No real issues with my training
Panera expects all of the middle management to train all of the upper management for no extra money. When the upper management ultimately fails it then falls back onto middle management and the district managers string you along for months until they finally give you decent staff to work with.
there is no proper job training
Bakers training is a long process but necessary to learn the job properly. It should be longer actually, but it is a thorough process.
Free food while training, and you don't do much but you still get paid
The training programs are top notch
If you are not an easy learner, this is not the job for you. Only offered a few days for training.
I felt ready to do my job by myself after my training was done. It was combined hands-on work with a trainer and some computer modules completed in the restaurant. Sometimes the computer modules were helpful but most of the time they were redundant.
Tracked progress and frequently checked in to make sure mastery and comprehension of expectations were met.
It takes a long time just to convince people to train you in the thing that you applied for and got hired to do.