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Only Management get Benefits.

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Panera Bread is NOT a Drug Free Workplace. It should be but it's not.

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It depends whether or not you work in a corporate or franchise store. In the particular franchise I worked for, there was an initial hour orientation where you filled out paperwork and toured your store, and then there was a more in-depth orientation called "Planet Bread" where you watched videos, did team-building exercises, and sampled some of the menu. You had to attend Planet Bread in uniform.

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You have to eat from their menu. You get a discount being an associate but if its hot out then forget bringing food. Maybe if the weather is cool enough or if you bring a cooler and keep it in your car. You can't bring food in or eat it in the dining room. Their reasoning is not wanting customers to see food that isn't Panera's but I don't agree with this. Not everyone can afford to buy food everyday. Managers don't care because they eat for free, not associates.

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The hours for anyone who was a day baker is like about 8 hours a day

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Orientation took about 3 hours. The raining itself was about two days. Most of the training is hands on, and questions are answered as needed. You usually have another coworker in your area whom you can ask questions to while you start to work on your own. Most things become second nature.

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No,absolutely not. I was harassed on the daily.

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At the location I work at, we offer the delivery service. The first shift runs from 10:30 am to either 1:30-2:30 in the afternoon. That’s when our lunch rush hits. Dinner rush is between 5 and 7:30, sometimes 8. I’ve worked a whole day delivery shift and come out with a decent amount of money. Tuesday and Thursday are our busiest delivery days I have noticed. I flex drive so don’t actually deliver as much as you think, but as i stated before, i have worked full shifts as just a delivery driver.

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Bi-weekly, payday is Tuesday. Workweek runs from Wednesdays thru Tuesdays.

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They are able to accommodate most needs with scheduling around personal lives.

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