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Saint Louis, MO
10000+ employees
1981
Company - Public (PNRA)
Casual Restaurants
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
We are Panera. We are bakers of bread. We are fresh from the oven. We are a symbol of warmth and welcome. We are a simple pleasure, honest and genuine. We are a life story told over dinner. We are a long lunch with an old friend. We are your weekday morning ritual. We are the ... 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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Panera Bread CEO Ronald Shaich
Ronald Shaich
1,502 Ratings
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    Current Employee - Associate Trainer in Mansfield, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Trainer in Mansfield, TX
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Panera Bread part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    fast paced
    nice people
    good environment
    lots to learn
    develops skills

    Cons

    a lot of work when busy
    not steady
    understaffed sometimes

    Advice to Management

    none

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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
Panera Bread photo of: Fresh from the oven
Panera Bread photo of: Happy Associates
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Panera Bread Interviews

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    Kitchen Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in State College, PA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Panera Bread (State College, PA).

    Interview

    Preliminary questions online then one on one interview. The interview was conducted by the assistant manager. Recommend following up after the interview if you are serious about the job. Interview conducted at a table inside Panera.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a difficult decision you had to make in the workforce.   Answer Question
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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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