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Nope. My store managers knew people came in smelling like weed when they’re on shift, they’d smoke on their breaks in the back... for a company that stresses not smelling like weed so much on anybody but their line, dishwashers, and prep. Delivery, busters, and cashiers were yelled at if that happened. Otherwise its a hay day for them. It was favoritism.

Answered May 9, 2020

Part time workers can get health insurance but its ONLY after youve put in 1500 hours for the company.

Answered April 25, 2020

Making every customer who comes in happy to be there and wanting to come back the next day.

Answered May 28, 2020

My orientation lasted for about two hours and was fun.

Answered December 24, 2019

I know this question is about food in specific but I thought I should mention, the Panera I worked at, they will throw out your drink unless you have a lid, a straw, and your name on it. I saw coworkers who would put food next to their drink, on a napkin that has their name written on it (clearly their food), and managers will purposefully toss it.

Answered October 27, 2019

It's intense, multiple interviews with different higher ups. If you can schedule each step close together it won't be drawn out but if you can't the whole process could take a while.

Answered October 11, 2019

The work environment was stressful. Managers (and even other coworkers) would talk about you right next to you, meaning you could hear all the nasty remarks they are making about you. Half of the building was under the influence. Managers would always send home early or not schedule dishwashers and force me to go wash dishes- I was a cashier / bakery opener / assosiate. It wasn't in my job description to do the dishes. I was also thrown onto dishes without ever being told how to work anything back there or where to put dishes when I was finished washing them. The environment is very unmotivated, unhappy, and therefor, mean.

Answered October 27, 2019

I’m a 17 year old part-timer, but my availability is pretty open so they give me 35 hours a week. With breaks it ends up being about 30-32 hours a week. I work mornings Friday and Saturday. If your availability is open and they need you, they’ll give you as many hours as they can. If you’re a good worker, and they can count on you to come in an do your job (+ more) or come in when they call and say they need you, they will give you a lot of hours.

Answered March 1, 2020

I worked in Madison & Huntsville AL stores. My shift started at 9 am and I was done between 3:30-4:30 pm.

Answered May 29, 2019

Poor management. Harsh behavior. No proper schedule. They schedule my duty when I cannot work. Even I be clearly told when I can and cannot work. They were suppose to add hours with in month of hiring but instead Cut my schedule to 3 hours a week when I was getting 3 days of work, Per week.

Answered March 11, 2020
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