Pret A Manger - Great Things Preached, Not Always Practiced | 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

"Great Things Preached, Not Always Practiced"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Pret A Manger full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Unique brand, interesting menu options, high standards, clean stores, pays well. The company believes in itself, and is good at making you drink the Kool-Aid. Growth potential if you perform well and are liked by the right people. Competitive-minded operations team, very good training. High bonus potential, great parties, fun environment. Get your drinking shoes on...

Cons

Doesn't always live up to its ideals. Relies too heavily on UK influence, and has difficulty adjusting to American tastes and culture. If you are a Pret Person, quirky, and in with the right crowd, you're golden. If not....good luck. Pompous and thinks too highly of itself.

Advice to Management

Stop relying too much on the UK. Continue to do what you do well. Even with the drawbacks, you're a terrific company overall.

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Pret Grave Yard Shift"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sandwich Artist in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Sandwich Artist in New York, NY (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pret A Manger full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and it very easy to move up in this company and some people are nice here

    Cons

    Terrible hours and poor management and training some people are complete jerks to the new people the expect you to know how everything is made in less than a week of starting the job

    Advice to Management

    If you go to school don't apply here these hours are the worst and it just to much *Grave Yard Shift*


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Horrible training, too many lies."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pret A Manger full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is good. That's it. The food is okay, fancy app to track your time punches and pay. Nice and clean uniforms every day.

    Cons

    Training sucks, people are treated like crap. Upper management do not care about you, will never recommend this company. Bottom line as a British company they treat employees as machines, they don't care about how they feel, expect too much for too little. Horrible environment

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect and appreciate their hard work. Stop using your British mentality when it comes to deal with people. You're people are horrible at this.

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