Compare Sonic vs Panda Express BETA

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

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Panda Express

Employee Ratings

  • Panda Express scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % 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)
3.2
(based on 3623 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 2986 reviews)
Panda Express employees rated their Overall Rating 0.5 higher than Sonic employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.0
Career Opportunities
3.8
Panda Express employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.8 higher than Sonic employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.5
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Panda Express employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 1.3 higher than Sonic employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.0
Work-life balance
3.1
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.9
Senior Management
3.4
Panda Express employees rated their Senior Management 0.5 higher than Sonic employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.0
Culture & Values
3.8
Panda Express employees rated their Culture & Values 0.8 higher than Sonic employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Sonic Ceo Paul Brown
75%
75%Paul Brown
CEO Approval
Panda Express Ceo Andrew and Peggy Cherng
89%
89%Andrew and Peggy Cherng
Panda Express employees rated their CEO Approval 14% higher than Sonic employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
50%
% Recommend to a friend
67%
Panda Express employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 17% higher than Sonic employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
38%
Positive Business Outlook
59%
Panda Express employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 21% higher than Sonic employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Sonic has 1,279 more total submitted salaries than Panda Express.
Salaries for similar jobs
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Team Member613 Salaries
$21,730/yr
General Manager535 Salaries
$54,620/yr
CarHop650 Salaries
$8/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Counter Help302 Salaries
$12/hr
General Manager278 Salaries
$53,769/yr
Pic38 Salaries
$14/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Fast paced" was the most mentioned Pro at Sonic.
  • "Free food" was the most mentioned Pro at Panda Express.
  • Panda Express had 28 more reviews than Sonic that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Fast paced"(in 234 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 141 reviews)
Pros
"Free food"(in 345 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 273 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 123 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 108 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 160 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 151 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Fry Cook

I worked at Sonic full-time

Pros

-Easy -Half off meals -Fun -Challenging

Cons

-you can end up working alongside lazy cooks -sometimes my boss yelled at me for simple mistakes

"Panda"Apr 30, 2021

Current Employee - Counter Help

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

Pros

Staff can be friendly, fast pace work environment, amazing food, free meal break

Cons

No room to catch break if your store is busy

Advice to Management

Panda Express as your second job due to high expectation from staff

Job Postings

Sonic has 17,885 more recently posted open jobs than Panda Express.