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It was actually a great opportunity to learn more about the type of daily food in London. Being in contact with different cultures allowed me to make my cultural baggage diverse
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Long hours, unpaid breaks, the pay to effort ratio is terrible, only working with one other member of staff is hard when you have a busy shop on weekend, short closing time and a lot of other things to deal with, and then getting highlighted if something wasn't done properly. All the staff are overworked and underpaid, they get nothing for working hard / well. I haven't met any happy people in the company, they're either stuck there because they need money or haven't found another job yet.
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Do not get the hours you should get and get called up at the last minute to not go in. Constant nose wiping and sniffing including managment, surely this is against hygiene rules? Especially now with covid. I you complain they just make you do the worst job and shift. Having worked there I wouldn’t eat there. Lots of racism and prejudice.
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There are lot wrong with this company like the fact that if your new they just throw you in like without any basic training and you are expected to learn everything in a few short hours being that's its a sandwich company but this type of management create a downfall in the stores performance of fast food and clean quality food cause some people even forget to wash their hands which bad and stress is created cause the older workers feel that the new workers bring them down in performance.
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I loved to be part of Pret and was so happy with my job and role. Thanks for making me part of pret family. One of the best and reputed place to work with. My management was soo supportive and understandable at all the situations. Flexible working conditions with enjoyable environment.
Pros
free food and beverages, awards, benefits, bonus
Cons
early working hours
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Now everything relating to the negative side of pret comes from specifically how the shop and it's team members were handled, this might not be the same for other branches, as it entirely depends on the management and atmosphere of the other branches. Team members were not encouraged to do better by a high majority of the managers. Coming into the store was often greeted by silence, people weren't smiling, having no urge to work together.
Pros
Location of branches close to home
Cons
See above
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Huge workload and always expected to do the job of a team leader for minimum wage! Treat your staff better and you will keep your best employees. Also stop telling everyone how great the company is to work for and actually make it what you say it is!!!
Pros
Nothing, just stress!
Cons
Stress, lies, health problems
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Lack of accountability, low rates of pay, poor support, run down shops, tend to employ managers from outside company, rather than promote from within.
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Get some management that know what they're doing, who treat employees properly. Money is an issue you can't promise staff they're going to get paid for things and not pay them. Stop being so hard on employees and hire managers with some compassion and care for their staff and customers.
Cons
Don't work there, money is nothing, sometimes no break, sometimes no day off.
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Lovely place where you can find friends for life, you can improve your skills and you can learn everyday something new, for example how you can deal with customers, how you can work under the pressure, but, at the end of your shift you can always feel that you are working in such a big and beautiful family like Pret.
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Untrained kitchen.
Terrible management!

No organisation, shifts given with a days notice!

Unreasonable expectations for hours to be worked.

No support but tons of tasks.
Pros
I dont have any comments on this because I cannot think of any
Cons
You will enter this company sane and leave brain washed
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No communication. The inconsistencies, the constant changes, the lack of communication drives everyone insane. The entire kitchen staff don't speak hardly english so communicating with them is extremely stressful! The tm on till is also the barista so you are having to make drinks in addition to serving customer.
Pros
Learned to stay calm in extremely stressful shops
Cons
Poor management. Poor staff attitude.
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rotas are riddled with problems, last minute changes to rotas, no communication, messy environment, holidays not given, requests ignored, poor health and safety standards, no leadership
Pros
meeting people, customers, coffee, location
Cons
management clueless, lazy and petty, pay, long hours, staff area, expired foods, dirty
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Horrible management. Lack training had to self teach
Pay and treat employees that theyre worth more than most expensive salad

Pret don't care about you, they didn't like giving bathroom breaks

Don't ever work there
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- When the sales were not good the tm with the lowest productivity was send home
- You can work hard and they don't care how tired you are or how long they work you

- Terrible management, left everyone with anxiety
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Long hours - no overtime payment - no health
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4.0
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It’s a place with a happy environment to work but sometimes stressful.
Also, you can grow into the company if you want it. I had a good time in my shifts.
Pros
People
Cons
Physical job
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little consideration for team members needs and well being from the management

extremely long hours with no certainty of when you finish, managers are manipulative in their rota hours and not very understanding with life out side of pret


you never finish at the time it says on the rota
Pros
as much hot drinks you like
Cons
poor rotas pay is really bad
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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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5.0
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Working at Pret A Manger teaches you a lot of things. For me it boosted my confidence and social skills, I also learned many new things. It’s something I’m glad I experienced.
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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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5.0
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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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