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Panera Bread Interview Questions

Updated Feb 27, 2017
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  1.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Panera Bread in November 2016.

    Interview

    Applied online and got a call in a few days later to interview inside the restaurant. The interview was pretty easy, the general manager asked me some behavioral questions and just conversational topics to know about me.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do to make sure you took their order correctly?   Answer Question
  2.  

    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Port Saint Lucie, FL
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Panera Bread (Port Saint Lucie, FL) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Walk in, sir and wait 40 min to answer some questions. Talk with the district manager because none of the stores no longer have managers because everyone quits Panera when working for covelli enterprises. They like to make it seem like it's okay but it really isn't okay

    Interview Questions

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    Customer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Panera Bread.

    Interview

    extremely basic questions, literally anybody could get a job offer at the location I worked at so long as you didn't say something along the lines of "Yes I'm a serial murderer on the run from the police and I hope youre okay with me giving you a forged social security card, when do I start?"

    Interview Questions

    • Asked for an example of a time I had to use problem solving at an old job.   Answer Question
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  5. Helpful (3)  

    Part Time Crew Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Clearwater, FL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    My first interview went great and the lady was super nice!! Then for my second interview it was a diff lady & she was so rude and i didn't get the job, every time i answered a question she seemed so confused on my answer

    Interview Questions

    • asked about my personal life & about myself   1 Answer
  6. Helpful (6)  

    Delivery Driver Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Panera Bread.

    Interview

    I walked in, told them I'm here for an interview, they offered me a free drink while the hiring manager got together. Sent out a first interviewer that was origially just working when I walked in, then another interviewer came out.

    Interview Questions

    • "What's the biggest problem you've faced at your last job and how did you overcome it?"   Answer Question
  7.  

    Cashier/Barista Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Easy, quick. Process consisted of talking to the manager and them telling me about their community. Very customer service oriented! I was happy to be a part of a company that cared about their employees and customers.

    Interview Questions

  8. Helpful (1)  

    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Panera Bread (Tampa, FL).

    Interview

    There was a 3 step interview process spread out over 3 weeks which seemed a little dragged out. You start with meeting the recruiter, then the Area director and then the director of operations.

    Interview Questions

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    Cafe Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Panera Bread (Cleveland, OH).

    Interview

    Casual. Sitting in a booth with whatever manager isn't busy. Asked my zodiac sign and if i read horoscopes. Basic interview style for most questions. Seemed to already know if i was hired or not before we started talking.

    Interview Questions

  10. Helpful (4)  

    Cashier Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Panera Bread (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Just talked about your education such as what schools you went and what are some of your hobbies. They also ask you what actions did you take in group work.( Had multiple situations to talk about under) It was really easy

    Interview Questions

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Panera Bread (Savannah, GA).

    Interview

    I had two interviews. The first one was conducted with one of the shift managers and a manager-in-training. The second interview was with the General Manager, and that's where he informed me that I was hired.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle a situation where a guest is dissatisfied?   Answer Question

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