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Panera Bread

Associate

May 2019 • Knoxville, TN

What I liked

Management is really good. They care about their workers.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Associate

August 2019 • Belleair Bluffs, FL

What I liked

My coworkers and managers

What I wish was different

Training regimen

Advice

Make yourself as available as possible
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Driver

July - August 2019 • Lake Mary, FL

What I liked

The people

What I wish was different

My pay

Advice

It was great
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Delivery Driver

May - August 2019 • Shiloh, IL

What I liked

I liked learning customer service as this was my first job and always being on the go. I learned how to handle situations where I have to put the customer first. I also learned how to work with people who I do not completely get along with. This helped me prepare for my future very well.

What I wish was different

The management at that specific restaurant was extremely unproductive and even unprofessional. I did not like how many rules were overlooked.

Advice

I think attitude is the most important part of any job. On the days I was surrounded by co-workers who were very negative, I found my days not being as productive or as happy and vice versa. I tried to always remain the one with the best attitude and by the time I left to go back to school I learned people noticed that and that my radiating positivity reflected on others.
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Delivery Driver

December 2018 • Clifton Park, NY

What I liked

-Hours -Co-workers -Customers -Driving around delivering

What I wish was different

-I was taught more about the tasks to do while in-store.

Advice

- A job is what you make of it. I went into this job with an open mind and I've loved every minute of it. Great customers, great managers, and great co-workers. I am happy to be a delivery driver for Panera.
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Sandwich Maker

August 2019 • Seekonk, MA

What I liked

Positive working environment, friendly coworkers

What I wish was different

Less crazy dinner rushes

Advice

Learn how to multitask
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Cook and Drive Thru Worker

December 2016 • Green Bay, WI

What I liked

I liked how close me and my coworkers were.

What I wish was different

One thing that I wish was different was I wish I got more appreciation. My boss told me that I would get a raise to $10 and I never did. I never won any of the contests either. Even though they would always tell me I’m a great worker and they are happy that I’m back for summer break.

Advice

Know your worth
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associate trainer

July 2018 - September 2019 • Surprise, AZ

What I liked

I loved my managers and coworkers! It was a great experience and I was even able to connect with some of my regular customers.

What I wish was different

I wish my store had less turnover and more motivated upper management.

Advice

When working in fast food, it is always important to know that it is a stepping stone to your future. It may not be the perfect job but get what you can out of it and use it to build your network.
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Cashier

May - August 2019 • Christiansburg, VA

What I liked

The best coworkers!

What I wish was different

The management was a little wacky at the time but it had recently changed.

Advice

Having this jib has really improved my ability to work under pressure
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Cashier

June 2019 • Stony Brook, NY

What I liked

flexible schedule

What I wish was different

closer to st. john’s

Advice

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Associate

November 2017 • Springfield, MO

What I liked

Food!

What I wish was different

Advice

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Associate

August 2017 • Issaquah, WA

What I liked

I've worked for Panera for a few years now. It's an enjoyable work environment, and I keep coming back.

What I wish was different

I wish I had gotten an internship other than just a summer job.

Advice

Don't be afraid to know your worth as an associate. Don't do jobs that aren't yours, don't let them keep you late if you're a minor, and don't be afraid to set boundaries.
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Cashier

November 2014 • Toms River, NJ

What I liked

The workers

What I wish was different

Pay

Advice

Amazing
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Cashier

April - August 2019 • Fort Myers, FL

What I liked

Friendly work environment, easy tasks.

What I wish was different

Higher pay

Advice

have fun with the job to make the shift go by faster
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Field System Support Analyst

April 2019 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

Great work culture Awesome teams Constant field of learning

What I wish was different

The only thing I wish was different is that I didn’t get here sooner! I love my job

Advice

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Baker

May - August 2019 • St. Petersburg, FL

What I liked

Working alone, able to show off skills learned on the job

What I wish was different

Wish there would have been more support from management, other bakers, etc.

Advice

Make sure you're working for a company that wants to support your future while you're working for them.
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Cashier

June - August 2018 • Bainbridge, OH

What I liked

Associates were very nice and the hours were flexible. I was working on my own thing at the same time and they were nice enough to let that take over instead of my cashier job.

What I wish was different

Some managers were mean, however most of the time it was alright.

Advice

Do not work at Panera, I can no longer eat there.
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Cashier/ Bakery Backer

June - August 2019 • Sunbury, OH

What I liked

Flexible hours Very good discounts

What I wish was different

Advice

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Opener, Cashier, Bakery, Barista, House.

May - August 2019 • Clearwater, FL

What I liked

Learning about the business and customer service.

What I wish was different

A little lighter schedule. That would have made the summer class easier.

Advice

Be solid on what you want your schedule to be and stick with it. Exhaustion is not healthy.
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Food Service Worker

August 2018 - September 2019 • Fort Collins, CO

What I liked

They were very open with my schedule when school started back up. The environment to begin with was very laid back.

What I wish was different

The managers changed and they immediately expected us to remember all the changes to the rules they implemented over night.

Advice

Work in a professional environment. Anything else is just full of stress.
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