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pretty strict
Cashier, Dining (Former Employee), fishkillMarch 25, 2014
get in to work and you would get straight to work. if you work in the dinning room then you had to clean off all the tables bring out food to the customer over all it was pretty straight forward.
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Fun place to work
Cashier (Former Employee), NCMarch 25, 2014
Cons: pay
Was looking for a job after working at a Panera several years ago - already know the ropes, however got turned down for a job because they said they found a better fit - what gives? Doesn't take a rocket scientist to do that job. I guess experience doesn't qualify anymore.
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Great first job!
ASSOCIATE (Current Employee), Akron, OHMarch 24, 2014
Pros: great customers and employees, flexible to my school schedule.
Cons: not much room for advancement.
Perfect place for me to start working as a young teen. Taught me how to have great customer service and deal with many different types of people. I enjoyed working along side all of my co-workers and shift supervisors. The job got somewhat stressful when we received rushes that lasted for hours, but that's expected in the restaurant business.
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Fun Workplace
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee), Newport News, VAMarch 24, 2014
Pros: half priced food, excellent co workers
I loved the people and the food, it was very calm no matter what was going on. I loved taking home free food at the end of the night.
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great coworkers
delivery walker/catering (Current Employee), Boston, MAMarch 24, 2014
good working enviorment, great coworkers, can be hectic at time but with the team effort we have we get it done
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It's a job, not a career
Shift Supervisor (Current Employee), Macedonia, OHMarch 23, 2014
The hardest part of the job is dealing with coworkers who don't take any pride in their work. They are consistently focused on themselves, and not willing to go above and beyond their job description.
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Very good place to work and learn about different kinds of breads
Day Baker (Former Employee), Norcross, GAMarch 22, 2014
Pros: discount on lunch
Cons: takes forever to advance to the next level
Loved working here. I couldn't preform my duties correctly due to me being pregnant. Very information when it comes to different types of breads.
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Fun place to work
Associate (Current Employee), Camp Hill, PAMarch 21, 2014
Pros: benefits
ive learned all the necessary food safety guidelines and how to follow them and their importance
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Not a good place to work
Manager/Baker (Former Employee), Redlands, CAMarch 21, 2014
Not a good place to work if your looking for job advancement.
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Productivity and Fun Atmosphere
Cashier/ Production/ Associate Trainer (Current Employee), Matteson, ILMarch 21, 2014
Pros: flexible hours, connections with customers, fun atmospher
Cons: strenuous hours, hard work
This Company is fair and diplomatic. The days at Panera are at times strenuous, but it is never boring. You can always find something interesting to get you through the day..
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Cashier
Cashier (Former Employee), Hendersonville, TNMarch 21, 2014
Pros: discount, co-workers
Cons: short breaks, never get off on time
For the morning shift I would come into work and set out the baked goods(pastries, bagels, etc.) During the work day I restocked the baked goods and worked on customer service skills. At the end of the work shift I would close the register and count the drawer
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Lovely place to work and learn
Hourly Associate, Cashier, Line worker (Former Employee), Chicago, IlMarch 20, 2014
Pros: free pastries after closing shift
Cons: not enough hours, too little compensation
The most important part at work is customer satisfaction. Learned how to deal with different people in different, sometimes stressful situations. Management and co-workers were great and understanding, trying to do their best just like me. There is always going to be a "customer of the day" - which is not going to be pleased easy, I would say sometimes – more... it can be hard, you have to forget everything in the world, but understand that customer. The most enjoyable part of the day is seeing happy people. – less
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Typical work day
Cashier (Former Employee), City of Sunrise, FLMarch 20, 2014
Pros: discounted food
Cons: no benefits
A typical day at work would be going into work, and clocking in, and greeting the smiling faces who I meet at the register, taking peoples orders, and assisting with the food in the bakery, and the drink making as a barista. The most enjoyable part of my job was the people I was around, it is a very friendly atmosphere. I learned responsibility, to – more... be on time always and do the tasks that were needed to be done. It was my first real job so it taught me a lot. – less
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Just a job to help pay bills
Customer Associate/ Zone leader (Former Employee), Newark, DEMarch 15, 2014
A typical day of work was full of providing product to the customer in under 5 minutes and managing the 2 other employees working beside me. I learned the ability to control my surroundings and multitask. I managed the 2 employees working with me but was paid the same as they were, they were generally hard workers. the hardest part of the job was the – more... inconsistent hours and low pay. The most enjoyable part was the co-workers who helped me keep moral high. – less
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A day in Paneradise .
Customer Service (Current Employee), Dickson City, PAMarch 14, 2014
Pros: free beverages and large discounts
Cons: benefits are not so great and i don't enjoy working with food any longer.
Working at Panera is not of course the worst job we do manage to have fun while working and the work isn't exactly what you would consider hard labor. It is however a very fast paced environment that consists of multitasking and attention to detail.The co-workers are mostly younger ( high school and college) not all have a great work ethic so there – more... is a lot of "slack" to pick up but other than the occasional laziness everyone is great! The hardest part of the job is dealing with angry customers and trying to please them, I had no idea people get so upset over the smallest things when it comes to their food and that plays a huge roll in attention to detail which you learn very early on. The most enjoyable part honestly are the perks of free beverages and highly discounted food along with the family esqu atmosphere created among employees and management. – less
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Very live and energetic work area with a comfortable feel in the resturant
Cashier (Current Employee), Glendale Queens N.YMarch 14, 2014
Pros: great food, great environment, lovely culture
Cons: managers communication skills weren't as professional as advertised in interview
I enjoyed working with customers more then working with co-workers. My main goal was to accomplish my daily task, be friendly to customers and i had fun doing that.
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Fun environment
Cashier/Sales Associate/Food prep (Former Employee), Midland, MIMarch 14, 2014
Fun and family oriented, fast paced and lots of opportunity to move up.
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disgusting team
Line and Prep cook (Former Employee), Lake MaryMarch 14, 2014
Cons: management in general
Horrible management that could care less that you're understaffed. burning all the food and blaming other workers for it
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customer service
Tile Setter (Current Employee), Houston, TXMarch 13, 2014
hard worker, good listener . always making sure that customers were happy , and would always help my team out in anything that they needed.
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It was a very fun place to work, but a very busy environment
Dish Washer, Server, & Steward (Current Employee), Monroeville, PAMarch 13, 2014
Pros: 30 min. break, discount, delicious bakery items, great coworkers, good hours
Cons: long shifts, had to close a lot, stayed really late, not the best training
It was extremely cozy, a place where you would feel at home.I typically walked in, went straight to the freezer, pulled food and thawed it out, then washed dishes, and took out trashes, then I would sweep and mop the cooler, then take care of the boy's bathroom, and then wash boards, ice bath soups, continue washing dishes till all of them were done – more... and closed the store, by cleaning and taking apart and putting the dish washer back together, cleaning up the sinks, taking whatever trash out, sweep and mop the floor and take the soups to the cooler – less

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