Compare Panda Express vs Main Event BETA

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

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Main Event

Employee Ratings

  • Panda Express scored higher in 4 areas: Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Culture & Values and CEO Approval.
  • Main Event scored higher in 3 areas: Work-life balance, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Overall Rating and Senior Management.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 3479 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 756 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.7
Career Opportunities
3.5
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Panda Express employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.6 higher than Main Event employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.9
Work-life balance
3.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.6
Culture & Values
3.4
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Panda Express Ceo Andrew and Peggy Cherng
84%
84%Andrew and Peggy Cherng
Panda Express employees rated their CEO Approval 5% higher than Main Event employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Main Event Ceo Chris Morris
79%
79%Chris Morris
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
62%
% Recommend to a friend
65%
Main Event employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 3% higher than Panda Express employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
55%
Positive Business Outlook
56%

Salaries

Panda Express has 3,742 more total submitted salaries than Main Event.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
General Manager329 Salaries
$56,213/yr
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$11/hr
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$26,872/yr
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General Manager23 Salaries
$80,470/yr
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What Employees Say

  • "Free food" was the most mentioned Pro at Panda Express.
  • "Fun environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Main Event.
  • Panda Express had 114 more reviews than Main Event that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Free food"(in 345 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 273 reviews)
Pros
"Fun environment"(in 41 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 23 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 160 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 151 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 37 reviews)
"Late nights"(in 23 reviews)
Featured Review

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

"Eat Play Bowl"Nov 27, 2021

Current Employee - Shift Supervisor

I have been working at Main Event full-time

Pros

Fun high energy place to work

Cons

Short staffed as most restaurants are

Job Postings

Main Event has 977 more recently posted open jobs than Panda Express.