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Pret used to offer a lot Of benefits for its staff & focused more on having a nice atmosphere but now it’s all business oriented & they have removed all benefits & incentives, cut down staff numbers to save money bringing lots of stress to the team.
I have met some wonderful people working for the company, that’s one positive thing!
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They want people to have full open availability but work part time hours stretched over ridiculous rotas - like, it's not at all unusual to be scheduled 12 days in a row and still not make full time hours. Since the covid crisis, it's pure slavery.
Pros
slavery with no consequence for company
Cons
slavery
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Horrible and disgusting General manager, used his power to intimidate and scare team members, if you had an issue or problem in the job you didn't enjoy he would just tell you to leave and quit. He had favourites and spoke about employees he didn't like and was very vocal expressing that he wanted to get rid of certain team members and get a new team. Shortly after he joined the team alot of people left. Worst GM ever! Disappointed with how HR dealt with the many grievances the team made against the manager, am honestly shocked he is still GM in that Pret.
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Management, lack of HR support, no integrity, politics
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no real positives here.our benefits are less then before but same expectations. Lots changed, different team,colleges come an go now.money is really bad.
Pros
nothing
Cons
too many
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I worked in Pret For 4 years of my life giving all my best and be treated like a number or a rubbish Bag !! Manager are so rude , everyone just speak their languages, people in kitchen treat like robot just producing and no break ! I will Never Never Never Recommend ti work in Pret to no One !!! It’s a proper nightmare!!!
Pros
Free food
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Managers
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Pocsék vezetöség, de maga a cég jó. Rugalmas munkaidö
Pros
Jó fizetés
Cons
Gyenge vezetök
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I really enjoy working for Pre A Manger. There is a lot of good hard working people all around the world. I learned a lot from this company and the food is amazing.
Pros
Good atmosphere
Cons
I don’t have any
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It's horrible unless you want to work yourself to death!! They over work you and hours always changing and cut !!!! Weekends is worst when no help from leader working 8 dyas without break!!
Pros
nothing only leaving
Cons
bad pay, stress
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All is good. Culture is good. Staff employees and managers are very supportive to the new employees.
Proper training sessions with the videos and practical training as well.

Timely feedback on performance and chance to improve your skills.
Pros
Weekend off
Cons
May be job cuts due to Corona
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I couldn't get a jobs they give the job all to foreigners Migrant 90% all are migrant British no work they don't speak English bad manner and British people on the British government shield closed all shop must employed British worker first a company must have at least 95% British worker otherwise close the shop and get lost
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Comfortable and friendly environment all around,
The management is great they actually put a lot of hard work in on the floor with customers, cleaning etc. Being a place that a lot of companies call in to order food and drinks from there is a lot of large orders so keeping the pace and prioritising is a must especially if you have a lot if sit in customers at the same time.
Pros
Good pay and weekly pay and nice environment to work in
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Sometimes it is stressful and sometimes its fun. Depends on your luck with colleagues and Management. Generally it is a Good place to work and develop various skills. There are real opportunities to get promoted .
Pros
Free staff meal
Cons
Flexible hours.
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Quit hiring friends and then only give them the hours so many other people need to make ends meet right now.
Leaders will work you endlessly and make you feel bad if you called out.

They won't help but expect you to help them and tell you all of the things you done wrong but they won't compliment you if you do something right.

People always called out, they never had anyone to cover shifts, terrible overall attitude.

Avoid.
Cons
Management, pay, long hours, cramped staff area
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At first you're told that the company values you, this is definitely not the case. Pret is not trying to build a better community, they only value numbers. You will never feel supported or appreciated, you can easily be replaced by someone for less pay.
Pros
Location, customers are nice which makes a difference, some colleagues who become friends
Cons
GMs do not care, lack of training, double-standards
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They have no regard for their employees, I worked there 5 years and only one manager spoke to me. High-stress levels from everyone (top down). No respect and treat people like machines.
Pros
Staff discounts, free meal
Cons
Long shifts, short breaks, robotic.
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Unreliable staff, I covered for sick team members almost daily without overtime pay.
Favouritism, not good pay for the amount of stress, saving labour most days.

Team leader gets easily angered when you fall behind.
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Long unsociable hours, sometimes I was asked to work more than 12 hours a day doing everything, from serving customers to cleaning the floor and helping in the kitchen. Bad management, poor support from HQ, they think they’re gods and will treat you like piece of rubbish. Asking more and more for less money and no gratitude.
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Bel posto, ma veramente busy come ambiente. Bisogna essere dinamici e flessibili per qualsiasi mansione
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Micromanagment and very stressful all day. No work / life balance . People are growing within the company without actual knowledge only because they are someones friend .Last minute rotas. Uncertain amount of hours every week. No growth exept on liking.
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Terrible boss very ignorant
Long hours- short staffed- bad management
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Difficult work environment. Shop can get crazy busy and there always trying to keep costs low meaning everyone struggles. A lot of pressure on managers, always seems to be some problem meaning extra hours or extra work with no pay. A lot expected to be done but very little thanks.
Cons
Unsociable and irregular hours. Monotonous stressful work and little opportunity to advance.
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