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It wasn't horrible

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  • 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 for more than a 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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    Its really an easy job, but don't always expect recognition

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Panera Bread full-time for more than a 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.  

    Good company, needs help with employee satisfaction

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    Current Employee - Cashier/Barista  in  Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier/Barista in Denver, CO (US)

    I have been working at Panera Bread part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Panera is fantastic to the community, they help in every way possible to end hunger locally. The work is rather easy, but the closing work is time consuming. The food is fantastic too.

    Cons

    The interview was terrifying, the manager is less than personable and intimidating. The company lacks in providing employee benefits and does not train personally, more training via slideshow presentations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Believe in your employees, encourage them!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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