Pret A Manger
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Pret A Manger Employee Review

overworking envornment , discriminating HR , unprofessional managers

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12 June 2018
my experience working for this company was not great at all. everyday i felt overworked . the amout of hours the manager gave me was 4 a day. the manager and the workers were extremely unprofessional. I was constantly sent to other locations to help out , when they actually never even needed extra workers. constantly had to do catering. we were restricted from getting tips . the company treat part time workers very mean because your not apart of there union so the can abrupty fire you and they treat you like you have no rights. I wouldnt recommend anyone work for this company .
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Pros
had weekends off
Cons
no break, no benefits, Nothing for part timers
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Pros
Free Lunches, Good salary.
Cons
Pressure is heavy sometimes and your colleagues can be unhelpful (depends on the team you're with)
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  1. overworking envornment , discriminating HR , unprofessional managers