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The Panera Experience
We feel the warmth. – We're a gathering place for laughter and
​​​​​​​life. And we're a committed team that's here for each other.

We all belong. – Each one of us at Panera gets to bring our true, authentic self to work and feel the trill of achieving great things - together.

We own our growth. – There's no standing still around here. Whatever goals when you arrive at Panera, we'll help you
get there, and beyond. Learn more.

We thrive on trust. – Panera is about real people and authentic leaders. We're valued for who we are, trusted for what we do, and welcomed for what we bring. 
At Panera you can...
Winning Together
Panera was recognized by Black Box Intelligence, a leading provider of restaurant industry data and insights, as an Employer of Choice award. At Panera, we “Win Together” and believe strong business results and loving our associates go hand in hand. We won this award from our 2022 efforts of excelling in our associate experience and commitment to our people.

Who Thrives Here?
The kinds of people who will love working at Panera—and perform well here—are hard-working team players who are warm, authentic, and hungry for exciting new opportunities. We’re looking for people who will bring to live our Guiding Values and Behaviors—people who value:
  • Making people smile
  • Learning, growing, and taking risks.
  • Finding Solutions and taking initiative.
  • Working (and winning) as a team.
  • Having fun and celebrating success.
  • Seeing the best in others. 
Join a Team That Truly Cares.
We're more than a restaurant, we're part of the neighborhood. When you work with us, you're helping to support your community in many ways. Here are just a few:

#SeeAPlateFillAPlate Challenge
To address the hunger crisis during the pandemic, we launched a national campaign to raise money for - and we donated half a million healthy meals to Feeding America food banks across the country. 

Day-End Dough-Nation 
Every evening we donate thousands of pounds of unsold baked goods to local food shelves and nonprofits.

Panera Gives
We donate yearly toward nonprofits in our neighborhoods.