Panera Bread Overview

  • Saint Louis, MO
  • 10000+ Employees
  • 1981
  • Company - Public (PNRA)
  • Restaurants & Cafes
  • $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 cookie store ...
Mission: We are inspired by our mission and purpose: “One Panera for a Healthier and Happier World.”

Panera Bread Reviews

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Niren Chaudhary
1,608 Ratings
Former Employee, less than 1 year

"Pretty good"

Jul 3, 2022 - Back of House Team Member in Pensacola, FL


Flexible with hours, pretty well staffed


Sometimes its so slow there is literally nothing to do and its so boring
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Diversity & Inclusion at Panera Bread

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Diversity Programs & Initiatives

Do you want to help build a diverse, open-minded workplace where you can be your best authentic self? Be a part of a safe environment in which diverse thoughts and ideas are valued and respected. At Panera, all are welcomed, know they belong and can dare to dream. At our core, we believe in being an organization Rooted in Respect – by achieving this vision we will transform the organization and become a celebrated leader in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. 

  • In 2020, we launched BLAAC (Black, Latinx, AfricanAmerican, African, and Caribbean), creating a support network focused on cultural diversity and the professional development of Panera’s Black associates.
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Panera Bread Interviews

Getting an Interview
Applied online74%
In Person16%
Employee Referral6%

  1. Bakery Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United States
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview


    Pretty straightforward. I was a student and obviously not that experienced but the manager asked a few questions. Mostly felt he wanted to gauge my personality and whether or not I was a right fit for the team.

    how many hours are you looking to work? are you dependable?

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Company Updates

March 31, 2022
We've provided a list below of our favorite Panera menu options for vegans for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Where an item is not typically vegan, we've noted customizations to menu items that can be made in order to make an item vegan.
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Vegan Menu: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Options
March 31, 2022
In October 2021, we announced our goal to become climate positive, removing more carbon than we emit, by 2050. To achieve this goal, Panera has committed to reduce its carbon footprint in line with science-based targets.
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Panera Bread Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500Fortune2015
  • Culinary/Operations, National Chain WinnerCOEX Innovation Awards2013

Pledges & Certifications

  • Career Advancement Program

    Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

  • Social Responsibility Pledge

    Formal programs or foundation to give back to communities

  • Diversity Commitment

    Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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What is paid time off like at Panera Bread?

...Poor management teams, no room to grow, poor pay for the amount of work, no good paid vacation time, No COLLEGE ASSISTANCE, Should have left earlier....

February 5, 2021

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