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"Terrible experience"

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Former Employee - Cashier/Barista in Charlotte, NC
Former Employee - Cashier/Barista in Charlotte, NC
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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

Pros

Free food, Learning a POS.

Cons

Terrible management. Always ran out of bread. Insects on pastries, because trash can is located directly beside it. Sometimes sheet pans were placed on top of the trash cans. Late on catering orders. Run out of products for weeks at a time. Workers on line are rude. Bagels dropped on floor and re-used. Rarely ever employees used gloves. Either over staffed or under staffed. Trainers had no clue what to do, neither did management. I had to learn the job by observing other employees. Some of the days I would open, things were stocked incorrectly or not at all.

Advice to Management

Check in on managers, because the problems started with the general management. I did not enjoy my time at my location, because I didn't know what was expected from me.

Other Employee Reviews for Panera Bread

  1. "Good experience."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very easy to request time off, fair and resonable management, lots of great food to eat, discount on food items, left over bakery items.

    Cons

    Pay was somewhat low, lots of cleaning, dealing with customers in the food industry can often be unpleasant, 1 day training course is boring and useless.


  2. "highs and lows"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Panera Bread full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    nice culture very nice people

    Cons

    whole lotta of changes going on

    Advice to Management

    remember your history

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