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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)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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.

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  1. Fun but stressful...

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    Former Employee - Associate Trainer in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Associate Trainer in Orlando, FL

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

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

    Pros

    -Fun coworkers -Enjoyable work meetings (Breadbashes) -Discount on food -Training modules are very easy to complete

    Cons

    -Almost always called in on day off -Usually left work 30 mins later than supposed to -Managers stress workers out -Managers tried to avoid giving out raises


  2. 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)

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

    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 Management

    Stop blaming every slump in sales on your employees.


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