Pros: supporting organic food, a 40% discount on food, the smells of baked goods, friendly co workers, excellent store manager
Cons: short breaks, a lot of call offs from co workers, mediocre assistant managers, not enough hours
A typical day of work:
-Depending on the shift you are assigned, whether it's middle of the day, open/close, your assigned duties vary.
-Clean and stock assigned areas before, during and after shift is completed
-Ring up customers and offer suggestions if they ask
-Have a positive attitude towards customers and team members
-Assist – more... team members when needed
I learned that organic food is better for you. I learned some barista skills that continue to be useful. I learned that Panera is a wonderful corporation/company because they provide medical, dental and educational opportunities/benefits for their workers in South America where they produce their coffee.
The store manager in particular was phenomenal. The assistant managers were mediocre and sometimes unprofessional/inappropriate with female co workers.
The co workers were in my age group and most were friendly. We all worked together as a team to complete tasks assigned.
The hardest part of this job was not getting enough hours to work. They offered employees with seniority more hours.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the smell and look of the workplace. They bake fresh daily and the coffee smell was a nice boost throughout the day. – less