Pret A Manger
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hard work,high pace enviroment.Everything depends how the manager is good ,everything can be managed if you have a supportive team.Early hours ,not a place for lazy people.They have very strict standards and you can get a bonus every week if you dont fail the mistery shopper.
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Worst place iv ever worked

Management dont care about staff at all . All they care about is there bonus!! Never work here !! No communications between staff or management. Lazy people get benefits because there friends with the bosses . Just a joke of a company




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  • Supportive environment
  • Fair pay for job
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Good at the start but very quickly awful

What is the best part of working at the company?If you like high stress without the reward then go for it, oo and the team you'll have will be very 50/50. AND if you ever quit and want your documents say for a new job, good luck. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?If it's not the delivery drivers, it's the stock rotation, if it's not that it's missing items, if it's not that it's the very entitled clients, and if it's not that it's the constant stain on being perfect , and if it's not that it's the dysfunctional team What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Incredibly stressful. It will start all nice and cheery but less than a week and your doing jobs wayyy above your pay grade and the rest of the staff are too What is a typical day like for you at the company?Wake up, stress, rushing and everyone being annoyed at one another, team meeting about how we're not perfect and how things are missing again, stress until break, stress on break, stress, home, sleep for a few hours, stress
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Productive and fun workshop

Very good job at Pret .Nice staff , nice managers.The shop is very good at problem-solving, flexible working hours,healthy food and coffee, very friendly service.


Free lunch
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Toxic and dishonest

A typical day consist of, figuring out who left me a pile of work to do, and later get told of when I can't finish it all. Backbiting, lies, angry leaders and too much favoritism. Pay is bad work is hard. Stay away.




Pay, communication, toxic workplace, lies, taking advantage of
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Slave company!

Since working at Pret my mental health is worse off than in any other company I have worked. The pay is very low in comparison to the work load and even late pay. Many of us call sick even when we loose pay. I couldnt take it anymore!
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Good place to start from

In pret you never stop working, with it you can learn a lot, from skills in the job to improve your language.There are many situations where you can learn how to proceed and behave after.Although is a really hard job they are flexible and most of the times I needed I could take holidays or days off.
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Un lugar en que trabajar

Un buen lugar para trabajar en el cual puedes decir los días que puede trabajar ,y combinarlo con tu vida ya que puede elegir las horas que puedes trabajar


Comida gratis, y los días que quiera libre


Largas horas
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There should have been changes on how management and overall staff are trained

Honestly I really loved working for pret before they became the money hungry don't care about there staff or customers company ut is today . There has and still is a complete lack of simple communication from the head office down to the managers of the shops , I find it ridiculous a company with this kind of reputation and popularity shows lack of caring and neglect .
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Good place to work

I do think it is a good company to work for, I was just really unlucky with the managers I got.They were not helpful at all, I didn't receive proper training from them only my collegues helped me who were awesome indeed.Very busy, very tiring but good atmosphere thanks to the workmates not the mabagers, they weren't good for the place.
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Productive and fun workplace

It is necessary to work really hard, but is a good workplace. Just day shifts because the shop close at 6 pm. The kitchen shifts are starting at 5.30 and finishing at 2.30 or 3.00 and this gives plenty of free time in the afternoon. The team is friendly and the managers kind.
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Awful place

Have you working like robots, awful company to work, only benefit is the pay! To many rules. The managers are awful, horrible horrible place! Avoid!!!!




Every con going
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Busy but Fun workplace

Good team nice to work with them. They treat you as a family member. Manager is the best ever I did work during my 6 and half year period. Good and reliable work.


Free lunch


Overtime available
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Good flexibility, fast paced. Adaptable. Always learning new things, good people, good food. Great work parties. Made lots of friends. Manager was fantastic
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Can be fun

i learnt a lot about food, barista, customers. You need to 100% follow the rules to be safe. I like the job because of the environment and friendly peoples.
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LLEGUE a Londres en el 2012 y durante dos años trabaje para ellos. Realmente la entrevista fue sencilla ,y el ambiente de trabajo fue bueno, te dan la oportunidad de ascender pero trabajas con mucha presión, al final me daba la impresión de ser un poco secta ,es decir para ascender tenías que vivir por y para pret . La comida gratis para empezar en una ciudad como Londres es un top


Posibilidad de ascenso


Rollo secta
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Good place to work in

I worked in Pret for several years. The salary is competitive for a job you do but it can be stressful. I met few good managers and few very bad who can't speak english so I don't know how they got their job


Good hourly rate, staff food, nice people to work with, dyscount 50%, good company organisation, a lot of opportunities, flexible working hours


Some managers don't speak english, some managers are very rude and demanding, can be stressful, very busy, ridiculous timing (serving customer in 60 seconds) or making coffee in 60 seconds, manager can give you a lot of stress
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Ambiente stimolante e flessibile.

L'ambiente lavorativo presso Pret&Mager, e sempre stato armonico, stimolante e attivo.
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Getting brainwhased

They will brainwash you and make you believe you're as important as a surgeon while making sandwiches. Your're playing with lives my manager used to say regarding to manage sesame in the kitchen.
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Good place to start your career

There are good benefits for people, staff is friendly and willing to help. Work environment is a bit stressful because of growing sales and understaffed.
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Thank you, NEXT!

On any given day, I was asked to work harder and faster. Management does NOT communicate with each other, let alone the team members. In my shop, the managers go outside to smoke cigarettes multiple times a day and often take their favorite team members with them. It seems as if they target certain people until that person pushed themselves to the brink of exhaustion or until someone else comes along to dislike. Gossiping and backstabbing is a major focus. Every month there seems to be a new focus. Training for me and others mostly happens at home when we are not getting paid. There is no appreciation for those who actually are acting as team members because one tiny mistake and you’re on the chopping block... or for no mistakes, but management doesn’t like you. The most common phrase I have heard from management is: “I don’t have time.” Somehow, the team members are expected to make time for everything. Also, the nationality of the manager is usually the nationality that will be hired/promoted the most. Also, if you’re management your can talk in your native tongue, but all other languages spoken by other staff members is somehow unacceptable. I started taking antidepressants and having to see a therapist because of this job. The stress and mental anguish is definitely not worth it.


Free lunch, a free water bottle and getting paid


Unorganized management, rude behavior, being made to feel like I don’t matter, daily new rules and expectations
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3.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.2 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.3 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.9 out of 5 stars for Management
3.2 out of 5 stars for Culture

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