Pret A Manger - Pret was a stressful and busy job that seeks perfection and expects you to actually be perfect | 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)

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"Pret was a stressful and busy job that seeks perfection and expects you to actually be perfect"

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Former Employee - Kitchen Closer in New York, NY (US)
Former Employee - Kitchen Closer in New York, NY (US)
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Pret A Manger full-time (More than a year)

Pros

The pay is really decent compared to similar jobs. Opportunity for bonus every week and other bonuses for doing a great job. Free meals. 50% off from items not made in the kitchen.

Cons

Horrible management, sometimes I felt like I should become manager so that things could run correctly. Hours not all accounted for. Took them a whole month to actual put my raise on my check after they had said they would. Tips that we were getting kept getting stolen and management said they couldn't do nothing about it. No sick days or hospital days , if your missing for whatever reason your bonus is taken away for that week. Coworkers made the environment feel like high school with the rumors and drama. Management barely help even if there's a long line and we're understaffed, they stand in the front joking around. They would also send people home early and then panic when the rush comes which makes me feel like all they care about is GP. Another problem is if you come to the managers with a problem they would do whatever to make it seem like it will get taken care of but they never pull through and actually do something. Posers.

Advice to Management

Make sure your hiring people with good management skills and some that can treat their employees with respect and make sure the workers are happy with their job.

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Good place to work...at first"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to advance. After 3 months you are promoted and earn a raise.

    Cons

    Management is very biased and hard on you depending on your location. No job security whatsoever you can be terminated for anything.


  2. "cashier"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pret A Manger part-time

    Pros

    employees work very hard but it is a fun.

    Cons

    sometimes, short break and difficult to advance

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