Panera Bread

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Panera Bread part-time

Pros

work great around school schedule

Cons

it opens at 6 am, so if you dont like early mornings make sure youre scheduled in the afternoon

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great Company Concept and Mission

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Hourly Associate in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Hourly Associate in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Base Pay more than minimum wage
    65% Discount
    SO many regular customers, nice to form those bonds
    Close relationships to coworkers
    Great, compassionate and philanthropic company
    Lots of Hours for deserving workers
    SUPER SUPER SUPER flexible with scheduling
    Friendly, fun managers and shifts
    Dining room/running is most enjoyable and occasionally you may get tips!
    Bakery Closers get to take home some leftover bakery items
    Variety of ages and experience when it comes to associates
    They understand that you have school and other priorities (I am a theatre major and they let me take off a lot even for auditions and rehearsals)

    Cons

    LUNCH RUSH
    GM can be moody, have to get on their good side
    Very stingy with promotions and raises
    Our GM is quick to criticize, it takes A LOT to get a compliment even when you bust your butt!
    Right off the highway, super busy lunch and dinner
    Bakery workers have to deal with annoying customers the most and are the first to be blamed
    Raises and promotions way too sparse for hardworking employees
    If you let them THEY WILL make you stay at least an hour after every shift you have is over
    Some associates are just plain lazy and lie and make excuses, don't stock, don't do anything and somehow get away with it
    Some customers are just RUDE RUDE RUDE and annoying

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be honest in consideration of who deserves the hours and who doesn't
    When you see an issue, don't confront an employee when they are serving a customer, it is shameless and embarrassing. Pull them aside later.
    Let the managers and shifts do their own thing, they are capable and awesome people!
    Promote or AT THE VERY LEAST praise and encourage those workers who go above and beyond. We want to know that we're doing well.
    Calm down! We all get stressed 11-3, don't make it worse by yelling at us about little things. We are trying to do our best to serve the customer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Trainer in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Trainer in Roseville, CA

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

    Pros

    They pay very fairly. trains a very respectable team. management gets involved with employees and gets engaged with customers even when there are no problems

    Cons

    Make one mistake and the customer treats it as though you ruined their whole day. seniority seems to reign over hard work and experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you recognize hard work when you see it. it makes your staff feel like you see them even when they aren't expecting it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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