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Panera Bread Cashier/Barista Interview Questions

Updated Oct 14, 2014
Updated Oct 14, 2014
22 Interview Reviews

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Cashier/Barista Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Panera Bread.

Interview Details

Very easy. The manager was most interested in hearing that punctuality was on point. Be sure to communicate that you, the candidate has a strong understanding of how to provide a high level of customer service. Additionally, it is important to be fast and efficient in this role. Also important to convey your availability for specific days. Luckily, the manager was able to work with me and schedule my work week around my full-time student schedule.

Interview Questions
  • Wasn't difficult but was asked if I had ever encountered a disgruntled customer and asked how to handle the situation.   Answer Question
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Panera Bread

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    Cashier/Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Panera Bread.

    Interview Details

    Kevin Cool was very personal there wasn't an awkward or tension filled. But more relaxed. Very great experience. Most laid back interview I've experienced. Talked about football and personal goals along with educational

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Based on education and employment background.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Cashier/Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Panera Bread in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I got interviewed by the general manager first. She asked questions about things I put on the application and a few scenario questions. And my second interview was with the district manager and she asked questions general interview questions like why I wanted to work for them and what are my skills.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Cashier/Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Panera Bread.

    Interview Details

    I loved working at Panera but the only down side to me was closing and having an immature manager. Once you fill the application out online, I had called up there and one manager contacted me the beginning of the next week. The interview process was relatively simple, just smile and answer questions honestly which just pertain to work experience and why you feel your a good fit to deliver 'Panera Warmth'.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you deal with irate, irrational customers?   Answer Question
    • What should you do if you witness another associate or even a manager stealing.?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    You start at $8.00 an hour but after 6 months you get a raise and if you become a trainer you get an additional raise, so there is definitely room for growth at Panera Bread.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Cashier/Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Clarksville, IN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Clarksville, IN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Panera Bread.

    Interview Details

    Simple interview. If you have worked in sales, service, or with people before you should be fine. This is a step up from fast-food, but a step down from fine-dining waitressing.

    Interview Questions
    • "Tell me about yourself" - mostly very vague questions.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Depending on what openings there are and how dependable that you come off. If you open for example you may get a dollar more an hour then the next person... because have opened up your availability to do a shift no one wants.
    Experience is KEY to getting a better wage, shift, or flexible schedule.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Cashier/Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Brooklyn, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Panera Bread.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and got a call in one week. Very easy interview no hard questions. The hiring manager was really nice he didn't make me nervous at all. It was a one on one interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Cashier/Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Panera Bread.

    Interview Details

    Interview was relaxed. I actually started talking to one of the main customers in the store while I waited and the manager saw it as a big plus. You are applying for a customer service job; be outgoing, be nice, have good posture and be friendly. Most of the questions were about my former jobs and how I interacted with customers and co-workers.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I had another job lined up which was paying more than what they offered. I explained that I would prefer to work at their company but would turn down an offer if I needed to.
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Cashier/Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Panera Bread.

    Interview Details

    I applied online in August 2013, went in the store in October 2013 and asked if they were hiring and would they review my application and then kept calling. Got an interview, it lasted about 15 mins. Then got scheduled for another one for the next week, that one lasted 10 mins. Within a couple hours, they called me back and said i had it

    Interview Questions
    • They asked basic questions like, whats you're biggest accomplishment in life? Why do you want to work for Panera? How would you're friends describe you?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Cashier/Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Panera Bread.

    Interview Details

    I filled out an application at the beginning of December, probably around December 3rdish. I didn't get a call back until about a week before Christmas and they told me to come in for a first interview the day before Christmas Eve. I went and they asked me questions like why do I want to work there, did I apply anywhere else, what I like to do in my free time, and if I did any volunteer work. They also asked me questions like "what would you do in a situation where a customer was angry about something" About a week after Christmas I got another call to come in for a second interview in a few days. This one was with the general manager and it was really nerve wracking because she forgot she had an interview so I felt kind of awkward and had to wait a while for her. She finally came around and asked me all the questions the first one did but more detailed. For example she asked me what I liked to do in my free time and I answered the same, I like to read as one of the answers and she asked me what kind of books and I felt kind of on the spot and nervous because I wasn't expecting it. I had to think of books off the top of my head because I just wasn't expecting it and didn't want to wait too long trying to think so she wouldn't think I was lying or something. All in all the questions weren't too hard and the first interview took a total of about 4 minutes and the second one took probably like 10-15. The second was a lot longer. Then after my second interview she told me she had more interviews the next day but they would get back to me on Monday or Tuesday and when I didn't get a call I called them on Wednesday and she told me that they had already picked people so I assumed she didn't hire me but then surprise surprise on Friday they called me back telling me I was hired and to come for orientation two days later!

    Interview Questions
    • What are three things that you would bring to Panera Bread that other people wouldn't   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Cashier/Barista Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Panera Bread in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was called within that week. When I arrived, I was seated at a regular table in the dining area and waited for a manager to interview me. It was a very easy interview and I talked about my previous employment, hours available, and my recent college graduation. It was simple and they offered me a job immediately.

    Interview Questions
    • What was the most difficult customer you ever had and how did you deal with them?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was given above minimum wage because of my college degree.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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