Panera Bread Overview

  • www.panerabread.com
  • Saint Louis, MO
  • 10000+ Employees
  • 1981
  • Company - Public (PNRA)
  • Casual Restaurants
  • $2 to $5 billion (USD)

We are Panera Bread and we believe that good food, food you can feel good about, can bring out the best in all of us. Food served in a warm, welcoming environment, by people who care. To us, that’s good eating and that’s why we’re here. Panera began in 1980 as a single, ...
Mission: We bring the tradition of freshly baked artisan bread to neighborhoods in cities throughout the country.

Panera Bread Reviews

3.3
50%
Recommend to a Friend
59%
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Niren Chaudhary
Niren Chaudhary
713 Ratings
Featured Review
5.0
Current Employee, less than 1 year

"Absolutely Incredible!"

Feb 28, 2021 - Associate in Lynchburg, VA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great Team! Great Management! Great Co-Workers. Always room to grow.

Cons

Based out of Lynchburg VA, Hours can be long
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Diversity & Inclusion at Panera Bread

3.7
(1136 Reviews)

Diversity & Inclusion FAQs

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How is race or ethnicity talked about at Panera Bread?

...Micro managed, over worked, not enough for base salary, experienced racism...Read More

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Panera Bread Interviews

Experience
Positive70%
Negative11%
Neutral18%
Getting an Interview
Applied online74%
In Person16%
Employee Referral6%
Difficulty
1.9
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  1. Featured Interview

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United States
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Panera Bread (United States)

    Interview

    Applied online and set up an interview date through email. We sat at a table from the location I was interviewing for. Fairly informal. The interviewer read off a sheet of questions she had and we just talked.
    Interview

    Strengths and weaknesses, experience with customers/people, what you would do if a co-worker did something you did not like, etc. I think they were really just looking for communication skills and how personable you are.

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Panera Bread Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500Fortune2015
  • Culinary/Operations, National Chain WinnerCOEX Innovation Awards2013
  • Casual Dining Brand Of The YearHarris Poll EquiTrend®2012
  • Excellent Large Fast-Food ChainsSandelman & Associates Quick-Track® Study2012
  • #1 Attractive/Inviting Restaurant Among Excellent Large Fast-Food ChainsSandelman & Associates Quick-Track® Study2012

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Panera Bread FAQ

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What is paid time off like at Panera Bread?

...No PTO and health insurance has too many hoops to jump through to get...

April 27, 2021

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