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Very Corporate, lots of promises and no guarantee for promotions.

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Saint Louis, MO
Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Saint Louis, MO

I have been working at Panera Bread full-time (More than 8 years)

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

Pros

Very flexible with schedule, free meals, great fun people to work with.

Cons

Very hard to move up past shift supervisor, they hire upper management from outside of company and do not promote within company. Very high stress environment for low pay. Communication between corporate and management is very poor, no one ever knows what's going on with new changes. Very bad technological advances. Computer system is always crashing during high volume times and angry customers.

Advice to Management

Take care of your people instead of always worrying about numbers.

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  1. Good First Job

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    Current Employee - Associate in Noblesville, IN
    Current Employee - Associate in Noblesville, IN

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have excellent values as a whole company. I started there in highschool and they have equipped me with many skills such as customer service, food handling, cash handling, even catering/delivery.

    Cons

    I've never felt well informed about benefits, and they seem to be slow with cross training and promotions. I've been there for five years and they have only just begun my catering training.

  2. OK company.

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    Former Employee - Night Baker in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Night Baker in Boston, MA

    I worked at Panera Bread full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Human Resources Practices were admirable

    Cons

    High Turnover. Company Practices inconsistent with company values and ideals

    Advice to Management

    Properly Train HR

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