Prêt a Manger is an appealing company from the outside, but once you get in you realise how rotten the sistem is. You get stuck in this spiral that makes you feel like if you’re never enough, your managers will never be satisfied with you because the Operation Managers are in most of the case really inhuman. They haven’t work in the shops for long time or they simply forgot once they saw their new salaries and all the benefits that comes with it.
Free lunches, weekly bonuses, easy to step up, friendly and young colleagues
No work/life balance, 0 gratification, heartless management, it’s all about appearance
Team Member - Part Time (Current Employee) – London, Greater London – 13 May 2019
dodn't know what it is with Pret, I worked in many restaurants and was recruited by a friend in management but worked with managers in different shops that are neurotic and driven with fear. every one is nervous all the time. I changed my shifts to evening and weekend to have more space to breath
the mystery shopper pressure is too much - every little detail is a problem - your hard work is lost by the smallest mistake. I still work but have other option now there are serios labour issues and I look for option of unions.
the food is nice and free at shifts
neurotic managment - harsh and stress all around - terrible workhours tiring and no fun