Panera Bread

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It's an OK job

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

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

Pros

I like the customers and most fo the people I work with

Cons

It's hard to move up in the company. Your lucky if you get a $.25 raise max at your review time (which they never show you so you don't know what they really write)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

your experience should count for something, not how cute you are (at least that's how it is at my store)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Dead End

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    Current Employee - Associate in Oak Ridge, TN
    Current Employee - Associate in Oak Ridge, TN

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Unfortunately, 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 ManagementAdvice

    Pay 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Started well, ended poorly

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

    I worked at Panera Bread part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Initially 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.

    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 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 ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees and care more about them than the bottom line, because they directly affect your bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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