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Pret A Manger Reviews

Updated January 13, 2019
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Pret A Manger Chief Executive Clive Schlee
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Pros
  • "Working hours, free food, good discount" (in 80 reviews)

  • "mystery shopper bonus every week" (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • "I'm often on shifts where team members are talking to each other in front of me in polish" (in 26 reviews)

  • "Sometimes working extra long hours and extra days in the week" (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Is a good place in dc nice coffee"

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Barista in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Cashier/Barista in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pret A Manger part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I think is good place for learn how make coffee

    Cons

    Never be late always be on time respects all the employees who work with you

    Advice to Management

    Work together make a hard team good communication


  2. "Neutral"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pret A Manger full-time

    Pros

    There are set hours and weekly pay

    Cons

    There is too much tedious work

  3. "It was okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pret A Manger full-time

    Pros

    It's a good company with values.

    Cons

    Employees made the place hell to work.


  4. "Bad experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Easy job,easy money no manager pain attention to your job,

    Cons

    Busy,not a good paid ,dirty place

    Advice to Management

    Dont be racist


  5. "Good entry level job with room for advancement, but..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pret A Manger full-time

    Pros

    Various bonuses for providing excellent service, free lunch, room for growth for those willing to strive for excellence

    Cons

    ...unless you just get lucky and know somebody, then you can do a terrible job. Standards have dropped in recent years, growing animosity between team members and even their managers, training new employees is very sporadic and not everyone is trained properly, management standards have also lowered, if you're a manager, good luck trying to have a life.

    Advice to Management

    You guys really need to start training people by following a system, not however and whenever you feel like it. Also, keep on your people. Make sure everyone is working as a team and make sure everyone can respect you, or else everybody will gossip about you and give you the side eye.


  6. "Leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pret A Manger full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to move up within the company

    Cons

    They don’t pay their leaders enough money. They transfer you from store to store if the gm don’t like you

    Advice to Management

    Try and give better raises to your employees and don’t transfer people out so frequently


  7. "Ehh not worth it at all"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pret A Manger part-time

    Pros

    Free food & you get paid weekly

    Cons

    Unprofessional staff, youre not even trained properly they just throw you in there and if youre lucky someone who isnt BRAND NEW (btw literally had someone that got hired 4 days before me showing me the ropes)will notice you dont know what youre doing and assist you...not enough breaks...I do not recommend!

    Advice to Management

    Create an effective 1 week onboarding program where each day the new hires can either shadow other team members in different areas such as hot food, baking the pastries and rolls, where things are located that will need to be restocked ect. Basically .. id only work here again if I could be hired for that specifically. -peace.

  8. "Pret"

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    Current Employee - Real Estate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Real Estate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great International Company to work for.

    Cons

    Very poorly run U.S. Company.

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. "Pret"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pret A Manger full-time

    Pros

    Free drinks
    Free croissants/ baked goods

    Cons

    Early morning shifts
    Have to lift heavy boxes


  10. "cashier"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pret A Manger full-time

    Pros

    flexible hours ok people kind of fun

    Cons

    pay, not good culture, not clean