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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

I worked at Panera Bread (Less than a year)

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

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 Management

Get organized and better people.

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  1. Overworked, underpaid, no help from management

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    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. Love it @ Panera!

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    Current Employee - Training Associate in Mansfield, OH
    Current Employee - Training Associate in Mansfield, OH

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

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

    Pros

    Managers and owners very approachable. Customer service very high priority. Enjoy going to work every day, great environment to work. Great co-workers. Favorite place to eat as a customer. Hard workers acknowledged. Advancement possible from within company.

    Cons

    FT hours not always available. Some trainers not qualified. Young managers, not in sync, some immaturity and favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Have lunch with an associate when you stop in for visits. Secure relationships with the average employee to build trust and you'll be rewarded with more happy and loyal employees. :)

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