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It wasn't horrible

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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.  

    Great Company, mediocre job.

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Dunwoody, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Dunwoody, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    It is a good company. They donate bread to the needy, and they have great values.

    Cons

    As with most food service, the general managers, if not properly looked at by the regional manager, can be not so great to work for.

    At this particular location, that is no longer an issue.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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