Panda Express

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Great if you like Chinese fast food

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Former Employee - Shift Leader in Capitola, CA
Former Employee - Shift Leader in Capitola, CA

I worked at Panda Express part-time (less than an year)

Pros

One free meal per 6+ hr shift, 20% discount for friends/family, food tastes good and is regularly monitored to keep fresh, environment is fast paced with endless duties so you'll never get bored, frequent raises for an entry-level job.

Cons

Standard uncomfortable fast-food uniform, you feel gross at the end after working with greasy food all day, fast paced in kitchen environment so you're often vulnerable to injuries, food is very unhealthy, obviously no career growth on food service jobs.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Aggressive promotion and sample offers are definitely great for marketing, however we should respect the space of customers who obviously don't appreciate it and let them order their regular favorites without distraction.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Terrible company to work for.

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Panda Express full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Starting pay for GM is $43,000. Slightly above industry average.
    However, you are selling your soul for a paycheck.

    Cons

    Very, very long hours. Expected to work 14 hours shifts 4 days a week and only getting 1 day off. Average work hours per week is 60+. expect to work open to close 7 days a week if the owner is visiting your area. Area coaches will work you to death so that he/she will look good in front of the owner/RDO/ZVP.
    Terrible work environment. Senior management cares about the buttom line and for a company with a core value of people they do not live up to their own value.
    Often asked to attend classes like Landmark/Creeser on your own expense. If you don't go you will get passed for advancement.
    When you are transferring to a different store, be prepared to wipe some serious ass.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do the right thing and tell the truth and not sugar coat anything. Talk straight.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    General Manager

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    Current Employee - Restaurant General Manager in Brooklyn Park, MN
    Current Employee - Restaurant General Manager in Brooklyn Park, MN

    I have been working at Panda Express full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay and great opportunity to grow. Owner Care about his peoples.

    Cons

    working hard than other company I've been.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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