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 5 areas: Overall Rating, Work-life balance, Senior Management, % 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)
3.7
(based on 2514 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 576 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.8
Career Opportunities
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Panda Express employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.3 higher than Main Event employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.6
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.1
Work-life balance
3.6
Main Event employees rated their Work-life balance 0.5 higher than Panda Express employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.4
Senior Management
3.5
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Culture & Values
3.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Panda Express Ceo Andrew and Peggy Cherng
92%
92%Andrew and Peggy Cherng
Panda Express employees rated their CEO Approval 7% higher than Main Event employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Main Event Ceo Chris Morris
85%
85%Chris Morris
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
69%
% Recommend to a friend
74%
Main Event employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 5% higher than Panda Express employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
62%
Positive Business Outlook
64%

Salaries

Panda Express has 2,563 more total submitted salaries than Main Event.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Restaurant Manager219 Salaries
$47,706/yr
General Manager179 Salaries
$54,124/yr
Lead Counter47 Salaries
$12/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Games Attendant48 Salaries
$9/hr
General Manager18 Salaries
$76,327/yr
Team Service7 Salaries
$7/hr

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 110 more reviews than Main Event that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Free food"(in 324 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 256 reviews)
Pros
"Fun environment"(in 38 reviews)
"Fun place"(in 23 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 156 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 145 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 35 reviews)
"Late nights"(in 21 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Maintenance

I have been working at Panda Express full-time

Pros

Salary Benefits Paid sick leave Vacation paid Bonus up to $10,000

Cons

The people Customer service Shifts Grupos Stuff

"fast"Nov 8, 2020

Former Employee - Hostess

I worked at Main Event part-time for less than a year

Pros

tips from the guest or parents

Cons

rude people can be part of the job

Advice to Management

none

Job Postings

Panda Express has 10,965 more recently posted open jobs than Main Event.