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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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    Former Employee - Team Member in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Team Member in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Panera Bread full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The other team members I worked with at this location for the most part were good. The job itself was easy.

    Cons

    The management staff at this location is awful. No one knows how to do their job, and new employees aren't trained properly nor are expected to hold up their end of work. More experienced works are forced to do it for them.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to do your job, and schedule people properly to do the work that needs to be done. Like putting away the truck.


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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Ames, IA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Ames, IA

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

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

    Pros

    The best part about working at Panera was their food; employees were friendly

    Cons

    People were very friendly at work, but crazy outside of work, management was bi-polar. The general manager would either try to buddy up to you or be threatening to fire you. You could not show your tattoos even if they were tasteful, and no could not wear your hat backwards after the store close-- while cleaning-- their was tremendous pressure to push the Panera Card onto customers

    Advice to Management

    Don't make threats to fire employees if they make a mistake


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