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Fun environment
Team Member (Former Employee), North Little Rock, ARJuly 30, 2014
Pros: easy job
Cons: sometimes we have to miss lunch or dinner breaks
The job was not hard but the work at times was. There were times we had a ball while working.
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Very fast enviornment. always busy.
Cashier, money handling, barista, bakery opener (Former Employee), Ocala FlJuly 30, 2014
i learned so much from this job and manager. learned that there is always something to do everywhere. stay busy and keep customers happy. i miss working here as well. although the wages should be higher.
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Fast pace restruant
Cashier (Former Employee), Lancaster, OHJuly 29, 2014
Setting up the bakery and handling the customers needs. Preparing the food as the orders come in and cleaning up at the end of the day.
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good first job
Hourly Associate (Former Employee), Kingsport, TNJuly 29, 2014
Came into work and worked on the line. Enjoyed most of my co-workers. Was a great starter job.
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Great managers who cared about the people who worked for them.
Certified Employee Trainer (Former Employee), Denver, COJuly 29, 2014
Pros: discount meals ability to trust managers
Cons: low pay
I enjoyed the fast paced environment. I learned many great things like the use of a up to date cash register, Batista and great customer service. The hardest part was the lunch rush, and the high turn over rate.
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Loved working with customers
Cashier (Former Employee), Alpharetta, GAJuly 29, 2014
As a cashier I was very interactive with the customers daily. Got to know most of them by name. The team I worked with was great.
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Productive and fun work place
Hourly Associate (Current Employee), Suffolk, VAJuly 28, 2014
The most enjoyable part of the job is interacting with the cuustomers.
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experience
Associate (Former Employee), Wayland, MAJuly 28, 2014
learn how to deal with customer directly, learn preparation in limited time, and get ready, like the team worl specially when everybody does his work.
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Productive and fun place
Bakery-Café Associate (Current Employee), Port Chester, NYJuly 27, 2014
Pros: discount on food
A typical day at work is fast paced
I've learned great customer service skills
Management was ok
There wasn't a hard part you just need to know how to balance
your duties
the most enjoyable part of my job was making sure the customers were happy
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Horrible Work Life Balance
Shift Supervisor (Former Employee), Allen Park, MIJuly 27, 2014
Pros: free meals
Cons: horrible management
My manager wanted me to quit school to focus on Panera Bread.
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Good job, Poorly Managed and with poor pay
❸ Certified Baker/CBT (Current Employee), PennsylvaniaJuly 26, 2014
Pros: paid vacations, healthcare included vision, free lunch
My job in and of itself was good. I enjoyed doing what I did. But management was really what made the job great or loathesome. And for most of the time it wasn't good. Scheduling, for the most part, was done horribly. I would often be scheduled six days a week, without my consent, and it would be done in such a way that I would work extended weeks (sometimes – more... ten days in a row). Upper management lacked communication which trickled down to other bakers like myself and left us confused, having heard different things on how we were supposed to bake from multiple sources. Communication was very very poor and this made it feel like the company lacked an overall sense of professionalism. – less
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fun place cool people
Line Cook (Current Employee), Los Angeles, CAJuly 25, 2014
Pros: free lunch
Cons: management, short breaks
Management isn't good, people skip out on their responsibilities, no help. don't like it at all, other locations are better but a transfer requires a lot of time and a lot of patience
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Fun atmosphere
utility worker and sandwich maker (Former Employee), Squirrel Hill, PAJuly 25, 2014
Pros: people worked hard
Cons: not enough advancement positions
hard workers and great costumer base. The managers worked close with worker and make team leading examples of themselves.I enjoyed it a lot!:)
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Well run
Cashier (Former Employee), Trinity, FLJuly 25, 2014
Pros: nice atmosphere
Cons: not enough help at times
One of the better places I have worked, enjoyed my crew. Had nice managers to work for. Enjoyed the atmosphere and the types of customers we attracted. Would work there again.
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Panera Bread
Cashier (Former Employee), Houston, TXJuly 24, 2014
Delivered excellent customer service
Cashier
Minor Housekeeping
Most enjoyable part of the job was I got to help customers by providing with a nutritious meal.
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Contests... Raising money for BCH
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Boston, MAJuly 24, 2014
Pros: 50% off meals on days off, managers gor a free meal.
Cons: never really got a chance to sit down and relax. had some stomach issues, they did not seem to be very accomidating to my health.
I didn't really get to much managing, but more running around. I am very good with Time management but it seemed I would never have the chance to get what I needed done, because my staff always needed assistance (which is great because I love teaching) Hardest part of the job was the fact they offer growth in the company, I was on my way up the ladder, – more... and theyn stopped caring about panera, and more about Noodles and stopped eveyones transitions.
My co-workers wre always in a good mood, they saiud it was only when I was there, but who knows. Typical day at work would include setting up fior breakfast, in the morning, making sure everything was ready for the morning rush, then dealt with guests complains as well as helping them out in choosing what they were in the mood for. At night, of course we had to plug in all of the daily sales and labor, as well as do an end of day report, safe count, etc.
My favorite part of the job, was the guest interactions and the fun I had with my employees. Also, I did learn quite a bit more then I already knew about the management computer work. – less
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Wonderful food and a wonderful place to work
Cashier (Current Employee), Livonia, MIJuly 23, 2014
Pros: employees, managers, and repetitive customers
Cons: some employees
I love working at panera bread. I am a trained cashier and line cook. my job is to take orders answer phones and keep the store organized . As a cook my job is to make sure food is made properly and plated according to standards. I learned to deal with food the proper and safer way
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My experience
Cashier (Former Employee), North walesJuly 23, 2014
Pros: half off lunch
Cons: healthcare, benefits, management, pay
I would come dressed in my uniform, clock in get my register and count it to make sure i started with $200 dollars. Then ring in customers orders. If they ordered pastries, bagels or barista drinks I would get it for them. When there was any down time I would do some necessary cleaning up. I learned how to improve customer service and keeping customers – more... happy. My co workers were easy to get along, I grew very close to a lot of them. The hardest part of the job was during our big lunch and dinner rushes. Maintaining a fast speed and making sure everything was accurate. The most enjoyable part was communicating with nice customers. I got to know reoccurring customers on a personal level. – less
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Decent place to work
Associate (Former Employee), sterling heights, MIJuly 22, 2014
Pros: fun, fast pace
Cons: general manager was rude
I enjoyed Panera a lot at first but started disliking it after awhile. I had one manager in particular that picked on me and was very nasty, she was sent to a different location not long after. The general manager is cold and mean. The company in general though is a fun one to work for. It was my favorite food chain to work for.
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Loved the place
Associate Trainer (Former Employee), Saint Paul, MNJuly 22, 2014
Pros: free soda, and discounted meals
Cons: none really
It was a really great place to work. I loved management, and my customers

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