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no life

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Associate Trainer
Current Employee - Associate Trainer

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

Pros

vacation hours, benefits, holiday pay

Cons

early AM shifts suck the life out of you.

Other Employee Reviews for Panera Bread

  1. Good first job for high school students

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Workers got discounted food during the day, or free food from the bakery after closing. The hours for part-time workers were also (usually) flexible

    Cons

    The customers at Panera were as picky as the stereotypical Starbucks customer, but with pastries and lunch items to scrutinize. The managers also had a habit of scheduling workers for shifts they didn't normally work, and without telling them. This resulted in more than one confused and angry phone call from the manager on duty while I was in class (in high school, no less) or on a day off, although all were resolved

    Advice to Management

    Please stop pretending your high school part-time workers want to work at Panera for the rest of their lives. Also, hiring your already-graduated part-time workers to become store managers would, from what I saw, work a lot better than hiring outside people who know nothing about the company (and are trained by your high school workers) for that same job


  2. Helpful (1)

    Started off great, but then when you become really good at what you do, they take advantage of you for their benefits.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Catering Coordinator
    Current Employee - Catering Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, and company has an awesome reputation which makes you proud to say you work there. Very good company values, Teaches you ALOT about customer service and lifetime values and lessons.

    Cons

    They most often than not pick the worst people for management positions...makes no sense...


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