Panera Bread

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Panera Bread Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated July 14, 2014
Updated July 14, 2014
1,398 Reviews
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1,398 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You get a discount on food and I met a lot of great people working there (in 96 reviews)

  • My department is really good about work-life balance and allowing flexible hours (in 57 reviews)


Cons
  • Careless and lazy managers well as very low pay for amount of work that is needed (in 30 reviews)

  • A LOT of hardwork only to get paid a dollar more than minimum wage (in 52 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hourly Assosciate

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    Former Employee - Hourly Associate in Westford, MA
    Former Employee - Hourly Associate in Westford, MA

    I worked at Panera Bread part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Decent wage and free food at the end of the day if the managers are nice

    Cons

    Always put on dishes, you get stuck in one position, people don't show up a lot, never have a manager that lasted longer than a year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make me feel like your happy I was part of the 5 people who showed up everyday.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    High stress for the pay

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at Panera Bread

    Pros

    Good if you like baked goods. Good experience if you want to go into the fast food industry. Very Popular. Good experience with high volumes. Could possibly be OK depending on your location and supervisors.

    Cons

    Lofty expectations from both customers and corporate. High quality of life and opportunity for growth presented during recruitment and training but ultimately not delivered. Bottom line is that the promises for growth in the company and quality of life are a dangling carrot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have the actual culture and internal atmosphere of Panera bread match the concept essence

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Lot was said but little action

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hingham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hingham, MA

    I worked at Panera Bread

    Pros

    clean work enviroment, good people to work with

    Cons

    always making more paperwork but no one ever read it, very slow on making decisions,, constantly changing how to run things but providing little time to do it. Always made to feel like were not doing a good job by the DM. Training staff always contradicting themselves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get out in the trenches more, listen to what your managers are saying

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    Drag

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    Current Employee - Cashier, Barista, Bakery in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Cashier, Barista, Bakery in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Panera Bread

    Pros

    emloyees ; family like co workers

    Cons

    not payed enough for the amount of work we do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay the employees more instead of saying we can be easily replaced

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Panera Bread

    Pros

    Fast Growing Company, Great job for High School Kids

    Cons

    Very one sided...It's all about making money. Team members work very hard and are not valued. A lot of favoritism goes on within top leadership!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Inspect what you expect. Playing favoritism will hurt you. Pay your team members for all hours worked!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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