Panera Bread

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If you need a first job or perhaps just a good part-time job, Panera Bread is always a good choice.

Sales Associate (Former Employee) Princeton, NJ

ProsWorked very well with school schedules and days off, made sure you were commended appropriately for your efforts, great employee discount, gave you as many hours as your asked for, everything was clear, cut, and dry - nothing to overthink or worry that you're doing wrong, Bread Bashes were a lot of fun, managers try to make it a fun environment for everyone.

ConsManagers were sometimes too lax, customers can be unruly, irritable, and extremely arrogant and attitudinal (I've only noticed this at Panera, no other places), the management system tend to use veteran employees as free trainers, which wasn't very fair to me, only a 10 cent increase after a year, was also promised a small pay increase for each new "module" I was trained in. I was trained in almost every module, and still saw no pay increases.

Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees shouldn't have to hunt down their pay increases. Other than that, you guys hire some awesome managers.

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

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    Better place to work than most others.

    Associate (Current Employee) Columbus, OH

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

    Pros: Good atmosphere, higher status than most food industry jobs, respectable… Cons: Very young management, no benefits, many things can vary depending… Advice to Senior Management: Don't skirt simple OSHA rules and regulations, stay humble, remember… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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    Decade of growing within the company.

    General Manager (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Panera Bread full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros: Great concept. Chance to grown within the company. Cons: Hours. Bonuses. Pay rate for Associates/Shift Supervisors. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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