Pret A Manger Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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Clive Schlee
45 Ratings

Pros
  • The company has good working ethics, such as caring about the treatment of staff through Mystery Shopper Bonus schemes and having paid lunch breaks (in 5 reviews)

  • I have learnt loads about customer care and customer service (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Hard work (but what great job is not hard (in 4 reviews)

  • Too much pressure from the mystery shopper whence it depend the "bonus" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Working at Pret

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pret A Manger

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of hours to pay bills.

    Cons

    There are no cons. Only a choice to be down with Pret or not.


  2. Ups and downs but a learning experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member Star in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Team Member Star in New York, NY

    I have been working at Pret A Manger full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Food allowance and pret parties. Opportunity to grow is good if you have the right manager

    Cons

    Pressure is crazy especially if you work in the kitchen. Sometimes they want you to do more then your job description. Paperwork is excessive at times

    Advice to Management

    Reward those who work hard for you and give them a raise. Catch them doing the right thing and praise, and dont just discipline the bad


  3. Good for kids

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pret A Manger full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free lunch, $10 pay, room for advancement

    Cons

    Must commit to open availability


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  5. team member

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pret A Manger

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good pay and basic work

    Cons

    stressful environment, too many people trying to overpower others

    Advice to Management

    think like a team member and your key roles to understand success of the team and the shop to be successful, or fail in profits and likeability


  6. Helpful (1)

    Pret is different in a good way

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member Trainer in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Team Member Trainer in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Pret A Manger (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to grow within the company
    company parties
    mystery shopper bonus every week
    fairly easy job

    Cons

    pret has to be our life
    you have to have open availability when you move up


  7. sucks

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Team Member in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Retail Team Member in New York, NY

    I have been working at Pret A Manger

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    free food and two parties a year no drug test

    Cons

    food sucks and if your late your fired

    Advice to Management

    none keep up the good work


  8. Helpful (1)

    just rerrible

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barista in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Barista in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Pret A Manger (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Free food.
    Great leg in the door for those new to employment

    Cons

    Discriminatory management
    Unprofessional atmosphere
    Osha standards not met
    Very Low pay
    Abusive staff

    Advice to Management

    Don't just promote the people that you like, promote the people that are the most qualified.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Manager- horrible upper management, unrealistic goals, promotions based on politics.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - General Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Pret A Manger

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay
    Free meals
    Traveling
    Work Parties
    Training For all levels of employment

    Cons

    Favoritism with management
    Hiring is based on looks
    Long hours expected
    No work life balance
    All push with no support
    No integrity
    A lot of show and dance for support center and president/ceo

    Advice to Management

    Your employees will respect you if you offer genuine support. It is all about what your shop looks like when the CEO is in town. Stop favoriting managers, no one respects you for it.


  10. Working at pret

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pret A Manger

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    free breakfast and lunch for employees
    Reasonable pay

    Cons

    Lack of accountability
    One locker room for boys and girls
    Poor management


  11. Helpful (1)

    Lots of culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pret A Manger (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working inside an open space office. Easy to communicate during the day with other departments.

    Cons

    Learned from mistakes not risks.

    Advice to Management

    Build stronger independence with the U.S. Market than grabbing solution straight from the U.K. Markets.



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