1. Helpful (7)

    "The brainwash is real."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Barista in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pret A Manger

    Pros

    - Better salary than McDonalds or Costa as long as you keep your fake smile up - Interiors look pretty - Monthly Pret Party - Highly Predictable mystery shopper (free bonus) - There are many career paths you can take if you decide to stay for * 50% discount on food

    Cons

    - Staff with more experience cuts corners on Sanitary rules because otherwise it is impossible to finish your batch on time. - The coffee calling system is broken. During busy times it is nearly impossible to keep up with the orders without hating everyone around you. - after finishing your job at 1am be ready for your 7am shift - stay longer than your shift requires, because your lazy team leader can not close the shop on time - managers/team leaders are not properly trained when it comes to simple communication. Especially towards female staff members. (A lot of people cry in the staff room especially in their entry period) - false advertising regarding lunch allowance (many companies fe. Subway give free food for your break but Pret still advertises itself as the only one) - this applies to every fast-food chain (no it is not a restaurant) but if you have seen the film "Compliance" then you know what type of person you will become if you stay there for longer.

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  1. "Great company, leader in its industry"

    5.0
    • 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

  2. "Managing cashier , opening/ closing , stock control , well goods shop"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pret A Manger full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Free lunch,, excellent health insurance, 401k

    Cons

    Hourly rate, stress , hard work nonstop

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