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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 for 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
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Panera Bread

  1.  

    enjoyable workplace

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    Current Employee - Associate Trainer  in  Staten Island, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Trainer in Staten Island, NY

    I have been working at Panera Bread full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    job duties are fairly simple
    customers are generally friendly

    Cons

    no benefits available to hourly associates
    performance reviews are held once a year with my franchise
    not much room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give more feedback about personal and restaurant performance
    more benefits and incentives

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    stick with what you got

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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 for 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
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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