Panera Bread
3.0 of 5 1,076 reviews
www.panerabread.com Saint Louis, MO 5000+ Employees

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Pretty good place to work if in school or elderly. Great coworkers in a good work environment.

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Waltham, MA

ProsGreat food with ok discount
Great co-workers
Young work atmosphere
Young bottom level management
Great for high school / college students
Free Bread & Pastries
Low stress work environment
Awesome customers
OK pay for work expect

ConsClosing shifts can be daunting.
Inexperienced managers at times add a lot of stress to what should be a simple job.
Respect between employees could be better.
They are pretty stingy with wages.
Experience can differ from corporate stores and between different franchises.

Advice to Senior ManagementSince each franchise has some leeway as to how they manage the store, experience can differ. Try to encourage your better employees to seek management positions. Try to weed out the kids who lack any work ethic whatsoever. They make the job much harder on the other associates.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great for full time students

    Customer Associate (Current Employee)
    Oakland, PA

    I have been working at Panera Bread


    Pros: This company really tries to strike a good balance between personal and public life. I was a student and they were excellent at giving… Cons: Most of the downsides to Panera were not the company's fault, but that of the customers. However, I did have… Advice to Senior Management: Listen more to the employees and interact with the part-time employees more often. If… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Baker (Current Employee)
    Columbia, SC

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    Pros: The best things about being a baker at panera is you work by yourself at night....work at your own pace take as many breaks you… Cons: lack of communication from management Advice to Senior Management: ..... More
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