Compare Panda Express vs Smashburger BETA

See how Smashburger vs. Panda Express compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 2116 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
2.8
(based on 468 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.7
Career Opportunities
2.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
2.6
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.0
Work-life balance
2.7
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.3
Senior Management
2.3
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Culture & Values
2.9
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Panda Express Ceo Andrew and Peggy Cherng
89%
89%Andrew and Peggy Cherng
CEO Approval
Smashburger Ceo Carl Bachmann
N/ACarl Bachmann
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
68%
% Recommend to a friend
39%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
57%
Positive Business Outlook
33%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Restaurant Manager216 Salaries
$47,017/yr
General Manager149 Salaries
$52,473/yr
Counter Help169 Salaries
$10/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Cashier50 Salaries
$10/hr
General Manager70 Salaries
$50,581/yr
Gse15 Salaries
$10/hr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Free food"(in 282 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 208 reviews)
Pros
"Good food"(in 23 reviews)
"Great food"(in 23 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 132 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 118 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 14 reviews)
"Low pay"(in 13 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Counter Staff

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

Pros

Panda Express is a great place to work in my opinion. The location I work at, everybody is friendly and helpful, they always have your best interest. The company is truly a wonderful place to grow... and somewhere you’d want to see as a 2nd home. I like how professional and well-managed it is. They see everything you do wether it’s good or bad, and they work with it.

Cons

Panda has very high expectations. You have to be on your 100% everyday at work, their isnt any time to slack, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

Advice to Management

Understanding your employees situations makes work a lot more enjoyable.

"Great Company"Oct 17, 2019

Current Employee - Cashier

I have been working at Smashburger full-time for more than a year

Pros

Nice environment, nice people, good benefits

Cons

long hours, retail job, standing around a long time

Job Postings