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Good company, fast days and good environment

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Former Employee - Cashier in Watertown, MA
Former Employee - Cashier in Watertown, MA

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

Pros

Make sure everyone is well trained which builds some moral and comradery (as much as you can get working entry level in food industry)

Of course, discounted food is a good perk and Panera has great food.

The management I worked for was nice and tolerant

Customers were generally very nice and the store i worked at was busy so it stayed moving

Cons

They were nit picky about clocking in and out for half hour at lunch, food discount is good not great...
Pay isnt great, but I wasnt expecting it to be
overall not many complaints though

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    Current Employee - Panera BreadAssociate in Woodbridge, VA
    Current Employee - Panera BreadAssociate in Woodbridge, VA

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

    Pros

    I loved working at Panera when I first started. The people were good, the food was great, and the customers were, on the average, much less annoying than what they could have been.

    Cons

    This company, for a few years now, has put a huge restriction on raises for its Cafe's, meaning that what you get paid is what you get paid, and once you have been accredited to all the modules you can be, you get a dollar raise total, and the rest depends on your yearly share between you and all of your coworkers out of the 4-6 dollars of raise each cafe gets. They very much like to stick you to where you are, and to squeeze out what they can out of you before you realize what's going on and move on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Shake and Bake

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    Former Employee - Baker in Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Baker in Dublin, CA

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

    Pros

    Great, healthy food. For the most part, staff is very friendly, hard working and a pleasure to work with. The actual work was challenging and therefore enjoyable. Never boring.

    Cons

    Company currently settling a class action suit for break violations. Nearly worked myself to death as a graveyard baker. The job is extremely demanding. I felt that I was working for half of what I was worth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more $$$ for you and your employees.

    Positive Outlook
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