Team Member Star (Former Employee) – Leicester, Leicestershire – 3 December 2018
Worked at Pret in the midlands for a year before relocating for a few months in London. Started as a team member before becoming Team Member star, working there can be hard at times especially during summer as you would have to wear a uniform, with the shirt tucked into your jeans at all times even in really warm weather. It was enjoyable for the most part, and you got free food and hot drinks on your shift which was nice. The best part of working there is the weekly bonus, if you succeed the mystery shopper then you get £1 for every hour you worked that week which was quite a lot if you did a lot of shifts! Speaking about shifts it varied for me, at times I wasn't given enough shifts with only around 25 hours, and then at other times I'd have to work 50 hours so not really consistent.
The worse thing about working in the midlands pret wa I was promised the role as a barista for a long time (6 months) and even though was only a team member star, for most of my shifts I was in charge of the coffee and making all the coffees even though I wasn't being paid or trained as a barista or even coffee specialist!
Free lunches, weekly bonus
uniforms, progress or advancement takes a long time
Team Member Star (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 17 June 2019
I regret having worked there. It's very bad managed where you only move on the ladder when you make friends with managers. Favouritism is more important and you will not be appreciate. The stress is so much when you are pushed over the limits. The pay is so bad for the stress. Not worth it.
Team Member Star (Former Employee) – London Borough of Hackney, Greater London – 27 February 2019
I worked only a few week in Pret but fell used and stressed out. Expectations is high but no help from manager. Don't recommend work there. I could never finish my bench and was precured a lot with no training
Free food and breaks are better in late shift. Made new friends
Not helpful manager, stessful, not enough help, small team but lot of work
Team Member Star (Current Employee) – London, Greater London – 25 June 2018
Good work/life balance. Good benefits. Good pay. Overall very good. I specifically enjoy the affective labour that Pret draws out from all staff. Initially it was burdensome, but then the enjoyment of working there became real.
Team Member Star (Former Employee) – London – 1 May 2018
If you love to work with positive and great people- pret Is a place for you :) . In Pret a Manger is almost always busy, you never waste your time. Customers are a funny people, you can talk with them about everything!
Free lunches, great people, perfect food and drinks, Gold card!
Team Member Star (Former Employee) – Hammersmith, Greater London – 2 October 2017
I enjoyed many things during my stay in this company, me and my collegues had a lot of fun while working. Was good being in the kitchen cause we putted our own music and sang it out loud between a laugh and another. Andwe also attended many parties offered by the company.
Team Member Star (Former Employee) – London – 29 May 2017
HR problems, employee is treated really badly, due to the constant lack of people, current employees are forced to do the duties of so called 'specialist' position, yet they are paid inappropriately to the responsibilities.
Team Member Star (Former Employee) – Luton Airport – 26 February 2016
Absolute amazing teams and great place to work from day one, you fell like part of the family. The management trained every member of staff to their potential, and if you wanted to move up they would accommodate it, with weekly rewards it is just one of the best places to work.
Team Member Star (Former Employee) – London, ENG – 28 January 2014
Un lavoro non semplice soprattutto per gli orari dei turni cui si è sottoposti. E' stata comunque un'esperienza positiva che mi ha portato a fare qualcosa che in precedenza non avevo mai pensato di fare
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