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Fun, fast paced atmosphere

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Former Employee - Associate in Tampa, FL
Former Employee - Associate in Tampa, FL

I worked at Panera Bread part-time (more than an year)

Pros

Interact with great customers. Work alongside fun and positive coworkers. Lunch break was always tasty! Fun rollout parties for new menu offerings.

Cons

Very fast paced. Lunch rush does not leave room for much error.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to reward employees because it takes hard work to keep up with customer demands!

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Positive Outlook
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    Good Food, Good Fun

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    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Panera Bread full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    For a restaurant, the food is actually pretty healthy. I took advantage of the discount and the rejected orders! The other employees were fun and the work environment was enjoyable. It was fast-paced because we did get very busy, especially during lunch, but I enjoyed the excitement.

    Cons

    They should take advantage of technology more. For instance, the schedule was only posted in the restaurant so I had to physically go there or call and bother someone to tell me my schedule. It was also usually posted last-minute, the day before it was in effect.

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    Managers didn't always agree on procedures. There should be a manual that determines "the right way" to eliminate confusion.

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    Positive Outlook
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    Company full of opportunities for dedicated managers.

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - General Manager in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Panera Bread full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great bonus program for top performers. It makes all of the extra effort put forth worth it. You feel truly rewarded. Message of the company is that they only want people that will show true passion for the work they do, and towards the customers they serve.

    Cons

    Sometime administrative demands are hard to complete because of lack of time to be able to commit to it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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