Pret A Manger - Former worker | 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

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"Former worker"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Pret A Manger (More than 3 years)

Pros

They will hire you even if you do not know the language

Cons

Your thoughts are worthless, you are there to keep up with the work. If you want to promote you better be ready to not have a personal life years.....55hours a week to show you are worthy.

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    the people I worked with were nice and fun

    Cons

    few hours during the down season.less than 30 hours


  2. Helpful (5)

    "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.

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