P.F. Chang's Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. Hard work. Fair pay

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at P.F. Chang's

    Pros

    fair pay so line cooks

    Cons

    I work hard. Very Hard. This job is not for everyone.

  2. Spectacular Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at P.F. Chang's part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I helped open the PF Changs at the Ann Arbor, MI location. I've never had such a supportive group of managers who are willing to help you through your personal and work problems. We all grew into a little family and it has been a pleasure working not only for the company but for this specific locations.

    Cons

    Every restaurant jobs has its cons; for this new location, things are still a bit unorganized. The training for a new branch requires a lot of overtime for its employees.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like they matter and we will put in the same effort at work.

  3. Really good company that focuses on service to the guests

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server

    I have been working at P.F. Chang's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Servers make great money. Mateos if service makes the guest happy.

    Cons

    When the kitchen goes down the front of the house gets blamed. People will complain about anything but that's the industry

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  5. server

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at P.F. Chang's

    Pros

    Decent money, fast pace, good training

    Cons

    Management lost sight of what was important which caused the location to go down hill

  6. It's fine for a college student

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at P.F. Chang's part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Most people are really easy to get along with. The hours are really flexible and the tips are decent considering it's casual dining.

    Cons

    No breaks at all on Saturdays and sometimes other days when it's busy. They'll sometimes make food for the employees but sometimes can't be bothered. Some managers are unprofessional and display blatant favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Try being less obvious with your favoritism. It shows.

  7. Laid back atmosphere.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Newport Beach, CA

    I worked at P.F. Chang's part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The management is great, but they expect to get your work done.
    Good schedule, which is performance based.
    Management is fair and objective.

    Cons

    No benefits.
    Clientele is hit or miss and you will sometimes come in for a shift, stay an hour and half and be cut without having any tables or making any money.

  8. it gets worse ovver time

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    Former Employee - Hostess
    Former Employee - Hostess

    I worked at P.F. Chang's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The employees are great with each other

    Cons

    managment doesnt stick up for its employees

    Advice to Management

    realize that your employees mean something to the place

  9. Corporate Office employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at P.F. Chang's

    Pros

    Industry is fun. Field is hard working. Home Office has had a lot of turnover but executive leadership changes are promising.

    Cons

    Being held by private equity. Culture took a big hit.

  10. Job itself is same as any other restaurant.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PF Changs Server in Rancho Mirage, CA
    Current Employee - PF Changs Server in Rancho Mirage, CA

    I have been working at P.F. Chang's full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Guests are generally easy to cater to
    -Menu is simple when you get to know it

    Cons

    -Non-existent management
    -Very fast paced, expect to run and bus all your tables yourself

    Advice to Management

    Need to get better at working with guests without having to comp any and all complaints. Even the littlest things result in whole bills getting comped, which screw over the servers' tips.

  11. Started from the bottom, now I'm here.

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

    I have been working at P.F. Chang's

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

    Pros

    Promoting from within turned me from a food runner to a manager over seeing a multimillion dollar operation.

    Cons

    Same as any large company.. Broad stroke changes that don't always make sense for your particular operation.

    Advice to Management

    Increase bonus take for managers. before centerbridge payscale was better.

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