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"A great place for a career!!"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - General Manager of Operations in Benicia, CA
Current Employee - General Manager of Operations in Benicia, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The teamwork, excellent pay & benefits, and the opportunity for growth make Panda Express a great company to be part of. Also, their culture and promotion of a healthy lifestyle lets you know the company cares about you as an individual.

Cons

Fast-paced working environment. Need to be good at multi-tasking and prioritizing. Also, working in a hot kitchen for most of the day can be difficult.

Other Employee Reviews for Panda Express

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Way too much physical work, too little compensation, no work-life balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Del Mar, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Del Mar, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Panda promotes a very inspiring work culture.

    Cons

    I worked here as an assistant manager, so my days off were Thursdays and Sundays. That is pretty universal for all managers. The rest of the week, I was working 12 hour days because of the long restaurant hours. There was a lot of sacrifice and almost no such thing as work-life balance. Also, almost all of the upper management is Chinese, and they seem to show favoritism towards other Chinese when promoting.

    Advice to Management

    ACOs should be more realistic when it comes to pushing AMs and GMs. We are always putting in our best effort to keep the store in tip top shape, maximize sales potentials, and best food quality but it is never enough - while you ACOs are supposed to visit us at least once a week for advise and inspiration. I worked in the San Diego area. My store was extremely busy, but we received little to no support from our assigned ACO. He didn't even come when he promised, and came to visit once every three weeks or so. What do you get paid to do all day anyway, with your free car and phone?


  2. "Assistant Manager Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Van Nuys, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Van Nuys, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to grow
    Good Benefits
    Lots of Training plus programs available
    Good Pay (compared to other fast food joints)

    Cons

    Its still fast food
    TOO MUCH PRESSURE TO PERFORM
    Long Hours - No life work balance
    VERY hands on

    Advice to Management

    Put less pressure on lower management
    Serve coffee

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