Pei Wei Asian Diner

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What a horrible experience!

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ

I worked at Pei Wei Asian Diner part-time (less than an year)

Pros

Not much to say, I didn't even get free food! It's not like I had the free time to eat though...

Cons

-Horrible management
-Corporate puts a lot of pressure on the management to cut down on hours, which makes tasks impossible. I literally stayed an hour extra every night to clean up since I had no help.
-Training was almost nonexistent.
-Literally worked 10 hour shifts with zero breaks and no dinner. I had to sneak some food from the chef to eat.
-A ton of work drama. The worst employee was best friends with the manager and got away with everything!

I honestly thought that this job was what all restaurant environments felt like (since it was my first restaurant job), but then after working at another restaurant I realized that this is not the truth! Restaurant jobs are tough, but the working environment at Pei Wei makes it torturous.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take a better look at the working environment. There is zero teamwork and no one has anyone's back.

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start cooking, don't expect a relaxing enviroment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Key Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Key Employee in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Pei Wei Asian Diner full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of practice on knife skills, flexible scheduling, easy to work as a second job. I also like everyone I worked with, my managers were good but I feel that they were pressed too hard.

    Cons

    Too much pressure from corporate, I had one GM that wouldn't let us drink water on the line because "It slows you down" he was so worried about his job I feel like it clouded his jugement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very successful company but don't forget about your employees at the bottom.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Company to work for if your GM is right

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Pasadena, CA

    I have been working at Pei Wei Asian Diner part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Quick paced environment and room for growth if you're willing to work hard enough.

    Cons

    It is unclear if general managers and floor management receive training in interacting with employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being too "by the book" can hurt the morale of your employees, but also don't be so lax that you're not profesional. Walk the fine line so you're respected.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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