Panera Bread

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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 a 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!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great experience

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    Current Employee - Associate in Bethlehem, PA
    Current Employee - Associate in Bethlehem, PA

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

    Pros

    The working environment is amazing -- employees tend to get along well and there is a strong, family-like community in the workplace. Even when the job is strenuous, the managers and co-workers make it enjoyable.

    Cons

    It can be difficult to get a lot of hours / make a lot of money, if that's an important thing for you. Stores usually have a large number of employees and high numbers of hours are not typical.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good Food, Good Fun

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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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 a 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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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