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Awesome Job!

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Associate Trainer in Streamwood, IL
Current Employee - Associate Trainer in Streamwood, IL

I have been working at Panera Bread full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Recommends
Positive Outlook

Pros

Great people yummy food awesome 60% discount

Cons

busy,busy,busy you will work for your money

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  1. Overworked, underpaid, no help from management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Associate
    Current Employee - Production Associate

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    65% discount on food, free coffee. Food is pretty good but I wouldn't eat there without the discount because it is too expensive.

    Cons

    Fast paced, understaffed working environment. If you are a hardworking like myself, do not expect help from anyone else who is there for just a paycheck. Management will not recognize your hard work and you will be paid the same amount of money if you are really good at your job or if you are horrible at it and lazy. You are supposed to get a half hour break if you work 6 hours or above, but if you work on the line at night time don't count on it because you will be there until midnight after close cleaning up other people's messes.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your hardworking employees and try to not scare them off by leaving most of the work to them.


  2. Awesome Company

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

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

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

    Pros

    I love working at Panera Bread. It's really a family atmosphere. The key is that anyone who just wants to skirt by and not go above and beyond will not enjoy this job and they will not get hours. But if you are willing to work hard and put all of your effort into your job, the management is amazing, they really work with your schedule, and overall it's a really great company to work for.

    Cons

    You do have to actually work hard, and it is hard work, you're under time pressure and you have to make sure you make the food right. You smell like sweaty Panera after work, and you should never make plans until at least an hour after when you're scheduled to get off, because 9 out of 10 times you'll be there at least half an hour past when you were supposed to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being really awesome.


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