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Former Employee - Wok Cook
Former Employee - Wok Cook

I worked at Panda Express full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Worked here through high school. Easy restaurant work except for the dishwasher. The sauces get stuck to the trays and you pretty much need boiling water to take off dry sauce off the tray! Went from fried rice/chow mein/dishwasher to prep and main cook. As the main cook, you will be making everything on the menu except fried rice and chow mein and spring rolls/veggie rolls. Very fast pace during lunch hour and drive through is always busy! Our boss also gave us coins from the year of the chinese calender.

Cons

Restaurant pay.
When done with shift, you will smell like oil/orange chicken.
The aprons are provided but they always have a funky smell.

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Listen to employees!

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    Current Employee - Counter Help in Oak Lawn, IL
    Current Employee - Counter Help in Oak Lawn, IL

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

    Pros

    decent pay
    Very flexible
    Great manager
    Great coworkers

    Cons

    hard job
    Dealing with rude people
    Late hours
    Imbarassing uniforms
    Dislike upper level manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make checkout prosses faster and more simple
    Less confusing menu's
    Care more about customers
    Don't make having a quick drivethu impossible.
    Tell employees how to use benefits

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Well-managed, flexible, laid-back

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    Former Employee - Service and Kitchen Team in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Service and Kitchen Team in Gainesville, FL

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

    Pros

    Easy work to do, with various jobs around the kitchen. There are few strict guidelines to meet, and hours are very flexible. Excellent job for a college student.

    Cons

    The job is fairly mind-less and doesn't contribute to an advancing education. The pay is near minimum-wage, but that is to be expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be fruitful for management to have a heavier hand in guaranteeing shift replacements. Often parts of shits would be left uncovered because the employee was unable to find a replacement and management did little to remedy the situation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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