Panera Bread

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Good company, fast days and good environment

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Cashier in Watertown, MA
Former Employee - Cashier in Watertown, MA

I worked at Panera Bread part-time (more than an 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

1392 Other Employee Reviews for Panera Bread (View Most Recent)

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    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 (more than an 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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    tedious/less of an opportunity than it is presented to be

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hourly Associate in Bannockburn, IL
    Current Employee - Hourly Associate in Bannockburn, IL

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

    Pros

    close to home and free coffee

    Cons

    completing training falls to the wayside once you perfect one position enough to do it everyday

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on training and promotion from within

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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