Panera Bread - Great job until you hit the glass ceiling | Glassdoor
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"Great job until you hit the glass ceiling"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Assistant Manager Panera Bread
Current Employee - Assistant Manager Panera Bread
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Growing company.
Has strong values.
Gives back to the community by donating leftover product.
Relaxing atmosphere for customers.
Friendly regulars.

Cons

Long work weeks. Hard to make a balance of personal/professional life.
Poor compensation for 60+ hr work weeks.
Poor communication.
Lack of consistency.

Advice to Management

Don't make false promises to the staff that bleeds for your stores if you have no intention of promoting them.
Create realistic goals for ticket times and allow adequate hour/week compensation for training new staff.
Rethink the flow in some of the locations. There are a lot of bottle necks in several locations' floor plans.
Put less stress on Promoter Score. Allow it to be a true interpretation of customer's feelings rather than a rant session for a slight hiccup in customer service. This only leads to cheating in a flawed system.
Also, security cameras in the walk ins and freezers would help account for food loss...holds people accountable for the "honesty and integrity" piece.

Other Employee Reviews for Panera Bread

  1. "Underpaid and overworked"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Set schedule if you're in management and flexible hours. Almost any request off is honored.

    Cons

    Lowest pay. They'll try to pay you $8.00 for a shift supervisor and try to get you to do manager salary work. No gratitude for any of your work, schedule you back to back closing to opening and they never honor their after every 6 months "review" for a raise. I only got a 50 cent raise after 2 years. They gave another girl who had been working there for 4 years a 15 cent raise...just terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Happy employees only benefit the only thing you care about, your bonuses. Stop ridiculously high turnover by actually paying your employees what they deserve and praise them for good work instead of berating them in front of customers.


  2. "Great place to work Good money"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay. And good bonuses

    Cons

    Third shift. Sleep to much

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