Compare Applebee's vs Panda Express BETA

See how working at Applebee's vs. Panda Express compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Applebee's vs. Panda Express. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Applebee's

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Panda Express

Employee Ratings

  • Applebee's scored higher in 1 area: Work-life balance.
  • Panda Express scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 5414 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 3324 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.2
Career Opportunities
3.8
Panda Express employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.6 higher than Applebee's employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.8
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Panda Express employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 1.0 higher than Applebee's employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.1
Work-life balance
2.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.3
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.2
Culture & Values
3.7
Panda Express employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than Applebee's employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Applebee's Ceo John Cywinski
66%
66%John Cywinski
CEO Approval
Panda Express Ceo Andrew and Peggy Cherng
85%
85%Andrew and Peggy Cherng
Panda Express employees rated their CEO Approval 19% higher than Applebee's employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
54%
% Recommend to a friend
65%
Panda Express employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 11% higher than Applebee's employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
44%
Positive Business Outlook
56%
Panda Express employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 13% higher than Applebee's employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Applebee's has 2,334 more total submitted salaries than Panda Express.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Restaurant Manager599 Salaries
$54,800/yr
General Manager213 Salaries
$63,343/yr
Sales Associate7 Salaries
$50,482/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Counter Help241 Salaries
$11/hr
General Manager317 Salaries
$55,929/yr
Wireless Sales192 Salaries
$26,800/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Flexible schedule" was the most mentioned Pro at Applebee's.
  • "Free food" was the most mentioned Pro at Panda Express.
  • Applebee's had 121 more reviews than Panda Express that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Flexible schedule"(in 222 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 172 reviews)
Pros
"Free food"(in 345 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 273 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 272 reviews)
"Late nights"(in 84 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 160 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 151 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Line Cook

I have been working at Applebee's full-time for less than a year

Pros

People, Opportunities, Growth, Food, Pay

Cons

Hours, Under staff, Working holidays

Advice to Management

Organizing jobs duties to indicate

Current Employee - RGM (Restaurant General Manager)

I have been working at Panda Express full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Benefits and bonus package easy make over $100,000, tons of internal promotion opportunities

Cons

Physical hard work until you get used to it

Advice to Management

continue to grow your people don't let them get stuck in a rut

Job Postings

Applebee's has 14,317 more recently posted open jobs than Panda Express.