Harassment,emotional abuse,exploitation of young people
Team Member - Full Time (Former Employee) – London – 21 April 2019
The place is TOXIC,I am a senior professional with a wide range of experiences in catering,just because I needed to improve my English skills I felt down in the abyss of Pret a Manger I was almost 2 yeas waking up in the middle of the night just for make the morning production in the kitchen under pressure because they pretend you work with a chronometer in order to follow the non realistic standard of productivity,impossible to achieve... Even the slaves worked in better conditions.... But not happy with that the leaders and managers were screaming,shouting, and talking to me like bullies everyday ,if one day they just decide to leave me alone I use to feel like gratefull!!!,never never work here!!! I was even physically attacked and nobody helps...even the CCTV in the kitchen,they just used them for spy the staff but if you request to check out the recorded,they just don't have any?!!! The worse of the worse I will need medical treatments for recover my mental heath Don't allow your children to stay just one minute under this toxic people!!
One free sandwich at work and free coffe
Bad management, non ethical HR, slavistic management of your time at work
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