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Panera Bread Panera Bread Associate Interview Questions

Updated Mar 16, 2017
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    Panera Bread Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Panera Bread.

    Interview

    Applied online. They have you do two interviews with separate people and from what I understand one is to see how well you will "fit in" with the team and the other is to judge how good you will be at customer service and being a good employee. Interview was only about 10 minutes. Pretty basic questions. Sometimes they got a little bit philosophical though. I had to wait about 30 minutes just for the interviewer to finish up other interviews.

    Interview Questions


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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Panera Bread.

    Interview

    I was called in the day after applying for the interview (they were taking new hires for a new store that was going to open in a nearby mall). They asked fairly simple questions about customer service and I was hired on the spot. I came in the following Wednesday morning for orientation and my training began the week after that.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do in a situation where the customer is having a problem with their order or received the wrong order?   Answer Question

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    I was interviewed by the district manager, and it was very laid back. I did not feel a touch of anxiety, and she made to confrontation comfortable. She asked around seven questions, and all of them were generic interview questions.

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    Panera Bread Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Panera Bread (Richmond, VA) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Applied online and got a call within a week to schedule for interview. Interview was pretty straight forward and pretty much they are looking for people who have great customer service skills.

    Interview Questions

    • Common sense questions such as tell me about yourself and why you want to work here etc   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation.


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    Panera Bread Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Panera Bread (Indianapolis, IN).

    Interview

    the interview process was easy they pretty much handed me the job hipsters arent very smart so they didnt ask any brain busting crazy questions they asked the typical are you reliable do you have transportation that kinda thing if you arent a total idiot you will get the job

    Interview Questions

    • do you have reliable transportation   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    like any other job


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    Panera Bread Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Maple Grove, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Panera Bread (Maple Grove, MN) in July 2016.

    Interview

    Two interviews - one with a shift manager and another with the general manager. They were both very easy interviews. The questions were mostly about my previous work experience and why I wanted to work for Panera, and my availability.

    Interview Questions


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    Panera Bread Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Solana Beach, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at Panera Bread (Solana Beach, CA).

    Interview

    They welcomed me offered me ab beverages and told me they would be with me in a moment. Waited for aboit 15 min. I had to come back twice becuase they sch the interview during rush hours. They were very welcoming and kind.

    Interview Questions

    • What posstion i was looking for   1 Answer

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Panera Bread.

    Interview

    The interview process was an easy one. The interview wasn't long and was just to feel me out as a person. It made me feel wanted as an employee and like I could contribute. Very friendly and welcoming attitude.

    Interview Questions

    • What was I going to school for?   1 Answer

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    Panera Bread Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Panera Bread (Baton Rouge, LA) in May 2016.

    Interview

    Within about 3 days of applying, I was called to schedule an interview on the next day. I walked in about 15 minutes before the scheduled interview and the manager came right out to meet me and took me into the dining area to interview. The interview process was short and sweet, he read about 6 questions off of a sheet of paper and wrote my responses. After about 10 minutes of this process, we stood up and he offered me the job and we set up orientation for 3 days later. My tips would be to dress professional, and walk in there with confidence. Show your personality, do not be nervous, and eye contact.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work at panera?   Answer Question
    • Describe a situation that you have been involved in with a difficult customer and what did you do to overcome?   Answer Question

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    Panera Bread Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Panera Bread (Raleigh, NC).

    Interview

    Called up the manager to ask if they had gone over my application. They had not, but after looking over it I was asked to come in for an interview. Very casual and friendly. Talked about the position, past experiences, school, and hobbies. I was a little overdressed, whereas the manager was just in a button-down shirt and jeans (which is fine as a uniform there). Talked right in the dining area. After that, a standard background check and making sure my application was uploaded correctly. No drug screening.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard interview questions about past experiences and school. Asked personal questions about hobbies and future plans. Very friendly and casual, just show that you are a serious employee and you intend to work.   Answer Question

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