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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 a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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.

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  1. Fast Pace Environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front-of-House in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Front-of-House in Fresno, CA

    I have been working at Panda Express part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Get pay more than min wage
    Free Meals
    Discounts & Benefits
    Co-workers very friendly
    Very easy to manage up
    Get raises every 6 months depending on how you work and your manager.

    Cons

    Too high expectations, you gotta be a fast pace person and quick learner if not they will let you go. Manager doesn't put up with slow working and slow learner person.
    Little time on training.
    Make you walk around all day and talk to customer nonstop. Sometimes the customer looks annoyed on how you keep on bothering them.
    Make you take an online class everyday, ridiculous!
    Make you do say this five rule thing every time you see a customer


  2. Great Pay, Poor Communication

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - General Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Panda Express full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This job has Great pay.
    The benefits are outstanding.

    Cons

    This job is Not flexible.
    The hours are not great, but most restaurant hours aren't (unless you serve breakfast).
    There is not a good balance between work and personal life.
    Lack of trust from upper management

    Advice to Management

    Be more understanding and treat people with respect.

    Panda Express Response

    Jan 29, 2015Senior HR Process Analyst

    We appreciate your feedback. We take these matter seriously and will share them with our operation leaders.


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