Pret A Manger
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Pret A Manger Employee Review

A true roller coaster ride

3.0
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28 July 2017
I couldn't maintain an equilibrium with a manager and employees always calling out so I decided to call it quits after just two months. I worked on both ends in the shop and kitchen although the shop is much easier I wanted to challenge myself. I learned you had to kiss butt to move up and how a team Member in Penn station became a GM in just two years. I couldn't be apart of that. •Working in the kitchen gives you more hours. •Too much task for just $12 an hour. •Derogatory management in my experience. •Enjoyed taking the food home at the end of the night. •No guarantee of hours ,was told to stay home numerous times. A true temporary/summer job. The best part was working with so many different people around the world.
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3.0Work/Life Balance
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4.0Job security/advancement
2.0Management
4.0Culture
Pros
Job diverity, free food.
Cons
Underpaid, too much task, no job stability, dealing with rude customers.
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  1. A true roller coaster ride