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Panera Bread Manager Interview Questions

Updated Feb 11, 2017
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Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied through other source. I interviewed at Panera Bread in September 2016.

Interview

Unprofessional operations/district manager said they had found my resume on indeed.com and wanted to "chat" about management opportunities. Email communication was elementary to say the least. Upon arrival I was asked if I wanted a beverage and given a paper application to fill out at a dirty table during busy breakfast hour. Manager was rude and not inviting even though I was sought out to I meet with her. Everyone seemed on edge. Why not give me a heads up about filling out paper work beforehand? After all, you emailed me to me the very same week. You didn't even confirm our meeting?! This sounded like a casual conversation from your short, uninformed emails. I was told you couldn't talk unless I completed app. First I've heard of that one used. Im happily employed but would be willing to consider any reputable company knocking on my door with management opportunities...however, don't be disrespectful. Are you hiring bodies or talents?

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Other Interview Reviews for Panera Bread

  1.  

    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


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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Panera Bread (Los Angeles, CA) in June 2014.

    Interview

    It was great, got a lot of insight on the company. The interviewer was very talkative. It was very casual and easy going. It was nice interviewing in the Panera environment that you could potentially be working in. I was offered any beverage I wanted.

    Interview Questions

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Panera Bread in March 2013.

    Interview

    intrview process, was about 30 minutes, offered position with in a week

    Interview Questions

    • none that difficult to answer it was relaxed and more of a greet and meet   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    salary was non negotiable offer was lower than I expected but accepted with the opportunity for advancement


  4.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Virginia Beach, VA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Panera Bread (Virginia Beach, VA) in August 2012.

    Interview

    Called back and said to come in for interview. Asked when I could start.

    Interview Questions

    • What did I expect from this job?   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    I found a better offer.


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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Panera Bread (Jacksonville, FL) in December 2011.

    Interview

    The General Manager was very informative and to the point, discussed what was expected of you and he was passionate about his position after being employeed there for 7 years! Had a phone interview and then went to the store location for a personal interview, received a phone call as promised the day after the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • They are looking for long term employees, use words such as "invest" as in "I am willing to invest my time at a lower starting salary for 90 days to fast track into a management position"   Answer Question

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fairfield, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Panera Bread (Fairfield, CA) in March 2011.

    Interview

    Initially I applied on line, where I was directed to there website to upload my resume and answer a few questions. I noticed another Job in the area and went back to apply for that area and this time I was instructed to take a timed test and a Personality test on line.

    Interview Questions

    • If 1 gallon of paint covers 400 sf how many gallons will it take to cover 2200 sf   1 Answer
    • how important in a business setting are employee's feelings   Answer Question

  7. Helpful (1)  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took a week. I interviewed at Panera Bread (Baltimore, MD) in July 2009.

    Interview

    First a phone interview, few days later a face to face interview. Then a few days later a job offer was given by phone. They are looking for high energy.

    Interview Questions

    • The proverbial tell me about a time where you went above and beyond for customer service.   Answer Question
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    Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Panera Bread (Cincinnati, OH) in June 2009.

    Interview

    My interview process was short. I attended an open house and had a brief interview. Follow up interview and offer at 2nd interview. Basic management, situational questions.


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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Panera Bread in April 2011.

    Interview

    Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. It was all done professionally and the communication was fast and clear.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe 3 things that your previous employers would tell us about working with you   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I let them know what I was looking for and they let me know what they were offering. Nothing was done outside of a comfort level that worked for everyone.


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