Panera Bread Reviews

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Panera Bread CEO Ronald Shaich
Ronald Shaich
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Pros
  • 50% discount on food if you're working that same day (in 96 reviews)

  • Flexible hours; discounted food; pleasant work environment (in 57 reviews)

Cons
  • The amount of work one person has to do is ridiculous (in 30 reviews)

  • It's a fairly typical minimum wage job (in 52 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Catering Coordinator in Jonesboro, AR
    Current Employee - Catering Coordinator in Jonesboro, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Panera Bread full-time (More than a 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 Management

    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.


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

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    Current Employee - Hourly Associate in Jonesboro, AR
    Current Employee - Hourly Associate in Jonesboro, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

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



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