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Pret A Manger Reviews

Updated 22 Jan 2020

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2.8
39%
Recommend to a Friend
34%
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Pret A Manger CEO Pano Christou
Pano Christou
71 Ratings
Pros
  • "You are allowed free food and drink (free coffee is so useful in the morning) on your shift which is so nice(in 133 reviews)

  • "Good salary and bonus system, free staff food and paid breaks(in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • "long hours and life-work balance is not great(in 41 reviews)

  • "If mystery shopper gives a bad review, all the team members loose money: no matter who made the mistake(in 41 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Great Vacation Work"

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Gatwick, England

    I worked at Pret A Manger full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of shifts and flexibility of hours Nice team atmosphere Great employee benefits

    Cons

    Management are lax on food waste

    Pret A Manger2020-01-20
  2. "Good place to start"

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    Current Employee - Out the Door in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -good benefits, 50% discount worldwide, opportunities to grow in company

    Cons

    -no life-work balance, unprofessional management

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people to not overwhelm your team.

    Pret A Manger2020-01-22
  3. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader 

    I have been working at Pret A Manger full-time

    Pros

    Great training, benefits and salary

    Cons

    Nothing to say so far

    Pret A Manger2020-01-20
  4. "Something Helpful"

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    Former Employee - Production Team Member in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pret A Manger full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The worst thing is loss of bonus.

    Cons

    New management created silly rules and people working like machines.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your staff more.They are amazing hard working people.

    Pret A Manger2020-01-16
  5. "One day probation"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Staff in Palmers Green, England

    I worked at Pret A Manger full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lot to learn, busy, new people

    Cons

    Very busy High expectations No proper training Nervous manager

    Advice to Management

    Be more patient with newbies

    Pret A Manger2020-01-15
  6. "Good opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Front of House Team Leader in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pret A Manger full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There a re lot of chances to grow up and learn in the company.

    Cons

    Salary tho isn't that good. But you can do as much hours you want.

    Pret A Manger2020-01-13
  7. "Nice place"

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    Former Employee - Barista 

    I worked at Pret A Manger part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice team And great environment

    Cons

    Salary is low and you have to work hard

    Pret A Manger2020-01-11
  8. "idk"

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    Former Employee - Computer Programming 

    I worked at Pret A Manger part-time

    Pros

    great people amazing food good management

    Cons

    stressful long hours long closing

    Pret A Manger2020-01-09
  9. "Vacational Work"

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Gatwick, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pret A Manger full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great vacational work opportunity Good employee benefits Warm team environment

    Cons

    Shift changeovers are sometimes done poorly e.g. one shift not preparing for the next leading to delays

    Pret A Manger2020-01-06
  10. "Great company (depends on Shop Manager)"

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    Former Employee - Barista in Saint Pancras, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pret A Manger full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great colleagues and teamwork 50% off with your Golden card Generous with the food allowance and daily waste Weekly bonus is great if you're in a good performing shop

    Cons

    Busy shops are usually unstaffed, in general Kitchen isn't for everyone, a LOT of pressure Rota sometimes is not really rotating, depends on shop Very early and very late shifts, be ready for long hours

    Advice to Management

    Take into account the staff motivations to remain in a brunch. Sometimes the right people are not in the right shop and that's damaging for the teams and the business.

    Pret A Manger2020-01-05
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