P.F. Chang's Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
271 Reviews
3.4
271 Reviews
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P.F. Chang's Chairman Co-Chief Executive Officer Richard L. Federico
Richard L. Federico
105 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good money for a college student, ability to receive good shifts happens at a fast pace (in 16 reviews)

  • Good work environment, good cliental, consistently busy, ability to move up, flexible schedule (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay,Lots of gossip,long hours without a break,other hostess are lazy (in 12 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is a struggle here, but that goes with the industry (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work at!

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Manager in Honolulu, HI

    I worked at P.F. Chang's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Plenty of room for growth and very organized corporate environment.

    Cons

    Really long hours sometimes. High turnover of staff due to the location being in Hawaii.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Perfect job to have while balancing school

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

    I have been working at P.F. Chang's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This company is very corporate and keeps their standards very professional when it comes to customer service. I have worked a lot of customer service jobs before in the past and this is the only company in the restaurant industry I can see myself moving up into corporate.

    Cons

    Be ready to work hard in a fast pace environment

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Everything that comes along with a corporate restaurant.

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    Former Employee - Server/Host/Takeout
    Former Employee - Server/Host/Takeout

    I worked at P.F. Chang's part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Uses hotschedules, friendly atmosphere, great place to work your way up to serving, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Managers aren't held accountable, the training program is extremely lacking- they think they have perfected it to a T but are unorganized and unwilling to listen to suggestions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great People

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    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at P.F. Chang's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very structured, opportunity to advance, work with great people

    Cons

    Can't make as much money as some other restaurants

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Crazy hours, but fun environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at P.F. Chang's

    Pros

    The majority of people employed there have a great potential of becoming proper friends.

    Cons

    Management could be better and they can/will schedule you last minute. Hard to get time off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep employees in the loop about scheduling and allow them time off especially in extteme cases.

  7.  

    great money

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    Current Employee - PF Changs Server  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - PF Changs Server in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at P.F. Chang's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    very high expectations but once you get the hang of things it is great money for the short hours as a closer. when you first start it is not as great

    Cons

    the menu changes way to much

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Hostess

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    Former Employee - Hostess  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Hostess in Houston, TX

    I worked at P.F. Chang's part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Wonderful people to work with

    Cons

    switching out managers too frequently

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take advice from your team mates

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Nice

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    Former Employee - BackWaiter  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - BackWaiter in Austin, TX

    I worked at P.F. Chang's full-time

    Pros

    Great culture
    Friendly environment and team work

    Cons

    Lots of hard work ( tasks are not fairly divided between servers and backwaters)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reconsider the silverware system

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Backwaiter

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    Current Employee - BackWaiter  in  McLean, VA
    Current Employee - BackWaiter in McLean, VA

    I have been working at P.F. Chang's full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Well managed hospitality team
    Pays well on good days of business

    Cons

    Not many hours
    Competition for hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to grass root level employees who want to rise in the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    We a truly glad you are here and we will do everything we can , to make you come back .

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    Current Employee - Host Coordinator R, Takeout, Server Bartender  in  Marlton, NJ
    Current Employee - Host Coordinator R, Takeout, Server Bartender in Marlton, NJ

    I have been working at P.F. Chang's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly at the interview and straight to the point. i knew they were hiring and they were looking only good candidates I began my journey at p.f. Chang's working in the dish room as a dishwasher After a month of management getting to know me , they tried me up front as a host. I've been at P.F. Chang's for almost 2year I've got 3 raises and I'm the lead host coordinator /trainer eligible to train in of our restaurants worldwide.

    Cons

    Not everyone will have my story. Busy weekends, stressful guests and co-workers. But that comes with any job. Some days you can't stand management but again that goes with every job I've had before. Lotta standing lol . Extra attention to a lot of little things unlike most restaurants.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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