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Good start off job

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Current Employee - Team Member in Thornton, CO
Current Employee - Team Member in Thornton, CO

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

Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The employees are friendly and easy to get along and the managers is great to work with. For someone who just started to work for the first time, this place is a good place to start off. It gives you a taste as to how to meet customer demands and above all team work.

Cons

It can become very busy and stressful.

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    Terrible company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

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


  2. Great if you like Chinese fast food

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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