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"Great concept. Ok on execution."

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Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Albany, NY
Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Albany, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Panera Bread full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Fun work environment and good pay. Nice environment. Good food. Lots of fun regulars who you get to meet on a personal level.

Cons

Frustrating customers and associates. Neither one knows what they really want. Staffing can be really tight which leads to high frustration levels making it difficult to really give warm service. Not easy to come to this concept after full service restaurant experience.

Advice to Management

Appreciate your associates to the fullest because they can get a minimum paying job elsewhere. Give them other reasons to stay.

Other Employee Reviews for Panera Bread

  1. "promotions & pay raises"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - All in New York, NY
    Current Employee - All in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Panera Bread full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    you may learn a bit about bread & other foods

    Cons

    you may also feel that you dont get paid enough

    Advice to Management

    if you have good workers let them know how good of a job they're doing


  2. "Great first job. Still love the food!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trainer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Trainer in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good food
    - Healthy (sort-of)
    - Fast-paced (not boring)
    - Pay is on track with industry

    Cons

    - Low possibility to go from hourly to salaried (aka management)
    - Stores can be hit-or-miss in terms of quality and management

    Advice to Management

    You have a ton of great high school students that are extremely intelligent/gifted coming through working until they get "real jobs." Find a way to retain and develop that talent for Mother Bread!

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