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Panera Bread Reviews

Updated January 16, 2018
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  • 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. "Great company with growth!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Tustin, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Tustin, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Panera Bread full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    * Advancement opportunities available
    *Job Stability
    * Benefits (PTO, 401K, etc)
    * Flexibility in schedule

    Cons

    * As any salary position, you will work long hours


  2. "Baker"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you are a night owl and like to work without having to hassle with people buzzing around you, this is great.

    Cons

    There is some craziness in some locations. Broken ovens and equipment get jimmyrigged, and you have to be resourceful and adaptable. Mental acrobatics a must.

    Advice to Management

    Clear job descriptions at onset.

  3. "Cashier"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Panera Bread full-time

    Pros

    The people who work there were great to work with.

    Cons

    The hour were harsh and management were difficult to work with.


  4. "Panera in a Nutshell"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Hilliard, OH
    Current Employee - Associate in Hilliard, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free drinks
    Discounted food when working the same day
    $9.50 an hour

    Cons

    Not enough hours
    Weekends are really busy
    Always busy


  5. "Decent"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "Good company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Manhattan, KS
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Manhattan, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great staff/management. It's a great company to work for.

    Cons

    None it's a good company .

  8. "Delivery Driver"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discounted food,
    401k for everyone
    great co-workers

    Cons

    Hard to move from one position to another


  9. "Overall"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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


  10. "Good"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Panera Bread part-time

    Pros

    Awesome sauce awesome sauce awesome

    Cons

    busy sometimes and understaffed but still good

    Advice to Management

    hmmm


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