Pret A Manger Employee Review
Go eat else where not at pret
Management dont give a real dam about you or your life only pret life, the staff are great the guys who do the real work. The management suck, the food not healthy and the kitchen floors all have droppings about, old kit dirty not clean behind the scenes. Go eat at costa or m&s, even macdonalds is better, really. Its all about speed of service not customer service and good food, its all about how much they are making. You have to go with your feet to another company to make a difference
Ratings by category
Management poor high prices of food and drink, Dirty back of house
Working for Pret a Manger. as a store manger is a challenge, the reason for this challenge is due to a big flexibility and good skills about management. A store manager must have good skills to sort out all different problems coming from the employers, from customers and from suppliers. Being responsible of a shop with people from different countries, gives to a store manger great responsibility. Working with people from different part of the world is hard but at the same time it allow you to open your mind and realize how the cooperation and the team work is very important in a team to reach the success.
Not good balance hours/salary
Was really good working for Pret, until being made redundant, straight after maternity leave (thanks very much!) I have covered different areas in different shops all over London, so I have learnt a lot. There are very high standards and team members are asked to strictly follow all of them, so sometimes they could feel frustrated and overwelmed. Working in management team was quite difficult, as our bonus was depending on reaching targets that were higher and higher every year. Your contracted 42h as manager were more like 50/60 hours per week ( extra hours not paid). Some area/group managers were really demanding having no respect for your personal life.
Free lunch (before) ; career development ; good training
Very high standards to follow ; working at fast pace; extra hours not paid (as manager)
Don't train everyone for production so if manager see you can do it they will make you do it every single time rather then rotation. Super fast production and drain you.
Free food but unpaid breaks that makes us cut breaks short to finish production.
Long hours, low pay.