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"Worst management staff ever"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Associate Trainer in Braintree, MA
Former Employee - Associate Trainer in Braintree, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Free Beverages during a shift.
Pretty good discount.
Some good co-workers to build lasting friendships with.

Cons

Incompetent, rude, lazy managers
Schedule was never posted on time.
Extremely poor scheduling.
Never enough associates scheduled to work a shift, yet tons of associates hired.
Very poor pay.
Poor growth oprotunity.
Horribly inconsitant hours.
Called into work every scheduled day off.
Too many young and lazy associates hired.
Too many managers.
You never get any requested days off even if it's for an emergency.
Work people when they are injured, or ill.
Management takes the job WAAAAAAY too seriously. ( It's a sandwich joint for crying out loud.)
Bread bashes/ meetings every two weeks. ( Hard to attend a mandatory meeting if you have a second job, or family who needs your help.)

Advice to Management

Put a schedule out on time!!! Schedule enough people per shift so one person doesn't have to take on a million back breaking tasks, or call associates in on their days off. Treat your employees with respect. Give your employees a requested day off once in a while. Pay associates better. DON'T HIRE SO MANY MANAGERS FOR ONE LOCATION!!!! Don't curse or yell at your employees. Give employees a compliment every once in a while. Stop it with the rediculous bread bash meetings. People do have lives outside of paner bread.

Other Employee Reviews for Panera Bread

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting/Fun at first, okay pay, but now I just want out"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Line Production in Swampscott, MA
    Current Employee - Line Production in Swampscott, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free drinks and coffee
    Discount on food
    Free bakery items after closing
    Great people to work with
    Nice atmosphere
    Coworkers will help you adjust to working anywhere

    Cons

    Sick of food after a few weeks
    A new employee hired every day
    Different managers every day
    Pay is too low
    Cutting hours, not enough for everyone
    Some managers are JERKS
    Customers are extremely RUDE and MEAN and completely RIDICULOUS

    Advice to Management

    Schedule should be available online, always calling or coming in on days off is extremely annoying for some just to get our schedules
    Starting pay should be higher and equal for everyone until they prove themselves capable
    STOP BEING JERKS
    NO YELLING, KEEP IT CIVILIZED


  2. "dissappointing and mis-led"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Baker in Clifton Park, NY
    Former Employee - Baker in Clifton Park, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great food, getting to know new people/customers

    Cons

    Very poor management support and the lack of direction and spoken to with no respect. Some of the managers are rude and talk down on their employees. They all need a re-fresher course on handling new and current employess who are not their favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Good Leadership starts at the top

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