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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 (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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Resturant buisness
Assistant Manager (Current Employee), Huntersville, NCMarch 13, 2014
Pros: room for advancement
Cons: hours are horrible
I deal with all sorts of customer and deliver the best customer service I know how to do. I have learned how to run a store and teach others to do what I have done as an associate. My co-workers are a lot of fun to work with very down to earth like me but real go getters like me so we work well together. The hardest part o my job would be babysitting – more... almost to my associates due to them still being in high school or just graduating. Most enjoyable part of my work day would be sitting down with my regulars that come in and catching up with them. – less
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Great food and delicious sweets
Associate Trainer (Current Employee), Atlanta, GAMarch 13, 2014
Panera Bread is a wonderful place to work and I love the people I work with. I have learned a lot about myself while working here far as working independently and knowing my worthof the hard work I put forth. Our management team could be better there are jus times when they feel like they don't have to support the associates thru rush hour periods.
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ordinary cafe environment, fast pace
shift supervisor (Current Employee), fort lauderdale, flMarch 12, 2014
Pros: free meal
Cons: short break and low pay for the stress we go through
delegate, customer service, register, running the shift, make food, catering, prep, truck, bussing, clean, when associate are not follow the proper procedures or protocal
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Catering Coordinator (Current Employee), Fort Worth, TXMarch 11, 2014
Panera Bread is a family friendly place to work at. I have enjoyed working for Panera Bread for about 5 months and i have really enjoyed it.
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Fulfilling but can be stressful.
Shift Manager (Current Employee), Bellevue, NEMarch 11, 2014
Pros: vast opportunities to move up, fast-paced environment, enjoyable atmosphere (both with coworkers and customers)
Cons: stressful, staffing can be limited
It's a rewarding job, but one has to be able to work well with a variety of age groups because not only are there teenagers working the evening and weekend shifts, but there may be employees from an older generation whom generally work the day-time weekday shifts. Opening the store can be a struggle if one is not a morning person. It is a rewarding – more... job in the sense that there is much to learn from both other managers whom one works with, as well as the opportunities to assist in opening other stores across the nation. Also, it is wonderful to get to know one's regular crowd of customers, giving the place a sense of home. – less
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Great workplace
Hourly Associate (Former Employee), Easton, PAMarch 11, 2014
Coworkers are fun
fun place to work at
great food
great pastries

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