Pret A Manger - I regret working there ...(dont go) | Glassdoor.co.uk
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    "I regret working there ...(dont go)"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Member in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was working at Pret for 3 months only because I just couldn't take it anymore and it wasn't only me that was thinking the same ! The only two good things: -Paid breaks -Free Food

    Cons

    -Team Leader who was working with me during the weekends (I was a part timer) was very rude to me , calling me stupid etc. , making me feel like I know nothing about anything and putting me down all the TIME. (with manager around she was changing into this nice bubbly lovely person and everyone knows why) -There is a a HUGE pressure on having a BUZZ in the shop, which made me feel like a clown and also in my opinion made very fake atmosphere in the shop. -You have to complete countless duties (especially when closing) in very very short period of time and I got shouted at if I didn't make it (for example: clean and mop the floor, bins, wash trays, clean toilet and chemical room all in HALF AN HOUR - still has to be perfectly clean) -Bonus that you are getting could've be taken away for many stupid reasons so don't be fooled into thinking that if you are qualified team member you are safe ! -Pressure on the Mystery Shopper and getting it 100% correctly if you serve him/her (if you miss it you are loosing your bonus) -You have to FLY around in order to prepare sandwitches and everything else in a way they want it and they want it to be PICTURE PERFECT at the same time. And I also ''love'' how the company itself tries so hard to create this friendly enviroment for the employers by putting these sweet posters around etc. etc. when in reality it is very miserable and stressfull place to work for !

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    Advice to Management

    People working in your company are not robots with smiles on their faces 24/7 !!!

    Pret A Manger2014-12-15
  1. "Great company, leader in its industry"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Member Trainer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training program, culture, benefits, career path, travel, compensation

    Cons

    Long hours, repetitive, managers get most benefit

    Pret A Manger2019-10-17
  2. "Nice"

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    Former Employee - Team Member 

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with and pay can be good

    Cons

    Hours shortages and moving up in the company

    Advice to Management

    Great !

    Pret A Manger2020-01-21

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