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 4831 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 4105 reviews)
Panda Express employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than Sonic employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.9
Career Opportunities
3.7
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
2.9
Work-life balance
3.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.8
Senior Management
3.2
Panda Express employees rated their Senior Management 0.4 higher than Sonic employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
2.9
Culture & Values
3.6
Panda Express employees rated their Culture & Values 0.7 higher than Sonic employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Sonic Ceo Paul Brown
55%
55%Paul Brown
CEO Approval
Panda Express Ceo Andrew and Peggy Cherng
76%
76%Andrew and Peggy Cherng
Panda Express employees rated their CEO Approval 21% higher than Sonic employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
53%
% Recommend to a friend
61%
Panda Express employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 8% higher than Sonic employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
38%
Positive Business Outlook
55%
Panda Express employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 17% higher than Sonic employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Sonic has 1,233 more total submitted salaries than Panda Express.
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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 41 more reviews than Sonic that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Fast paced"(in 290 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 172 reviews)
Pros
"Free food"(in 438 reviews)
"Good pay"(in 394 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Low pay"(in 169 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 161 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 202 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 200 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Sonic part-time for less than a year

Pros

-easy to learn - fast hiring - good service

Cons

-the pay could be a bit more

Current Employee - Shift Lead

I have been working at Panda Express full-time

Pros

Great pay, usually you get a great team. Work is easy once you get used to it.

Cons

Most of the time your manager is less than likeable Work gets extremely boring after doing the same thing everyday.

Job Postings

Sonic has 20,066 more recently posted open jobs than Panda Express.
Recent Jobs
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