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Panera Bread

Cashier

October 2018 • Boise, ID

What I liked

I love the fast paced work environment.

What I wish was different

It's really hard to cross train. It's on the employee to try to make it happen. They have to see you performing the job most times before they will actually allow you to start the training process so you can be certified in the new section. Becoming a trainer didn't give me a wage increase or any other real benefit.

Advice

Be vocal about what you want. The managers in my cafe are really nice, but tend to be forgetful on things they've told me I'm going to be doing (like cross-training) or that I'm due for a break. Keep telong them so they can stay on track and get you to what you need to happen.
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Associate

May - August 2019 • Melbourne, FL

What I liked

The staff was very friendly for the most part. I had also worked at this location from August 2016 to August 2018.

What I wish was different

I wish the pay was more, but I understand why I was earning right at minimum wage.

Advice

Everyone gets paid the same amount, whether you do exceptional work or average work.
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Associate

January 2018 - July 2019 • Tampa, FL

What I liked

My coworkers

What I wish was different

The people I had to serve food to and the overall atmosphere

Advice

Don’t work at Panera
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Delivery Driver

May - August 2019 • Ashburn, VA

What I liked

The delivery systems was well organized and intuitive.

What I wish was different

Less drivers on the clock so I can make more deliveries.

Advice

Provide good customer service to gain a higher tip.
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Delivery Sales worker

May 2019 • Bensalem Township, PA

What I liked

I get tips in addition to salary.

What I wish was different

Reimbursed more for mileage

Advice

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Dishwasher

May - August 2019 • Vero Beach, FL

What I liked

I liked the people and the management. I also liked the job, I enjoyed what I did.

What I wish was different

I did not like the scheduling and I also believe that the wages were too low.

Advice

Make sure that you enjoy what you do, but it is also important to feel valued.
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Associate

June 2018 • Lynchburg, VA

What I liked

Good environment to work at.

What I wish was different

Nothing really.

Advice

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Associate Trainer

September 2018 - August 2019 • Fort Wayne, IN

What I liked

I really liked the teamwork within the employees.

What I wish was different

I wish we had been staffed better.

Advice

Be open to learn new things.
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Food Preparer

May - August 2019 • Jupiter, FL

What I liked

Coworkers and managers were extremely nice and working conditions were clean and organized.

What I wish was different

I wish my hours were more accommodating.

Advice

You've gotta be quick and attentive at all times.
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Cashier

February 2019 • La Mirada, CA

What I liked

I love working with my coworkers and meeting new people through our customers

What I wish was different

Advice

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Service

October 2017 • Jacksonville, FL

What I liked

The managers are great to work with and VERY understanding of life, other jobs, school, family, etc.

What I wish was different

n/a

Advice

Just do your job and you'll be great.
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Associate

August 2017 • Vadnais Heights, MN

What I liked

Flexible hours

What I wish was different

More money for the stress level of the job

Advice

Panera is good if you need flexibility
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Cashier

November 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I Like The environment that I was put in and the people I was about to work with it was a great experience

What I wish was different

I do feel as though communication wise everybody needs to work on here it’s like there not enough respect

Advice

I love it I’m still working here so I can’t really complain
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Shift Manager

May 2016 • Amherst, OH

What I liked

What I wish was different

I wish that the people I worked with had the drive to actually do their job to their fullest knowledge and not slack or be lazy.

Advice

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Store Associate

September 2017 • Madison, AL

What I liked

The environment of people that I worked around, also how I could work a good amount of hours while having time to enjoy my Summer break.

What I wish was different

How some customers treats the workers.

Advice

N/A
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Cashier

June 2019 • Enfield, CT

What I liked

It was nice to get the know everbody and to work to have some money

What I wish was different

I wish I had found or gotten a job that paid more

Advice

Don't settle for the first offer
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Line Cook

June 2016 - August 2019 • Goodyear, AZ

What I liked

The hours, teamwork, and hands-on customer service experience

What I wish was different

Management

Advice

It’s okay to be working in fast food to help pay for college
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Cashier

May 2019 • Webster, NY

What I liked

I enjoyed the customers, and it didn't feel like I was working at a fast food restaurant

What I wish was different

the hours

Advice

Make friends with your co workers and keep yourself busy
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Cashier

July 2018 - October 2019 • Cheektowaga, NY

What I liked

I got plenty of hours and was able to learn the position rather quickly with no prior experience.

What I wish was different

I wish I would get faster or learn how to become faster at doing maybe job.

Advice

It’s continual practice, keep practicing and you’ll do well.
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Shift supervisor

March 2018 - August 2019 • Fitchburg, WI

What I liked

I loved the team of workers. It felt like a family.

What I wish was different

Worked less

Advice

It was a great job, but it can easily become too much responsibility too fast if you dont commit to balancing your time equally. Give yourself some personal time.
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