Pret A Manger
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Pret A Manger Employee Review

waste of time

2.0
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11 July 2019
very busy coffee shop, no work/life balance, staff calling sick every day so every day was short in staff, no pay for doing extra hours,unexperience and unprofesional managment,
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Pros
free lunch
Cons
everything else
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They don’t care. You’ll be never enough and they will always make you feel like nothing.In this place you won’t be an human but just a machine replaceable at any moment.Also, during pandemic they fired for not pay the 10% to their people. Don’t work for Pret A Manger!Value yourself!
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Cons
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Barista (Former Employee) - London, Greater London
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Pros
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Cons
Pressure is heavy sometimes and your colleagues can be unhelpful (depends on the team you're with)
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There is always something to do, you're never stood around doing nothing. Theres always times to get to know other colleagues and have a nice time and then also be able to work hard together in busy and stressful situations. Hours can be very long.
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