Compare Applebee's vs Panda Express BETA

See how Panda Express vs. Applebee's compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.2
(based on 3656 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 2116 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.9
Career Opportunities
3.7
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.7
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.0
Work-life balance
3.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.9
Senior Management
3.3
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.1
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Applebee's Ceo John Cywinski
61%
61%John Cywinski
CEO Approval
Panda Express Ceo Andrew and Peggy Cherng
89%
89%Andrew and Peggy Cherng
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
53%
% Recommend to a friend
68%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
44%
Positive Business Outlook
57%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Restaurant Manager401 Salaries
$49,581/yr
General Manager157 Salaries
$59,450/yr
Key12 Salaries
$14/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Restaurant Manager216 Salaries
$47,017/yr
General Manager149 Salaries
$52,473/yr
Wireless Sales192 Salaries
$25,115/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Flexible schedule"(in 179 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 143 reviews)
Pros
"Free food"(in 282 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 208 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 228 reviews)
"Menu"(in 75 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 132 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 118 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Prep/Line Cook

I worked at Applebee's part-time for more than a year

Pros

The staff and management wonderful to work for

Cons

Night shift can do better. Like cooking things that they are out of and leave a clean area for.morning shift.

Advice to Management

I miss everyone and hope things are going great.

Current Employee - Counter Staff

I have been working at Panda Express part-time for less than a year

Pros

Panda Express is a great place to work in my opinion. The location I work at, everybody is friendly and helpful, they always have your best interest. The company is truly a wonderful place to grow... and somewhere you’d want to see as a 2nd home. I like how professional and well-managed it is. They see everything you do wether it’s good or bad, and they work with it.

Cons

Panda has very high expectations. You have to be on your 100% everyday at work, their isnt any time to slack, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

Advice to Management

Understanding your employees situations makes work a lot more enjoyable.

Job Postings