Pret A Manger
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Pret A Manger Employee Review

They don’t care.

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29 January 2021
They don’t care. You’ll be never enough and they will always make you feel like nothing.In this place you won’t be an human but just a machine replaceable at any moment.Also, during pandemic they fired for not pay the 10% to their people. Don’t work for Pret A Manger!Value yourself!
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Pros
Free food
Cons
Infinity hours
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