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"Great Company, Understaffed"

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Former Employee - Production Line in Newport, RI
Former Employee - Production Line in Newport, RI
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Hard working co-workers and flexible hours. Amazing cleanliness with a true commitment towards satisfying their customers. Thorough training process

Cons

Terrible management who hated their jobs. Every shift i felt we were understaffed, with most times managers cutting employees shifts even if it meant placing a unfair work load on another employee. Overworked their employees for the wage a associate was paid.

Other Employee Reviews for Panera Bread

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Don't expect many raises unless you plan on becoming an Associate Trainer"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Associate in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun people to work with. Good hours upon request.

    Cons

    Low pay. Physical work. Depending on where you work, the customers can be unpleasant at times.

    Advice to Management

    Reward your employees through raises.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate is definitely in control!"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    I loved the people I worked with, even with their HS/college kid drama. The overall work atmosphere is comfortable and the managers I worked with were very supportive and encouraging. Plus, the customers really are fantastic!

    Cons

    The training is extremely corporate and some of it is flat out useless at the store level. But if you'll pay me for three days sitting in a conference room being bored, I guess I'll show up. The same goes for new menu items - it is very obvious that the people at corporate who make the decision to add odd items to the menu (pasta, shrimp...?!) have not worked behind the counter in a very, very long time if ever. Its frustrating to deal with, especially as a manager who is supposed to be positive and uplifting.

    There is little value put on your life outside of work. Unless you have a great management team and GM in your current cafe you'll be fighting for decent hours. I've worked in 4 cafes in Denver - 2 had livable scheduling for the management team.

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