Panera Bread - Its really an easy job, but don't always expect recognition | Glassdoor
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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. "Opportunities endless"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly enviroment, passionate and devoted team for the best customer experience. Definatly an elite group of people.

    Cons

    None that I can recall.

    Advice to Management

    Keep coaching and moving people forward !


  2. "Good Experience, low pay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Training, movement, diverse, multiple opportunties, 9hr/day

    Cons

    low pay for the amount of work, poor benefit structure!

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