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"Leave your old way of being at the door...."

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Current Employee - Pic in Fayetteville, NC
Current Employee - Pic in Fayetteville, NC
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Pay Is Better Than Average- A normal associate starts at $8.50 minimum. A.M. is hourly and start at $12.00. Performance reviews are giving every 6 months. You do good, you can expect to get a 20 to 50 cent raise.

Great People Development - They really are good at developing you mentally. They say if you can make it at Panda, your gold every where else. And even if you can't handle it, you can go somewhere else and still be looked at as a worthy candidate. That's how well they train you.

Good Benefits- They offer a 401k plan, Health Insurance, to Direct Deposit to Everything else.

Cons

Not A Performance Based Company- Its not what you know, its who you know and who can kiss a** the best. Thats just about the only way to move up here.

Extremely Strict Rules- Come in with any color socks other than black, expect to get sent home. No facial hair other than a moustache. Hair has to tuck under hat.

Zero Overtime- Very rarely will you get 40 hours. Full-time here is over 30 hours so expect around 35- 37 at max.

Advice to Management

Talk to the employees instead of basing a GM's performance strictly on numbers.

Other Employee Reviews for Panda Express

  1. "Very Demanding Job"

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    Former Employee - Cook, Counter Help, Store Manager
    Former Employee - Cook, Counter Help, Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Panda Express full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free meals, a great place to make new friends. Its a fast food job, so it is what it is.

    Cons

    Very long hours and demanding job. For the amount of money employees make, they expect a lot and want you to care about the company. Working multiple 12 hour days in a row is rough. Not a bad temporary job, but a career here is too demanding, and scheduling is all over the place, so work life balance is bad. GM's are afraid of upper management and detail clean worthless things (like the calculator) because they are trying to brownnose. Worthless, fake, cheesy corporate values. Also their new slogan of cooking "food with passion" and "service with heart" is extremely fake amd cheesy. Someone ay corporate came up with it and thoughy highly of themselves, even though it is a fake worthless slogan that employees wont (and shouldnt) take seriously.

    Advice to Management

    Panda is a FAST-FOOD restaurant. You will never be "recognized as a leader in people development." Also enough with the corporate culture. And the new way of beings. They are fake and stupid and do nothing for the employees. And landmark classes are cult-like. Dont expect ao much from low-paid employees.


  2. "Terrible Job"

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    Former Employee - Front of House
    Former Employee - Front of House
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Panda Express part-time

    Pros

    If you want to move up, you can. lots of opportunities to be promoted

    Cons

    same thing every day, gets boring, everyone always has someone breathing down their neck so managers are often demanding and too bossy for a low paying job. assisstant managers also think they need to be strict to be good mangers. too much stress and hustle for a low paying job

    Advice to Management

    if you treat low paying workers with respect and courtesy and say things like please. They will work hard for you!

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