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"Great management, cultural values are ethical and worthwhile to uphold"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Associate in Selinsgrove, PA
Current Employee - Associate in Selinsgrove, PA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Panera Bread part-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Fun, fast environment where an associate can learn a significant amount of great food preparation.

Cons

Busy weekends, on my feet the entire time, which can get exhausting on shifts that last longer than 8 hours

Other Employee Reviews for Panera Bread

  1. "It was good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hourly Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Hourly Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training
    Good pay
    Free coffee
    Discount on food

    Cons

    Lots of cleaning
    Fast paced
    Long hours

    Advice to Management

    I really liked the management at my store, they were always flexible and understanding.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Wants the quality of a dine-in restaurant with the amount of work and profits of a Popsicle stand...."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Blacksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Associate in Blacksburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Panera Bread full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Depending on the location there can be friendly associates and customers.
    Healthier alternative to burger fast-food.
    Donates to the community.

    Cons

    The compensation, 10¢;/year raises.
    Promotion is entirely based on nepotism, not ability; which leads to incompetent management.

    Promotion opportunities are intentionally kept hidden from associates,

    Trying to make WAY too much profit from a food establishment.
    Not putting the profit back into the infrastructure. (eg. "'Panera Says It Can't Handle Crush' Inefficiencies Have Driven Away Customers, Hurt Sales" -WSJ)
    Treats Labor Cost like it's evil. (Aim's for 12.5%, regularly hits 10%...)
    Not firing someone and instead assigning them 0 hours (so they don't have to pay unemployment)
    Temporary drinking-money job for college students (who usually know more than the management..)
    Bottom line: too too too greedy for a restaurant.
    "The survey on the bottom of your receipt" is absolutely useless and given too much weight.
    Over-reaching on their sustainability and health claims.
    Using their "no jerks" policy as a cover-all to fire anyone who speaks up.
    So much more frozen/pre-packaged food.

    Advice to Management

    None. They won't listen.

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