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It wasn't horrible

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Current Employee - Associate Trainer in Lake Grove, NY
Current Employee - Associate Trainer in Lake Grove, NY

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

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

Pros

There are a lot of nice workers here. You get 50% off on your break and they are pretty flexible with availabilities.

Cons

Lately they are understaffed. The managers can be rude .

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  1. Its really an easy job, but don't always expect recognition

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flexible 45 hour work week, free meals, tremendous growth opportunity.

    Cons

    Misleading hiring terms and Extreme favoritism on the store and area level. Basically, if your not in the favor of upper management or around when they are to see you, it doesn't help you no matter how hard you've worked for them. They single out kiss ass employees for promotions regardless of their ability or work ethic. which is pretty pathetic. My self and other former employees were promised rapid advancement and then left for dead after a short time.

    Advice to Management

    Please review the reason behind high turn over on the associate and store manager level.
    Panera bread has many tools available to help assist district managers and general manager in people development , but its put to the way side. Look at your district managers and their hiring and retention track records. Take the warm survey a little more seriously.


  2. Becoming an employee sees as much as a sales pitch as being a customer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Prep in Hudson, OH
    Former Employee - Food Prep in Hudson, OH

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

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

    Pros

    Learn how a well oiled machine of an operation works - especially during peak mealtimes.

    Cons

    You are a disposable stooge. Some employees that have worked for over 9 years still are making less than $9 an hour. Good for college students looking for a little extra income with flexible hours. The management leans pretty heavily from the top down and creates unnecessary stress.

    Advice to Management

    The "everyday oasis" needs to start with you! Check your stress at the door before you enter.


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