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Overall Good Experience

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Former Employee - Cashier/Barista  in  Saint Louis, MO
Former Employee - Cashier/Barista in Saint Louis, MO

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

Pros

Well managed, good training, at the end of the night they donate all uneaten food to charities.

Cons

Bad discount. You only get a discount on up to $10 of food during your shift--so any other time you come you have to pay full price. Also, as a cafe cashier (rather than bakery) I was responsible for all the cleaning too--bathrooms, cafe area, drink station--it was much more work than the other employees had to do at closing time.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Better distribution of responsibilities at closing/opening, show more appreciation to your employees with a better discount!

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    first 5 yrs great, last 5 tough

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    Former Employee - Joint Venture General Manager
    Former Employee - Joint Venture General Manager

    I worked at Panera Bread full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Quality of life, attracts good employees and customers

    Cons

    Has become more about profits and trying to be #1 in the industry instead of taking care of people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give back the sense of ownership and let the successful run it like it is their own . Revise the extremely flawed customer survey and stop making managers fear for their job if the scores don't always meet the unrealistic goal without having to cheat.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    No training, high expectations

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    Former Employee - Opener  in  Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Opener in Schaumburg, IL

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

    Pros

    Free coffee during shift, Smells good all the time, Friendly Guests

    Cons

    Poor Training, Rude Coworkers, Minimal discounts, Lots of down time,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you are welcoming to new team members

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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