P.F. Chang's Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. Corporate Office employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at P.F. Chang's

    Pros

    Industry is fun. Field is hard working. Home Office has had a lot of turnover but executive leadership changes are promising.

    Cons

    Being held by private equity. Culture took a big hit.

  2. Started from the bottom, now I'm here.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at P.F. Chang's

    Pros

    Promoting from within turned me from a food runner to a manager over seeing a multimillion dollar operation.

    Cons

    Same as any large company.. Broad stroke changes that don't always make sense for your particular operation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase bonus take for managers. before centerbridge payscale was better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Like any other chain restaurant job.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at P.F. Chang's

    Pros

    Tips. Meet a lot of good people.

    Cons

    Long hours. Unorganized and over-worked kitchen staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more organized.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Once was great but last few years sucked the life out of me.

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    Current Employee - Operating Partner
    Current Employee - Operating Partner

    I have been working at P.F. Chang's full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great food, and restaurant people are entertaining.

    Cons

    Work load/pay/family time ratio no longer makes sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the people who took care of you from the beginning.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Great Server Training

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    Current Employee - PF Changs Server in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - PF Changs Server in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at P.F. Chang's

    Pros

    Serving around the holidays will bring in BIG tips but prepare to work hard double shifts for that cash. Checks are non-existent as you get paid a couple dollars an hour before taxes.

    Cons

    Long shifts. No benefits. Non-existent paychecks but that's to be expected for a server. Management is hit or miss.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They wouldn't consider it if you gave it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. PF Chang's Server

    Current Employee - Server in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Server in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at P.F. Chang's

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule
    Decent Tips
    Food never gets old, easy to sell

    Cons

    Slow during the week
    Not the greatest tips in the world

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Awesome food

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    Current Employee - Server in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Server in Miami, FL

    I have been working at P.F. Chang's

    Pros

    It's goid I like it alit

    Cons

    None it Good to work here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nighjng

  9. This is the best company I have ever worked for.

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    Current Employee - Bartender in Grapevine, TX
    Current Employee - Bartender in Grapevine, TX

    I have been working at P.F. Chang's

    Pros

    Great work environment, awesome management and staff, the tips are amazing!

    Cons

    Always adding menu items; as well as, making other changes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Great place to work. It is fast paced though.

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    Current Employee - Server in Tysons Corner, VA
    Current Employee - Server in Tysons Corner, VA

    I have been working at P.F. Chang's

    Pros

    Great management, good food, good tips, good server coworkers

    Cons

    It's tysons corner. The traffic is bad sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Waiter

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at P.F. Chang's

    Pros

    Management is typically reasonable about a flexible schedule. Get a lot of hours if you need the money. Do not have to run food because they vest that responsibility in the back waiter staff.

    Cons

    sometimes unable to work due to large amount of staff on. Very political in regards to who gets what sections (regulars who tip the best) and who can serve at the bar where the most money is typically made

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should be hired based on competencies not politics. I was under the impression that everyone that was hired as management was friends of other managers and would mimic the same practices of their friends and would lead to no management diversity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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