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Working at Panera Bakery — Reviews by Employees

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3.9Rating Details
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Pay3
Respect5
Benefits5
Job Security5
Work/Life Balance5
Career Growth3
Location1
Co-Workers4
Work Environment5

From Fresno, CA — 05/28/2010

I was hired at the new Fresno (CA) Riverpark store in December 2009. It was an absolutely terrible place to work...the employees were only being given 4-6 hours every 2 weeks, and when they were scheduled worked odd shifts like (for example) Sunday night from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. There was no feedback on performance yet employees were belittled when a mistake was made. The general manager is rather incompetent, short-fused, panic-stricken, and suffers from poor communication and interpersonal skills, along with a poor attitude. The assistant managers, with the exception of one, are not much better. The interaction with the public is just as terrible, with cashiers who can't seem to get their facial muscles working enough to smile, yet those were the employees who got more favorable shifts in which to work. The food is great, and that'll be what keeps the place going....not the management.
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