Pret A Manger - very bad team | 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

Helpful (2)

"very bad team"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paddington, England
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paddington, England
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

very bad place for work! the team was very bad and they dnt welcome the new ppl!

Cons

they need slaves for work and they are very bad

Advice to Management

manager was very bad he was all day on face book in his office

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. Helpful (6)

    "The brainwash is real."

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    Former Employee - Barista in London, England
    Former Employee - Barista in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Get some proper training regarding real people skills.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good and Bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good customers and enjoyable atmosphere some of the time

    Cons

    Bad management who talk to staff rudely, and yet don't do their jobs properly

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