Pret A Manger FAQ

Have questions about working at Pret A Manger? Read answers to frequently asked questions to help you make a choice before applying to a job or accepting a job offer.

Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Pret A Manger.

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37 English questions out of 37

19 September 2020

What is health insurance like at Pret A Manger?

Pros

Free lunch,, excellent health insurance, 401k

Cons

Hourly rate, stress , hard work nonstop

Advice to Management

Front house - managing the shop run smooth ,

Free lunch,, excellent health insurance, 401k

19 September 2020

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22 January 2020

Does Pret A Manger offer unlimited holiday?

Pros

unlimited coffee on the breakes

Cons

very unfair working at pret have to make friend with leader and manager to have better pay. if they don't like you they will treat you unfair. hr is not helping. i left soon.

Advice to Management

treat all with respect and fair.

unlimited coffee on the breakes

22 January 2020

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17 October 2020

Does Pret A Manger have a pension plan?

Pros

- pension cover (although most employers have this benefit) - health insurance - free food during working hours

Cons

- in the last couple of years the bonuses and other benefits were cut by approx 75% - long hours with no extra pay for the managers because the interpretation of the contract by the bosses is questionable - your days off will never be truly free as the Ops Managers will require you to deal with your shop issues at all times. - the company was hit hard by the pandemic so expect to work even more hours for free.

pension cover (although most employers have this benefit)

17 October 2020

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22 January 2020

Does Pret A Manger offer employee discounts?

Pros

-good benefits, 50% discount worldwide, opportunities to grow in company

Cons

-no life-work balance, unprofessional management

Advice to Management

Hire more people to not overwhelm your team.

good benefits, 50% discount worldwide, opportunities to grow in company

22 January 2020

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2 December 2020

Does Pret A Manger offer life insurance?

Pros

- a job and free food

Cons

- no life other than for working for Pret - they say they care but they really don’t as workers forced to come to work even if they show symptoms as their jobs are on the line as apparently u can’t be sick for more 7 days a year in total or face being sacked !! Which is kinda stupid don’t remember people planning to be able to control the days and lengths of their sickness -micro management everyone has a manager who is always complaining even my manager who complains too much has her own manager who complains too much it’s a blame game and usually the lower you rank the more it’s your fault - the forever changing standards causes too much confusion the training you receive is ok but sometimes unclear and it’s impossible to follow standards if u want to hit deadlines - you will cry at least once - you will be treated like your duty is to be able to cover shifts with very little notice - managers will do everything to find something to tell you off about whether it’s how long ur clothes are or what words you use even when they are words that are not offensive

Advice to Management

Wake up on the right side of the bed

no life other than for working for Pret

2 December 2020

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37 English questions out of 37