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"Started well, ended poorly"

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Former Employee - Cashier/Barista in Dayton, OH
Former Employee - Cashier/Barista in Dayton, OH
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Initially seemed like a positive work environment with supportive bosses.
Relatively quick hiring process from initial application to interview to training to actually working.
Good food.

Cons

Expect too much of employees (coming in early, working long hours with no breaks, not respecting agreed upon time/day availability).
Low salary/compensation compared to effort put forth.
Did not take into account the outside lives of employees.
Lots of gossip and cliques!
Mice were spotted on several occasions.

Advice to Management

Take care of your employees and care more about them than the bottom line, because they directly affect your bottom line.

Other Employee Reviews for Panera Bread

  1. "Great food."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Trainer/Planet Bread Teacher in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Associate Trainer/Planet Bread Teacher in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Panera Bread full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good employees, procedures, food, atmosphere.

    Cons

    pay rate, cleanliness, employee cross training needs to get better,

    Advice to Management

    pay your managers better.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Shake and Bake"

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    Former Employee - Baker in Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Baker in Dublin, CA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great, healthy food. For the most part, staff is very friendly, hard working and a pleasure to work with. The actual work was challenging and therefore enjoyable. Never boring.

    Cons

    Company currently settling a class action suit for break violations. Nearly worked myself to death as a graveyard baker. The job is extremely demanding. I felt that I was working for half of what I was worth.

    Advice to Management

    Get more $$$ for you and your employees.

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