Panera Bread – Saint Petersburg, FL
Company Covelli Enterprises, Panera Bread Tampa Bay Location Saint Petersburg, FL 33704 Industries Hotels and Lodging Restaurant/Food Services Food… jobsradar.com
Panera Bread – Lutz, FL
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Doesn't RecommendNegative OutlookDisapproves of CEO
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I worked at Panera Bread full-time (More than 3 years)
Was my first job. The only pros was the muscles I gained from putting away the truck deliverys twice a week, was originally asked only to fill in when the last guy quit unexpectedly. Waited for two years for them to hire a new truck guy.
I learned every position, in bakery and cafe, even learned the night bakery job incase they didn't show up, which was often, prepped for cafe in the morning and even came in at 2am twice a week for truck deliverys. Yet still I was receiving minimum wage and managers were not willing to move me up in the company, even though I was always on call to come in whenever they were short staffed. Whenever we would have auditors scheduled to come in I was always willing to do the dirty jobs, like climb on top of ovens to clean them, one time I was even asked to clean the dumpster outside. Then when I had finally had enough after three years I got another job elsewhere and gave my managers a FOUR week notice that I was leaving to make sure they could find replacements for all of my positions, but they still did not take me off the schedule or even try to train anyone new in my position. I finally had to just stop showing up after being at my new job for FOUR ADDITIONAL weeks. Those four weeks were exhausting, working 8 hours at one job, then immediately going to the other for another 8hours of manual labor. If you are social and a pretty, ditsy girl you will have no problem moving up and making more money. But if you are work based, and extremely hard working, intelligent and willing to do the jobs your managers don't want to, the company will use and abuse you. Get ready for the most physical and emotionally abusive and exhausting job of your life.
Advice to Management
Maybe screen your managers better. Make sure they are responsible, know how to schedule employees, are not emotionally abusive, lazy, or dumb. I seriously once had a new manager tell me to deck scrub the freezer with soap and water. When I explained why I would not be willing to do that without alcohol, because soap and water would freeze in the freezer and create ice, which would be an injury hazard to anyone who tried to enter the freezer, she threw a hissy fit and accused me of not respecting her position.