Pret A Manger Reviews

Updated Sep 22, 2021

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3.1
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Pret A Manger CEO Pano Christou
Pano Christou
355 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. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      a shiny

      Sep 22, 2021 - Barista in Bristol, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      free food and drinks, made good friends

      Cons

      job culture is manipulative and poor. but still sold it to you as the best job ever

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Pret

      Sep 22, 2021 - Accounts Payable Manager in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great offices and Free food

      Cons

      Nothing I can think of

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      It could be better

      Sep 21, 2021 - Front of House Leader in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team, Average salary, Good contract

      Cons

      Really stressful environment It could be better

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Not bad

      Sep 20, 2021 - Barista in Birmingham, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Mystery shopper bonus if passed additional £1/hour Uniform provided Free shoes for crews

      Cons

      Lots of pressure High standards to follow Speed in every task

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing

      Sep 19, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really surprised by how well I was treated. Stress free environment. Great for students longing for extra income

      Cons

      Not the most flattering job

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    6. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      its not all that

      Sep 19, 2021 - Barista in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - free decent pay - mystery shopper bonus - free food and drinks in lunch breaks - great co workers - uniform is nice - when customers are nice, its quite satisfying

      Cons

      - crazy early hours. ( most of us start at 5am/6am) - exhausting - understaffed - overworked - some customers can be mean and disrespectful - very pressuring and stressful environment - unclear management - treatment isn't the best, you get shouted a lot at by staff and even customers at times. - impatience there is on another level. lol

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      qqqqq

      Sep 19, 2021 - Janitor/Cleaner in Dallas, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Have good people and managers

      Cons

      They are Low on salery

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Stressful

      Sep 18, 2021 - Sales Floor Team Member in Brighton, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Mystery shopper bonus -Free food, coffee

      Cons

      -It gets incredibly busy during lunchtimes with the coffee subscriptions -A lot of Spanish employees and they all talk in Spanish to each other and I feel excluded -Constantly understaffed and expected to clean the entire store and multitask like crazy because there is no one else to do it -Sometimes really hard to get the bonus because you work so hard to make the entire store presentable, clean and neat but if the mystery shopper comes during the busy lunch period when you are understaffed and have to stay on till and cannot leave it and tidy the shop floor and they then don't give you the bonus because there was 'toilet paper on the floor in the toilet that could have been tidied'. Or if there is a long queue until the door they complain that they were not served within a minute and a half of joining the queue which is ridiculous.

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good but was better

      Sep 17, 2021 - General Manager in Bristol, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The over time is not paid.

      Cons

      Good values and the process to learn is very good.

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      barista

      Sep 15, 2021 - Barista 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good pay, good colleagues, fun

      Cons

      too much work to do if you're in the busy shop

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