Panera Bread

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Pretty good, love the structure!

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Current Employee - Catering Coordinator in Doylestown, PA
Current Employee - Catering Coordinator in Doylestown, PA

I have been working at Panera Bread full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Good structure -your managers are being held accountable for their work by their managers and so on. Good people- I work with pretty decent people. Clean- Panera's the cleanliest place I've worked and the employees try their best for the most part to keep it that way. Good opportunities for those who work hard - work hard, stay on the manager's good side, and show that you know what their looking for and do it. Be competent!

Cons

Pretty much the same thing you'll get in any restaurant industry. If management isn't doing their job, having product, scheduling right, making sure associates are trained properly, then the tension builds a little. At my location they have a good amount of manager meetings so they regroup constantly.
I've seen now two managers in my store that have been horrible with employee relations. It's irritating that the regional managers hire them to manage people who have better management skills then their new hires. One manager didn't follow spec very well and made quite a few sexual statements, which was taken care of by HR. Now his replacement is horrible with the associates, very rude, makes quick judgments, and is disliked by nearly all of the associates, even the most mature and kindest associates. Hope she changes her attitude soon or we get rid of her.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Come on American Bread, stop giving us bad managers. We need managers that are good with associates and do their job correctly.

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    Love the job, it's easy.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Champaign, IL

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

    Pros

    You can easily learn all the required positions.

    Cons

    At my location, at least, it is very hard to get a raise. I've been working there for 2 years and never been written up and still no raise.

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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Place

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    Former Employee - Line Associate in Cuyahoga Falls, OH
    Former Employee - Line Associate in Cuyahoga Falls, OH

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

    Pros

    never bord , very understanding, fun enviorment

    Cons

    trying to learn new positions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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