Pret A Manger Reviews

Updated Jun 4, 2020

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2.8
39%
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39%
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Pret A Manger CEO Pano Christou
Pano Christou
112 Ratings
Pros
  • "Hourly bonus, free food & drinks(in 140 reviews)

  • "Free food and coffee & paid breaks(in 40 reviews)

Cons
  • "Very early and very late shifts, be ready for long hours(in 43 reviews)

  • "It's hard work but not overly difficult(in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Fast paced mornings!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff and customers were fun to be around and complementary food

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Pret A Manger2020-01-30
  2. Helpful (2)

    "A lot of talk about being a team but not a lot of follow through"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Pret A Manger full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Meals, quarterly travel, bonus, team

    Cons

    Inconsistent expectations, poor communication, favoritism

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    Pret A Manger2020-05-22
  3. Helpful (3)

    "overworked and underpaid"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Member 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pret A Manger full-time

    Pros

    fast paced mornings draining shift

    Cons

    managers do nothing all day exept looking at computer all day. Pay sucks.

    Pret A Manger2020-05-16
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Sucks!"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pret A Manger full-time

    Pros

    Fancy food from cheap ingredients

    Cons

    It was my first job. I was treated very badly. The supervisor was not good at all. They fix the working schedule upon their wishes. It used to be hectic at work, running the shift by myself. Super bad experience.

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    Pret A Manger2020-05-03
  5. Helpful (14)

    "Dishonesty and bias treatment"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member in Hudson, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    free coffee, kind hearten customers, free uniforms

    Cons

    bias treatment, racial division, prejudice and first amendment gagging

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    Pret A Manger2020-03-24
  6. "Nice"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Team Member 

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with and pay can be good

    Cons

    Hours shortages and moving up in the company

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    Pret A Manger2020-01-21
  7. Helpful (17)

    "Avoid unless you are looking for a stopgap position"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pret A Manger full-time

    Pros

    Overall compensation and benefits package

    Cons

    The culture appears to be a remnant of another era of the business when Pret was really about people.

    Pret A Manger2020-02-14
  8. Helpful (10)

    "Bad company"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pret A Manger full-time

    Pros

    nothing but a head ache

    Cons

    chaotic, favoritism, bullying, unpaid overtime, bad management

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    Pret A Manger2020-01-10
  9. "good company"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company, great team, great food

    Cons

    little room for growth, growth was more about who you knew and not what you knew

    Pret A Manger2019-11-21
  10. Helpful (10)

    "Employee treatment was bad and management wasn't there."

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kitchen Staff 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pret A Manger full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of free coffee to keep you going.

    Cons

    I worked at Pret for 3 years and nothing has changed. It was an extremely stressful workplace. The leaders were extremely demanding and were not friendly to me. I did not get fair hours and the work I did should have been paid more. Leaders sit around and talk about everyone and it takes forever for help to come.

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    Pret A Manger2019-12-05
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