Panera Bread
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www.panerabread.com Saint Louis, MO 5000+ Employees

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Manager

I applied through other source and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Panera Bread in March 2013.

Interview Details – intrview process, was about 30 minutes, offered position with in a week

Interview Question – none that difficult to answer it was relaxed and more of a greet and meet   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – salary was non negotiable offer was lower than I expected but accepted with the opportunity for advancement

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Manager
Cincinnati, OH

I applied through other source and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Panera Bread in June 2009.

Interview Details – My interview process was short. I attended an open house and had a brief interview. Follow up interview and offer at 2nd interview. Basic management, situational questions.

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Manager
Virginia Beach, VA

I applied online - interviewed at Panera Bread in August 2012.

Interview Details – Called back and said to come in for interview. Asked when I could start.

Interview Question – What did I expect from this job?   View Answer

Reason for Declining – I found a better offer.

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Manager
Jacksonville, FL

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Panera Bread in December 2011.

Interview Details – The General Manager was very informative and to the point, discussed what was expected of you and he was passionate about his position after being employeed there for 7 years! Had a phone interview and then went to the store location for a personal interview, received a phone call as promised the day after the interview.

Interview Question – They are looking for long term employees, use words such as "invest" as in "I am willing to invest my time at a lower starting salary for 90 days to fast track into a management position"   Answer Question

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Manager
Baltimore, MD

The process took 1 week - interviewed at Panera Bread in July 2009.

Interview Details – First a phone interview, few days later a face to face interview. Then a few days later a job offer was given by phone. They are looking for high energy.

Interview Question – The proverbial tell me about a time where you went above and beyond for customer service.   Answer Question

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Manager

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Panera Bread in April 2011.

Interview Details – Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. It was all done professionally and the communication was fast and clear.

Interview Question – Describe 3 things that your previous employers would tell us about working with you   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I let them know what I was looking for and they let me know what they were offering. Nothing was done outside of a comfort level that worked for everyone.

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