Pret A Manger Employee Review
Hard Work but paid above average industry
A typical day at work include waking up at 3am as shift start very early in the morning. Shifts ususally last 7-10 hours, 5 times a week. Breaks are generous. Everything revolves around achieving the weekly bonus, where a mistery shopper inspects the premises, employees' customer service and sandwich selection. Very stressful to actually make sure the shop looks perfect, given reduced number of staff. Often Bonus is lost for bread crumbs on the floor, or dirty windows, while it's impossible for staff to take care of everything.
Ratings by category
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!
Worked in Pret for 2 years (2018-2020) and I can say that the salary is really good. The workplace is fun to be in if the team is okay in my experience. Sometimes, the workplace can be toxic especially during coffee rush and when the manager doesn't help and put pressure on you. Luckily, the ones I've been with helped a lot during busy times.In terms of progression, It really depends on the manager. I've been working there for 2 years and I've been with colleagues who progressed quickly. I think it really depends on the manager's perspective and opinion of you.For salary, you get paid weekly and the pay rise has been good and competitive but Im not sure if it will rise again this April due to the pandemic.Overall, working at Pret is okay especially if you're flexible and a student. But, If you're planning on doing a course in uni that is not retail and management related, then you're better off gaining experience in a place that your CV/resume will benefit in.
Free Lunches, Good salary.
Pressure is heavy sometimes and your colleagues can be unhelpful (depends on the team you're with)