Pret A Manger
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Pret A Manger Employee Review

Fast paced work environment, needs a lot of enregy but its fun

5.0
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17 February 2021
The fast-paced work environment needs a lot of energy but its fun and rewarding place to work. Free coffee and tea free meals higher payment than any competition in this industry. Multicultural environment with exciting people to work with Friday night parties in various clubs across London. People who are able to adapt rarely leave Pret.
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5.0Work/Life Balance
5.0Salary/Benefits
5.0Job security/advancement
5.0Management
5.0Culture
Pros
Generous Benefits compared to competition
Cons
Max workload
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