Panera Bread

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Panera Bread Reviews in Jonesboro, AR

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Panera Bread CEO Ronald Shaich
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Pros
  • You get a discount on food and I met a lot of great people working there (in 94 reviews)

  • Decent wage and free food at the end of the day if the managers are nice (in 55 reviews)


Cons
  • Careless and lazy managers well as very low pay for amount of work that is needed (in 28 reviews)

  • A LOT of hardwork only to get paid a dollar more than minimum wage (in 51 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    A lovely face-paced place to work, however food service isn't for everyone.

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    Current Employee - Catering Coordinator in Jonesboro, AR
    Current Employee - Catering Coordinator in Jonesboro, AR

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

    Pros

    Hourly pay was ok, but with tips and a small commission on sales it really made it worth my time. All of the people were a blast to work with. Set schedule Monday through Friday with the occasional work on the weekends. Great coworkers and immediate management.

    Cons

    Upper management seemed to only care about the numbers most of the time. Meets sales goals soon or your getting replaced were constant threats passed down. Raises we're few and far between. Comparisons to other markets as far as sales seemed unfair. When population density was 10 times larger.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We all have to hit our sales goals, but maybe it can be accomplished with some constructive criticism in the current market instead of using destructive criticism in comparison with other markets that are just disproportional.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A solid place to work, steady pay, for a student or person(s) with no serious ambitions.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hourly Associate in Jonesboro, AR
    Current Employee - Hourly Associate in Jonesboro, AR

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

    Pros

    IF, IF you're a full-time employee then obviously the benefits of being such are present...paid vacation, not to mention black-hat(trainer) and more hours

    Cons

    Slim-picking on hours per week, lack of respect from associates, shift supervisor, and even my general manager, basically I am a no sugar-coat type of person. They treat us like dogs, my advice? Find a company with that exhibits decency, respect, and a better plan for management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reconsider the standards for management and respect the employees that DO bust their ass' for minimum/no appreciation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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