Panera Bread

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Love the food but not the company.

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Former Employee - Panera Bread Associate  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Panera Bread Associate in New York, NY

Pros

They give you a discount on food.

Cons

Management is so scattered. They attempt to handle their employees but focus on the wrong people and/or just don't take enough action on the right ones.
Short breaks, stressful environment(and this isnt even taking into account when we are actually busy and have customers)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get organized and better people.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Panera Bread

  1.  

    Overworked, underpaid, no help from management

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    OK place to work, management needs improvement

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun people to work with
    Customers are typically nice
    Good food

    Cons

    Bad shift scheduling
    Not enough workers at one time
    Low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check up on store managers more often

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