Compare Panda Express vs Chipotle BETA

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

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Chipotle

Employee Ratings

  • 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.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Work-life balance.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 2501 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 7377 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
Panda Express employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than Chipotle employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Panda Express employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than Chipotle employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.1
Work-life balance
3.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.4
Panda Express employees rated their Senior Management 0.4 higher than Chipotle employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.0
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Panda Express employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than Chipotle employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.6
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Panda Express Ceo Andrew and Peggy Cherng
91%
91%Andrew and Peggy Cherng
Panda Express employees rated their CEO Approval 22% higher than Chipotle employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Chipotle Ceo Brian Niccol
69%
69%Brian Niccol
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
69%
Panda Express employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 10% higher than Chipotle employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
59%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
62%
Panda Express employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 17% higher than Chipotle employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
45%

Salaries

Chipotle has 5,311 more total submitted salaries than Panda Express.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Restaurant Manager219 Salaries
$47,750/yr
General Manager179 Salaries
$54,174/yr
Lead Counter47 Salaries
$12/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Crew Member1215 Salaries
$11/hr
Service Manager501 Salaries
$15/hr
Apprentice112 Salaries
$41,389/yr

What Employees Say

  • Chipotle had 1,093 more reviews than Panda Express that mentioned "Free food" as a Pro.
  • Chipotle had 121 more reviews than Panda Express that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Free food"(in 323 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 255 reviews)
Pros
"Free food"(in 1416 reviews)
"Free meal"(in 736 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 156 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 144 reviews)
Cons
"Fast paced"(in 271 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 265 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Server

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

Pros

-Free meals when you work over 5hrs -20% employee discount on food which can be for friends/family -Flexible scheduling

Cons

-Gets very busy doing rush hours and can get stressful. Especially in drive through when you are expected to work fast. -dresscode

"General Manager"Nov 25, 2020

Former Employee - General Manager

I worked at Chipotle full-time

Pros

Fast Pace, easy menu, multi task, customer service.

Cons

Loved everything about this company.

Job Postings

Chipotle has 31,686 more recently posted open jobs than Panda Express.