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Panera Bread was fun but over managed.

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Former Employee - Bakery Associate in Edmond, OK
Former Employee - Bakery Associate in Edmond, OK

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

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

Pros

Company culture is fantastic, and your co-workers are great.

Cons

The management is never in sync with one another and you end up being micro-managed by 4 people at a time.

Advice to Management

Communicate with each other more to avoid employee burnout.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Pretty decent place for a first job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Glenview, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Glenview, IL

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

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -65% off food when working, 50% off food when just stopping in (this is pretty sweet if you ask me)
    -Easy to move up to become a trainer, shift supervisor, manager if you are dedicated
    -Usually the people who work there are pretty cool
    -My managers are pretty cool, some can be bad from what I've heard

    Cons

    -A little difficult to balance personal life and work
    -Customers tend to think you're stupid
    -We run out of product sometimes, and the customers do not take well to this
    -Closing can sometimes be difficult
    -Crazy busy in the mornings

    Advice to Management

    We all have lives outside of Panera. We are human beings. It is easy to mess up every once in a while. Also, our policies at Panera are bound to make us waste a lot of money (brewing coffee every hour) so don't complain if we follow policy and actually make coffee every hour but tell us we need to be making coffee every hour when we don't: we know it's wasteful. It's company policy so you decide whether or not to follow it.


  2. Fun

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hourly Associate in Vestal, NY
    Former Employee - Hourly Associate in Vestal, NY

    I worked at Panera Bread part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, relaxing atmosphere, work was rewarding. Great company.

    Cons

    Is fast food so can be stressful.


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