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"Management"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owasso, OK
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Owasso, OK
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Panda Express full-time

Pros

There's really nothing great about working here, except that where I actually work there are a number of good hardworking employees. The pay start is pretty good for a fast food and part time job.

Cons

The worst part about working here if you get lucky, are the managers. They all seem very lazy and always seems to be making up excuses to not help out at the stores. I mean yes they maybe doing managerial stuff but it can't be everyday every hour?! If you are lucky enough to work with any manager here that will actually be at the store everyday that they are scheduled then you got a good working manager. They all seem cool at first but as you continue working you learn that some of the things you are taught to do are actually the WRONG thing to do. So they are hypocrites and not very honest. The schedules are not even flexible and i do not know about all the other stores but the one i work at there are not even enough employees available to cover anyone's shift if they happen to call in sick or can't make it a day. They work your ass off while they get it easy.

Advice to Management

Hire better managers that are willing to get their hands dirty and actually doing their jobs please!

Other Employee Reviews for Panda Express

  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Counter Help in Rolling Meadows, IL
    Former Employee - Counter Help in Rolling Meadows, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Free meals
    - Balance of slow and fast-paced periods
    - Easy-going manager

    Cons

    - Tiring if you're working the entire day standing
    - Occasional annoying customers


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Interesting Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemead, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemead, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Their food is really good for a fast chain restaurant. I also like the fact that they're trying to be a green company when they can.

    Cons

    Company hires temps because they don't want to pay benefits. They provide a gym because they want you to be healthy but don't want to pay for medical. They will hire a temp for two years fire him and than rehire them because California law stipulates you can only hire a temp for two years. They lack big vision because employees are too scared to confide with their manager without being reprimanded. It's ran very old school Chinese culture. So you will work weekends for free, you will pay to get education that they highly recommend(make you do it). It is the most political culture of any company I've ever seen, and for the most part the reason people stay is because they're too inept at there job to go out and find another one. They make you read nonsensical books and want you to praise it so they can see if you're controllable. They want followers and that's why every department in headquarters is lacking talent with an exception to the food department does a well.

    Advice to Management

    Pay benefits. Allow people to breathe. Stop looking for controllable people; rather start looking for qualified people.

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