Panera Bread
3.0 of 5 936 reviews
www.panerabread.com Saint Louis, MO 5000+ Employees

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Started off great, but then when you become really good at what you do, they take advantage of you for their benefits.

Catering Coordinator (Current Employee)

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

ProsCompetitive pay, and company has an awesome reputation which makes you proud to say you work there. Very good company values, Teaches you ALOT about customer service and lifetime values and lessons.

ConsThey most often than not pick the worst people for management positions...makes no sense...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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"Associate" (Former Employee)
Winter Park, FL (US)

I worked at Panera Bread part-time for less than a year


Pros: The atmosphere at our franchise was very laid back, and its generally… Cons: Apart from the general foodservice issues (unglamorous work, unreasonable customers...), the greatest problem was lack of training. There was none… Advice to Senior Management: Make sure your employees know what you want them to… More

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stick with what you got

Panera BreadAssociate (Current Employee)
Woodbridge, VA (US)

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


Pros: I loved working at Panera when I first started. The people were good, the food was… Cons: This company, for a few years now, has put a huge restriction on raises for its Cafe's, meaning that what you get paid is what… Advice to Senior Management: Value your employees. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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