Panera Bread
3.0 of 5 943 reviews
www.panerabread.com Saint Louis, MO 5000+ Employees

Panera Bread Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 23, 2014
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Manager In Training Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online - interviewed at Panera Bread in December 2010.

Interview Details casual yet professional interview by the district manager than an interview by the owners of the franchise. a bit more formal. a good experience.

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Associate Trainer Interview

Anonymous Employee

Interviewed at Panera Bread

Interview Details Group Interview process. First time with this type of setting. Very easy going managers and very friendly staff to work with. It's a great job to have for any age. I would definitely recommend that you should go and apply to work here.

Negotiation Details – Great pay negotiation.

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Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
Madison, WI (US)

I interviewed at Panera Bread in July 2013.

Interview Details Meet with two managers, very relaxed, just don't say anything too stupid and you got the job.

Negotiation Details – You state the pay you're looking for, I wrote $9-10 I think, they said they could pay $8 then explained a few benefits.

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Cashier Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Dublin, OH (US)

I applied in-person and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Panera Bread in January 2014.

Interview Details It was fine. Not the best.

Interview Question – They kept asking how old I was. It was kind of insulting after repeatedly telling them.   Answer Question

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Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Panera Bread.

Interview Details The interview was not very good. The hiring manager asked questions in a condescending way and did not seem very invested in the interview.

Interview Question – He asked me how much I expected to make. At a minimum-wage job you expect to get minimum wage.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was none.

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Training Specialist Interview

Anonymous Employee
Irvine, CA (US)

I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Panera Bread in June 2010.

Interview Details Multiple interviews, one over the phone, and two in person.

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Very Easy Interview

Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
Mequon, WI (US)

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Panera Bread in October 2013.

Interview Details One interview, hired on spot

Interview Question – None, normal questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Right there, asking me to quit my other job

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Panini & Food Line Worker Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and interviewed at Panera Bread.

Interview Details I applied online and it was a very long application. I was contacted within the following week to set up an interview. I was interviews by two managers and the general manager on two occasions. It was easy and they asked basic questions.

Interview Question – How would you handle an angry customer?   Answer Question

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Cashier/Barista/Dishwasher Interview

Anonymous Employee
Ankeny, IA (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Panera Bread.

Interview Details I applied online and heard back from them a few weeks later. There was a two part interview. The first was a short 20-minute behavioral interview with a manager. They called and asked me to return two days later. The second was a half hour interview with the highest manager at that location.

Interview Question – Can you describe a time where you overcame a difficult situation? How did you do it?   Answer Question

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Assistant General Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and interviewed at Panera Bread.

Interview Details It's 3 intensive interviews.

Interview Question – They ask a lot of scenario questions.   Answer Question

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