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Updated Nov 4, 2014
Updated Nov 4, 2014
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Panera Bread in October 2014.

Interview Details

Applied on Sunday, and got called for an interview on Tuesday (this was for a store that had not yet opened). The interview was very chill, there was another lady in the room with us just sitting there working, listening, and occasionally adding to the conversation. The manager was really nice. The question asked were pretty basic questions lie "tell me about yourself" or "why do you want to work here?"

Interview Questions
  • What is something you have learned from work or school that can be applied to the real world?   View Answer
Reasons for Declining

The pay was horrible, only $8.25

Declined Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Park Ridge, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Park Ridge, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Panera Bread in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I submitted an application and two days later I got a call for an interview two days later. The person who interviewed me was kind and They hired me on spot due to my background and were incredibly kind and flexible with me in regards of scheduling me once I was hired.

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

    Took a long time during the hiring process

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Weston, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Weston, FL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Panera Bread in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    I was called the day after turning in my application (without a resume). The hiring manager called me to set up an interview. She was easy going, easy to talk to and I was just myself. My only advice would be to go casually dressed and let your impression stand on your enthusiasm. Be positive, show that you are proactive, and give importance to team work and cooperation.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about one positive and one negative thing that has happened in your life.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sacramento, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Panera Bread in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    I received a phone call for an interview about 2-3 months after I applied. I did a one on one interview where they asked past experience questions. For example, When have I given advice to others? At the end of the interview the interviewer stated that she liked me and that I would receive a call for a follow up interview with the GM. A few days later I get a call for an interview. Show up to the interview, but it's with another Shift Lead. A few days after the interview I hand deliver a thank you letter. I received a job offer almost a week later.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't have any experience so I accepted the offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Panera Bread in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    A few days after I finished an online application, I got a call back from a manager at Panera. I scheduled an interview for later that week and wore just a button down shirt and some nice dress pants. My interviewer was very nice and went through exactly what I'd be doing at Panera, the way they'd train me (first basically busing, then the line, then cashiering, then possible barista) and if I were to get hired, how I'd have to go to two training meeting things. She also discussed how it was possible to move up and times they had reviews. It seemed to be going well and she covered the usual questions (why do you want to work here? what hours can you work? what are you most proud of? hobbies?) and made sure to let me know that she was going to have the head manager call me for another interview.

    She kept her promise and called back the next day and I scheduled my second interview for two days later. I came a little less dressed to impress (I wore a polo and the same dress pants, probably not the wisest decision I've ever made) than the first interview and was somewhat distracted/derailed since I ran into a friend's ex boyfriend waiting to let the head manager I was there. He was very nice but I got pretty jittery and started talking with my hands a lot, so I wasn't surprised I didn't get the job. He said he'd call me Monday, and it's 11:32 PM on Monday night and still no call.

    Edit: actually, I just got the job yesterday. Which was surprising, but I've accepted and now have orientation on Monday. So it's kind of weird how things worked out. I'm not really crazy that I had to wait ages to find out I got a job, especially since I have interviewed other places since then. But I am grateful that they did hire me. So, moral of the story: relax. You probably will do much better than you think.

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    Neutral Experience
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