Pret A Manger - Great Things Preached, Not Always Practiced | Glassdoor.co.uk
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  • "Flustered team members add to the chaos" (in 30 reviews)

  • "Office culture is working really really long hours" (in 25 reviews)

Employee Review

Employee Review

"Great Things Preached, Not Always Practiced"

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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 (2)

    "Barista"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pret A Manger full-time

    Pros

    Some of the pros to working as a Barista at Pret, is that you get to have fun with your job. You get to smile all day, build relationships with your customers, and play games to create "buzz." You also develop memorization skills and over time work at a very fast pace.
    Also, you get free breakfast and lunch. And get bonuses for a weekly mystery shopper visit. And you can attend their infamous Pret parties.

    Cons

    Baristas have a lot of responsibility. You have to be quick on your feet and be able to memorize drinks because unlike starbucks, the cashiers have to call out the drinks instead of having it written down and sometimes that can get messy. You also get weekly visits that grade your cleanliness and your "buzz." And sometimes you get all the big bosses together and it can be very stressful as you are under a lot of pressure on top of having to be fast paced to get all of the drinks on time.

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