Panera Bread

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Former Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI
Former Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI

I worked at Panera Bread full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

nice culture very nice people

Cons

whole lotta of changes going on

Advice to ManagementAdvice

remember your history

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    It's an OK job

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    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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