Mission: Deliver exceptional Asian dining experiences by building an organization where people are inspired to better their lives.
The restaurant industry isn’t the easiest job, but at Panda we believe its one the best experiences that you can have.
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About Our Company
Panda Restaurant Group, parent company of Panda Inn, Panda Express and Hibachi-San, is dedicated to creating happiness. Whether through sharing good food with guests or providing opportunities for professional and personal growth with associates, all are embraced in a genuine family environment that is uniquely Panda.
About Panda Express
Founded in 1983, Panda Express remains American’s trusted leader and ambassador of Chinese food and culture. With more than 2,000 stores in the US and 8 countries, Panda Express is America’s largest family-owned Chinese restaurant with over 30,000 associates and over $2 billion in sales.
About Our Culture
Founders Andrew and Peggy Cherng embody the American Dream and are deeply committed to developing associates personally and professionally to make their own American Dream a reality.
In addition to providing opportunities for self-development and professional growth, Panda Restaurant Group fosters a genuine family environment with community-building activities including Dragon Boat Races, Panda Cares charitable events, athletic competitions and fun runs.
Royce Chow - A day in the life of a Regional Director of Operations
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To deliver exceptional Asian dining experiences by building an organization where people are inspired to better their lives.
The foundation upon which Panda Restaurant Group operates
We identify opportunities for growth and lead others to create the future we envision
We treat each other with respect and seek “win-win” relationships with guests, business partners and our communities
An extension of our values focused on personal and interpersonal development:
• Healthy Lifestyle
• Continuous Learning
• Developing Others
• Acknowledging Others
Panda Restaurant Group understands that the future of our restaurants can only be as bright as the planet on which they reside, so we’re reducing our carbon footprint and use of natural resources through a number of efforts including commercially compostable packaging, oil recycling and energy-efficient buildings whenever and wherever possible.
Established in 1999, Panda Cares is the philanthropic arm of Panda Restaurant Group. We are committed to serving the communities in which we operate by providing food, funding and volunteer services to underserved children and disaster relief efforts.
Panda Cares brings hope to children in need. Our purpose is to foster the spirit of giving at Panda Restaurant Group by promoting the health and educational needs of underserved children.
Since the inception, Panda Cares has raised $61 Million to support children in our communities and fund worldwide disaster relief.
I have been working at Panda Express full-time (Less than a year)
-Pay is outstanding
-Hours can be long but that is to be expected with any management job.
Advice to Management
I joined panda in May as a general manager in training and thought it was like every other job. I was wrong. Panda has been an amazing opportunity in advancing myself has been an outstanding experience where the caring of the leaders from top down show the strength in this company. The job is high paced and rewarding with ups and downs but it is a career in which I look foreword to going to work everyday. lf in my career and my personal development/outlook on life. Panda doesn’t look at its associates as a tool but an investment and look to see each associa grow and thrive. Panda treats each associate with respect alongside my leaders knowing each and every person in each store by name! I am blessed to work for such an amazing company and am excited to see what my future with Panda holds!
I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Panda Express (New York, NY) in September 2018.
I received an email about a couple days after applying, asking if I would be available for an interview the following week, I said yes and they gave me a time. The interview was held at another location since they are in the process of opening Panda Express in my city. The interview was easier than I anticipated and fairly quick. They were really nice and friendly. They told me they would let me know in two days if I got the job. Later the same day of the interview, they sent an email asking for information to conduct a criminal background check, and then two days later they called asking when I could visit the closest Panda to sign paperwork and discuss some things. When I went, I signed all the paperwork, we decided when I would return for training, they gave me the uniform aside from pants and shoes, and that's it so far. Overall really great! (:
Veteran Hiring Commitment
Committed to helping America's military veterans find work
Pay Equality Pledge
Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience
Career Advancement Program
Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions
Social Responsibility Pledge
Formal programs or foundation to give back to communities
Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce
First Job Programs
Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts