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Panera Bread

Chef

May - August 2019 • Tallahassee, FL

What I liked

Pay

What I wish was different

Advice

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Cashier

March 2018 • Paramus, NJ

What I liked

The hours were very flexible.

What I wish was different

The managers were horrible.

Advice

It's easy but mundane and monotonous work.
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Panera Bread Cashier

May - August 2019 • Chesterfield, MO

What I liked

I loved the people I worked with, and the fact that there was always something to do.

What I wish was different

I enjoyed my experience, and would not change anything.

Advice

Contribute in any way you can. You are part of a team, be there for others, and they will be there for you.
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Food service

October 2017 • Buffalo, NY

What I liked

“Free” food

What I wish was different

Management

Advice

Keep out of any work drama in any job you have
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Food Service Supervisor

October 2016 • Springfield, MO

What I liked

The atmosphere and the job itself

What I wish was different

Other management

Advice

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Line Worker

July 2019 • Springfield, MO

What I liked

I've gained valuable friendships from my time at Panera

What I wish was different

Advice

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Associate

September 2018 - July 2019 • Kelso, WA

What I liked

Learning how to interact with customers in various situations.

What I wish was different

I wish the hours would have been stable.

Advice

Become a delivery driver. They make more than the managers.
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Associate Trainer

February 2017 • Columbia, MO

What I liked

The fun team and the flexible schedules as well as the fast paced environment.

What I wish was different

The communication between crew and management as well as staffing.

Advice

Come in ready to learn, it's a fast paced job but you'll catch on quickly.
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Food production

July - October 2019 • Boise, ID

What I liked

Quick way to get high volume of hours. Some nice co-workers

What I wish was different

All the co-workers to be nice and better at handling stress.

Advice

Easy to get hours but has streaks of fast paced environment. Good for part-time students. Have to bargain for less hours if full-time student.
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Cashier

May 2019 • Norcross, GA

What I liked

I like the company that the Job brought. The regulars that would come to the restaurant always made my day. Seeing my coworkers were the best part of my day as well.

What I wish was different

That I started working there earlier.

Advice

Always go to work with a positive attitude. If you show up to work with a negative one it will only make your shift worse.
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Sustainability Intern

May - August 2019 • Boston, MA

What I liked

It was a really positive work environment! Everyone was very friendly and wanted to offer advice/connections to advance my career

What I wish was different

I wish there was a little more room for creativity

Advice

When you are interning - reach out to different departments and ask lots of questions.
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Delivery person

April 2019 • Leesburg, VA

What I liked

I really liked all of the employees there, as well as the management. I liked the freedom of being a delivery person, so I didn't have to be in the restaurant for an entire shift, which could get old. For someone like me who can get bored fast, this was a good experience!

What I wish was different

I wish some of their computer systems had been different (for instance, they used an app/software program to determine if I was in-store or out-of-store, and my rate of pay would be different based on that, and it was always malfunctioning, leading to me losing some money). Sometimes I wish other employees had worked harder there, but I guess that comes along with the opportunity with a part-time job.

Advice

I would say be respectful to all of your employees, and they will help you out with tips and tricks. Everyone has each other's back!
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Catering Server

May 2019 • Troy, MI

What I liked

I get nights and weekends off

What I wish was different

Some of the people are difficult to work with

Advice

It can be stressful at times but it wouldn’t be like that all day everyday. Just remember that speed and knowing everything takes time.
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Dishwasher

June - October 2019 • Eau Claire, WI

What I liked

The independence and not very stressful environment

What I wish was different

Much more organization, was pretty messy most of the time

Advice

Working a job like this made me really good at one particular thing so I have that skill for a lifetime
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Employee

June - August 2019 • Lynchburg, VA

What I liked

The people who worked there. They made the job experience better. Kind people who you can talk to and make you feel like a friend instead of an outcast is always good.

What I wish was different

Advice

Listen to what is told to you and work quickly during lunch and effectivly
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Cashier

October 2018 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

How we introduce new menu items every couple months

What I wish was different

Advice

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Account Manager (Food and Beverage)

March 2019 • Carlsbad, CA

What I liked

Learning how to keep a business running smoothly and coaching others.

What I wish was different

There was not enough training.

Advice

Get experience!
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Sales Associate

June 2017 • Ramsey, NJ

What I liked

Decent Discounts on Food

What I wish was different

Trying to find people to cover was near impossible

Advice

Make sure you know time off ahead of time.
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Bakery Opener

May 2019 • Newport, RI

What I liked

Getting further customer service experience

What I wish was different

I wish the managers and other employees cared more about the job, the value of customers, and the cleanliness of the store.

Advice

People value a conversation and a smile goes a long way.
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Prep

May 2016 - August 2019 • Gainesville, GA

What I liked

Everyone is friendly, nothing too difficult.

What I wish was different

It’s pretty boring and the day can go slow

Advice

It’s a nice first job or temporary place to work
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