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job security, but limited growth

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Panera Bread full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

friendly co workers (usually) good environment. food is good.

Cons

management can be horrible. limited growth.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

give 6 month raises again.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    This place is horrible to work at

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    Former Employee - Hourly Associate  in  Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - Hourly Associate in Wilmington, NC

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

    Pros

    Discount on the food for employees is decent. Good looking women come in the place all day. Some fellow employees are bearable

    Cons

    Managers, Pay, Job duties, Atmosphere. This place is an absolute disaster. The pay is minimum wage and the expectations are very high. Expect to be treated like a slave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more competent, respectful managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Working at Panera Bread was great while it lasted.

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Barista  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier/Barista in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Panera Bread is a respectful company. They offer a great starting hourly rate. They have a passion for food and understand what is quality food. It's about quality not quantity. As an employee you are eligible for a 65% discount on food, only the day you work. They give a decent amount of hours; I received about 20-30 hours a week. My pay started at 8.50, which, is decent compared to the minimum. If you are an asset to the company and are reliable you can move up to Associate Trainer fast. Which can give you great experience. In my opinion, the food is great. I loved the salads and since I received a great discount, I only payed about $3 for my meal. Compared to $10, that is usually what a regular customer spends on a single meal.

    Cons

    The managers need some improvement. I am aware that it is a fast food restaurant and so the management can be anyone without any degree, but the management can be very unprofessional. Like most work places there is a lot of gossip. Another thing is that usually the co workers are always involved in each others lives. There is a lot of drug activity going on too. Most of the people that I worked with were always coming to work stoned,which, delays our service and how fast we prepare orders. Some managers are unprofessional and gossip about other people and tend to put people on the spot, a lot.

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