Pret A Manger Reviews

Updated Oct 25, 2021

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3.1
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Pret A Manger CEO Pano Christou
Pano Christou
378 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. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Ok

      Oct 22, 2021 - TILL OPERATOR in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Ok not bad to be honest

      Cons

      Weird work culture very much work like a horse

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Terrible pay, and no care for staff

      Oct 15, 2021 - Team Member Star/Barista/Hot Chef 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      you meet some nice people

      Cons

      terrible company to work for, forced to start at 5am or you are fired, terrible salary, no benefits at all

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Unsocial hours, manager's don't care

      Oct 6, 2021 - Kitchen Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Kept busy, the shift goes quite quickly. Free food.

      Cons

      Managers offer no help yet expect you to meet targets almost instantly. Hours are really bad, mostly working from 5 am every day. Manager's also really inflexible with hours and time off.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    4. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Not worth your time

      Aug 26, 2021 - Team Leader 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      No positives since the covid pandemic

      Cons

      Worse exploitation of workers and dishonest practices to customers.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    5. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Glad i left pret long before covid

      Aug 18, 2021 - Sales Floor Team Member 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Longtime friends and better benefits than now

      Cons

      Friends that still work at pret sya pret changed to the worse. I couldn't stand working at pret, and friends say its worse. I work parttime now in small company but a lot happier.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Don’t like black

      Aug 3, 2021 - Team Leader 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free food and when the shop is not busy you get an opinion to go home. Not for your benefit because you don’t get paid!

      Cons

      Racist management. They have serious issues that need to be resolved. I wouldn’t recommend this job to any black or brown person! They will bully you and remind you your place in society! It’s disgusting

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      7 people found this review helpful
    7. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Not as good as it once was

      Jul 12, 2021 - Team Leader in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free Food and (sometimes) flexible working

      Cons

      Very low pay for the amount of work and stress put on the team... We sell Sandwiches and Coffee... we shouldn't be stressed

      6 people found this review helpful
    8. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good company gone bad because of greed and politics

      Jun 28, 2021 - General Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Diverse team, free food and drinks

      Cons

      Bad senior management, profit first culture. Always blaming others and exploiting the team.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    9. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Culture of Exploitation. Definition of modern slavery.

      Jun 10, 2021 - Team Leader in London, England, England
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      Pros

      There use to be some. Not anymore. Unless you like to work 60 hours a week them go ahead.

      Cons

      Increasingly hard work with little compensation. Long working hours with no choice to work less. Chronically understaffed stores. Stressful environment. Total lack of respect from upper management. Mystery shopper as tool of penalising team. Health demeaging work conditions.

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      8 people found this review helpful
    10. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Stay away from it

      Jun 3, 2021 - Floor Leader 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You will make new friends

      Cons

      They will exploit you as much as they can with no regard for your mental health status and your personal live. You will be a slave there and you will get no recognition for your hard work

      9 people found this review helpful
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