Pret A Manger Reviews

Updated Jan 18, 2022

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3.1
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Pret A Manger CEO Pano Christou
Pano Christou
419 Ratings
Pros
  • "good rewards including free food and free uniform(in 236 reviews)

  • "Good pay, good environment, nice people(in 63 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "long hours more than ur contract(in 90 reviews)

  • "It can be very hard work in shops(in 51 reviews)

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    1. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Not the worst but

      Jan 18, 2022 - Barista 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      * The friends you'll make whilst working there. honestly the only reason some people have stayed working in that place for so long * The perks : You get to take free coffees on shift and get a 50% discount when you're off shift so that's a plus

      Cons

      * Team leaders : some genuinely just enjoy bossing you about just so they can stand and do nothing * The unrealistic positive front you have to put on : the mystery shopper gimmick really stresses everyone out, because whether you're having a bad day or not, all pret cares about is money and good reviews. * The disorganisation in some shops : constantly having to follow up to get your money when you're underpaid, or unrealistic shift hours despite putting your availability is one of the major things I dislike

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good overall

      Jan 18, 2022 - Partnerships Manager in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good company, great benefits, great people.

      Cons

      Workloads are a bit high at the moment due to the pandemic and higher than normal turnover.

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Not the same company anymore

      Jan 17, 2022 - Barista in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free crap food and coffees if you care

      Cons

      A toxic environment that doesn't stimulate growth. From the outside, it seems funny, on the inside, it's a nightmare company based on favouritism. Its culture and values? Only mere advertisements. Its promotions? Crap marketing strategies. Its products? Coffees, frappes, food and beverages are ridiculously cheap for them and 4 times more expensive for people that pay their major expenses with health. Without considering that the majority of the staff in their shops don't care about hygiene and food standards. Its staff? Bossy frustrated slaves to the company that tries to take advantage of any person they hire. They strive to mask the truth from people, that the only thing they care about is money. That is why they have wages to the limit, cutting on staff and driving those who work to quit. Pret is not a company that cares for its employees anymore, nor for the people. In my experience, from 2019, I have worked over a year at Pret and in the end, I didn't even receive the payment for the holidays accrued. If you are looking for a well-paid job that makes you feel satisfied with what you do, then this is not a company for you. In my opinion, any other job would be better than Pret. I don't recommend it at all.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Okay

      Jan 14, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good team, nice manager, good atmosphere

      Cons

      Stressful, very busy, often hectic

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Avoid

      Jan 12, 2022 - Store Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free lunch while on duty

      Cons

      Socks the life out of you more pennies. Expecting staff to work over contracted hours for a sandwich

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      It is a great company but they are currently struggling due to the pandemic

      Jan 12, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Career opportunities, international environment, free food.

      Cons

      It can get very stressful. Very fast-paced.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee

      pret review

      Jan 11, 2022 - Team Member 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      you get free food and coffee

      Cons

      hours weren't great only had two options on a fixed rota

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      General manager

      Jan 11, 2022 - Manager in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun active always to much work to do

      Cons

      Ops managers lie and deceive a ton to get company goals constantly with little support

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Always stress

      Jan 10, 2022 - Team Member 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      None positives at all working there.

      Cons

      Constantly stress and under to much pressure working there.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Pret

      Jan 9, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice work environment and team feel.

      Cons

      No cons of the job.

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