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Helpful (2)

It's not bad

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Current Employee - Baker Trainer in Santa Barbara, CA
Current Employee - Baker Trainer in Santa Barbara, CA

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

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

Pros

The work isn't too hard with exception of holidays, and the benefits are good.

Cons

If you have in competent co-workers the job is much more stressful.

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  1. The job was a great first job but gets old after only a couple months

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    Current Employee - Associate in Coral Springs, FL
    Current Employee - Associate in Coral Springs, FL

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

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

    Pros

    Young staff, fairly easy work, friendly staff, very flexible with schedules, large staff (which can be a con too) in case you need someone to cover for you, they accept you back after you quit if you are in need of a job, you can take the job anywhere you go, they let you make your own creative name tag

    Cons

    The pay is terrible, a lot more stressful than other jobs (restaurant jobs are always stressful however), you have to shave before every shift (if you're a guy), the work gets annoying after a while (but this is true with pretty much any job), you only get a discount before, during, or after a shift, not on a day off

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to come in on a day off and get a discount and raise the pay

  2. Helpful (1)

    Management is frustrating!

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Kent, WA

    I worked at Panera Bread full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The crew is wonderful, hard workers, great pay for management, bennifits are ok, used to offer free food to employees,, will give you the free liberty to do whatever it takes to make the customer happy.

    Cons

    Management is a joke, hardwork and dedication never pays off, misleading about no late nights...some nights you don't leave till 1130, to much to do and not enough time to do it, keep piling on the work to no avail. Discouraging when your a dedicated employee and they don't reward. Oh and Mindshare sucks!!

    Advice to Management

    Get your butts out of the office and help!! Oh and if you insist on table service either hire more help and adjust your charts for labor or go back to the old way. There's a reason nobody else runs they're buisness this way, it doesn't work!! And get rid of Mindshare, it's stupid, people will say something negative 10 times to 1 positive comment and then you crucify your staff for bad scores...because your sitting in the office not helping.

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