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Panda Express Server Interview Questions

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Server Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Panda Express.

Interview

It was very laid back and easy going. They gave me a water cup and instructed me to wait for my interviewer. The interview lasted around 20-25 minutes. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. I talked about myself and my passions and why I wanted to work there and where I saw myself years ahead.

Interview Questions

  • What are 3 strengths of yours?
    What are 3 improvement areas?
    Why do you want to work for us?
    What do you know of our background as a company?
    What do you do for fun?
    Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
    Where do you go to school/major (if in college)?
    How many hours are you looking to work per week?  
    Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for Panda Express

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Panda Express (San Mateo, CA) in May 2014.

    Interview

    I just fill in the application and Manager comes out and interview.
    Process was easy and manager is very nice and explain in detail. She said on job training will be provided, and tasks were very simple to follow.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Panda Express? What is your strong and your weak point?   Answer Question
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    it wasn't too bad, the guy just asked me where i am from, what i liked to do, and where i worked before. It only took an hour. I then was called the next day with a job offer. I love working here

    Interview Questions

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Panda Express (Hillsboro, OR).

    Interview

    Applied in stores for the position. Got a call from the manager to come in and interview. What they are looking for is a person who follows their company mission, so google that beforehand. Why you are interested in working with the company. And # 1 trait they look for is a pro active person! In all my years their, that is what they love most and look for in promotions.

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lake Worth, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Panda Express (Lake Worth, FL) in March 2012.

    Interview

    1 week of waiting for a phone call, ended up having to call myself. Employer could not figure out how to use the website so I had to come in and help (before I was hired, so no pay). Had to call back because he didn't know what to do after. For the interview, I came in and I learned more about his life than he did about mine.

    Interview Questions

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Panda Express (Houston, TX) in December 2010.

    Interview

    1 interview which may be aided by a to-be manager. "What-if" questions accompanied by lots of hypothetical situations. Questions about describing yourself.

    Interview Questions

    • What if we had to write a paper about animals at the zoo and I didn't want to do it so I left? What would you do? And you're not allowed to do the paper on your own. And I won't listen to you if you tried to convince me.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Ask to start at atleast $9 if you have experience, I started at that pay without any.

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Panda Express (Colorado Springs, CO) in June 2010.

    Interview

    the restaurant was just opening so there was a mass hiring. Had one phone interview followed by a 1:1. Got a call about a week later with the job offer and started training a few days after that. Overall it was a very simple process

    Interview Questions

    • Various scenario based questions about customer service   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation, all hrly employees started at the same rate

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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Panda Express in June 2012.

    Interview

    I got a call from the store manager on a Wednesday early in the day asking if I was still interested in working at Panda Express. I told her I was and she scheduled an interview with me on a Saturday. She also said I needed to bring a resume. I entered the store at 9:25 am (5 minutes before my scheduled 9:30 interview) and was greeted in a friendly manner by the store manager. We go over my resume and immediately she asks why I wanted to work there.

    The manager was very interested in finding a flexible person, even though this was for a part-time shift. She told me that as time passed by and by the quality of my performance, I would be able to progress in the company and take on more responsibilities like cooking food. Also, she commented on how some previous workers could not handle the job and quit around 3 weeks of working there.

    Interview Questions

    • If hired, how long would you want to work here?   Answer Question
    • Tell me a situation in which you had to confront someone.   Answer Question
    • What would you say to a customer if they complain about the food?   Answer Question
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    Server Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Panda Express in September 2009.

    Interview

    Very unprofessional hiring process.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time when you had to take on a leadership role and how did your decision affect the other employees?   Answer Question
    • Tell me a time when you had to make a rash decision, how you handled it, and what was the outcome?   Answer Question
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