Panera Bread

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It wasn't horrible

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Associate Trainer in Lake Grove, NY (US)
Current Employee - Associate Trainer in Lake Grove, NY (US)

I have been working at Panera Bread part-time (more than an year)

Pros

There are a lot of nice workers here. You get 50% off on your break and they are pretty flexible with availabilities.

Cons

Lately they are understaffed. The managers can be rude .

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Its really an easy job, but don't always expect recognition

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Panera Bread full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    flexible 45 hour work week, free meals, tremendous growth opportunity.

    Cons

    Misleading hiring terms and Extreme favoritism on the store and area level. Basically, if your not in the favor of upper management or around when they are to see you, it doesn't help you no matter how hard you've worked for them. They single out kiss ass employees for promotions regardless of their ability or work ethic. which is pretty pathetic. My self and other former employees were promised rapid advancement and then left for dead after a short time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please review the reason behind high turn over on the associate and store manager level.
    Panera bread has many tools available to help assist district managers and general manager in people development , but its put to the way side. Look at your district managers and their hiring and retention track records. Take the warm survey a little more seriously.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Panera Breads slogan says it all "Panera Warmth"

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hourly Associate in Puyallup, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Hourly Associate in Puyallup, WA (US)

    I have been working at Panera Bread part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great food, even better selection, staff really does treat you with a sense of family and immediate welcoming! Comfortable atmosphere and tables are always clean and ready for you. Soothing and upbeat music make this experience even better. One thing that tops it off is not only the aroma of freshly baked bread, soup, pasta and pastries, is the presentation and taste which is supurb!

    Cons

    Wish it was in walking distance to my house, open the door, reach out my hand and heaven sent!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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