good job but hours fluctuate and pay does not reflect work experience
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) – Ashburn, VA – June 25, 2017
The management at Panera Bread is great. They are very kind and very understanding towards the employees. Unfortunately, the hours always fluctuate even though I had to asked to not go over 35 hours and go under 30 hours and they cut hours for no reason or because summer workers come back and they don't prioritize the employees that work there year round.
Fun, productive work environment
Hours that fluctuate under what I asked to not go under, pay that doesn't reflect work ethic or work experience
Cashier (Former Employee) – Florham Park, NJ – November 17, 2017
Lauryn it was good, I really enjoyed working at Florham park, new jersey. I loved working with my co-workers because they were filled with energy, wisdom and worked well as a team. The managers are amazing and always helped us when there was lunch rushes, fundraisers, or time to close up. you didn't have to ask for any on to help you at all, someone is always there ready to help you.
I really enjoyed working at Panera. The hours were workable, the staff was incredibly friendly and the work was usually simple or evenly paced. Some jobs are more difficult than others. keep in mind that there will be days when the work load is harsh. i was not there for long because of certain personal issues that had nothing to do with the store itself, really. But i was aware of certain people who did not work more than the bare minimum but who made MUCH more than i did. their starting wage was dollars over mine and i found this extremely frustrating.
As long as you`re not looking for a living wage it`s a fairly nice place to work. good for a little extra cash, especially if you`re in school.
you get a 30 minute break every 5 hours, you receive 50% off most everything in store, every night leftovers are donated to charity
Associate Trainer (Former Employee) – Allentown, PA – November 16, 2017
Working at Panera Bread was horrible. It was stressful and the expectations of you were unrealistic. The company has a high turnover rate and the management staff is terrible. The only pro is probably the discount you get on the food; you pay basically nothing.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Gainesville, FL – November 16, 2017
Management was awful and pay was even worse. All of the managers there are all rude and don't even treat you like a person. Way too over staffed barely any hours. Staff is always nice to customers but to each others it is a battle. They will put you onto a job that you are not even trained for and send you to the other store without asking you. Every break you have is not payed and unless you're a minor you will probably not get a break. I 100% do not suggest that you work here.
Fresh neat and clean work place. Fun to work for. Had so many regulars who loved panera!
Open Baker (Current Employee) – Watauga, TX 76148 – November 16, 2017
panera is always clean. The food is always fresh and sent out very quick. I loved working with my co workers they were very helpful and supportive. I️ knew a lot of people by name. We had a lot of regulars. It felt more like home then a cafe. The culture is lade back but with a healthy vibe to it. I love panera. And the managers were awesome!!!!!
The manager would always work with my schedule! I really appreciated that.
Lack of communication. Meetings for the work station would be very beneficial.
I would rather not leave a review, It would take way too long to go over every detail of why this was a terrible job experience. Just know that you have to fight for hours, and the customers are normally rude.
Crew Member (Former Employee) – Flint, MI – November 15, 2017
It was a fun place to work at. the staff were always helpful and worked well together. I learned a great deal while there and would recommend it as a good part time job for many. One draw back was the high turnover rate and the unsteady flux in hours.
Fun environment to work with great career opportunities
LEAD EXPO (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – November 14, 2017
Great team environment, where employees enjoyed working together and many friends were made. Depending on the managers at the time you either felt like they were working with you or you were being unnecessarily micromanaged. If you dedicate the time and effort, advancement into managerial positions is very possible.
Associate Trainer (Former Employee) – Redondo Beach, CA – November 14, 2017
A cafe and shifts are normally setup to serve high volumes of customers in the morning and afternoon time frames. Having the meal preparation area clean, stocked, and ready for a rush is a key importance.