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Terrible experience

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Former Employee - Cashier/Barista  in  Charlotte, NC
Former Employee - Cashier/Barista in Charlotte, NC

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

Pros

Free food, Learning a POS.

Cons

Terrible management. Always ran out of bread. Insects on pastries, because trash can is located directly beside it. Sometimes sheet pans were placed on top of the trash cans. Late on catering orders. Run out of products for weeks at a time. Workers on line are rude. Bagels dropped on floor and re-used. Rarely ever employees used gloves. Either over staffed or under staffed. Trainers had no clue what to do, neither did management. I had to learn the job by observing other employees. Some of the days I would open, things were stocked incorrectly or not at all.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Check in on managers, because the problems started with the general management. I did not enjoy my time at my location, because I didn't know what was expected from me.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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    Very fun and comforting work area

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    Current Employee - Panera Bread Associate  in  Saint Louis Park, MN
    Current Employee - Panera Bread Associate in Saint Louis Park, MN

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

    Pros

    Easy Work, Very Clean, Very Friendly work enviorment.

    Cons

    Rude customers, Overwhelming lunch and dinner rushes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more effort into improving associates

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Yes

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    Former Employee - Baker Training Specialist  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Baker Training Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Panera Bread full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Pay is a little on the low side

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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