Your day is hard work but fun. You’ll start early (6.00am is normal) and put on a fresh clean uniform (that we provide, of course) with your own jeans. You’ll be making the best sandwiches – preservative and chemical free, naturally – with the rest of your team. After your team meeting (every morning, no excuses) you’ll get back to work in the kitchen. Then you’ll sit down to your free lunch. The afternoon is normally spent serving our customers (with a cheery smile, what else?). And when you’ve cleaned everything up, it’s time to go home, ahead of the rush hour.
We pay our hardworking, wonderful staff as much as we can afford rather than as little as we can get away with. We offer competitive rates with weekly bonus after 10 days and a raise after completion of Team Member training. The bonus is weekly and linked to how well your shop fares with the weekly independent mystery shopper. On average, over 90% of Team Members receive their mystery shopper bonus each week. Other benefits include: accrued paid vacation after 6 months of full-time service, (increasing to 2 weeks in your second calendar year), holiday pay and health benefits after 6 months of full-time work, rewards for outstanding service and many more. We're also keen on investing in, training and developing our people. We believe in promoting from within all the way up to operations roles.
The teams in our stores are the backbone of what we do, so it’s incredibly important we find the right individuals to join them. As a potential new recruit you’ll go on an ‘Experience Day,’ where you get a chance to see what working for Pret is really like. We check you out and you check us out. As many people as possible get to meet you and the whole team has a say in whether you join us.
Still interested? We are always looking for wonderful people to join us! If you are interested in applying for a Team Member position in Chicago, Washington, D.C., or Boston, please contact the store directly. Check out the Locations page for contact information.
In New York City, call our Recruitment Team at 646-861-0441 or come visit us at our Open House. It happens every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9:30am until 4:30pm at our Bryant Park shop located at 11 West 42nd Street (bet. 5th and 6th Avenues).