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Ok Workplace. a nice highschool job
Associate Chef, Crew Manager (Current Employee), Woodlawn, MDAugust 6, 2014
Pros: nice environment
Cons: poor hours at times
this job is more suitable for people that is just starting to get in the work field, it is not a career job
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good
Barista (Former Employee), Dublin, OHAugust 3, 2014
Great place to work. Managers were great and the company was wonderful
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too much to take in at start
Overnight Baker (Current Employee), Stow, OHAugust 3, 2014
Pros: insurance
Cons: pay
this job used to be good from what I've been told. when you first start out, you have to learn how to do about 30 things in order and how to do them within a time frame to help out the other baker and the pay is crud. you start out at 10 an hour and will not move up until a year and a half and the raise will be 15 cents or less. plus this company only – more... hires good looking and healthy looking people for the day shift and will hire ugly people like me for the night shift so the customers will not see us. – less
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Warm & welcoming company to work for!
Cashier / Barista (Former Employee), Aurora, COAugust 1, 2014
Pros: comfortable hours, discount, friendly co workers, inviting environment
Cons: nothing negative to say!
Absolutely loved working for this company! I loved the constant fast paced environment and just the good energy this company brings as soon as you step in the door. I enjoyed having regular costumers and forming a bond with them to the point where I already knew what they wanted to order.
I would love to work for Panera Bread again. I unfortunately – more... had to suddenly move back home to California so I couldn't get a transfer, but this was an awesome place to work for & would love to work there again! – less
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No Advancement
Baker- I (Current Employee), Erie, PAJuly 31, 2014
Pros: nice co-workers
Cons: pay, management
They was not much advancement opportunities, the management were not helpful and did not care about there employees. There was also a lot of work for not much compensation.
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worst part time job
Cashier/Busser (Former Employee), Orlando, FLJuly 31, 2014
Cons: horrible management
Management doesn't care about their employees. The work was simple, but a new GM came in and fired several people without a warning or reason.
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Awsome place to work
Baker (Former Employee), Rockville, MDJuly 31, 2014
Pros: free breakfast and supper while working
Cons: they do not have a day time baking hours
 Prepared Bread, Rolls, Muffins and other Pastries in high quantities.
 Measured fillings for pastries and other bread products using a variety of scoops based
on colors.
 Used uniformed portioning to cut dough and scoring breads and baguettes using
knives and other methods.
 Placed pre-portioned dough into greased pans
 Followed organized methods – more... in accordance to company guidelines in preparing
product goods
 Applied toppings such as frosting, cinnamon sugar, poppy seeds, sesame seeds,
cheeses and a variety of others as required by recipes.
 Placed pans on proof box to rise by racks full.
 Adjust drafts or thermostatic controls to regulate oven temperature.
 Removed baked goods from oven.
 Placed goods on cooling racks.
 Baked cookies and decorated them.
 Operated dishwasher.
 Kept work environment in accordance to OSHA standards. – less
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Taking out the trash
Customer Service (Former Employee), Queensbury, NYJuly 31, 2014
Pros: paying 1/2 for lunch
Cons: not long enout of a lunch break
•A typical day at work- Cutting the bread putting the food out for display. Cashing out
•what you learned- how to make a sandwich
•management- always busy never time to talk to them
•your co-workers- They are all funny, loved coming in and fooling around
•the hardest part of the job- taking out the trash when it’s over 50 lbs
•the most enjoyable part – more... of the job- giving the food to the churches at the end of the night – less
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Amazing job
Associate (Former Employee), Bristol, CTJuly 30, 2014
Excellent employee recognition.Opening the cafe line became second hand to me I could do it with my eyes closed.We have a quarterly function called a bread bash where you become knowledgable of the new seasonal items coming on so your in the know as far as product goes.
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Fun environment
Team Member (Former Employee), North Little Rock, ARJuly 30, 2014
Pros: easy job
Cons: sometimes we have to miss lunch or dinner breaks
The job was not hard but the work at times was. There were times we had a ball while working.
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productive,team players,organized
Head Cashier (Former Employee), St. Louis, MOJuly 30, 2014
Pros: insurance, meal discount, raises
Cons: fast paced
I arrived at work at 5am set up bakery case ,counted my drawer down ,filled all catering orders, sliced all breads.
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Very fast enviornment. always busy.
Cashier, money handling, barista, bakery opener (Former Employee), Ocala FlJuly 30, 2014
i learned so much from this job and manager. learned that there is always something to do everywhere. stay busy and keep customers happy. i miss working here as well. although the wages should be higher.
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Fast pace restruant
Cashier (Former Employee), Lancaster, OHJuly 29, 2014
Setting up the bakery and handling the customers needs. Preparing the food as the orders come in and cleaning up at the end of the day.
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good first job
Hourly Associate (Former Employee), Kingsport, TNJuly 29, 2014
Came into work and worked on the line. Enjoyed most of my co-workers. Was a great starter job.
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Great managers who cared about the people who worked for them.
Certified Employee Trainer (Former Employee), Denver, COJuly 29, 2014
Pros: discount meals ability to trust managers
Cons: low pay
I enjoyed the fast paced environment. I learned many great things like the use of a up to date cash register, Batista and great customer service. The hardest part was the lunch rush, and the high turn over rate.
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Loved working with customers
Cashier (Former Employee), Alpharetta, GAJuly 29, 2014
As a cashier I was very interactive with the customers daily. Got to know most of them by name. The team I worked with was great.
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Productive and fun work place
Hourly Associate (Current Employee), Suffolk, VAJuly 28, 2014
The most enjoyable part of the job is interacting with the cuustomers.
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experience
Associate (Former Employee), Wayland, MAJuly 28, 2014
learn how to deal with customer directly, learn preparation in limited time, and get ready, like the team worl specially when everybody does his work.
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Productive and fun place
Bakery-Café Associate (Current Employee), Port Chester, NYJuly 27, 2014
Pros: discount on food
A typical day at work is fast paced
I've learned great customer service skills
Management was ok
There wasn't a hard part you just need to know how to balance
your duties
the most enjoyable part of my job was making sure the customers were happy
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Horrible Work Life Balance
Shift Supervisor (Former Employee), Allen Park, MIJuly 27, 2014
Pros: free meals
Cons: horrible management
My manager wanted me to quit school to focus on Panera Bread.

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