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"Fun but stressful..."

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Former Employee - Associate Trainer in Orlando, FL
Former Employee - Associate Trainer in Orlando, FL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

-Fun coworkers
-Enjoyable work meetings (Breadbashes)
-Discount on food
-Training modules are very easy to complete

Cons

-Almost always called in on day off
-Usually left work 30 mins later than supposed to
-Managers stress workers out
-Managers tried to avoid giving out raises

Other Employee Reviews for Panera Bread

  1. "They treat employees badly."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Associate in Tallahassee, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Panera Bread part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was easy to get hired. They give a discount on lunch and a free loaf of bread each week.

    Cons

    The pay is poor. The managers and shift supervisors don't communicate with each other so the staff is constantly getting contradictory information. They track sales per work hour all day so if the sales are low they ask staff members to leave early or take a lunch break even if they have just arrived. I was laid off with zero warning. I had done nothing wrong and the manager acknowledged that fact. I just ran into a former Panera manager working at another business and he said that they are laying off staff and managers all over this district.

    Advice to Management

    Stop blaming every slump in sales on your employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "I love my job & the company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Baker in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Baker in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Panera Bread full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Discounted stock program, medical, dental, vision, long & short term disability, meal program & life insurance for managers & bakers
    The company requires each store to donate $300 of product to a local charity EVERY night

    Cons

    3rd shift can sometimes suck
    Sometimes the lack of supervision is detrimental

    Advice to Management

    Those yellow communication sheets we fill out are useless if you don't read them

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