Panera Bread
3.0 of 5 1,076 reviews
www.panerabread.com Saint Louis, MO 5000+ Employees

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Great atmosphere, good work environment, friendly relations, easy work

Customer Associate (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA

ProsThe atmosphere is fantastic. It really makes you feel like you are in a good place. Employees are treated very well overall. Panera hires from a great pool of people. Flexible hours. Not to mention the great food! Also most of the managers I have interacted with are very laid back and friendly

ConsDecent pay, could have been a little higher. Wasn't a fan of not being able to take extra food after closing for the day (not sure if this is still restricted)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Once Eager Then Disillusioned

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    McHenry, IL

    I worked at Panera Bread part-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: I can not recall any pros. Cons: I was an older worker who was discriminated against. Advice to Senior Management: I wasn't allowed to learn new things and the other workers were allowed to make fun of me. I am a college graduate who… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Very tough job at near slave labor wages

    Panini & Food Line Worker (Former Employee)
    Birmingham, AL

    I worked at Panera Bread full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Some experienced employees are helpful as are associate managers and… Cons: Terribly disorganized, managers have hair triggers and are aloof to new employees. Additional duites are piled on while still expecting you to perform your current… Advice to Senior Management: Get down off your high horses and remember how you started out in the company: as a worker bee. Don't treat all your employees as… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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