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"One year into the Assistant Manager position"

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Current Employee - Assistant Manager
Current Employee - Assistant Manager
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great food, great benefits, better than working at most restaurants.

Cons

Low pay, slow growth opportunities. There seems to be a focus shift from line level employees being most important to executive leadership being a priority. Panera is going through some growing pains as they move from having a small company feel to becoming a large corporate entity. There is a severe shortage of managers in the Chicago market...ever wonder why?

Advice to Management

Hire more quickly, invest in your current talent. People make Panera what it is, don't lose sight of that as you continue to quickly grow.

Other Employee Reviews for Panera Bread

  1. "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.


  2. 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.

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