Pret A Manger Reviews

Updated 13 May 2021

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3.0
47%
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Pret A Manger CEO Pano Christou
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309 Ratings
Pros
  • "Hourly bonus, free food & drinks(in 173 reviews)

  • "Excellent pay, paid breaks, food and drink allowance(in 47 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours early starts late nights(in 61 reviews)

  • "really hard work especially if starting off in the kitchen(in 41 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Amazing experience

      11 Mar 2021 - Team Leader in London, England, England
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      Pros

      2 days off , free food , growing up

      Cons

      Uniform, short nails,nothing else to add

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      NEVER WORK FLEXIBLE TIME

      20 Mar 2021 - Barista in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The food is good, by that time employees were able to eat for free during their work hours, and get paid for their breaks

      Cons

      if you agreed to work full time flexible hours you are condemned to pret to become the center of your life, you will not have time for anything else. In my opinion, this kind of job should be temporary because you are studying, or because you work on a personal project and you need a job like pret to get by. They are obsessed to make you feel that you have to work hard up until the point you have they feel that you work hard enough to break your back. Some managers just like to do simple things in the most complex manner to make the work difficult for you. There are a lot of non sense "standards" you have to obey. if you work there without having in mind what to do with your free time you are dead. You will literally waste your life sweeping and mopping. if you have to work in there because you dont have any other option, do it but always have a plan to get as soon as possible from there

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good for students

      13 May 2021 - Team Member 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great for students who just need easy work

      Cons

      Always asking for more hours

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Amazing wealth of experience gained from working with great people

      12 May 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The culture and opportunities to grow within the company

      Cons

      Pressure in stores on Team Members

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Overall good place to work - part-time at least.

      25 Feb 2021 - Team Member Star 
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      Pros

      - Generous food and drink allowance - Contracted hours/not zero-hour contract - High standards and clean shops - Interesting customers - Paid for socials/meals - Nice co-workers and enjoyable teamworking - Progressive company image and good quality, tasty food - Even though the shop culture is sometimes bad, I would probably still recommend it over other hospitality chains I've worked for

      Cons

      - Terrible GM and area management culture - bullying, threatening, yelling, cursing at employees who are literally just trying their best - Expected to come into work unless seriously physically sick (i.e. vomiting) - Managers don't understand mental health which has been apparent from conversations with my co-workers; demotivating to see team members you care about upset about this and not listened to - Staffing issues/high employee turnover in my shop meant that workload was ridiculous leading to current employees frequently cutting corners - After having worked in 2 different shops there were major differences and it became apparent how much higher the workload was in the other store , although I witnessed GMs bullying and threatening staff in both stores

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      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good place of work with advancement opportunities

      12 May 2021 - Currently Unemployed in Grays, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Culture, Bonuses, Teamwork, Advancement opportunities, Training, Fast-paced environment

      Cons

      Long hours Always on call Stress Working under pressure

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Customer Service

      12 May 2021 - Customer Service 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      nice environment to work with

      Cons

      not much cons happy to join in

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Considerate team

      10 May 2021 - Part Time Sales Associate in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible hours Good and friendly workplace Good benefits + 28 days of holidays

      Cons

      5 am start can be very exhausting Unpaid break (since the beginning of Covid)

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great first job

      6 May 2021 - Team Member Trainer in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay + bonus Opportunities for over time Paid break Free food on shifts Finish by 2 and have rest of the day

      Cons

      Early starts On your feet for 8+ hours Often colleagues speaking Italian/spanish all the time

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good Place to work

      9 May 2021 - Assistant Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good company to work ,there are lots of benefits

      Cons

      Did not have any issues

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