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Pret A Manger Employee Review

Terrible place to work, one of the worst jobs ever!

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26 December 2014
This job was one of the worst working experiences I've ever had. The management was horrendous, honestly I don't care about the workload(it's a job, so you are expected to work hard) but there were times were I felt like I was a slave, the manager would scream at me like I was a dog to make the items faster.

One of the things that I absolutely hated about working at pret, was the fact that management wanted you to act like you were were having fun and smile at all times. Obviously you want to treat the costumers great by smiling but they don't know what happens in the back and how much stress you have to go through to get all the stuff done in TIME.


There's also no job security because you could get fired for the tiniest thing. No sick days, no flexibility whatsoever, you need to dedicate yourself to pret 110%. The manager was always putting me down making me feel like I wasn't giving my best and threatened to fire me if i didn't make X amount of item per hour.

Finally, to whoever is reading this and is considering to work or apply to this company, PLEASE don't do it
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Pros
Great co-workers, lunch discount, incentives to keep working hard
Cons
Short breaks, horrible management, extreme rules and regulations, lots of stress, underpaid and much more too many negatives
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Location, customers are nice which makes a difference, some colleagues who become friends
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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.
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