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"working as an 'associate'"

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Former Employee - "Associate" in Winter Park, FL
Former Employee - "Associate" in Winter Park, FL
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

The atmosphere at our franchise was very laid back, and its generally a nicer place to work than most fast food places or similar.

Cons

Apart from the general foodservice issues (unglamorous work, unreasonable customers...), the greatest problem was lack of training. There was none - I learned things by asking a senior employee or guessing, which reduced my efficiency, and doubtless damaged customer experience.

Advice to Management

Make sure your employees know what you want them to do!

Other Employee Reviews for Panera Bread

  1. "A lot of wonderful people and a fun place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Trainer in Springfield, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Trainer in Springfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The food is amazing and we are constantly getting new products, the staff is friendly and like a family, the pay is good and you are eligible for a raise every year

    Cons

    you go home smelling like food and it is constant on your feet moving and working

    Advice to Management

    GOOD WORK!


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    "terrible management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Associate in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I lost nearly 100lb's because I got so sick of food when I worked for them.

    Cons

    The management only cares about food costs, Labor costs and there bonuses. My hours were cut down to 8 a week when they hired entirely too many people and the labor cost was through the roof. I lost health benefits and was ultimately forced to find another job.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your associates.

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