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Associate (Current Employee) Oak Ridge, TN

ProsThere are lots of great people who work here, and are easy to get along with.

ConsUnfortunately, they cap hourly workers at 10/hr, hate giving raises to get you near that, won't give you a stable schedule, always cut labor to the bone, and have no part time benefits plus they require you reach 35/hr a week for a whole year average to get full time benefits. If you don't reach full time benefits you do NOT earn your vacation hours, they're gone, you do not have access to their poor quality health insurance, and that's all there is on the benefits table. Out of around 40 employees, only 8 were scheduled for enough hours to meet their benefits requirements. Terrible.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay your employees more, and treat them better. Stop cutting labor so much that the job isn't enjoyable to go to. Maybe think about getting a benefits system that makes sense, and allowing more people to reach them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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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

    Pros: Initially seemed like a positive work environment with supportive bosses. Relatively quick hiring… Cons: Expect too much of employees (coming in early, working long hours with no breaks, not respecting agreed upon time/day availability). Low salary/compensation compared… Advice to Senior Management: Take care of your employees and care more about them… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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    Great food.

    Associate Trainer/Planet Bread Teacher (Current Employee) Denver, CO

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

    Pros: good employees, procedures, food, atmosphere. Cons: pay rate, cleanliness, employee cross training needs to get better, Advice to Senior Management: pay your managers better. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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