Pret A Manger
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Pret A Manger Employee Review

Forced happiness

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22 November 2017
The team I worked with was amazing, all very hard working individuals, highly educated (Bachelor Degrees) just working in Pret as a way to self finance their life in UK. The company has very clear standard and procedures and it is easy to reinforce them within the teams. However management tends to have a patronising approach to employee, and a customer service way that request people to show a "fake" happiness.
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