Panera Bread

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Went downhill FAST.

Cashier/Prep/Line (Current Employee)

Pros- Good food.
- You meet some really cool people and getting to know some of the everyday customers is fun
- I like the fact that Panera donates leftover products at the end of the night
- Opportunities to train for different positions
- Flexible Scheduling

Cons- In my case, unless you work at a corporate store your pay is barely over minimum wage, even with previous experience.
- Again, at my franchise, there are no benefits even to full time employees.
- Pointless rules. Example: We can't take our food home even though we're still paying 50% for it. and god forbid you eat a broken cookie that would have been thrown away.
- No real opportunities to advance. Associate-> Associate Trainer(25 cent raise)->Manager
- Raises pretty much don't exist.
- In general I believe everything you hear when you get hired makes the company seem way better than it actually is, at least at my store.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you're a manager try coming out of your office once in awhile and seeing what actually goes on in your store. When you see what actually goes on fire/discipline people who deserve it. Don't hold meetings or come out of your office after doing absolutely nothing all day just to yell at employees who have been doing what they're supposed to do all day and then not saying anything to the horrible employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    super busy, short staffed

    Bakery Cashier (Former Employee)

    I worked at Panera Bread


    Pros: Employee discount 50% experience on how to bake certain things, or… Cons: Little pay. unorganization (management) very unstable, things are constantly changing. Not flexible with taking time off. They will tell you to come in,… Advice to Senior Management: Respect and appreciate your employees. Be more flexible, and definitely work on… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Misleading First Impression

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Panera Bread


    Pros: Panera's reputation for community involvement You get a paycheck Some of the customers and… Cons: You have to ask yourself, why are there so many job openings for managers at Panera Bread? Well, let me tell you...it is because managers… Advice to Senior Management: Show interest in how assistant managers are treated and really… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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