About Our Company
Panda Restaurant Group, parent company of Panda Inn, Panda Express and Hibachi-San, is dedicated to creating happiness. Whether through sharing good food with guests or providing opportunities for professional and personal growth with associates, all are embraced in a genuine family environment that is uniquely Panda.
About Panda Express
Founded in 1983, Panda Express remains American’s trusted leader and ambassador of Chinese food and culture. With more than 1,700 stores in the US, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Dubai and Korea, Panda Express is America’s largest family-owned Chinese restaurant with over 25,000 associates and over $2 billion in sales.
About Our Culture
Founders Andrew and Peggy Cherng embody the American Dream and are deeply committed to developing associates personally and professionally to make their own American Dream a reality.
In addition to providing opportunities for self-development and professional growth, Panda Restaurant Group fosters a genuine family environment with community-building activities including Dragon Boat Races, Panda Cares charitable events, athletic competitions and fun runs.
General Manager In Training (GMIT) Program
The General Manager In Training (GMIT) Program enables Panda Restaurant Group to recruit outside talent, as well as to promote from within. Over time, GMITs will attain all the skills necessary to become a successful General Manager. The program includes seven to eight weeks of intensive in-store and classroom training, as well as necessary competencies to succeed. GMITs will work approximately 45 to 50 hours per week and can expect a pay range starting at $14 per hour with the possibility of bonuses and other benefits.
Field Operations Internship Program
The Field Operations Internship Program aims to immerse participants in business fundamentals and restaurant operations including recruiting and hiring, scheduling, cash handling, food cost and labor. Interns will complete a capstone project as determined by the Area Coach of Operations and Training Leader. The internship program makes it possible to explore a plethora of career opportunities at Panda.
Panda Restaurant Group is committed to hiring former members of the military and fostering an environment where these individuals can succeed professionally and personally.
Royce Chow - A day in the life of a Regional Director of Operations
Vipul Shah - A day in the life an Area Coach of Operations
Maya Kwong - A day in the life of a Training Leader
Erika Koslen - A day in the life of an Assistant Manager
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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Panda ExpressPros
The company is great & they're always trying to improve you. The pay is good too.Cons
There's no set schedule & everyone has to work weekends except for only one specific employee, not fair at all. There should be rotation of schedule with ALL employeesAdvice to ManagementAdvice
Hear your employees out when they have a problem & try to understand them & see where they're coming from.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online – interviewed at Panda Express.Interview Details
Took about three weeks. I applied online and within an hour a recruiter called me. Really nice guy, asked pretty basic questions, no real curve balls. Than I talked to the regional coach, via HireVue. Again, nice guy, questions weren't too hard. Had some technical difficulties, but that's still the norm these days. Next was the Panda preview where I worked in one of their stores. Good way to get a feel of the place. Then had a final interview with the Area manager.Interview Questions
Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
- Basic stuff. Name a time you overcame this, why are you a good fit for Panda, etc. A little tip, your interviewers could be Asian. It's a different culture. Sell yourself, but softly. Be a team player, help others, etc. Answer Question
This Panda certainly has food on its mind. Panda Restaurant Group is a leading quick-service restaurant operator with more than 1,600 Panda Express locations in more than 40 states, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Canada. The chain offers Asian-themed food primarily in high-traffic locations, including malls, airports, and sporting arenas. The company also runs almost 30 mall-based...
Mission: Over 25,000 Panda Associates living one common mission: “Deliver exceptional Asian dining experiences by building an organization where people are inspired to better...