Working at Tim Hortons was WAY better the Panera bread!!
Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – June 15, 2016
The food is good and is fresh BUT. The work was a lot and the pay was so little. Closing duties a hassle, always understaffed, not flexible with scheduling. If you're not willing to slave everyday then you get next to no shifts.
Baker (Current Employee) – Oakville, ON – May 25, 2016
I bake breads, cookies, muffins etc. I learned a lot like time management and working with other people. I'm a travelling baker so I work on different stores. Hardest part of the job is when someone is calling in sick and no one is available to cover so the schedule will be change.
Cashier (Current Employee) – Kingston, ON – May 13, 2016
Panera's is a great place to work, the managers are amazing and so are the co workers. I love seeing happy customers and stopping to talk to them when I can, find out what I can do better for them, and what they love about what I'm already doing.
CSA (Current Employee) – Downtown Toronto – November 4, 2015
Heavy workload but able to work with good coworkers. Everyone is nice and willing to assist with new people. General manager and shift supervisor are awesome.
Head manager is awful. Not reasonable at all. Blame others when he assigned wrong shift to staff. Blame the entire store people when he was blamed by the head office. Ridiculous manager. Shift without him is amazing. With him, good luck! Everyone on that day will get depression.
50%off for every product. Free drink. Good coworkers
Long hours, heavy workload, understaffed, awful head manager
Certified Trainer & Caterer (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – August 29, 2015
For a typical day at Panera, it was moderately to heavily busy. Many times we were very under-staffed, which isn't fair to anyone. There was always something to do. I learned loyalty and respect from my fellow employees and from a large amount of amazing customers. I improved on my customer communication skills and service.
The management team were never on the same page. Everyday was a different set of rules. And it became difficult to keep up with the new and old company policies. They were also very unorganized and incredibly lazy. Under-staffed. Constantly putting employees in tough situations and expecting to much for minimum wage.
The hardest part of the job was doing everything possible and within our power to make sure customers were satisfied when they left the store.
The absolute greatest thing about the job was the coworkers. They always made it enjoyable to work with. Never a dull moment. Even in stressful situations. Amazing employees.
Easy to be friends with everyone.
High expectations. Expensive food. Lazy management. Under-staffed.
Associate and Barista (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – June 3, 2015
Panera offers an oasis to the customers and demands that the staff are kind and friendly to their customers. A typical day of work was enjoyable. It's an easy job. Your coworkers become family. Communication with managers is vital for success.
Night Shift Baker (Former Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – May 8, 2015
I worked as a Baker in one of franchise stores for two years and it was terrible. The only thing that kept me going was the people I worked with. Management ignored requests for raises. I worked 2 years and only got a 50 cent raise after the first year. I will admit the benefits were great but the management, which was and I'm sure still is, based in the states so getting a hold of someone is nearly impossible.
Certified Baker (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – April 6, 2015
- Know how much bake goods are in demand and added - Prep tools and other baking miscellaneous - Know the order how you are going to bake your goods, timing, placing -Being organize -Know how to adjust yourself in different kind of situations -Work clean and effectively
Server/General help (Former Employee) – Kingston, ON – March 17, 2015
my job was to make sure all of the food was on the plate and in a fashionable order, then would serve customers food promptly. We pre bussed tables as well for a better environment to chat to our family and friends in.