Pros: Food discount, social atmosphere, good smells
Cons: limited break, limited social freedom, stressful, very fast-paced, disagreements with coworkers, too much reliance at times
I must say as a corporation, they really over exaggerate advancement opportunities that get repeated throughout the hiring and training process. In my experience/journey with Panera Bread, it's seemingly only an entry level job just to get a simple example of what working a minimum wage job in the world is like. A raise could happen, but even at notable performance after an entire year, you'd only get bumped up a quarter, and another if they decide to make you a trainer.. it does build up over time, but the time investment is too much for what they give you, a manager I knew only got paid around 10/11 dollars an hour after being there for several years.
For such a large corporation, Panera Bread can definitely give a heftier wage - if that was done, I guarantee associates would stay for the long term. Great for a first job, first experience, but don't expect it to become a career (most individuals don't).