Compare Panera Bread vs PetSmart BETA

See how working at Panera Bread vs. PetSmart 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 Panera Bread vs. PetSmart. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Panera Bread

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PetSmart

Employee Ratings

  • Panera Bread scored higher in 2 areas: Culture & Values and CEO Approval.
  • PetSmart scored higher in 4 areas: Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 3 areas: Overall Rating, Work-life balance and Senior Management.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 9886 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 5932 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.1
Career Opportunities
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.8
Compensation & Benefits
3.1
PetSmart employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than Panera Bread employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.1
Work-life balance
3.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.9
Senior Management
2.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
3.2
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Panera Bread Ceo Niren Chaudhary
59%
59%Niren Chaudhary
Panera Bread employees rated their CEO Approval 7% higher than PetSmart employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
PetSmart Ceo J.K. Symancyk
52%
52%J.K. Symancyk
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
50%
% Recommend to a friend
53%
PetSmart employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 3% higher than Panera Bread employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
36%
Positive Business Outlook
41%
PetSmart employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 5% higher than Panera Bread employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Panera Bread has 2,965 more total submitted salaries than PetSmart.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Restaurant Staff842 Salaries
$23,454/yr
Associate784 Salaries
$10/hr
Assistant Manager671 Salaries
$41,653/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Store Manager801 Salaries
$67,751/yr
Petcare Associate228 Salaries
$11/hr
Assistant Manager42 Salaries
$21/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Discount on food" was the most mentioned Pro at Panera Bread.
  • "Working with animals" was the most mentioned Pro at PetSmart.
  • "Minimum wage" was the most mentioned Con at Panera Bread.
  • "Animals" was the most mentioned Con at PetSmart.
Pros
Pros
"Discount on food"(in 529 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 398 reviews)
Pros
"Working with animals"(in 456 reviews)
"Animal"(in 187 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Minimum wage"(in 205 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 198 reviews)
Cons
"Animals"(in 469 reviews)
"Dogs"(in 286 reviews)
Featured Review
"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

Current Employee - Pets Hotel Associate

I have been working at PetSmart full-time

Pros

Good hours and pay, fun working with animals

Cons

overnight shifts aren’t very fun

Job Postings

PetSmart has 4,178 more recently posted open jobs than Panera Bread.