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Panera Bread Interview Questions

Updated Apr 26, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)  

    Cashier/Barista Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Panera Bread (New York, NY) in March 2017.

    Interview

    I applied and around a week later I got a phone call for an interview. I had my interview 2 days later. I arrived 10 min early. They ask if you would like a drink. My interview was at 11am and I got out at 11:03. It lasted about 5 min. It was very laid back. She asked if I would like to interview with the GM. 2 days later I had the second interview. She showed me around and introduced me to the employees. They didn't smile or talk but she said cause they are just getting busy so their focused. She asked the same questions. She told me about the restaurant. I was offered the job on the spot. I have orientation in 3 days. They start off at $8.75 an hour.

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    Delivery Driver Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Norfolk, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Panera Bread (Norfolk, VA).

    Interview

    It was a 1 day process with various interview questions. You sit down and meet with the manager who handles delivery drivers and he or she ask questions testing if you are a not a reckless driver.

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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Panera Bread (Scottsdale, AZ) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Basic customer service questions. Very nice talking, questions about leadership roles and being positive in the work environment. Coming to work dressed properly and learning about the food you're selling. It was a very positive experience for me the manager was great and very clear in the roles intended for the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work here?   1 Answer

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Plantation, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Panera Bread (Plantation, FL) in March 2017.

    Interview

    It was very casual. I applied in person and got a call the next morning for an ibterview tgat evening . When i got there the manager just asked about 3 questions and then told me the job duties. about 5 minutes after i had orientation , and she said "welcome to panera " .

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    Food Service Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Melbourne, FL
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Panera Bread (Melbourne, FL) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Interview and group hire interview
    During the interview process you find out that there are very few hours given to work until completing each training and no pay for a whole month( the company decided to not pay the new workers until four weeks even though the pay usually is twice a month because too many people were quitting after a few days time.)

    Interview Questions

    • Previous experience and why you want to work there.
      General questions about yourself and what you want to do for work.  
      Answer Question

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    IT Support Specialist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Panera Bread (Saint Louis, MO) in March 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process was very informal and easy. The interview was very short and to the point. I was sat in a room with three others and asked a series of questions.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the toughest problem you have faced in your life? How did you solve it?   Answer Question

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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Panera Bread in March 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online, received a phone call within a week or so requesting a F2F interview, and met the Regional Manager at the store location.
    The interview was not stressful, but it was not super easy and informal either.
    Overall, the interview lasted over an hour.
    I was offered the position immediately after the interview, and salary negotiation coincided.

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    Catering Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Temple, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Panera Bread (Temple, TX) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Easy, personable interview. I was contacted by an AGM to set up the interview. I sat down with the GM and the current Catering Coordinator inside the restaurant. They described the role as well as reviewed my resume and experience.

    Interview Questions

    • They inquired how I felt about a sales position without a lot of sales experience.   1 Answer

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    Temporary Human Resources Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    I had a phone screen with a Talent Acquisition Specialist. The call went well but I never heard back from anyone at the company after my phone screen. It has been several weeks and I even sent the standard follow up thank you email.


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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Panera Bread.

    Interview

    Applied online - which required a survey to be filled out. About a week later I got a phone call to come in for an interview.The interview process was pretty easy, basically just came in and they offered the job. From there you have orientation, training , and then work

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