Panera Bread
3.0 of 5 929 reviews
www.panerabread.com Saint Louis, MO 5000+ Employees

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Started well, ended poorly

Cashier/Barista (Former Employee)
Dayton, OH

I worked at Panera Bread part-time for less than a year

ProsInitially seemed like a positive work environment with supportive bosses.
Relatively quick hiring process from initial application to interview to training to actually working.
Good food.

ConsExpect too much of employees (coming in early, working long hours with no breaks, not respecting agreed upon time/day availability).
Low salary/compensation compared to effort put forth.
Did not take into account the outside lives of employees.
Lots of gossip and cliques!
Mice were spotted on several occasions.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your employees and care more about them than the bottom line, because they directly affect your bottom line.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Lots of Hard work with little recognition

Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
Orlando, FL

I have been working at Panera Bread full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: Free food on shifts, exciting work environment Cons: Hard work, little recognition, long hours, stressful environment Advice to Senior Management: Pay your good people well enough to keep them More

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An Everyday Oasis.

Cashier (Current Employee)
Kentwood, MI

I have been working at Panera Bread full-time for more than a year


Pros: There really aren't any limitations as to how far you can… Cons: The management is highly judgmental and doesn't care about their staff.… Advice to Senior Management: Don't base Raises, Salaries, and Bonuses on customer comments because… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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