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Pret A Manger Reviews

Updated Dec 11, 2019

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2.8
40%
Recommend to a Friend
35%
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Pret A Manger CEO Pano Christou
Pano Christou
59 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great environment great salary free food(in 130 reviews)

  • "Good salary and bonus system, free staff food and paid breaks(in 34 reviews)

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

  • "long hours and life-work balance is not great(in 39 reviews)

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  1. "amazing"

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

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

    Pros

    Training Starting salary Pleasant environment

    Cons

    Sometimes 6 days a week initially

    Pret A Manger2019-09-13
  2. "An ok temporary job .."

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    Current Employee - Team Member Star in Cardiff, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pret A Manger full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Paid break, food allowance, mystery shopper bonus

    Cons

    If u work in the kitchen you’ll never get a mystery shopper bonus, small amount of working hours, low pay for amount of duties

    Advice to Management

    ...

    Pret A Manger2019-12-11
  3. "Long term barista"

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    Current Employee - Barista in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pret A Manger full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Busy, fun, well structured, free food, paid breaks

    Cons

    Dependence on Mystery shopper’s score, jet lag shifts

    Pret A Manger2019-12-10
  4. "Good place to start"

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    Former Employee - Team Stuff in London, England

    I worked at Pret A Manger full-time

    Pros

    Good place to start your work opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Depends on the shop and the team

    Advice to Management

    No advice depends on the manager

    Pret A Manger2019-12-08
  5. "Good company to work for during your student period"

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    Current Employee - Barista in London, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at Pret A Manger full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Learning of new duties alongside salary rise quickly as long as you are willing to it. As a staff member, you don't need to pay for almost anything, you can get food and drinks for free, which are included in your staff food. Also, you have access to a 50% discount in any pret. If you have the need for extra money and are willing to do extra hours, in case your shop doesn't have the hours, you can always do over... time in other shops.

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    Cons

    The rush times can be really tough

    Pret A Manger2019-11-25
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Working"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Staff and Front of House in Gatwick, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good and some people are nice.

    Cons

    Location and lack of organisation as a whole.

    Advice to Management

    Be more organised

    Pret A Manger2019-11-30
  7. "Overall a good place to work at"

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    Former Employee - Team Member in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good employee benefits and mystery shoppers give you an opportunity to win £100 every week

    Cons

    They made me do barista worn since 17 (was not allowed to do this until 18) and said they would train me to move me up once my birthday passed. A year later they still hadn’t.

    Pret A Manger2019-11-22
  8. "great company"

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

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

    Pros

    flexible work place, easy to follow standard

    Cons

    none, salary could be better though

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work

    Pret A Manger2019-11-21
  9. "Exactly what you'd expect"

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    Former Employee - Team Member Star in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    work is not too hard to learn

    Cons

    can get very tiring during busy hours

    Pret A Manger2019-11-22
  10. "Good job."

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    Current Employee - Team Member in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pret A Manger full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Salary, Partners, Trainings, Courses, Experience.

    Cons

    Night Shift. Long shift sometimes.

    Pret A Manger2019-11-19
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