Update by user Jun 29, 2017
This Panera Bread location is at Colonnade Place off Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC.
Original review posted by user Jun 29, 2017
Last month I went job hunting, Panera Bread was on my list of employers. I filled out a paper application and spoke with the manager on duty.
He advised me to "come by at 2 PM this Thursday" for an interview. I was all psyched and amped up for this interview, especially where this manager knew one of my colleagues. (I asked the latter to put in a good word for me.) So the interview went great...big smile on, upbeat answers. The manager seemed pleased, he said he was forwarding my application to the District Manager and said "The DM will call you at 2 PM this Saturday to talk about your application." WOW!!!
Usually this means they're serious--right?? Come Saturday, 2 PM...no call. 2:15 PM...no call. I put off all errands until I got to speak with the DM.
Then 3:00 came along. My husband suggested, "Why not call them and find out what's up?" I did...to be told "..the District Manager isn't here." ????? Called the store the next day...again, no DM. It's Monday and I'm a little irked so I go to the store to learn what the *** is going on.
After waiting 15 minutes, I was told by the assistant mgr that "the mgr who interviewed me said, 'The DM chose to hire another person.' " "But he promised we'd talk about my role as an employee! Can't I speak to him?" The assistant ignored me, started ringing customers for a few minutes. When it got slow, I asked, "How long are applications kept on file?" She ran out to the dishroom...to get the answer..she's a mgr with no clue.. Then I saw a group of trainee employees...they were all mentally retarded (I'm not being mean here)...
STAY AWAY! DON'T APPLY TO THESE SCAM ARTISTS AND LIARS!!!!
Product or Service Mentioned: Panera Bread Manager.