Pret A Manger - Less than 1 year- yes, afterwards look for something else | Glassdoor.co.uk
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    "Less than 1 year- yes, afterwards look for something else"

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    Former Employee - Team Member Star in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pret A Manger part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Staff is entitled to 50% discount, paid break, job is relatively easy once you are trained, you are meeting people from all around the word and it is possible to make really strong friendships. Food is really nice and you are entitled to certain amount of products for free. Most of people working there are really nice and so is majority of the customers. Depending on the shop you have, sometimes it can be really fun....

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    Cons

    Long hours, standing on your feet whole day can get exhausting, job gets boring and repetitive after a while. This company pays better than most other coffee and sandwich chains, but it expects you to do a lot in return. You are supposed to be happy and smile at all times. The standards of cleanliness, speed, customer service are extremely high (which is fine, but sometimes they do not have enough people to cover all...

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    Advice to Management

    Bring more fun and games into a company, ease up a little bit. Do not make anything about money. One of the rules of Pret behaviour is not to only do work for money, so please do not get obsessed with all the standards and bonuses. High standards are good, but ensure that you have enough people to cover the work, otherwise you will end up with over-stressed employees and managers. More vegetarian options would be nice...

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    Pret A Manger2015-02-01
  1. Helpful (1)

    "REVIEW"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    I have been working at Pret A Manger

    Pros

    They were very linient and i felt that the company needs more guidelines for workers

    Cons

    Bad management with some of the people i worked with .

    Pret A Manger2018-08-15
  2. Helpful (7)

    "It Was an Okay Headache"

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      Former Employee - Team Member in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend

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

      Pros

      Lots of free food, free coffee, they work around your schedule, and the pay is pretty good. Manager was awesome, but depends on the location.

      Cons

      Between grumpy coworkers, grumpy customers, and homeless people constantly destroying the bathroom, this place was just a headache. Definitely a job for morning people who don't mind hectic, robotic work that eats away at your soul one day at a time. The turnover rate was ridiculously high, and for good reason.

      Advice to Management

      No idea, good luck.

      Pret A Manger2019-05-09

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