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Former Employee - Associate  in  Park Ridge, IL
Former Employee - Associate in Park Ridge, IL

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

Pros

Discounts on food purchases.
Experience in food service industry.
Variety of work jobs and assignments which can fit the individual.

Cons

Multiple skills and responsibilities are not recognized. Salary does not reflect an individual who has been trained on multiple modules or is capable of filling in for others in multiple different tasks.
Must befriend one of the multiple managers to hope to advance or earn respect.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Require management to report or list areas of store which workers are trained or certified.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Panera Bread

  1.  

    Its has its stresses, and good sides.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Associate  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Production Associate in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Panera Bread full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Decent Vacation/ Benefits
    - Starting pay is decent. Im talking about fdf not the store itself I dont work in the stores.
    - Break times are adequate
    - They address issues with equipment very well if you are a operator.

    Cons

    Pace is VERY hectic and takes some adjustment to adapt to.
    Hours can be limited from week to week.
    You will work most holidays.
    There can be a lot of stress and negativity from time to time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would say this for everyone not just management, but taking classes on stress management would be helpful for everyone and should probably be brought up more in meetings. Focus more on the personal aspects to help your employees feel more valued.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Hard honest work with great culture and food

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cafe Hourly Associate  in  Munster, IN
    Current Employee - Cafe Hourly Associate in Munster, IN

    I have been working at Panera Bread full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Steady work, excellent cross-training, and always room for advancement

    Cons

    A lot of constant physical work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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