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Fun Co-Workers But Overworked & Underpaid

Panera BreadAssociate (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

Pros- Co-Workers
- Non Greasy Foods
- Variety Of Foods To Enjoy
- Nice "1st" Job

Cons- Underpaid Because Manager Rake In All The Money
- Your Clothes Get Filled With The Smell Of All The Food There
- Lazy Managers Who Only Help When You're Overburdened
- Expect You To Be A Machine Rather Than A Rational Human

Advice to Senior ManagementDo Your Best To Make Your Team Really Feel Like You Care. Incentives. Prizes. Acknowledgement.
STOP CHANGING SO FREQUENTLY!!!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    working as an 'associate'

    "Associate" (Former Employee) Winter Park, FL

    I worked at Panera Bread part-time for less than a year


    Pros: The atmosphere at our franchise was very laid back, and its generally… Cons: Apart from the general foodservice issues (unglamorous work, unreasonable customers...), the greatest problem was lack of training. There was none… Advice to Senior Management: Make sure your employees know what you want them to… More
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    terrible management

    Associate (Former Employee) Chattanooga, TN

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


    Pros: I lost nearly 100lb's because I got so sick of… Cons: The management only cares about food costs, Labor costs and there bonuses. My hours were cut down to 8 a week when they hired… Advice to Senior Management: Care about your associates. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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