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Panera Bread Reviews

Updated December 12, 2018
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Pros
  • "You get a discount on food when you are working" (in 391 reviews)

  • "Flexible hours, time flies when you are budy" (in 252 reviews)

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  1. "Night Baker and day baker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are good

    Cons

    I have no cons to review


  2. "Awesome"

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    Former Employee - Manager in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager in New Brunswick, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Panera Bread full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Treat people well. Great upper management

    Cons

    Them being bought out. The same values aren’t there.

  3. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Great environment, Up to Standards

    Cons

    Early hours, On your feet a lot


  4. "Good Management"

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    Former Employee - Panera Bread Associate Trainer
    Former Employee - Panera Bread Associate Trainer

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

    Pros

    Great upper level management and staff

    Cons

    limited room for growth from store associate


  5. "Wonderful starter job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Panera Bread part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great employees, easy work

    Cons

    none currently at the moment.


  6. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Panera Bread part-time

    Pros

    Nice people and easy to work with

    Cons

    Boring Job and low pay


  7. "Becomes a routine"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Panera Bread full-time

    Pros

    Work with your schedule pretty good.
    Customers are a plus.
    Pro and holiday pay depending on how many hours you work.

    Cons

    Managers can be a bit shady.
    Micromanagement
    Takes for ever to advance. Limited opportunities.

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    "Assistant Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Focus on Great Customer Service, Teamwork.

    Cons

    Minimal room for advancement in Franchise locations

    Advice to Management

    Reward those who run your everyday business...not just upper management


  9. "Diner"

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    Current Employee - Diner in City of Industry, CA
    Current Employee - Diner in City of Industry, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers were great, the job was fast paced and kept you busy. this store was known to be slow, so there was also hours I would relax. Management was understanding and hours were flexible. every 6 months, you get a raise/evaluated

    Cons

    seniority mattered, there was some level of favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Give promotions to people who deserve it, not just because they have been working there for years or are favorites. Give it to people who have shown dedication, reliability, and hard work.


  10. "panera bread"

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    Current Employee - Associate Trainer
    Current Employee - Associate Trainer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Panera Bread full-time

    Pros

    50% / 65% discounts and easy work

    Cons

    Cutting Bread Bowls is not fun.