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Panera Bread Interview Questions

Updated Aug 16, 2017
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Panera Bread (Chicago, IL) in July 2017.

    Interview

    They had called me on Thursday to schedule an interview on Saturday at 7 AM When I arrived at the interview the manager wasn't even there. He doesn't start till 9am, so I just left my number with the assistant manager to see if I can reschedule, apparently he had put down my interview for 10 AM when he said seven over the phone so not only did I miss my interview but I'm not getting a job over the phone so not only did I miss my interview but I'm not getting a job neither.


  2. Helpful (6)  

    Night Baker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Panera Bread (Tampa, FL) in October 2016.

    Interview

    It is to be talked about with Human resource. The situation was handeld the wrong way, I was not given the chance to say what I wanted to say to the Hiring Manager. I wish that the opportunity would have been offered to give me a chance to clear a huge misunderstanding

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    Shift Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Panera Bread in October 2013.

    Interview

    Done in main lobby, in crowded room at lunch time. Manager had to get up over 10 times. She forgot what she was asking me in between getting up. Asked for my resume, she lost it by setting it under a food tray on counter. She in total talked to me for less than 5 minutes, and decided since she couldn't keep herself or her employees together, that it must be my fault for having an interview at lunch time. So I was "not planer material".

    Interview Questions

    • what is teamwork to me?   1 Answer
    • where do I see myself in 5 years?   1 Answer
    • what qualities do you feel qualify you for this job?   1 Answer
    • what was I talking about, I forgot?   1 Answer
    • I'm sorry it's real busy, would you be okay waiting until I finish making food for the customers?   1 Answer

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    Baker - Day Shift Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manalapan, NJ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Panera Bread (Manalapan, NJ) in July 2013.

    Interview

    Applied online; was contacted by company. Set up interview, day of I called to cancel and girl who I spoke with was not there. Called numerous times stating what had happened to Hiring Manager and was given a rude, discourteous response. Should not put employees anywhere near phones, huge headache and not worth it.

    Interview Questions

    • Did I have open availability?   1 Answer

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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Aurora, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Panera Bread (Aurora, ON (Canada)) in June 2017.

    Interview

    Great interview. Lots of information upfront. I was told what were his expectations and discussed salary. He made me feel very comfortable and had a copy of my resume with him. Talked a lot about his experience working there and how it was possible to move up through the company. He did have a list if questions that took personal experience and related it to the workplace.

    Interview Questions


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    Barista Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Scarsdale, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Panera Bread (Scarsdale, NY) in December 2013.

    Interview

    one on one with a firm image, they requested an SAT image of me. they asked me very specific questions about how i would handle many different situations of many different positiions

    Interview Questions

    • how to deal with tips and getting tipped   1 Answer

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Panera Bread in March 2016.

    Interview

    Easy to start but got harder as it progressed to people higher in company. Questions really make you think about why you want position. Grilled me for a while about background and what I could bring to the team and company as a whole

    Interview Questions

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Human Resources Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Panera Bread (Saint Louis, MO) in May 2016.

    Interview

    It was very thorough and really friendly. She asked a lot of critical thinking questions and my thoughts on how a company could stand out. The interview was held in the corporate office and I was given a quick tour, which was nice. The tour included a quick tour of the onsite cafe where I was offered a refreshment. It was a really nice, relaxed environment. The interview was preceded the following week by an interview phone screening. That was a short conversation and was more about my background and more in depth questions about my resume.

    Interview Questions


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    Restaurant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Manassas, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Panera Bread (Manassas, VA).

    Interview

    Initially phone interview.. Brief, 20 min or so
    Behavioral question of the sort , team building, motivation, difficult employees
    Very experienced HR
    Second interview on location.. Extensive 1.5h
    Situational questions and behavioral
    Take interview process seriously
    Looking for the right match

    Interview Questions


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    Shift Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Arlington, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Panera Bread (Arlington, TX) in March 2016.

    Interview

    It took about threes days for the GM to get in contact with me, met with her, the market training manager, and the district manager, it was very very laid back, and she was the nicest woman I have ever met. It was relatively easy and lasted maybe about and hour or so.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the most important part of customer service to you?   1 Answer

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