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Overworked, unappreciated.

Current Employee - Catering Coordinator  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Catering Coordinator in Chicago, IL

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

Pros

The money can be great, depending on tips. You aren't required to work many weekends, which is uncommon in the food service industry. You gain a lot of great experience which you will be able to take to another job.

Cons

You may often work very long hours. There are no bonuses for hitting sales goals, so there is little motivation to hit your goals. There is typically only one caterer in each store, so there is a lot of pressure to get everything done. You may often be extremely overwhelmed with orders, and other times when there is not much to do. You spend a lot of time driving and doing deliveries.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make sure your caterer has all the support they need.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Fun Co-Workers But Overworked & Underpaid

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Panera BreadAssociate  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Panera BreadAssociate in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Panera Bread part-time for less than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Do Your Best To Make Your Team Really Feel Like You Care. Incentives. Prizes. Acknowledgement.
    STOP CHANGING SO FREQUENTLY!!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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 for less than a 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
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