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Shift Supervisor

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Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Chattanooga, TN
Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Chattanooga, TN

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Works with schedule and vacation time is nice. Good for students.

Cons

High stress and poor pay for what you have to put up with. The male shift supervisors were getting paid more than me.

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  1. ok for now

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Panera Bread

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    fun people to work with

    Cons

    low pay but hourly job so....

  2. Good part time gig

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Panera Bread part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The food is great. My Co-workers were a lot of fun to work with. The customers tend to be more upscale and they seem to enjoy themselves and our product. The consistency in the hours were very good, which is rare in retail. I had a set schedule for most of my time there.

    Cons

    It's food service, so you're always dealing with crap from customers. If you have a lousy work ethic, you won't last long. It's constant work for little pay. Most stores are understaffed which makes the workload that much more unbearable. Closing the store takes forever. Even if you prep right, it can still take 1-2 hours to close. Each location is different( malls or stand alone stores), so your responsibilities can always change based on location. Our store got robbed a couple of times which was scary.

    Advice to Management

    You store managers absolutely make or break you. My first 6 month's on the job, the management was horrible. But then we got a new GM who cleaned house and hired new managers, and we won store of the year. So to be apart of that turnaround was very exciting and there was a real sense of pride in what we did. So be more selective in who you hire for those positions.

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