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Hard work, long hours, decent pay, decent benefits

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - General Manager In Training in Naperville, IL
Current Employee - General Manager In Training in Naperville, IL

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

Pros

-Free food
-Decent pay/ possibility to make bonuses
-Decent benefits but nothing special
-Company is all about self improvement
-Learn how to run business
-Learn value of hard work

Cons

-Long hours and hard, greasy, smelly work
-Horrible work/life balance as you can never have 2 consecutive days off or weekends
-Asian upper management is very "old school" and can be unprofessional if things aren't perfect
-Force you to read and attend self help seminars and books and discuss "new way of being"
-ACOs are Nazi's and everything you do has to be approved by them

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-Respect others and not force them to attend self help seminars and read self help books
-Treat employees better and improve work/life balance
-Don't be such sticklers about minute things (veggie sizes are 1/8th inch off etc) give me a break
-training is unorganized and you get yelled at for not knowing things they didn't go over with you (it's your responsibility to train yourself)

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work for if you love what you're doing and you work hard.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Administrator in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Network Administrator in Rosemead, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice gym, discounts, plenty of learning opportunities and classes, stock options, 401k, health/dental/vision, team building events, halloween contest, easter celebration, leadership conferences in hawaii, nice coworkers.

    Cons

    Almost everyone was hired as a temp or contractor at some point. They will evaluate you for a long period of time before they hire you. You have to prove yourself that you're worth it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be truthful when you say we have a safe and empowering environment. Not everyone on the senior management team are open to take criticism. Stop the micromanaging!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good start off job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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