Not A Place For Advancement
Trainer - January (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – July 8, 2016
Panera Bread has a great atmosphere and management is willing to work with you on time off and such but other than that it is not a place to work if you are trying to move up from an associate to management.
Mangers at my store and around the area average 60+ hours per week (only salary) and they usually come in for at least 10 additional hours per week on their days off to work on additional tasks.
Associates are never given the opportunities to advance to a trainer, shift supervisor, or management. There have been workers who have learned how to do every responsibility in the store and have been working for over 2 years who are unable to be promoted to shift supervisor but they are given the additional responsibility to carry the rest of the team and given extra work without proper compensation.
At Panera Bread if you are not as fast as other workers, you call out once per month, or they do not think you are working hard, your hours get cut to as low as 8 hours per week.
50% off up to $15, Stable job if you are a VERY hard worker
No benefits, minimal to no advancement opportunities