Panera Bread Reviews

Updated Jul 13, 2020

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3.2
51%
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59%
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Panera Bread President and CEO Niren Chaudhary
Niren Chaudhary
234 Ratings
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  • "Can’t think of any besides the minimum wage pay(in 190 reviews)

  • "Upper management places unrealistic expectations on cafe managers that they themselves would not be able to accomplish(in 181 reviews)

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  1. "Love this company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Panera Bread part-time

    Pros

    This company was great for a college student.

    Cons

    This company did not have much room to advance.

  2. "Decent Job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Lakewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Panera Bread full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible Scheduling Team Work Easy Place to Work

    Cons

    Scheduling Issues People Not Following Company Guidelines

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  3. "Panera Bread Associate"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier Associate in Lees Summit, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Panera Bread part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, and kind management.

    Cons

    Can get busy and stressful

  4. "Nice first job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Aurora, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Panera Bread part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good for being in school, easy to get shifts covered, nice work environment, predictable schedules, good company beliefs.

    Cons

    Slow moving up, often understaffed.

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  5. "First Job I actually looked"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Overnight Baker 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Panera Bread full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great hours, room to grow, fun work

    Cons

    Large workload for limited staff

  6. "GOOD!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Panera Bread part-time

    Pros

    Great food to eat when on break

    Cons

    Long hours are accounted for and the driving can be annoying

  7. "Amazing experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Little Neck, NY

    I worked at Panera Bread part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Food quality and job benefits

    Cons

    There are no cons at all

  8. "Cashier"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Franklin, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Panera Bread part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment and a nice discount

    Cons

    I really did not have any at my location

  9. "Nice"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Panera Bread full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing discount, great coworkers, clean environment

    Cons

    Short Staffed and Stressed sometimes

  10. "Great part time job for college students"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Front of House Staff Member in Ann Arbor, MI

    I worked at Panera Bread part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy job, decent wages, discounted meals, convenient locations

    Cons

    Work can be slow and boring at times

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