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Okay but very similar to working at a fast food place

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Panera Bread Associate in Orange, CA
Current Employee - Panera Bread Associate in Orange, CA

I have been working at Panera Bread part-time (less than an year)

Pros

Free food every once while, able to request time off, 65% discount, sometimes get tipped

Cons

Fast paced, closing took awhile

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's ok at time

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Cashier in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Panera Bread part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Half off meals and benefitd

    Cons

    Don't like how managers show favoritism towards certain people

    Recommends
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Various pros and cons, but great to work for overall.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hourly Associate in North Huntingdon, PA
    Current Employee - Hourly Associate in North Huntingdon, PA

    I have been working at Panera Bread part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The associates and managers are very nice. 50% off discount on food during work, as well as 1/2 hour before and after work. It sort of feels like a second family. They're usually extremely flexible around school schedules. Regulars are usually friendly and put a smile on my face. Other employees are normally very helpful.

    Cons

    Training was a little different depending on the trainer. Some of the employees are lazy and it can be discouraging being the only one working hard at times. The dress code is kind of annoying, for example, not being able to wear colorful nail polish. I've never seen anywhere else that has this policy. Customers can sometimes be rude, as with anywhere else. If you aren't getting help from anyone when it's busy (especially on dining room), it can get stressful .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More raises/higher raises for those that deserve them. This is what keeps employees motivated. I've heard a lot of employees complain about this, especially ones that work really hard and aren't compensated for it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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