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Worst management staff ever

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Former Employee - Associate Trainer  in  Braintree, MA
Former Employee - Associate Trainer in Braintree, MA

I worked at Panera Bread

Pros

Free Beverages during a shift.
Pretty good discount.
Some good co-workers to build lasting friendships with.

Cons

Incompetent, rude, lazy managers
Schedule was never posted on time.
Extremely poor scheduling.
Never enough associates scheduled to work a shift, yet tons of associates hired.
Very poor pay.
Poor growth oprotunity.
Horribly inconsitant hours.
Called into work every scheduled day off.
Too many young and lazy associates hired.
Too many managers.
You never get any requested days off even if it's for an emergency.
Work people when they are injured, or ill.
Management takes the job WAAAAAAY too seriously. ( It's a sandwich joint for crying out loud.)
Bread bashes/ meetings every two weeks. ( Hard to attend a mandatory meeting if you have a second job, or family who needs your help.)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Put a schedule out on time!!! Schedule enough people per shift so one person doesn't have to take on a million back breaking tasks, or call associates in on their days off. Treat your employees with respect. Give your employees a requested day off once in a while. Pay associates better. DON'T HIRE SO MANY MANAGERS FOR ONE LOCATION!!!! Don't curse or yell at your employees. Give employees a compliment every once in a while. Stop it with the rediculous bread bash meetings. People do have lives outside of paner bread.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Hated my job until my last day

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Cortlandt Manor, NY
    Former Employee - Cashier in Cortlandt Manor, NY

    I worked at Panera Bread

    Pros

    Can be fun for high school kids, Met some friends, Good food ( still love the food ), great discount while working, You are not selling the customer bull everything at panera is just as you see it fresh and you can take pride in that

    Cons

    YOUR LIFE IS EXPECTED TO BE PANERA BREAD, Low pay, management is extremely poor, work your behind off with no recognition, could be very unprofessional at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees better, show a little gratitude

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Not very open to beginners

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Montclair, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montclair, NJ

    I worked at Panera Bread

    Pros

    Discounts on food
    Food allowance for lunch
    Above minimum wage pay at start

    Cons

    Required to learn all the drinks on the first week or so by memory
    Everyone does every job, No specialization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like people, Not like sheeps that are just required to do a boring job over and over and over again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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