5.4

Pret A Manger

Barista at Pret A Manger

People in this role may also be known as baristas.

18 workers in this role at Pret A Manger have taken the survey.

How much does Pret A Manger pay baristas?

Barista at Pret A Manger
£8.84–9.20
Typical range
£6.58–9.81

Barista employees at Pret A Manger are typically paid £8.84–9.20 an hour, based on data from 18 employees.

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What is management like for barista employees at Pret A Manger?

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Not great
  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do baristas think Pret A Manger head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    53% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 15 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

Excellent
  • Managers are respectful

    Do baristas at Pret A Manger feel treated by respect by their managers?

    People feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    83% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

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What are the hours like for barista employees at Pret A Manger?

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Bad
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do baristas get of their shift pattern at Pret A Manger?

    People don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 67% report getting one week notice or less
    • 33% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 0% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 0% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 18 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

Not great
  • Contracts don’t match the hours people work

    Do baristas work the same number they are contracted for at Pret A Manger?

    Only some people work the same number of hours they’re contracted for

    How we know this

    56% of people report working 8 hours or more than they’re contracted for each week

    Based on information from 18 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you should expect to work about the same number of hours that your contract guarantees you, most of the time.

    It’s useful to pick up or drop a few shifts here and there, but if you often work a lot more hours every week than you’re contracted for, a good job should guarantee them.

    This means you’re more likely to know when you’ll be working and how much you’ll earn in advance.

Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for baristas to book a holiday at Pret A Manger?

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    61% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 18 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Good choice of shifts

    Do baristas at Pret A Manger get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    59% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 17 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Pret A Manger managers change baristas shifts at short notice?

    Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    56% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 16 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

Excellent
  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for baristas to take sick leave at Pret A Manger?

    People find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    80% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

  • People get proper breaks

    Do baristas at Pret A Manger get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    80% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do baristas at Pret A Manger worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    100% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 16 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    Works around my child and hours I need

    Worst thing

    Over worked and no staff treated like a number not a person

    6.3

    Team members trainer, April 2020

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What is career progression like for baristas at Pret A Manger?

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Good
  • Enough training

    Do baristas get enough training when they start at Pret A Manger?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    71% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 17 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

Excellent
  • Opportunities to progress

    Are baristas given support to progress at Pret A Manger?

    People are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 76% of people report being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 17 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

Latest reviews from baristas at Pret A Manger

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  • Best thing

    The perks, the company being very people driven and not all about profits, we can treat our customers to things on the house and the company is ethical. Not only this but it’s great to work with the people.

    Worst thing

    Can be understaffed and very busy

    8.1

    Barista, April 2020

  • Best thing

    Paid same regardless of age gender etc

    Worst thing

    Some early starts

    8.3

    Barista, February 2020

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Pret A Manger ranks 4th to work for in barista employers

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