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
Android Developer (Current Employee) – Needham, MA – September 19, 2018
Great Company. People are super nice and helpful. Associates really care about your progress and efforts. You can learn a lot very quickly and, as a developer, you have the potential to wear many hats when it comes to your responsibilities.
AGM and Catering Mgr (Former Employee) – New York, NY – September 19, 2018
A day in a life was about ordering all supplies needed for the restaurant. If short staffed had to work with staff to make sure productivity line was ready for peak rushes. Somedays were frustrating as other managers in the same position as myself couldn't handle a shift or didn't follow through on their job responsibilities. I really enjoyed when new product came out as all the managers from other stores got together and we had the entire store come in on special days and celebrate with them.
Restaurant Manager (Current Employee) – Dover, DE – September 19, 2018
Love the job and hours but the immaturity level is astounding. Never in my life have i seen so much gossip that rotates within a 24 hour period. Say something about someone today the person will find out before the shift is over. Other then that it is a great place to management but not worth being a regular associate.
Manager (Former Employee) – Bluffton, SC – September 19, 2018
The general manager had his favorites and if you werent one of them he wouldnt treat you that good. most people were lazy and you were expected to pick up the slack. always called on my days off. a lot of people would walk out in the middle of the shift or not show up at all. people that worked there for more than a year would get paid less than those just hired.
Associate (Current Employee) – Novato, CA – September 19, 2018
Management makes things easier for you if you talk to them about problems or things that can improve the work environment for you. flexible with ours when in school. Enjoyed being able to help out customers and make them smile. The job improved my people skills and customer service. hardest part on the job was coworkers not seeing eye to eye. the pay could be better. Overall a decent place to work
Cashier (Former Employee) – Syosset, NY – September 18, 2018
A typical day at work would consist of two rushes either breakfast and lunch or lunch and dinner. Customers were often easy to deal with but on certain days some people were harder to deal with than others. Management was not the best, schedules were often messy and confusing. Managers were often stressed and unpleasant to be around. Pay was awful and barely were given discounts on the food either.
Cashier/Prep/Dishwasher/Busser (Former Employee) – Mentor, OH – September 18, 2018
The reason I ended up quitting Panera bread was because when I had my thyroid removed, they told me my Dr. note was fake and I was to work the shifts I was required to on my schedule. I ended up sitting because I felt that was extremely unfair as an employee.
General Manager (Current Employee) – MI – September 18, 2018
A typical day can start at 4 am or could end at mid night. There is no work life balance and upper management offers no support. They constantly blame you for any issues and are rarely seen in the cafe. When you ask for support the typical response is to figure it out and make it work.
Associate (Current Employee) – Woodstock, IL – September 18, 2018
This is a good starting job for anybody moving out of high school and into college life. The managers can schedule most employees off for any time they request, but will not pay for it, and may slash your future hours for not being "dependable".