Pret A Manger
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Pret A Manger Employee Review

Terrible workplace, very uncomfortable atmosphere, lazy managers

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16 April 2019
I worked only a few months and hated every moment of it. At first I was excited to start my job as I heard about how pret values customers. But than I understood why, we have to display fake smiles and happyness and it made me depressed. I wanted to advance my career but the managers I worked with made difficult because they only chose those they favored. Pret is not how they sell themselves to the public and new workers. I recommend to join a union asap! I left pret and dont want to work in this type of environment again. Better off working in lower paid for less stress. Terrible company.
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Pros
free lunch breaks
Cons
lazy managers, toxic environment, too many hours having to remind managers to pay for overtime, badly paid
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