Pret A Manger - Good first job in London as foreigner | 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 24 reviews)

Employee Review

Employee Review

"Good first job in London as foreigner"

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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
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Pret A Manger full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Hourly salary a bit higher of competitors
Good training in customer service experience
Paid break, meal free
Discounts into all Pret A Manger stores
Interesting to meet people from a different culture background
Monthly social event

Cons

Too much pressure from the mystery shopper whence it depend the "bonus"
Often happen to work "unpaid" overtime to finish daily duties
Limited progression career if you're not in the state of grace of the Head of your working Area
In many cases I've weighed up a big incompetence and lack of skills between Team Leader and Assistant Manager's position

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "awesome"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pret A Manger part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great company
    no policies, great place to work
    social life is great
    team members arehelpful

    Cons

    having to lose the mystery chopper, low pay

    Advice to Management

    be nice to your staff


  2. "Good company ethics and pay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member Star in Guildford, England
    Current Employee - Team Member Star in Guildford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pret A Manger part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company has good working ethics, such as caring about the treatment of staff through Mystery Shopper Bonus schemes and having paid lunch breaks.

    Cons

    The workload can be very challenging and too much at times.
    A lot of pressure to perform to high standards and targets.

    Advice to Management

    If you notice that most of your staff are struggling to keep up with the workload, then please do hire more staff.

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