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Leave your old way of being at the door....

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Pic in Fayetteville, NC
Current Employee - Pic in Fayetteville, NC

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

Pros

Pay Is Better Than Average- A normal associate starts at $8.50 minimum. A.M. is hourly and start at $12.00. Performance reviews are giving every 6 months. You do good, you can expect to get a 20 to 50 cent raise.

Great People Development - They really are good at developing you mentally. They say if you can make it at Panda, your gold every where else. And even if you can't handle it, you can go somewhere else and still be looked at as a worthy candidate. That's how well they train you.

Good Benefits- They offer a 401k plan, Health Insurance, to Direct Deposit to Everything else.

Cons

Not A Performance Based Company- Its not what you know, its who you know and who can kiss a** the best. Thats just about the only way to move up here.

Extremely Strict Rules- Come in with any color socks other than black, expect to get sent home. No facial hair other than a moustache. Hair has to tuck under hat.

Zero Overtime- Very rarely will you get 40 hours. Full-time here is over 30 hours so expect around 35- 37 at max.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Talk to the employees instead of basing a GM's performance strictly on numbers.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Panda Express

    Pros

    well pay and all kinds of benefits, supportive management

    Cons

    As a manager, who are responsible for all financial results, which can be a challenge

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great!

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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