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Panera Bread Cashier Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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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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Cashier
Branson, MO (US)

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Panera Bread in March 2012.

Interview Details The person interviewing me did not ask me any questions about my experience or availability.

Interview Question – Did not ask me anything.   Answer Question

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Cashier
Jacksonville, FL (US)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Panera Bread in October 2013.

Interview Details Had one on one interview. Everything was very standard; tell me about yourself, previous work experience. We discussed training, projected start date and pay. Was told I would train in different areas and not to expect to full time work. I was offered the job and am awaiting to find when I will begin training.

Interview Question – Why work at Panera?   Answer Question

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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Hurst, TX (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Panera Bread in February 2011.

Interview Details Had two interviews. The first manager thought i was awful, the second thought i was great. The second manager hired me. There were Lots of standard, easy questions. The manager tried to keep a relaxed atmosphere by slouching in his chair, there is no need to wear formal business clothes. I even waited an hour after arriving 15 min. early for the interview, just for the manager to finally come over and interview me.

Interview Question – Asked what were my strengths, and what were my weaknesses   Answer Question

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Cashier
Chicago, IL (US)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Panera Bread in July 2011.

Interview Details They hire me on my smile and up beat attiude and what on my rumuse

Interview Question – there was no difficult or unexpected I know all   View Answer

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Cashier
New York, NY (US)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Panera Bread.

Interview Details When I applied here I applied online and got a call back around 2 weeks later to come in for an interview. I got asked a lot of questions about how well i work i groups which is really what they're looking for, I always referred back to college.

Interview Question – What is your greatest fear about working for Panera   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Make sure you clear and upfront with them during your interview of what you want out of the job because they will screw you over

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Cashier
Hallandale Beach, FL (US)

I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Panera Bread in June 2013.

Interview Details I walked in and asked to speak with the customer. He greeted me, offered me his phone number, and advised me to call him back after completing the online application. Did just that, and after calling he told me he'd give me a call back within the next three days. Did not do so, but I called back the next week and he promptly scheduled me for the next day at 10:30

Interview Question – How would your friends describe you in one word?   View Answer

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Cashier

I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Panera Bread.

Interview Details My store was a brand new opening so I was a part of a group interview. It was very laid back and casual,they just asked us a few questions like what we had in our refrigerator. At the end we got paired up and acted out a scene where one of us was the cashier and the other was a customer. After that we had one on one interviews where they essentially told me that I had the job.

Interview Question – None, they were all very easy.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Starting pay there is $8.50, but since I was coming from another job where I was making $10.08, they offered $8.75 and more hours.

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Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Panera Bread.

Interview Details Applied online on a Monday,got a call on Thursday to come in on Friday. Had 2 interviews with the GM and Assistant Manager. They kept saying they would call but never did. After calling about 3 times,I walked in and was told I was the perfect candidate but they decided to "just stop hiring" :/

Interview Question – Just the typical questions about hobbies and work experience.   Answer Question

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Cashier

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Panera Bread.

Interview Details I applied online and got a call to schedule an interview about 2 weeks later. Before I got hired, i had to go through 3 interviews at 3 different locations. The first was a group interview and the other two were just 1 on 1 interviews. The interviews are very basic with questions like " why do you want to work here?, why should we hire you?" etc. The whole interview process took about 2 weeks and i got a call saying i got the job after the 3rd interview. Overall, i think the 3 interviews was a little too much for the position i was hired for, but hey... at least i got the job.

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