Compare Lowe's Home Improvement vs Panera Bread BETA

See how working at Lowe's Home Improvement vs. Panera Bread compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Lowe's Home Improvement vs. Panera Bread. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Lowe's Home Improvement

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Panera Bread

Employee Ratings

  • Lowe's Home Improvement scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Panera Bread scored higher in 1 area: Work-life balance.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 25114 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 9886 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.1
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Lowe's Home Improvement employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.7 higher than Panera Bread employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
2.8
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.0
Work-life balance
3.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.0
Senior Management
2.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
3.3
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Lowe's Home Improvement Ceo Marvin Ellison
68%
68%Marvin Ellison
Lowe's Home Improvement employees rated their CEO Approval 9% higher than Panera Bread employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Panera Bread Ceo Niren Chaudhary
59%
59%Niren Chaudhary
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
63%
Lowe's Home Improvement employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 13% higher than Panera Bread employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
50%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
53%
Lowe's Home Improvement employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 17% higher than Panera Bread employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
36%

Salaries

Lowe's Home Improvement has 31,291 more total submitted salaries than Panera Bread.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Department Manager2811 Salaries
$21/hr
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$14/hr
Head Cashier2052 Salaries
$14/hr
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$41,653/yr
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What Employees Say

  • "Good pay" was the most mentioned Pro at Lowe's Home Improvement.
  • "Discount on food" was the most mentioned Pro at Panera Bread.
  • "Part time" was the most mentioned Con at Lowe's Home Improvement.
  • "Minimum wage" was the most mentioned Con at Panera Bread.
Pros
Pros
"Good pay"(in 1522 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 1089 reviews)
Pros
"Discount on food"(in 529 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 398 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Part time"(in 609 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 530 reviews)
Cons
"Minimum wage"(in 205 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 198 reviews)
Featured Review
"Lowe’s Safe"Feb 14, 2021

Current Employee - Night Operations Manager

I have been working at Lowe's Home Improvement full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Great corporate structure, I think the company has been moving in the right direction over the past 2 years with the new ceo

Cons

The 20/80 role apples here, 20% of the people do 80% of the work and I will always complain about pay no matter what job I’m at. But if u come to work on time and do your thing, u won’t have any... problems

Advice to Management

Always listen to your people

"Panera"Apr 25, 2021

Current Employee - General Manager

I have been working at Panera Bread full-time

Pros

Very technology advanced and many tools to make managing operations simple

Cons

Constant change and overwhelming. Basically a full service concept

Job Postings

Panera Bread has 837 more recently posted open jobs than Lowe's Home Improvement.