Panera Bread Catering Coordinator Interview Questions

Updated Mar 22, 2015
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Catering Coordinator Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Accepted Offer

Application

I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Panera Bread.

Interview

i applied online. they called me about a five days later from two branches, i did an interview with the one closer to my house. the manager was very nice and asked basic questions like why do you want to work for us and tell us a bit about your self. she said she is going to hire me while we are doing the interview. did my orientation the day after. stated training a day after that. love the staff and the managers

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  • tell us how you can be an a good example for a coworker or friend   Answer Question

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    Catering Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Panera Bread.

    Interview

    I knew someone. I was called to interview with her. Then her boss and the catering regional manager interviewed me and within a week I was hired. It was very easy but getting started on the job and gaining info about benefits was another story.

    Interview Questions

    • No one knew associate benefit plans   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. I knew someone and I was over qualified.

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    Catering Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Wausau, WI
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Panera Bread (Wausau, WI) in January 2013.

    Interview

    Super Informal. Right away, store manager informed me the position was not available. I thought he was being polite, just by telling me the "want ad is posted permanently" they really were not looking to hire anyone. I had to get to the bottom and I verified the want ad is posted permanently. Don't recommend to waste valuable job search time.

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    Catering Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Niles, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Panera Bread (Niles, OH) in September 2012.

    Interview

    Easy. I was interviewed by the area supervisor and one of the managers. I spent over 2 hr in total for the interviews and 1 hr of driving time.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    The starting salary changed 3 times before I started. It ended up being 8.10 hr.

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    Catering Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Southbury, CT
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Panera Bread (Southbury, CT) in August 2012.

    Interview

    You submit the application online, you must take and pass the assessment. You are then called and given one interview, if you pass you move to the second interview. If chosen you will fill out all the necessary paperwork and then attend PLANET BREAD. Once that is done you begin your training where each day as long as you are training you will receive a free meal so you can sample all the good things Panera serves. After training you will be tossed into your position. Sink or swim! You are now a Panera employee.

    Interview Questions

    • HHmmm....I would say Give me an example of how you helped a customer that was difficult?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    no negotiation it was take it or leave it.

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    Catering Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Panera Bread in May 2011.

    Interview

    very strait forward interview i was asked what skills i had to offer and what position i was looking to work, what kind of pay i was looking for. The manager i interviewed with was very nice and i still keep in touch with him to this day 5 years later. ive worked in 3 different cafes and all the GM's have been great

    Interview Questions

    • do you want to work weekends?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    strait forward, take it or leave it

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    Catering Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Panera Bread (Richmond, VA) in February 2011.

    Interview

    Nothing to it piece of cake. application.....2 days later interview.....1 day later, had the job....4 days later working

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I just wanted the job so there was no negotiation

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    Catering Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Harrisburg, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Panera Bread (Harrisburg, PA) in February 2010.

    Interview

    Started as an associate and worked up to current position. Hiring process is simple, fill out an application online and if the café is interested they will call for an interview. Interview is based on how easy it is to engage in conversation with the possible associate to gauge how they will act with strangers on a daily basis. No experience is necessary but a willingness to work hard and to the proper techniques is a must. After the final interview, the new associate will go on a tour of the café and then proceed to Planet Bread

    Interview Questions

    • For catering coordinator position, how do you intend to grow business? I am not a business minded person so that question was difficult for me.   Answer Question

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