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Always multi-tasking
Barista, Cashier, line and Diner (Former Employee), South Riding, VASeptember 10, 2014
Very unprofessional environment and no benefits. But friendly coworkers.
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ok
Associate (Former Employee), Lake Mary, FLSeptember 10, 2014
busy always on your feet . great food. nothing too fancy. great atmosphere
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It was great place to work at
Production Line. Salads, sandwiches, soups (Former Employee), Paducah KentuckySeptember 9, 2014
Pros: i was a awesome experience to work there.
Cons: the general manager left. then some one else took over and changed everything
I work really hard there even though the manager didn't think so. I tried my best to to work hard and satisfied everyone. I did work with my best friend from high school. She kept me motivated at work even when I wasn't happy and she knew it. The hardest part was cleaning the salad the bar at the end of the shift. The most enjoyable part was making – more... the food to make customers happy and healthy – less
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Fun workplace.
Prep Cook (Former Employee), Denver, CO 80211September 9, 2014
When i worked at Panera Bread i had a coworker ask if i can work for her i told her yes she also worked for me to that week.The management was nice people to work for we had a lot of good times. The hardest part of the job was getting up at 5AM every day thr thing i enjoyed the most was the food there.
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Fun place to meet different people of all ages
Cashier (Former Employee), Shawnee, KansasSeptember 8, 2014
Pros: free lunch
Cons: no benefits
very nice job, claim enviorment, get expriance with customer service, and time/money handling.
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fun work place
Team Member (Former Employee), Hoover, ALSeptember 8, 2014
Pros: the people
Cons: short breaks
fun
to be friendly
management is amazing
co-workers in the morning were awesome
the hours
most enjoyable part was the coustomer
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Relaxed and Fun
Cashier (Former Employee), Colorado Springs, COSeptember 8, 2014
Pros: great coworkers, easy work.
Cons: no one to cover shifts, very monotonous and mindless work.
I was a cashier and I would always close the dining area. I closed the bakery once or twice while I was working there too, but that seemed to take me longer to do than the dining room. When I wasn't cashiering, I would be out in the dining room sweeping and cleaning until close. Some of my other tasks were restocking and cleaning the bathrooms and floors. – more... That always took a toll on my back. I never had any issues with any of my coworkers at Panera. They were all extremely friendly, though not always willing to help me out when I needed a shift covered. There weren't that many cashiers and I only worked three days a week so it felt a little silly for it to be so impossible to get someone to take a shift for me. The job was easy, and I think the hardest part was scrubbing the floors every night. But for the most part I enjoyed working there and I never had any hang ups. They even let me take vacation time off, albeit unpaid time off. – less
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GREAT place to work
Hourly Associate (Former Employee), Madison, WISeptember 8, 2014
I loved my time at Panera.
The rules and regulations are enforced evenly across the board, making everything easier since everyone is doing what they're supposed to be, how they're supposed to be, and when they're supposed to.
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fast-paced work environment with a lot of responsibility
LINE COOK (Current Employee), Stockton, CASeptember 7, 2014
I've learned how to time manage with having so much to do in small amounts of time compared to the task at hand. This can be a stressful job, but you do get used to it as time goes on.
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Friendly Staff
CUSTOMER SERVICE (Former Employee), Pittsburgh, PASeptember 7, 2014
Pros: 50% discount, friendly coworkers
Cons: schedule
Arrive and keep are clean
Attend customers
Make drinks
Restock merchandise
Coworkers were very friendly
Hardest part of the job was standing for eight hours straight
Most enjoyable part was how fast time went
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ok
Line Cook (Former Employee), Lynnfield, MASeptember 6, 2014
it was an ok work place. store and management could of been a little more organized and professional. But overall it was a good work place
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It was Great, until.....
Main line, trash duty, dishwasher (Former Employee), East Brunswick, NJSeptember 6, 2014
Panera bread is arguably the best place i have worked at so far, great co workers, great supervisors. It was all great until the General Manager and i did not get along. It all j ust went downhill
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All over the place
Associate (Current Employee), Dunwoody, GASeptember 5, 2014
Terrible experience. Would only work here if I couldn't get a job anywhere else.
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Panera Bread
Dishwasher/Dining Room Busser (Former Employee), Tualatin, ORSeptember 4, 2014
Pros: great job security
Cons: new management is terrible.
It was a fun place to work where everybody was treated as equals. Definitely a loving work environment with room to advance up in the ranks. I really enjoyed working with my old fellow associates because we had fun together as well as got the job done.
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Productive and fun place to work
Associate Trainer (Former Employee), Henrietta New YorkSeptember 4, 2014
I loved working for this company. I was an original employee when the cafe first opened in our area. I was quickly promoted to Via Panera Coordinator. As the Coordinator I help customers fulfill lunch orders for their luncheons and party's. I was also able to help a few families with loved ones in hospitals with free lunch. I was also trained in every – more... area of the cafe enabling me to travel and help open new cafe in other area. – less
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Great
Shift Manager (Former Employee), Panama CitySeptember 3, 2014
Pros: flexible schedule
Cons: holiday pay
Great Place to Work

Flexible Schedule

Fast pace Restaurant work
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Enjoyed baking and producing quality product
Baker (Former Employee), Morgantown, WVSeptember 3, 2014
Pros: produced quality product
Cons: child care conflicts
Management had issues that were conflicting with new born son.
Wife and I both worked at Publix at different locations. They scheduled both of us to work 4:00am and 5:00am our daycare did not open until 6:30am so I could not take my six month old son to work with me so I had to stay with my son and there fore ended my job with Publix.
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It's a job
Store Associate (Former Employee), Clarksville, TNSeptember 2, 2014
Cons: bad management
Very fast paced during the lunch and dinner rushes. Management not helpful when it comes to lending a hand when the store becomes busy and they all lack information. They are not on the same page you will more than likely get a different answer to your question from each manager. Managers think your life revolves around Panera Bread. Raises are are – more... hard to come by. I loved my co-workers, they were the reason I stayed at Panera as long as I did. Overall, this is a good job for college students but I wouldn't make this a long term place of employment. – less
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Busy workplace
cashier (Current Employee), costa mesaSeptember 1, 2014
The hardest thing about this job is dealing with hungry angry customers. But for the most part the job is great.
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Great place to work
Shift Supervisor (Former Employee), St. Louis, MOAugust 31, 2014
Great culture to work in, people really care about your growth in the company.

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