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 37877 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 2374 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Career Opportunities
3.7
Panda Express employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Panda Express employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.9 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.2
Work-life balance
3.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Senior Management
3.3
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
3.7
Panda Express employees rated their Culture & Values 0.4 higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
McDonald's Ceo Chris Kempczinski
77%
77%Chris Kempczinski
CEO Approval
Panda Express Ceo Andrew and Peggy Cherng
89%
89%Andrew and Peggy Cherng
Panda Express employees rated their CEO Approval 12% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
62%
% Recommend to a friend
66%
Panda Express employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 4% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
47%
Positive Business Outlook
57%
Panda Express employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 11% higher than McDonald's employees rated theirs.

Salaries

McDonald's has 17,704 more total submitted salaries than Panda Express.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Crew Member2408 Salaries
$10/hr
Shift Manager496 Salaries
$11/hr
Crew Trainer315 Salaries
$9/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Restaurant Manager218 Salaries
$47,659/yr
General Manager169 Salaries
$53,931/yr
Gm Training Leader11 Salaries
$53,543/yr

What Employees Say

  • McDonald's had 1,803 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 2119 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 2078 reviews)
Pros
"Free food"(in 316 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 239 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Rude customers"(in 1164 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 762 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 147 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 137 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Human Resources Manager

I have been working at McDonald's full-time

Pros

Diversity, Innovation, Industry Leader, world class organization

Cons

No cons that are notable

"jobs"Jul 27, 2020

Former Employee - Cook/Dishwasher/Customer Service Representative/Prep

I worked at Panda Express full-time for more than a year

Pros

great work place and others people to work with

Cons

busy at times and need to work quickly

Advice to Management

n/a

Job Postings

McDonald's has 121,877 more recently posted open jobs than Panda Express.