Operations Careers at Panera Bread

Build a career you love with us.

Operations roles at Panera from Flynn Panera open the door for a variety of career opportunities while acting as the foundation for our entire business. You’ll be working alongside team members who hold a diverse range of roles - all helping to support our front line superstars. If you’re looking for a company that values your contributions, explore career opportunities with Panera and apply today!

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Why should you join the Panera operations team?

Work Perks

We are committed to providing our employees with work perks and benefits designed to take care of them on and off the job including competitive hourly rates, meals, opportunity for advancement, and more!

A Team-Oriented Environment

We do everything in our power to create a supportive work environment so our teams can feel supported in all they do knowing they have a team of people always willing to help.

Flexibility to Thrive

We understand that every one of our employees has a unique situation which is why we give our team the flexibility they need to live a healthy lifestyle.

Hear directly from our team

We believe Panera is a great place to work, but don’t just take our word for it! Hear directly from our team members.

“I started out as a cashier, and I am now the Area Director! Working for Panera Bread has provided me with amazing growth opportunities and development of my career! They offered me a flexible schedule while I went to college and started my family and supported me throughout every stage of my life! Panera Bread has a culture that I would never want to part with!"


- Sarah C., Area Director

“Panera Bread has not only given me the ability and tools to grow and develop into a strong multi-unit leader, but it has given me countless experiences and a group of people to work with everyday that I am happy to call my family."

- Rachel W., Area Director

“I love my job because they push me, develop me, and invest in my future. They are overall supportive of my growth and development in the company. I’ve had a lot of jobs but I have never had a company invest so much in me."


- Arial B., General Manager

“I like to work for Panera because from the first day I learned to appreciate my customers and coworkers and for the past 24 years Panera has been my home and I hope I'll be around for a long time to continue to see it grow in the future."


- Pedro G., Team Member

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