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Panera Bread Houston Reviews

Updated August 18, 2017
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Houston, TX

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Pros
  • Flexible Shifts, fast paced environment, discount on food (in 263 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, good job to have as a first job or s job for high school or college students (in 189 reviews)

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  1. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a good place to work nice environment

    Cons

    It can get boring and super slow


  2. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Panera Bread part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, friendly co-workers, and free access to coffee and tea

    Cons

    it seems more often than not, you will find yourself informing a guest that their favorite product is out of stock

  3. "Cashier line catering trainer drive thru etc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay decent , flexible schedule great coworkers great for students don't recommend for full time because of recent hours cuts due to labor

    Cons

    It depends on the franchise my first one was awesome no complaints my current one horrible. You get overworked managers included pressuring associates. Super high expectations not enough recognition managers can play favoritism etc not worth the stress on your health

    Advice to Management

    For district managers you should really see how things flow in stores before just adding regulations as managers appreciate your good employees I understand employees should work hard but how do you expect people to stay working if you expect them to do pretty much every position in one shift under certain time pressure especially with all the new additions like rapid pickups and delivery services.


  4. "Poor upper management"

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    Former Employee - Catering Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Catering Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Panera Bread (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    discount, hours are reasonable. Good quality food.

    Cons

    franchise owner is uneducated and lacks management experience


  5. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Panera Bread part-time

    Pros

    Good hours flexible works with schedule good pay nice employees

    Cons

    It wa good nice customer and fun friendly

    Advice to Management

    Be nice and sweet quiet


  6. "Office Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Office Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Office Coordinator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    I was able to make my own schedule.

    Cons

    Have to be at work at 3am


  7. "Great coworkers, not great pay and lots of work"

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    Current Employee - Cashier/Barista/Line Cook/Trainer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier/Barista/Line Cook/Trainer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can get free food and a 50% discount. i formed some great friendships with most of my coworkers and being around them is what gets me through the day. Cashier is pretty simple and you get to learn other skills like making drinks and working in the bakery . Its a pretty good first job but most of the cashiers make around $7.50 to $7.75. Its easy to pick up shifts too as long as you arent going over 40hours

    Cons

    The hours arent always flexible espically if you're working line. Good workers are constantly leaving because they arent getting treated well. Then they keep getting replaced by incompetent people. Also bad workers hardly get fired or reprimanded for not doing there job. Most people get fired for not showing up to work and thats it. its hard to get a raise besides becoming a trainer, and i was suppose to get 6weeks of backpay that i never received.

    Advice to Management

    The managers dont always treat highschool kids with respect which i think is a mistake. Also good employees deserve recognition for working hard.

  8. "Office Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Office Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Office Coordinator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    7 day a week operation allowing for various days off during the week without using up PTO.

    Cons

    Start time 230-3:30am, which makes it very difficult and most time impossible to take evening college courses, be an active member of a community group, etc.


  9. "Catering"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Panera Bread full-time

    Pros

    Since people are nice if you have things in common but there are a lot of cliques that are very discriminating and makes you feel like an outsider

    Cons

    Supervisors don't do anything. They hang out in the office and only come out to tell at employees for being in the weeds but then don't lend a hand to help.

    Advice to Management

    Hire from within. People on the line that have worked their butts off for a company will continue to do so if recognized and rewarded for loyalty.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Baker in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Baker in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    By yourself, pay, other bakers are friendly, bakery manager is nice.

    Cons

    Too much workload, rude managers

    Advice to Management

    Try being nicer to the bakers


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