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Panera Bread Overview

Saint Louis, MO
10000+ employees
1981
Company - Public (PNRA)
Casual Restaurants
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
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 ... Read more

Mission: A loaf of bread in every arm®


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Best Places to Interview: 2016 (#45)

Panera Bread Reviews

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    Former Employee - Line Associate in Davis, CA
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    I worked at Panera Bread full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great management and organization, friendly co-workers and excellent trainers.

    Cons

    Some problems with inventory affecting the time of service goals

    Advice to Management

    Better communication with employees in terms of inventory.

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Panera Bread Photos

Panera Bread photo of: Outside a typical Panera Bread, this one at E. Congress and S. State, in the South Loop of Chicago. (Photo attributed to Kmf164 - licensed under CCL Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0)
Panera Bread photo of: Catering Coordinator
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Panera Bread photo of: Happy Associates
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Panera Bread Interviews

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    Application

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

    Interview

    One interview, lasted fifteen minutes

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work for Panera?   5 Answers
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Panera Bread Awards & Accolades

  • Culinary/Operations, National Chain Winner, COEX Innovation Awards, 2013
  • Casual Dining Brand Of The Year, Harris Poll EquiTrend®, 2012
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