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One year into the Assistant Manager position

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Current Employee - Assistant Manager
Current Employee - Assistant Manager

I have been working at Panera Bread full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great food, great benefits, better than working at most restaurants.

Cons

Low pay, slow growth opportunities. There seems to be a focus shift from line level employees being most important to executive leadership being a priority. Panera is going through some growing pains as they move from having a small company feel to becoming a large corporate entity. There is a severe shortage of managers in the Chicago market...ever wonder why?

Advice to Management

Hire more quickly, invest in your current talent. People make Panera what it is, don't lose sight of that as you continue to quickly grow.

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  1. rewarding customer service oriented career

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at Panera Bread full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great food, respectful customers, great employees

    Cons

    early morning openings and inability to get some things done in a timely fashion


  2. Great Company, Understaffed

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    Former Employee - Production Line in Newport, RI
    Former Employee - Production Line in Newport, RI

    I worked at Panera Bread part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hard working co-workers and flexible hours. Amazing cleanliness with a true commitment towards satisfying their customers. Thorough training process

    Cons

    Terrible management who hated their jobs. Every shift i felt we were understaffed, with most times managers cutting employees shifts even if it meant placing a unfair work load on another employee. Overworked their employees for the wage a associate was paid.


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