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Panera Bread Careers and Employment

About us
With more than 2,000 bakery-cafes in the Panera Bread® family, and more locations opening all the time, it’s no wonder our company has been an excellent source of career and personal growth opportunities for more than 25 years.

In neighborhoods across the U.S. and Canada, our customers enjoy flavorful, handcrafted meals with a focus on our always
 – more... freshly baked artisan bread. We’re committed to creating great-tasting, quality food you can trust, served in an atmosphere of warmth in each of our bakery-cafes. To us, that means serving food like we serve our own families – free of any of the items on our ‘No No’ List.

Along the way, we also like to give back to our community. We enjoy working together, shoulder to shoulder with our customers, to confront a serious problem plaguing communities across this country – Hunger. Through our Panera Cares community cafes, we offer a dignified dining experience in an uplifting environment. In addition, we support our communities through day-end donations at our bakery-cafe locations and partner with local non-profit organizations.


It’s this warmth that you’ll find when you join Panera Bread. From our competitive compensation and benefits packages to our unique cultural values, we’re confident you’ll find us a rewarding and fun place to work.


To learn more about our company, visit PaneraBread.com.
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What is it like to work at Panera Bread?

3.4
Work/Life Balance
2.9
Salary/Benefits
3.1
Job Security/Advancement
3.1
Management
3.4
Culture

What are people saying about the leadership at Panera Bread?

Picture of Niren Chaudhary, CEO of Panera Bread
74%
of employees approve of Niren Chaudhary’s performance as CEO
CEO Approval is based on 6,810 ratings

What are the top-rated locations & roles at Panera Bread?

Top work locations
3.9
Belleville, ON
3.7
Barrie, ON
3.6
Etobicoke, ON
3.4
Ottawa, ON
3.4
Kingston, ON
Most popular roles
4.0
Server/Cashier
3.8
Catering Coordinator
3.8
Associate Trainer
3.7
Team Member
3.7
Bakery Assistant

What did candidates say about the interview at Panera Bread?

Interview experience
Based on 48 interviews
Favourable
Interview difficulty
Based on 47 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 48 interviews
About a day or two
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