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"Aweful.."

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Former Employee - Unknown in Lexington-Fayette, KY
Former Employee - Unknown in Lexington-Fayette, KY
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Busy environment! Good food, Ummm

Cons

Condescending staff, wouldnt give breaks, micro-managed, you are expected to make Panera Bread your life. Regional manager was very snarky asked my why I was laid off from a job. When I replied my position was eliminated, She replied, but why do you think "you" were laid off. Pay is poor for what is expected you. Little is put into employee training unless its upper management

Advice to Management

A good leader does not have to micro manage and should not micro manage. Please improve training. I really though Panera Bread would be a great place to start a career. I am so disappointed. Perhaps you should look at how starbucks trains thier employees and look at thier cultural values. They have it right.

Other Employee Reviews for Panera Bread

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Started well, ended poorly"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Great food."

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    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.

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