Compare McDonald's vs Panda Express BETA

See how working at McDonald'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 McDonald's vs. Panda Express. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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McDonald's

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Panda Express

Employee Ratings

  • McDonald'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 64450 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 3375 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.8
Panda Express employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.5 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Panda Express employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.8 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.2
McDonald's employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than Panda Express employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
2.9
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.2
Culture & Values
3.7
Panda Express employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
McDonald's Ceo Chris Kempczinski
74%
74%Chris Kempczinski
CEO Approval
Panda Express Ceo Andrew and Peggy Cherng
85%
85%Andrew and Peggy Cherng
Panda Express employees rated their CEO Approval 11% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
56%
% Recommend to a friend
64%
Panda Express employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 7% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
45%
Positive Business Outlook
55%
Panda Express employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 10% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.

Salaries

McDonald's has 36,408 more total submitted salaries than Panda Express.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Crew Member3694 Salaries
$11/hr
Shift Manager917 Salaries
$14/hr
Sales Associate/Cashier361 Salaries
$12/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Counter Help245 Salaries
$11/hr
General Manager319 Salaries
$55,891/yr
Wireless Sales192 Salaries
$26,782/yr

What Employees Say

  • McDonald's had 2,181 more reviews than Panda Express that mentioned "Free food" as a Pro.
  • "Rude customers" was the most mentioned Con at McDonald's.
  • "Work life balance" was the most mentioned Con at Panda Express.
Pros
Pros
"Free food"(in 2526 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 2396 reviews)
Pros
"Free food"(in 345 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 273 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Rude customers"(in 1395 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 842 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 160 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 151 reviews)
Featured Review
"Great"Oct 15, 2021

Former Employee - Line Cook

I worked at McDonald's full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Everything is amazing everyday all day

Cons

None at all perfect place

Advice to Management

Keep the money coming

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

McDonald's has 97,256 more recently posted open jobs than Panda Express.