Panera Bread was started in 1993 when the St. Louis Bread Company purchased another bread company called Au Bon Pain Co. Panera Bread proved to be a success. However, in 1999, the company was sold to Compass Group Inc. After Panera Bread was sold, Compass Group opened several franchised locations across the United States.
Today, there are over 1300 Panera Bread locations in the United States and Canada. If you love the idea of serving customers fresh baked breads, bagels and pastries, as well as fresh coffee, then working for Panera Bread could be the perfect fit for you. You can find out more about how to fill out a Panera Bread job application, as well as the many benefits the company has to offer by reading below.
Submitting a Panera Bread Job Application: If you are interested in working for Panera Bread, you must fill out an application to start the employment process. Panera Bread does not provide interested applicants with a printable job application. All interested applicants must apply online through the company website.
You can search and apply for positions by clicking the “careers” link located at the bottom of the main page of the Panera Bread website. After you click on the link, a variety of search options will appear. You can search for positions within the company by clicking on the “search career opportunities” link at the top of the page. Once you select the link, a list of job titles will appear. Click on any relevant job title to start your search for available positions. For example, if you are interested in hourly positions, you would select the “hourly associate, bakery and catering” link.
After you select a job title, you need to input your zip code and search distance. Once you input the appropriate information, you can search for job positions.
After you search, a list of locations closest to your zip code will appear. You can choose which locations you are interested in by click on the box located next to each store location.
Once you choose your store location, a list of available job openings for that location will appear. You can click on the “details” link next to each job position to read more about what the job entails. Click the box next to any position that interests you. After you choose the positions you would like to apply for, click the “proceed to registration” link to set up your personal profile.
You need to include your email address, full name and the last four digits of your social security number in your personal profile.
When your personal profile is completed, you will be asked a series of questions such as how old you are and if you are available to work weekends.
After you answer the questions, you can fill out the job application. You need to include your complete contact information such as your telephone number and address. You must also include your previous work experience, days you are available to work and three personal references. Once you completely fill out the application, click the “continue” button at the bottom of the screen.
Printable Job Application- Panera Bread Doesn’t Provide A Printable Application At This Time.
Common Jobs at Panera Bread: Common job positions with Panera Bread include store-level positions such as cashier, baker, regular team member, café associate, shift supervisor, assistant store manager and general manager.
Other positions with Panera Bread include junior accountant, catering coordinator, catering assistant, gift card manager, maintenance technician, human resources associate, office manager, dough facility manager, payroll coordinator, accounts payable specialist and communications and technology manager.
Minimum Age to Work at Panera Bread: You must be at least 16 years of age to work for Panera Bread. Certain positions may require applicants to be at least 18 years of age.
Panera Bread Employment Benefits: Panera Bread offers several benefits to employees. All employees are offered above average pay, paid training and flexible schedules. Panera Bread also offers additional benefits to qualified employees. Additional benefits include retirement programs, stock purchasing options, incentive programs, paid time off, medical insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance and much more.