1. Helpful (12)

    "Team Member Star"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Pret A Manger full-time

    Pros

    - The people who work here are great. There is a lot of team work and being able to chat and joke with colleagues keeps the job bearable. - Free food and hot drinks while on shift.

    Cons

    - It can be so busy that you don't get a chance to have a drink for hours. - Managers expect you to work like a robot and never get tired or worn out. - The coffee calling system is extremely inefficient and stressful for staff as we just have to remember all the hot drinks we have to make in our head - there can be 10-15 people waiting for hot drinks and two people making them. - There is no sick pay for the first year and after that you have to 'earn' it, meaning that if you get ill then you'll also have the added stress of having no money. - The manager sometimes changes the rota at short notice and can change your hours at any time making it very difficult to have other commitments, like volunteering or just planning a social event. - The emotional labour of having to always smile and be super friendly is exhausting and also ridiculous. We are retail workers not customer's friends.

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    Pret A Manger2019-03-11
  1. "Fast paced mornings!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff and customers were fun to be around and complementary food

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Pret A Manger2020-01-30
  2. Helpful (3)

    "A lot of talk about being a team but not a lot of follow through"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Pret A Manger full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Meals, quarterly travel, bonus, team

    Cons

    Inconsistent expectations, poor communication, favoritism

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    Pret A Manger2020-05-22

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