Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Panera Bread
- Associate (148)
- Cashier (97)
- Assistant Manager (42)
- Hourly Associate (35)
- Cashier/Barista (35)
- Panera Bread Associate (30)
- Associate Trainer (20)
- Sales Associate (19)
- Night Baker (15)
- Baker (12)
- Shift Supervisor (11)
- Cafe Associate (11)
- Customer Associate (9)
- Crew Member (8)
- Team Member (8)
- Sales Associate/Cashier (8)
- Catering Coordinator (8)
- General Manager (7)
- Manager (7)
- Customer Service Associate (7)
- Bakery Associate (6)
- Production Associate (6)
- Restaurant Manager (4)
- Store Associate (4)
- Assistant General Manager (4)
- Shift Manager (4)
- Line Cook (4)
- Server/Busboy/Cashier/Food Prep (4)
- Day Baker (3)
- Bakery-Cafe Associate (3)
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Panera Bread (Atlanta, GA) in May 2015.
Overall I was impressed. I went through three processes: the initial interview, the working interview, and the "hiring" interview. The initial interview was a simple 10 to 15 minute meeting with the baking market manager about why I wanted the job, why I think I would excel in a baking position, and what I knew about Panera Bread as a company--the usual stuff. After that was complete, a working interview was scheduled, where I worked with a trainer for two hours who showed me some pan ups, had me try some hands-on work, and explained the nuances of the job. I really enjoyed that part, as I gave me a chance to decide if I would enjoy the nature of the work. The final step is the last interview, which for me was more of a confirmation that I wanted the job and verified the terms of employment. At this last interview I filled out the requisite paperwork, went over the associate handbook with the baking manager, received my uniform, and was ready to start training the following night.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
interviewed at Panera Bread (Atlanta, GA) in March 2013.
I applied online a year ago. Never got a call I due to lack of experience. Got a years worth of retail under my belt and reapplied online. I ended up going in requesting an interview. They called back and I went in. The manager didn't ask much. Just if I plan on staying there for a good while. I said yes. Other than that he said he liked my resume. Offered me the job on the spot.
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There was no negotiation. Nothing about pay was even brought up. I'm assuming minimum wage is base.
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Panera Bread (Atlanta, GA) in April 2012.
I was contacted directly by Panera HR through an industry site where I had a resume posted. I live in the Southeast and stated that I would not be interested in relocating. I received two calls from Panera, one from HR and the second from the hiring manager. The position they wanted me to take would either handle the mid-west or west coast. Despite stating I would not relocate they asked me to move to St. Louis, MO, where their corporate headquarters is located. I got the impression that the Real Estate Department is very segregated and does do work as a team - they have people who do site selection and others who focus on renewals and relocations. It sounded like they micromanage their people and that there are a lot of procedures to follow. After reaffirming that I was not interested in relocating I was cut from the interview process. Frankly, I feel like they wasted my time by contacting me.
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