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Panera Bread Reviews

Updated January 14, 2018
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Panera Bread CEO Ronald Shaich
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Pros
  • You get a discount on food when you are working (in 334 reviews)

  • Flexible hours and great management (in 211 reviews)

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  1. "panera member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Panera Bread part-time

    Pros

    excellent pay, build relationship with customers, free food!!

    Cons

    too much work for one person, very stressful during busy hours

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "It’s a really good job and you would meet friendly people but the pay suck and the hours are long"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Panera Bread part-time

    Pros

    The customer are very friendly

    Cons

    The pay sucks u work 4 times out of a week 4-11:00 for 2 weeks and your pay is )120

  3. "Decent"

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    Former Employee - Line Cook in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Dublin, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Panera Bread (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing really except closes early

    Cons

    can't pick job
    not flexible
    50% OFF FOOD not free for employees

    Advice to Management

    its just panera, chill


  4. "Former management"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Vista, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Panera Bread (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly positive work environment and enjoyable staff

    Cons

    Does not provide the luxury of consistent hours


  5. "Overall"

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    Current Employee - Catering Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Catering Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tips are a pro also the great food

    Cons

    Long hours and poor management


  6. "Eh..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Panera Bread part-time

    Pros

    Young staff, okay discount, warm and cozy cafe

    Cons

    Bad management, no tips allowed (people continuously would put 'tips' in the Share the Dough fund, in my experience, you'll have to regularly cover other stations during your shift even when its busy and you want to man your own. I guess you also cannot use your discount anywhere else but your store.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure everyone takes care of their section of the red book so no one leaves a station a mess and the other employee have to play catch up during rushes


  7. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Exton, PA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Exton, PA

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

    Pros

    Management will do their best to give you the hours requested. Nice employees

    Cons

    The meals are 50% off only during work shift.

  8. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Panera Bread full-time

    Pros

    The People that you work with

    Cons

    The Box that they put you in


  9. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Panera Bread part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers and flexible hours.

    Cons

    Not enough workers and rough managment

    Advice to Management

    Have more workers


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Panera Bread part-time

    Pros

    There are opportunities to advance and move up to a leadership position.

    Cons

    Management can be strict to adhere to guidelines set by the parent company.


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