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"Hard work, long hours, decent pay, decent benefits"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - General Manager In Training in Naperville, IL
Current Employee - General Manager In Training in Naperville, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Panda Express full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

-Free food
-Decent pay/ possibility to make bonuses
-Decent benefits but nothing special
-Company is all about self improvement
-Learn how to run business
-Learn value of hard work

Cons

-Long hours and hard, greasy, smelly work
-Horrible work/life balance as you can never have 2 consecutive days off or weekends
-Asian upper management is very "old school" and can be unprofessional if things aren't perfect
-Force you to read and attend self help seminars and books and discuss "new way of being"
-ACOs are Nazi's and everything you do has to be approved by them

Advice to Management

-Respect others and not force them to attend self help seminars and read self help books
-Treat employees better and improve work/life balance
-Don't be such sticklers about minute things (veggie sizes are 1/8th inch off etc) give me a break
-training is unorganized and you get yelled at for not knowing things they didn't go over with you (it's your responsibility to train yourself)

Other Employee Reviews for Panda Express

  1. "Great place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Counter in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Lead Counter in Portland, OR
    Recommends

    I worked at Panda Express part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    No need for experience, great place for starter, reasonable pay wage, friendly crew.

    Cons

    swing shifts, fast paced environment.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work for if you love what you're doing and you work hard."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Administrator in Rosemead, CA
    Current Employee - Network Administrator in Rosemead, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Panda Express full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice gym, discounts, plenty of learning opportunities and classes, stock options, 401k, health/dental/vision, team building events, halloween contest, easter celebration, leadership conferences in hawaii, nice coworkers.

    Cons

    Almost everyone was hired as a temp or contractor at some point. They will evaluate you for a long period of time before they hire you. You have to prove yourself that you're worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Be truthful when you say we have a safe and empowering environment. Not everyone on the senior management team are open to take criticism. Stop the micromanaging!


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