Pei Wei Asian Diner
3.0 of 5 48 reviews
www.peiwei.com Phoenix, AZ 50 to 149 Employees

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What a horrible experience!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Princeton, NJ

I worked at Pei Wei Asian Diner part-time for less than a year

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Key Employee (Former Employee)
Fort Worth, TX

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


Pros: Lots of practice on knife skills, flexible scheduling, easy to work as a second job. I also… Cons: Too much pressure from corporate, I had one GM that wouldn't let us drink water on the line… Advice to Senior Management: Very successful company but don't forget about your employees at… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Great Company to work for if your GM is right

Supervisor (Current Employee)
Pasadena, CA

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


Pros: Quick paced environment and room for growth if you're willing… Cons: It is unclear if general managers and floor management receive… Advice to Senior Management: Being too "by the book" can hurt the morale of your employees, but also don't… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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