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Is a nice break from Cashier.

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Current Employee - Day Baker in Meriden, CT
Current Employee - Day Baker in Meriden, CT

I have been working at Panera Bread full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

You can work at your own pace and take the time to talk to customers.

Cons

It can be difficult working with the management on what to make for that day. Takes some getting used to.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
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  1. They treat employees badly.

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    Former Employee - Associate in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Associate in Tallahassee, FL

    I worked at Panera Bread part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It was easy to get hired. They give a discount on lunch and a free loaf of bread each week.

    Cons

    The pay is poor. The managers and shift supervisors don't communicate with each other so the staff is constantly getting contradictory information. They track sales per work hour all day so if the sales are low they ask staff members to leave early or take a lunch break even if they have just arrived. I was laid off with zero warning. I had done nothing wrong and the manager acknowledged that fact. I just ran into a former Panera manager working at another business and he said that they are laying off staff and managers all over this district.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop blaming every slump in sales on your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Place to get decent customer-service experience.

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    Current Employee - Customer Associate in Bayside, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Associate in Bayside, NY

    I have been working at Panera Bread part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Shifts
    Meal discount
    Clean
    Young crowd
    Easy to learn

    Cons

    Low wage
    No tips allowed
    Uniform is not very attractive.
    On your feet all shift
    Picky customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on team work, not favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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