Pret A Manger
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Pret A Manger Employee Review

Good for gaining work experience.

3.0
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1 March 2018
I work part time, mostly in the closing shifts at Pret, and this shop has taught me well on how to manage many tasks at once, use teamwork to my advantage and how to try and keep cool under pressure. It has taught me how I can try turning negative events into positive ones specifically in terms of customer service and it has taught me how to better prioritise my workload. Many of the staff, including my boss, are lovely people and most of the customers that visit are happy and friendly people too which is always a bonus. However, there are times that a few of my colleges have gotten angry with me about not being attentive enough, even when I've done well to hold up my parts of workloads and they themselves have made those self-same mistakes in front of me. If I make even one mistake or stop being aware of 5 things at once whilst also doing something else, I'll be lectured on what I'm doing wrong. Don't get me wrong, I'm fine with constructive criticism and will take any advice on-board, but being constantly told by colleges that I'm "still slow" or I "don't pay enough attention", even when I've visibly made improvements that even my boss has noticed, is rather draining and does end up making me dread going into work.
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3.0Work/Life Balance
4.0Salary/Benefits
2.0Job security/advancement
3.0Management
2.0Culture
Pros
free lunches, weekly pay.
Cons
colleges breathing down your neck, very little positive feedback.
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  1. Good for gaining work experience.