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High stress for the pay

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Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Boston, MA
Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Boston, MA

I worked at Panera Bread

Pros

Good if you like baked goods. Good experience if you want to go into the fast food industry. Very Popular. Good experience with high volumes. Could possibly be OK depending on your location and supervisors.

Cons

Lofty expectations from both customers and corporate. High quality of life and opportunity for growth presented during recruitment and training but ultimately not delivered. Bottom line is that the promises for growth in the company and quality of life are a dangling carrot.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Have the actual culture and internal atmosphere of Panera bread match the concept essence

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Panera Bread

  1.  

    Decent job

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Doral, FL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Doral, FL

    I have been working at Panera Bread

    Pros

    Great discounts on food, relaxing atmosphere to work in, even during rushes, good relationships formed with coworkers, good insurance program if you work enough hours.

    Cons

    It may vary by store, but personally scheduling is a bit loopy, rushes can get ridiculous ans scheduling time off can be a bit of a hassle,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with your employees, keep them in the loop, offer feedback when needed and swiftly. And definitely keep up with your crew. Nothing's worse than a no-show and the no-show not even being contacted or disciplined.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    not bad

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    Former Employee - Associate Trainer  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Trainer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Panera Bread

    Pros

    family oriented environment
    fast pace environment
    everyone is generally friendly
    60 percent off food
    get to know your coworkers
    general feeling of 'we're in it together'

    Cons

    -how you are appreciated really depends on the management in your specific location
    -pay raise is very minimal
    -daily tasks get repetitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train your managers better

    Approves of CEO
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