Crew Member (Former Employee) – Leesburg, VA – September 10, 2015
The management at this establishment was awful! If they were having a bad day, you had to be having a bad day! They were never nice and they never did smile about anything! They were always favoring certain people and singling out others. As far as the employees, most of them that have been there for a long period of time were lazy and relied on others to do their work. Other than that, they were pleasant people to work with.
Manager treated everyone like it was a popular contest. She had favorites, she took iver 10 hours out of my check. Corporate is pointless they just told her to pay me but she had a issue and wwanted to pick a fight. Told corporate and yet again was pointless. I was almost 5 months pregnant. She tried to get another coworker to trip me. And try to get another to pick a fight with me. I quit after that, a pregnant woman shouldn't be bullied at work smh... this job is terrible to work for.
Crew Trainer I (Former Employee) – Strongsville, OH – August 26, 2016
Typical day i would be working on line and register whiling managing other task that the manager did not do.
I learned how to do register , stocking, keep open follow of commutation, multitask will help employees
Management at the store i worked at was awful. Some examples are: no commutation, no proper training was done, schedules were never on time, Products were never counted right.
Hardest part of my job was dealing with my managers, they never seemed to care or seemed to fix problems. Many times the employees would go out of there way to makes sure the customers would be happy
Second hardest was making sure there was a open commutation when working during a rush hour.
Most enjoyable would be working with the staff! they made hard times go by and always had your back. Help you understand something when you were in trouble or even lead you hand when you fall be hide! On top of the customers that were ever nice and it was nice to see the different types of people
Line Cook/ Drive (Former Employee) – Victorville, CA – August 26, 2016
You have a routine at work,makes things easier when you have a game plan. Associates's ran everything, Management tend to stand there and maybe help out for half hour for their entire shift. Co-workers really work well and hard together due to being left on our own. The hardest days at work were being short staffed by a lot and we're slammed busy. I like a challenge, makes work more interesting.
Had a feeling of being home with healthy clean food and friendly workers
Associate Trainer (Former Employee) – Downers Grove, IL – August 26, 2016
I loved it here working for this company as long as I did was because of the positive energy and wonderful management I found that it made me want to go the extra mile to help my customers and developed many friends with my customers and having there orders ready before they walked in the door.
Free lunches when i stayed over my shceduled time and vacation pay
Hourly Associate (Former Employee) – Harrisonburg, VA – August 26, 2016
The turnover rate here is high. I was able to get a good amount of hours. When I worked there, there was not really any room to improve. The management is 50/50, some of the managers are the best I ever had, the others not so much. This job gives you an opportunity to meet a wide range of people.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Roseville, MI – August 26, 2016
im going to be honest I spent over 3 and a half years at this company and I got less then a dollar raise. they refused to advance me even though I showed great interest and the management doesn't care about anyone.
at the beginning of my work experience at Panera Bread the work i was required to do was very simple. Later on catering started to launch and more recently delivery. This addition of workers put scheduling into a frenzy and made doing small jobs almost impossible due to the extra choirs being added daily. I would have stayed longer if it wasn't for all these changes.
Panera Bread was overall a great experience. I learned a lot about the fast food industry and (in my opinion) one of the most important parts - how to get through a lunch rush. A lot of people may crack under the pressure of a lunch rush, but Panera Bread taught me how to stay calm, keep a smile on my face, and get better and better.
Certified Trainer (Former Employee) – Coral Springs, FL – August 22, 2016
There was a GM that was a woman and she was okay, but then I new GM came along. He was the meanest person I have ever met. He only cared about his self and no one else. He never recognized anyone's hard work and always look at the wrong you do and never the right. Whenever he needs some one to cover a shift or save his but, he will try to be nice but when he doesn't need you, he treats you unfairly. Worse experience I've ever had. They are always understaffed, always yell at the associates every time something goes wrong. This companies values are horrible. They do not treat their workers right at all. And the pay sucks. You have to work at least 50 hours to get a decent paycheck. This definitely a temporary job.