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An Everyday Oasis.

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Cashier in Kentwood, MI
Current Employee - Cashier in Kentwood, MI

I have been working at Panera Bread full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

There really aren't any limitations as to how far you can move up in the company if you're well liked by your superiors.

Cons

The management is highly judgmental and doesn't care about their staff. All that they care about is customer comments, nothing else matters.

Advice to Management

Don't base Raises, Salaries, and Bonuses on customer comments because all it does is promotes bribery.

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  1. Good company, fast days and good environment

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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


  2. stick with what you got

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Value your employees.


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