Panda Express

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Panda Express Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 262 reviews

69% Approve of the CEO

Panda Express Founder, Chairman & Co-CEO Andrew Cherng

Andrew Cherng

(110 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Also, you get a raise every 6 months and free food while you're working(in 46 reviews)

  • Good pay, relationships with coworkers are great(in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Hard to have Work-Life Balance as they keep you extended too thin(in 19 reviews)

  • long hours, customer pressure, food industry is difficult in general(in 14 reviews)

262 Employee Reviews
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    Great company with great benefits!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat training with knowledgeable staff.

    ConsWork-life balance is possibly in question.

     

    Easy friendly atmosphere

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCo-workers are awesome and manager is often fairly laid-back.

    ConsWork in small area simply behind the counter.

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    Excellent.

    Server/Cashier (Current Employee) Medford, OR

    ProsThe best reasons to work there are the company takes care of you financially and they have great pay.

    ConsIt's a fast paced job.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great career opportunity

    Lead Counter (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat advancement opportunities, person development is great.

    ConsExtremely high expectations , break you down then build you up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAcknowledge others more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Serious Job for a serious person

    Lead Counter Help (Current Employee) Lombard, IL

    ProsBonuses. Pay. Care about employees. Training. Well worth my time and effort
    Able to move up. Life changing
    My time with Panda has been life changing. They not only coach on the business but most importantly, they coach on how to manage your life and make it better. Not only that, working with panda you will learn many rewarding tools that will make you stand out when applying elsewhere.

    ConsA lot of pressure for new hires. Demanding.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo comment. Doing a fantastic job

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pleasant

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe culture of the company is very positive

    ConsLong process for permanent position

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    Great Company

    Lead Counter (Current Employee) Tampa, FL

    ProsFree Food, Bonuses, Benefits, Raises, Enviornment

    ConsChanging of Management, Long time before promotions or raises.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat Employees good enough to earn trust. Trust makes a hard worker.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent food, excellent service

    CSX (Former Employee) Barceloneta, PR

    ProsExcellent working conditions, excellent benefits

    Consnone none none none none

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was a good learning experience that taught life-applicable skills.

    Counter Help (Former Employee) Camarillo, CA

    ProsThey have a great system of management, a good vision for success, and excellent core values.

    ConsThey have inconsistent scheduling from week to week.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Interesting.

    Front of House Worker (Current Employee) Germantown, WI

    ProsGood starting pay for high school job, free meals on breaks, fun environment. Very easy to take off, this might depend on the particular store. Very easy to set one's availability.

    ConsStore closing at 10:30 during the week doesn't go hand-in-hand with school.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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