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Pretty terrible

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

I have been working at Panera Bread

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Sometimes, the people you work with are awesome.

Cons

It's pretty terrible. Low pay, hard days. Sucks.

Advice to Management

Stop treating customers better than you treat your workers.

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  1. Not bad, could have been better

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orland, CA

    I worked at Panera Bread

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fresh baked breads and pastries
    Free health insurance
    Paid vacations
    No late nights

    Cons

    Sandwich portions are too small
    Need better systems for food quality


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    Management at its worst.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Norman, OK
    Former Employee - Cashier in Norman, OK

    I worked at Panera Bread

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    For starting pay, it's decent. You get computer training off the bat and raises when you train in other areas. You get many hours under your belt so you don't have to worry about cuts.

    Cons

    Often taken out of the bounds of your job description and put elsewhere to correct lack of hands in another area. Poor selection in management; they fail at educating and punish employees for being ignorant. Personal problems are often let out in the work place and favouritism is common. I've read many nasty reviews about working at Panera Bread, but knowing my area I thought that both the customers and employers would be much different. To my dismay, 7 hour shifts turned into 11 hour shifts without notifying me. I would often have to beg to leave even after I was supposed to leave several hours ago. I've been yelled at for demanding to leave for a funeral I had notified them of and for school. Don't expect to get off on time for any reason, because you have to make it in with the managers in order to get that level of respect.

    Advice to Management

    Get over your personal problems and if you're going to make someone stay late, don't yell at them or extend their shift without their permission. If you want happy employees, treat them all fairly.


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