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"Its really an easy job, but don't always expect recognition"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Assistant Manager
Current Employee - Assistant Manager
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

flexible 45 hour work week, free meals, tremendous growth opportunity.

Cons

Misleading hiring terms and Extreme favoritism on the store and area level. Basically, if your not in the favor of upper management or around when they are to see you, it doesn't help you no matter how hard you've worked for them. They single out kiss ass employees for promotions regardless of their ability or work ethic. which is pretty pathetic. My self and other former employees were promised rapid advancement and then left for dead after a short time.

Advice to Management

Please review the reason behind high turn over on the associate and store manager level.
Panera bread has many tools available to help assist district managers and general manager in people development , but its put to the way side. Look at your district managers and their hiring and retention track records. Take the warm survey a little more seriously.

Other Employee Reviews for Panera Bread

  1. "This is overall a nice place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Trainer in Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Associate Trainer in Lancaster, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I felt that my training was very thorough.
    The managers do their best to accommodate your availability and stuff that comes up short notice.
     If you want, there is definitely a possibility to move up in the company if you're good at what you do.

    Cons

    Can be very stressful during busy times.
    Some of the managers are young and inexperienced.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great Training but lacks sustainable benefits for long term employment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Baker Trainer in Kalamazoo, MI
    Former Employee - Lead Baker Trainer in Kalamazoo, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Panera Bread full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Training and environment, consistent and innovative

    Cons

    Long hours, over worked constantly, lacks sustainable benefits for long term employment

    Advice to Management

    Share the love.

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