Pros: discounted food, willing to work with you on scheduling
Cons: long stressful hours, rude customers, management isnt great
A typical day at Panera particularly at the location I worked at which was one of the busier cafe's in West Michigan was busy and stressful, the mostly fun part about the job was my coworkers. When I first started there I loved my job it was fast paced, a new challenge. They offer cash register positions, dining room, line workers and drive-thru. Once I was trained on all positions a lot more was constantly expected of me, more work than just one person should handle. The way they decided raises was on performance and they were supposed to do reviews every so often but those were often done late or not at all. Management was the most stressful part, my GM would constantly be stressed out and take it out on us. He did the scheduling and yet was always asking people to stay late or work long hours. I once worked an 11 hour day with only a 10 minute break. A coworker of mine once worked a 12 hour day. Forgot about sick days, even if you call within 4 hours of your shift they would sometimes still give you a write up and even when you could find someone to cover your shift they'd give you smuck over not being there. Overall it was fun but my managers made the job much more stressful than it had to be.