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Saint Louis, MO
10000+ employees
1981
Company - Public (PNRA)
Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
$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®

Panera Bread Reviews

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Panera Bread CEO Ronald Shaich
Ronald Shaich
1,243 Ratings
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    "Fun , exciting and lots of positive energy"

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    Current Employee - Associate Trainer in Pearland, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Trainer in Pearland, TX
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    I have been working at Panera Bread part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone will work with you if you need help during busy and or slow times are jobs always get done

    Cons

    Employees don’t get free meals , hours get cut to much and for the work we do I don’t think we get paid enough!

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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
Panera Bread photo of: Outside of building
Panera Bread photo of: New test pastries @ Park Ridge Cafe. Cheese and Cherry Brittanys
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Panera Bread Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Panera Bread.

    Interview

    I submitted an online application and received a call within 3 days where I scheduled an interview with the shift supervisor. He told me to come in between 3-4 and I did have to wait for him once I arrived but multiple employees offered me things to drink and were friendly. After the interview which maybe lasted 10 minutes he said I would need an interview with the manager who does the actual training and such. This was Tuesdayand I got my second interview for Friday which isn't too long of a wait but I'm still not sure why I needed a second one but that's their protocol clearly. When the manager arrived he hadnt looked at my resume and it was much busier so I felt a tad uncomfortable with everyone listening in to my interview. After 5 minutes the phone was ringing and he said he would be right back. While waiting for him which was at least 5 minutes a lady who had overheard me urged me to schedule an interview at her workplace (LOL) and he came back and said he could offer me the job today. (which I guess is why he went to the back but he seemed to be doing lots of things and I felt weird waiting there) he told me I would get an email where I had to fill out SSN and other info and that after a few days when it went through the system he would call and would schedule my orientation which takes about 2 hours he said and to bring banking Info and passport. they were the fastest to reply to my online applications and a fairly good hiring process.

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Panera Bread Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • Culinary/Operations, National Chain Winner, COEX Innovation Awards, 2013
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