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Helpful (2)

Just OK

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - General Manager
Former Employee - General Manager

I worked at Panda Express full-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good salary & benefits. Company invests in your personal development as well (have a learning benefit fund, landmark classes, etc.). Free food.

Cons

No Work/Life Balance. Labor structure of company is very minimal, as a GM, you do just as much work as the front of the house/back of the house, as the company expects you to run a store of $20000+ weekly sales with just 4 people including the manager, which means all of your staff has to multi-task from taking orders, cooking the food, washing the dishes, cleaning the lobby/restrooms, etc.

The company is more about keeping its store in brand new conditions, meaning spotless cleaning from top-to-bottom. While having a clean restaurant is a nice idea, and all restaurants should strive to have a clean restaurant, it's a little extreme as far as the level of detail that the company expects its managers to keep the store at whenever a higher up executive visits you.

Very high turnover rate as far as managers as well, which tells you something about the nature of the job for a GM.

Advice to Management

Nothing negative to say about the organization or the people in it. It is a well-run company with great people and leaders. While there are many things to dislike, and there is high turnover, the company is doing great and is growing. All the best as the Panda Express brand grows.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Lots of room to grow.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Panda Express full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good starting pay.
    Free employee meals.
    Great work environment.
    Always looking to develop associates.

    Cons

    Long hours.
    Usually understaffed
    High standards.
    Strict Management
    Hard to have a good work/life balance
    Stressful

  2. not bad

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Panda Express part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    it was better than other fast food

    Cons

    no real schedule for employees

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