Never Again in Holland, Michigan 8 months ago
Do you work at Panera Bread? How did you find the job? How did you get that first interview?
Any advice for someone trying to get in?
abraham berman in Palo Alto, California 8 months ago
What are the average starting salaries, bonuses, benefits and travel requirements like at Panera Bread?
What do you like best about working at Panera Bread? Are there any great perks or special treats for employees?
Dawn R Buchroeder in Sarasota, Florida 10 months ago
I had an interview at Panera bread this morning. The interviewer had some good things to say and some bad things to say.
I walked in about a week earlier, and asked if they were hiring. The hiring manager sat down with me and was asked me basic info and responded with things like "that just what we're looking for" and was very high energy. He then setup a date and time for the second interview.
I showed up to the second interview almost 30 minutes early. The interviewer knew me by name,was very nice and was smiling when he sat down at the table for the interview.
He said things like:
"Your availability is looking good"
"Good!You live close by"
We managed to maintain eye contract with one another throughout the whole interview.
He went on to give me a lot of info starting with things like "when you start here"
And even said that I dressed nice.
He Asked me about school
And I told them that I'm in school for computer sciences to which he smiled at and asked me "what would I do with a degree in that field" I told him "I'm looking into the I.t field. My dream job would be a systems architect"
He had a nice vibe about him and even joked a little. He was very interested in my family and where I was from. He told me basic info about the store and the dress code. And let me know the name of employees who were working today.
The interviewer asked me a question about my availability on spring break and I slipped up a said "I might travel" (no idea why I said that) he replied "we're kinda looking for someone who can work during spring break" to which I said "it's no big deal I can cancel it".
The interview was kinda short and most of the questions were personality based questions, not a whole lot on work experience. He ended by saying "we have three more interviews today and we're looking to hire 1
Person each month. so we'll let you know for on Thursday.
AReal Person in Yo Mama, Washington 75 months ago
Every business has it's own style. What is the office environment and culture like at Panera Bread?
Are people dressed in business casual, jeans and t-shirts, or full-on suits? Do folks get together for Friday happy hours and friendly get-togethers?
What is a typical day in the life of an employee at Panera Bread?
Jeff Kip in boston, Massachusetts 76 months ago
What do you think - will Panera Bread grow fast? Are they expanding their staff? How does Panera Bread stack up against the competition?
froglet in Woodbridge, Virginia 79 months ago
I've read the handbook cover to coever, and cannot find a list of employee duties/requirements.
My daughter was recently hired at Panera, and after two days of working the counter, she spent her third day (6 hours) cleaning the toilets and washing dishes. She said it was not mentioned at her interview, and when I asked the manager about their expectations of their hourly associates, he responded that "our associates do as they're told."
Host 95 months ago
It's always hard to know what to expect when going in for that interview -- and preparation can make all the difference. What is the interview process like at Panera Bread?
Any advice on striking the right note?