Panera Bread Reviews

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Panera Bread CEO Ronald Shaich
Ronald Shaich
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    Pretty Good Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Panera Bread full-time (more than 8 years)


    All of he beliefs of the company are fantastic, how they give back to the community, make quality products and want to treat the employees, etc.


    The pay is somewhat low for the work expected of you. It would also be better if they promoted more from within

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    Need to promote more from within the company to assistant manager, general manager, jvp, etc. there is a lot of hiring from outside the company and that frustrates the current employees

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Panera Bread Interviews

Updated Mar 24, 2015
Updated Mar 24, 2015

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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oklahoma City, OK
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Panera Bread.

    Interview Details

    Time efficient, phone interview then a face to face interview, and then there was a tour or realistic preview to help the people and better experience of the atmosphere. The interviewers put a positive spin on things but definitely there are areas of improveing upon, but that is normal

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Panera Bread Awards & Accolades

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Culinary/Operations, National Chain Winner, COEX Innovation Awards, 2013
Casual Dining Brand Of The Year, Harris Poll EquiTrend®, 2012
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Headquarters Saint Louis, MO
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1981
Type Company - Public (PNRA)
Industry Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

We are Panera. We are bakers of bread. We are fresh from the oven. We are a symbol of warmth and welcome. We are a simple pleasure, honest and genuine. We are a life story told over dinner. We are a long lunch with an old friend. We are your weekday morning ritual. We are the kindest gesture of neighbors. We are home. We are family. We are friends.

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Mission: A loaf of bread in every arm®

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