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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®


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Interview: 2016 (#45)

Panera Bread Reviews

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Fairfax, VA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Panera Bread full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun environment to work in
    Everyone is extremely nice
    Great Benefits and hours

    Cons

    Low Pay
    No Opportunity to move up

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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
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Panera Bread Interviews

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    Associate Interview

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Interview process was rather easy. Met with the manager and asked general and situational questions. A lot of "describe a time when..." Had a follow up interview with the district manager with s in Milan questions

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time when you had to deal with a difficult customer?   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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