Pret A Manger
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Pret A Manger Employee Review

Stressing but very rewording

4.0
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19 March 2017
I really enjoyed working there, I had to leave for family reasons. There is always a Nice environment and a real team work all the time. you can easily ask for more or less hours per week. The only problem is that you need to follow a ridiculous number of standards all the time, even to mop the floor for example.
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4.0Work/Life Balance
5.0Salary/Benefits
5.0Job security/advancement
5.0Management
4.0Culture
Pros
Free meals, bonuses, possibility to grow
Cons
Stressful
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  1. Stressing but very rewording