1. Helpful (19)

    "Most Managers are super bad"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head Barista in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - unlimited free hot drinks on the shift - free food allowance

    Cons

    - hard to get a promotion. They will train you, say to be barista, then will make you do barista shifts for 3-6 months while paying you a salary of a team member. I.e., underpaying you by ~£1/hour. While promising you that they will send you to the training, approve your training, etc., next week, next next week. -had a chance to work in 5 different shops - most managers/assistant managers don't care. Will put you on terrible hours if don't agree with them on every single thing. And they sit in the office most of the time. - a lot of friends/relatives getting hired by said managers. So there's hierarchies within the shop. No chance of promotion, if a friend of the assistant manager wants one too, even if you have more experience and worked for much longer. - if a shop has a polish manager, don't get surprised if most of the staff are polish or if only polish people get promotions etc.

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    Pret A Manger2019-05-22
  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 (1)

    "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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