Panera Bread Employee Reviews about "discount on food"

Updated Jan 24, 2021

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  • "Discount on food and first-time experience with a job(in 529 reviews)

  • "Great colleagues, delicious food, flexible hours(in 398 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "And I feel bad for my associates who work hard to make the store look and feel good for our customers when they make only a little above minimum wage(in 205 reviews)

  • "Can only advance if you have an in with someone within the upper management(in 198 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good working environment and high standards for cleaning

      Nov 13, 2020 - Bakery-Cafe Associate in Columbus, OH
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      Pros

      Rotating responsibilities between bakery, dining room, dishes, and line worker. Discounted food as well for employees.

      Cons

      The standard of work depends on the shift manager.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Not bad job, can be demanding

      Jan 21, 2021 - Shift Supervisor in Wheeling, WV
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      Pros

      Decent pay, discounted food, good ideology on food cleanliness

      Cons

      Overworked, unequal expectations, favoritism, unfair scheduling

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great high school job

      Jan 24, 2021 - Associate Worker 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Discount on food and first-time experience with a job.

      Cons

      Can be very tiring and customer service is hard sometimes.

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Solid place to work while in school.

      Jan 5, 2021 - Team Lead in Raleigh, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Managers were very flexible with schedule and pay wasn't too bad to go along with food discount.

      Cons

      Usually understaffed and always running out of products in the cafe.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Not enough deliveries, but good place to work

      Jan 12, 2021 - Delivery Driver in Denton, TX
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      Pros

      Good discount on food overall good work atmosphere

      Cons

      Low Delivery numbers and low pay when in cafe

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Nice place for part time college job

      Jan 18, 2021 - Panera Bread Associate in Boone, NC
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      Pros

      Flexible schedule, discounted food, fun team!

      Cons

      Hourly pay could be higher.

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      The manager is nice, the shift leads are helpful and patient.

      Dec 29, 2020 - Team Member in Moreno Valley, CA
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      Pros

      Close to home, delicious pastries, discounted food

      Cons

      this one group of girls who I sometimes had to work with who talked about everyone in Spanish

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Staffing at every location

      Jan 13, 2021 - Chef in Milwaukee, WI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Discounted food, Friendly Managers, Great Pay

      Cons

      Requires being on feet constantly working.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      A lot to learn, underappreciated

      Jan 8, 2021 - Panera Bread Associate Trainer in Lebanon, PA
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      Pros

      Lots of learning, good people, food discount

      Cons

      Corporate does not care about the employees

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good first job.

      Jan 7, 2021 - Associate in Pensacola, FL
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      Pros

      Very big discount on food. You can get a lot of hours. Lots of positions to choose from.

      Cons

      Overworked for not much pay. I juggled school and work at the same time and I'd have to work from 5am-2pm for many of my shifts and had to go to school immediately after. The shifts are not great for students because they are between 7-9 hours long and are at inconvienient times in the day.

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