Pret A Manger Reviews

Updated 1 Mar 2021

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3.0
47%
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Pret A Manger CEO Pano Christou
Pano Christou
269 Ratings
Pros
  • "Hourly bonus, free food & drinks(in 173 reviews)

  • "Excellent pay, paid breaks, food and drink allowance(in 47 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours early starts late nights(in 61 reviews)

  • "really hard work especially if starting off in the kitchen(in 41 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Barista in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pret A Manger full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good training, positive atmosphere, attracts the right customers, opportunities to go up in the company

    Cons

    Mystery customer bonus is a lottery ( 2 years and I only got mystery customer once, which I passed, others got it several times) and you can't access bonus if working on drinks or kitchen.

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  2. "What to expect in a Covid affected Hospitality Industry"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pret A Manger full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Community with nice people plus free coffee and teas and food, paid holidays and Pension pot, discounted gym membership, work-related insurance for team members and others.

    Cons

    Covid made life difficult for everyone, especially for the hospitality sector, therefore you need to work even harder in this fast-paced environment, at least working hours are flying. You need to be fit both physically and mentally. This industry is not for those who want to sit and relax with a laptop. On the other hand, you won't need to spend hours in the gym to do your cardio...

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  3. "FOH"

    5.0
    Former Employee - FOH 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pret A Manger part-time

    Pros

    Free food Good management Good pay Great team

    Cons

    Busy Sometime can be long hours

  4. "Shop assistant"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Shop Assistant in London, England

    I worked at Pret A Manger full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    We received free food for lunch.

    Cons

    Nothing I can remember of.

  5. "great"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Staff Member in Street, England

    I worked at Pret A Manger full-time

    Pros

    fun friendly cool amazing time

    Cons

    hardwork and took a long time

  6. "Good company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pret A Manger full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good money Free food Nice people

    Cons

    Unfairness Takes time to grow

  7. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Operational Development Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pret A Manger full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues, great environment to work in.

    Cons

    It can be very hard work in shops.

  8. "Great company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - People Coordinator in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pret A Manger full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lot of exposure to ER, working closely to Operations Managers and People Partners

    Cons

    Being a only People Coordinator for all the UK it is a very busy environment

  9. "friendly workplace"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Staff in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pret A Manger full-time

    Pros

    Great team, friendly people, nice atmosphere

    Cons

    long hours on my feet!

  10. "barista"

    5.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barista 

    I have been working at Pret A Manger full-time

    Pros

    amazing place to work i can t complain

    Cons

    nothing to say about pret

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