busy periods, more structured shifts,


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Fun, but stressful and not worth it"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member Star in London, England
    Current Employee - Team Member Star in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pret A Manger full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free food & drinks
    Free coffee and tea
    50% discount to all Prets
    Mystery shopper bonus

    Cons

    Stressful
    Pressure, especially in the kitchen
    Unattainable goals
    Very short breaks / irregular
    Work shift patterns
    Poor management and under-trained

    Advice to Management

    Pret A Manger has cut down on staff so theres more a lot more of things to do and not enough staff to do everything, so employees are being worked harder.

    Management do not have sympathy or care for employees. Managers only focus on their goals and tasks.

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