Panera Bread

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Former Employee - "Associate" in Winter Park, FL
Former Employee - "Associate" in Winter Park, FL

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

Pros

The atmosphere at our franchise was very laid back, and its generally a nicer place to work than most fast food places or similar.

Cons

Apart from the general foodservice issues (unglamorous work, unreasonable customers...), the greatest problem was lack of training. There was none - I learned things by asking a senior employee or guessing, which reduced my efficiency, and doubtless damaged customer experience.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make sure your employees know what you want them to do!

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  1.  

    An awesome, fun, busy place.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Current Employee - Associate in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I have been working at Panera Bread part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The pro's are, you usually have great customers. Return customers honestly care how your doing, and try their hardest to help you out. I loved the atmosphere at Panera, it's great. The music is soothing, and it has a homey feeling to it. I enjoy the fast paced environment, there is never a dull moment.

    Cons

    The downsides can be it gets really busy! It can be hectic especially on the weekends. Another con, is that when you close, it is typically late when you get home. I usually get home at 11:15, and I leave work around 11 pm. The work can be tough, and the only time you will sit, or be slow, is when you have your break. Trust me, if you hate moving, or running around, don't apply.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and get first pay check issues straightened out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A lot of wonderful people and a fun place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Trainer in Springfield, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Trainer in Springfield, IL

    I have been working at Panera Bread part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The food is amazing and we are constantly getting new products, the staff is friendly and like a family, the pay is good and you are eligible for a raise every year

    Cons

    you go home smelling like food and it is constant on your feet moving and working

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GOOD WORK!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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