Panera Bread

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Started off great, but then when you become really good at what you do, they take advantage of you for their benefits.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Catering Coordinator
Current Employee - Catering Coordinator

I have been working at Panera Bread full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Competitive pay, and company has an awesome reputation which makes you proud to say you work there. Very good company values, Teaches you ALOT about customer service and lifetime values and lessons.

Cons

They most often than not pick the worst people for management positions...makes no sense...

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

1568 Other Employee Reviews for Panera Bread (View Most Recent)

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    Very Great Place to Work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    It was a great experience! You have a lot of repeat customers, so building relationships is pretty simple. I found personal enjoyment in the relationships I built with both coworkers and customers. The products were easy to make, and most of the time the pace was faster than it was slow, so the day went by pretty quickly. You really get a chance to share opinions or issues at seasonal meetings, which the managers never ignored. It was a fun, relaxed atmosphere most of the time.

    Cons

    Sometimes can be a bit unprofessional towards employees. Also, if you don't like jazz music, it's playing constantly (though lowly), as a forewarning (though I had no problem with it myself).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Showing favoritism really insults the rest of the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Managers never around No hours

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    When it was just the regular employees, things were fun. Training is fun.

    Cons

    Managers are always in the back on the computer, which makes it hard when you are new. The only two cool managers got transferred. The ones that were left liked to make you feel like crap. almost NO hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get off the computer and actually do some work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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