Compare Panera Bread vs Starbucks BETA

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

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Starbucks

Employee Ratings

  • Starbucks scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
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)
3.9
(based on 37010 reviews)
Starbucks employees rated their Overall Rating 0.6 higher than Panera Bread employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.1
Career Opportunities
3.5
Starbucks employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than Panera Bread employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.8
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Starbucks employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 1.1 higher than Panera Bread employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.1
Work-life balance
3.5
Starbucks employees rated their Work-life balance 0.4 higher than Panera Bread employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.9
Senior Management
3.3
Starbucks employees rated their Senior Management 0.4 higher than Panera Bread employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
3.9
Starbucks employees rated their Culture & Values 0.6 higher than Panera Bread employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Panera Bread Ceo Niren Chaudhary
59%
59%Niren Chaudhary
CEO Approval
Starbucks Ceo Kevin Johnson
74%
74%Kevin Johnson
Starbucks employees rated their CEO Approval 15% higher than Panera Bread employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
50%
% Recommend to a friend
76%
Starbucks employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 26% higher than Panera Bread employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
36%
Positive Business Outlook
57%
Starbucks employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 22% higher than Panera Bread employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Starbucks has 25,978 more total submitted salaries than Panera Bread.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Restaurant Staff842 Salaries
$23,454/yr
Assistant Manager671 Salaries
$41,653/yr
Associate Trainer560 Salaries
$11/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Barista - Starbucks7387 Salaries
$12/hr
Shift Supervisor4093 Salaries
$16/hr
Staffing Manager Supervisor500 Salaries
$64,046/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Discount on food" was the most mentioned Pro at Panera Bread.
  • "Great benefits" was the most mentioned Pro at Starbucks.
  • "Minimum wage" was the most mentioned Con at Panera Bread.
  • "Fast paced" was the most mentioned Con at Starbucks.
Pros
Pros
"Discount on food"(in 529 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 398 reviews)
Pros
"Great benefits"(in 3465 reviews)
"Free coffee"(in 3324 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Minimum wage"(in 205 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 198 reviews)
Cons
"Fast paced"(in 954 reviews)
"Rude customers"(in 863 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

"good"May 14, 2021

Current Employee - Barista

I have been working at Starbucks full-time

Pros

great stuff best ever i love it

Cons

don't want to do this

Job Postings

Starbucks has 5,041 more recently posted open jobs than Panera Bread.