Pret A Manger Employee Reviews for Kitchen Team Member
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Good experience, worth for those who start from zero and are part of raising star program, for them it's safer and more valuable temporarily
Working environment to tighten up, no space to maneuver around kitchen. Changing room very small, for one person but all company changes clothes, men and women in same small room - never seen anything like that.Salary bare min, need to apply to UC to get extra or have another job if you want to survive in London.Constant pressure for speed and performance and sense treath to loose job for all, even management.Disrespectful production system where quantity and speed is more important than quality.3 second rule, wich allows you to pick up bread from floor if dropped and continue production - disqualified.But staff is mostly smiley and happy to help and support you.
I worked for pret for 10 years, probably few to many . Upto 2015 it was a great company yet then something happens. Work becomes more stressful ,more responsibilities ,crazy morning shifts never enough ppl
early shifts/never enough people
Took advantage of your work ethic Reluctent to show you how to do the job Attempted to put two shifts with less than 11 hours together Rotas done day before new week Clickish behavour 'Family tree' means young managers who don't know how to talk to people.
Everything, horrible management, workplace maintained by fear, HR not helpful.
You’re expected to be a robot you’re not allowed to talk, cause if you aren’t stressed you obviously don’t work hard enough if you stop for a second, 'you are not working' zero respect towards workers terrible management horrible company
Can get very busy and stressful at times however working in a team makes it more fun and easier. Good pay and loads of benefits. Good management and varying shifts
Good pay, benefits, two days off per week, great team, good management
Busy and stressful, long shifts
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Very easy job but very unfair treatment, shouted at by leaders/manager for everything. You never work fast enough to please them. Very fast paced work with minimal breaks (that you only get to take when leaders say so) could spend 6+ hours on your feet before getting a break.
Free food when on shift
Management, unfair treatment, completely overworked then fired when you can’t do anymore, no feelings for workers needs
pret is all about pace and to recive bonus when mystery shopper is happy with all. I like my colleges but I hated management. They look down on us and treat others better when they are buddys. I dont recommend.
team friends free coffee
terrible manager and leaders, not enough pay, stress
I have been working 3 years in Pret A Manger, London. At first they promised to me I will be a barista and I did start the training but after my manager cancelled because friend of her came to the shop to work. So this job is absolutely waste of time. I have been working full time for 2 years and the shifts and the stress pushed me to moved part time. Part or full time doesn’t matter management front of house or kitchen will always find a complaint about your job and duties. Stress is absolutely not worth the money they pay. In my shop only for a month 6 people gave resignation. It is a shame for Pret to have such a management. Nobody care for you in Pret A Manger. Selfishness, bullying, harassment and lies- this is Pret A Manger. I have changed shops to see if elsewhere will be better, but unfortunately no! Same treatment same behaviour. People are moody and disrespectfully. I am glad I left !
Worked in the kitchen for 2 weeks then walked. Reasons for this: - Start time is 4 am, which meant getting up at 2:30 am due to transportation. - Overbearing management which constantly harases you over their 6 key points of production, duties that could wait until your finished preparing food, your speed needing to be better.( Hint speed comes with practice not right away) - Kitchen is way too small for the amount of workers and everyone is always running around looking for ingredients that someone else has, if call out for it no one answers and after you open a new container you will be in for it with a team leader. - Vast majority of co-workers are not English and always talk around you in their own language ( the idiots don't realize that you can read their body language and so can tell when their talking about you) - If you leave a knife (serrated with no pointed tip so no risk of impalement) on your work bench to do anything such, pick something you dropped, move something on your bench or hand something to someone and team leader see's then your in trouble. - Being lectured on how the label is a clock and so needs to be straight every time it's even slightly crooked. No you morons the label is colour coded for the time of day it was used at, the label is in fact just a static image that never changes. - I felt like I was treated like I am an idiot by the team leaders. If I made a mistake when making a sandwich I would have to be retaught everything about it even though everything else I had done up to that point was correct. Don't work here if - more...
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