Panera Bread
3.0 of 5 929 reviews
www.panerabread.com Saint Louis, MO 5000+ Employees

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Love the food but not the company.

Panera Bread Associate (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Panera Bread for less than a year

ProsThey give you a discount on food.

ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementGet organized and better people.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Overworked, underpaid, no help from management

Production Associate (Current Employee)

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


Pros: 65% discount on food, free coffee. Food is pretty good but… 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… Advice to Senior Management: Recognize your hardworking employees and try to not scare them… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Macro - Good, Micro - Bad

Assistant Manager (Former Employee)
Kingston, NY

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


Pros: The overall concept is good and it's one of the better quick/causal food service establishments to… Cons: Management is very lacking. The trajectory of this company is starting to take a downward turn. Allot of the things the company said they would… Advice to Senior Management: Back to basics. What got you past the first big obstacles you had in becoming an organization? Stop growing so… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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