Pret A Manger
Happiness score is 52 out of 100
3.4 out of 5 stars.
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Pret A Manger Employee Review

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4.0
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27 September 2017
Some management is biased and will refuse anyone to advance if they do not like them. But at least you get free lunch and sometimes the coworkers are nice.
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4.0Work/Life Balance
4.0Salary/Benefits
4.0Job security/advancement
4.0Management
4.0Culture
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
low wages
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Pros
Free Lunches, Good salary.
Cons
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