Pret A Manger Reviews

Updated Aug 4, 2020

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2.7
41%
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39%
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Pret A Manger CEO Pano Christou
Pano Christou
127 Ratings
Pros
  • "Hourly bonus, free food & drinks(in 142 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Long hours, difficult work/life balance(in 46 reviews)

  • "It's hard work but not overly difficult(in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Depends on manager"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Barista in Chester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Decent company benefits -Great reward scheme for particular front of house employees (barista or cashier only) -Usually positive healthy team environment

    Cons

    -Really poor middle management choices caused a mass exodus of the best staff -The incentive scheme which adds £1 to your hourly rate for the week, is entirely dependent on the rating that the 'mystery shopper' gives your store that week. This rating is usually based on a single interaction between a member of staff and the shopper, meaning a poor performance from one colleague can significantly reduce your wage for the week. This is obviously highly demotivating when regardless of your performance, you're punished for someone else's laziness.

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  2. "Good but busy"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hot Chef in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pret A Manger full-time

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere, supporting head office, staff food, flexible schedule

    Cons

    Very busy at times, requires running around due to overload of work


  3. "Great place to work but hard work!"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Barista 

    I have been working at Pret A Manger full-time

    Pros

    Employee benefits, free lunch and coffee

    Cons

    When really busy it can be tiring and very demanding.

  4. "Great job to learn about managing people"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn to manage to shop Flexibility

    Cons

    Stressful sometimes Not enough time to finish all the task with few people

  5. "Very nice"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good platform for placements and knowledge

    Cons

    Very good platform there is no cons

  6. "Good"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Genera Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Excellent training program and support system. 4 weeks Vacation

    Cons

    Long hours, difficult work/life balance

  7. "Not a bad place to work."

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in London, England

    I have been working at Pret A Manger full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A good place to get some experience. People are usually nice.

    Cons

    Very demanding and hard work. No life/work balance.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Wages and expectations from employees don’t much"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pret A Manger full-time

    Pros

    Meeting great people and stuff parties

    Cons

    Wages and expectations from employees don’t much

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  9. "Review"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Team Member 

    I worked at Pret A Manger full-time

    Pros

    Fast-paced working environment. Lots of variety in the work.

    Cons

    High pressured working environment. High staff turnover.

  10. "Assistant Manager"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in London, England

    I worked at Pret A Manger full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Worked with great people at a times that still good friends

    Cons

    Quite stressful and demanding. Tons of procedures to follow as in any big corporation.

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