Panera Bread Associate Trainer Interview Questions

Updated Jul 12, 2014
Updated Jul 12, 2014
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Associate Trainer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Greensboro, NC
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Greensboro, NC
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Panera Bread in June 2010.

Interview Details

Really simple interview process. Sat down with the store manager. Less than 30 minutes long. They called me within days of applying, then hired me the day after the interview. You train for a few weeks, learn the menu, and how to make all the food. Some stay on food prep, some move to cashier/bakery.

Interview Questions
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

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    Associate Trainer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Panera Bread in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interview with manager it was really easy, you fill in an application online which takes forever to do, they call you in and the process takes about 30 minutes. They generally hire you on the spot and then ask what hours you are available

    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Associate Trainer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dayton, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dayton, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Panera Bread in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interview depends on the store. I had a simple interview and was hired on the spot. I was then required to come in for "orientation" to fill out paperwork and do some online training. Then, I had to attend "planet bread" with all new associates in the area to learn more about Panera's culture.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I started in 2011 and asked for 8.00/hr, they accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Associate Trainer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It was quick and easy. I got hired on the spot, but it seems like they were really desperate because they hired people who were absolutely horrible. During the orientation process, I was told wrong information and had to wait a long time in order to get into another orientation.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Associate Trainer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Group Interview process. First time with this type of setting. Very easy going managers and very friendly staff to work with. It's a great job to have for any age. I would definitely recommend that you should go and apply to work here.

    Negotiation Details
    Great pay negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
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    Associate Trainer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Troy, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Troy, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Panera Bread in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    When I was hired in at my particular store, at the time they were in desperate need of associates. My friend was currently working there, told me to apply and said she would let a manager know that her friend was applying and was a good worker. I applied the exact day she told me to apply and got a call for an interview about 2 hours later. The manager that interviewed me asked me the standard questions, "Why Panera Bread? Explain a time you made a bad situation into a good one... Explain what customer service is to me..." and so forth. After my interview with him, I interviewed the General Manager of the store. He asked a couple of the same questions but more so wanted to know about me and my personality.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Associate Trainer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Novato, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Novato, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Panera Bread in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Apply online, really simple and fast. If you do well on the test they will most likely hire you.

    Interview Questions
    • Not to difficult unless you are really not prepared for a job.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I needed the job so I took it!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Associate Trainer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Decatur, AL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Decatur, AL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Panera Bread in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    It took forever to be contacted. I was interviewed twice. The interview itself was easy.

    Interview Questions
    • Where do you see yourself in 10 years. It caught me off guard.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    It was fairly easy and reasonable.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Associate Trainer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jacksonville, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Panera Bread in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Hired in the first interview with common knowledge questions about why and where and about company itself

    Negotiation Details
    There was none
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Associate Trainer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Panera Bread in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    The initial submission of resume and job application was via the website, the hardest part with that was the long personality survey. During the actual interview, I had been recommended by my cousin who worked there already, which helped as this was my first job. Questions about past experience, why Panera was somewhere you wanted to work, etc were all asked. Nothing out of the ordinary.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I had no experience in negotiations, I took on minimum wage.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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