Panera Bread Associate Interview Questions

Updated Sep 2, 2015
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Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience

Application

I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Panera Bread (Fort Lauderdale, FL) in September 2015.

Interview

I had one interview, it was short and very brief. The lady was super nice and mostly just asked me questions about myself! She hired me on the spot and I should be getting a call in the same week for orientation/training.

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Panera Bread (Irvine, CA) in August 2015.

    Interview

    The Interview was very relaxed and friendly. I was offered a drink when i came in and was asked to sit down somewhere. The Manager was very nice and friendly and it was a great overalll experience even though it was my first interview. I was asked a few questions about my availability and then asked a bit more about myself. I got a call about a job offer a week later.

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kennesaw, GA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Panera Bread (Kennesaw, GA) in August 2015.

    Interview

    i went in to drop off my application and was greeted with an interview opportunity and took it. the guy was kind of caught off guard and wasn't expecting to do an interview. However, he did give me one. To get hired though you need to go though two interviews.

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    Reasons for Declining

    i didnt accept because it was only my first interview and you need two to get a job

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Panera Bread.

    Interview

    I applied online and got a call a couple hours later from a different location than the one I applied for, but since it was fairly close too I said I didn't mind. We scheduled an interview for the next day. When I arrived I think one of the associates was supposed to interview me but I saw them ask the manager to do it. We went for like a 10 minute walk while he asked me questions, and then when we got back to the store he hired me on the spot.

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    Negotiation

    No negotiation.

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Panera Bread (Lexington-Fayette, KY).

    Interview

    It was quite easy. I got a call about 2/3 days after I filled out my application online. I came in for an interview with a corporate lady and I sat down at a table and she asked about my experience at my previous job and why I left there and what is keeping me from going back. I got the job on the spot!

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Panera Bread.

    Interview

    I applied online and then got a call maybe a week later, and we set up an interview for a few days later. I arrived and they offered me a drink, and I sat and waited for a few minutes before someone came out and interviewed me. The questions weren't too hard but it was pretty short, maybe 10 minutes. It was at a Panera Cares, so quite a few of the questions were related to the mission of Panera Cares. They said they'd get back to me the next day about the position but I haven't heard back.

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in College Station, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Panera Bread (College Station, TX) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I walked in and someone attended to me in approximately 5 minutes. We sat at a table and the interviewer asked me about 3 questions about myself, what I did, why I wanted to work at Panera, and how I could benefit their team. It was overall a very chill experience and I was called back to a second interview. The second interview was the general manger basically sitting down with me to meet me because he said he likes to meet all the new hires. It wasn't until that moment that I actually knew I was hired.

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    • The interviewer asked me to look around the store and pick out one thing that I would change and why.   Answer Question
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Panera Bread.

    Interview

    It was a great interview! I got hired on the spot and I can't wait to start. The manager was nice and I felt very welcomed when I was there.

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Panera Bread.

    Interview

    It's a really easy interview not bad at all there's no way you can fail this interview seriously. Great starter job for a teenager and possibilities of moving up. You can't go wrong working at Panera bread as your first job.

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Panera Bread.

    Interview

    It was a very short and quick interview. He set me down and had a empolyee offer me something to drink while I waited. He asked a couple of questions then told me he interviewed like 5 people the same day so he said he will choose and let the person know in the 48 hours.

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