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Not the worst place to work, but I won't miss it.

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Current Employee - Associate
Current Employee - Associate

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

Pros

Classy atmosphere, good company culture/values, sit-down rather than fast food feel.

Cons

Snobby clientele and overly expensive food, no proof of the existence of the "merit-based pay" they tout during the interview, quarterly "training sessions" are a joke (but mandatory and announced three days in advance.) My managers hired me knowing I was a student with a class schedule to abide by, but they continually schedule me too late and hold me over. Scheduling in general is a mess at this particular store.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more selective when hiring management.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Panera Bread

    Pros

    Great clients to work with!

    Cons

    Pay is way below the job duties

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't bother with 25cent raise...it's an insult

  2. Love the job not the company

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - General Manager in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Panera Bread full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The IDEA of Panera and it's originality was great.

    Cons

    Too much changed over time. It's no longer the culture it once was. Incompetent District Managers that are dishonest and lack integrity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love the job and forget about the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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