Compare Sonic vs Panda Express BETA

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

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.1
(based on 2451 reviews)
3.7
(based on 2075 reviews)
Career Opportunities
2.9
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
2.4
3.8
Work-life balance
2.8
3.1
Senior Management
2.6
3.3
Culture & Values
2.9
3.8
CEO Approval
Sonic Ceo Paul Brown
51%Paul Brown
Panda Express Ceo Andrew and Peggy Cherng
89%Andrew and Peggy Cherng
% Recommend to a friend
50%
67%
Positive Business Outlook
31%
57%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
General Manager431 Salaries
$54,734/yr
Team Member353 Salaries
$23,339/yr
CarHop341 Salaries
$7/hr
General Manager148 Salaries
$52,408/yr
Restaurant Manager216 Salaries
$46,997/yr
Lead Counter43 Salaries
$12/hr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Fast paced"(in 190 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 101 reviews)
"Free food"(in 275 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 203 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 98 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 93 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 130 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 115 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Accounting

I worked at Sonic part-time

Pros

-flexible with me while I was in college -amazing job experience working in 3 different accounting departments. -opportunities for advancement were almost always available.

Cons

-none. Had I not moved states I would still be working with them.

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.

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