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P.F. Chang's Reviews

Updated June 23, 2017
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  • No free weekends and long hours (in 48 reviews)

  • Typical restaurant: long hours, often difficult to establish work/life balance (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - BackWaiter in Atlantic City, NJ
    Former Employee - BackWaiter in Atlantic City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at P.F. Chang's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent management team, food, and employees.

    Cons

    Not many the schedule varied though.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees a little more when it comes to scheduling


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hostess in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Hostess in Wichita, KS

    I worked at P.F. Chang's (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, friendly environment, fairness among employees

    Cons

    No place for advancement, low pay

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Hostess"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hostess in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Hostess in Fort Myers, FL

    I worked at P.F. Chang's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hours are flexible, not too taxing

    Cons

    No room for growth in the company

    Advice to Management

    Keep to younger people for this job, as it is not a career


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great food!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Server in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at P.F. Chang's full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a lot of fun to work there. Great food and good staff. I enjoyed my time there. No doubt

    Cons

    I worked with my some friends and we didn't always get work done. The chef sometimes was crazy and that sucked


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Not worth it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - Server in Corpus Christi, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at P.F. Chang's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Family meal, cool people, and environment is attractive.

    Cons

    Micromanaged in all aspects, time working vs pay seems off, didn't want me attending college while employed.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  6. "I Was A Host"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hostess in Dunwoody, GA
    Former Employee - Hostess in Dunwoody, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at P.F. Chang's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Discounted Chinese food
    As a host, the starting is around $9
    Opportunities to move up in other parts of the restaurant

    Cons

    Not all the food is discounted
    We got a lot of snobby folks, and yes you have to smile through it
    If you don't go three extra miles, you might not get noticed for your work

    Advice to Management

    Personally, at the location I was at, I'd have to say is give the high school kids you hire a break. They may listen well because they've never had a job, but they still need school. One of my managers constantly told the hosts to follow rotation no matter what (mainly from whiny servers), which was easy with a slow day/night. Although, when we'd go on a wait or people would ask for a server and we'd have to skip someone, he'd jump down our throats. My advice to everyone would be to understand each and everyone else's jobs and try not to be to hard.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "host key"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Host in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Host in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at P.F. Chang's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexible schedule management cares fair pay

    Cons

    not always consistent with rules


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Hostess"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hostess in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Hostess in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at P.F. Chang's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers
    Easy job
    Got paid to stand around
    Everyone was very friendly
    Downtown
    Started off with 9.50$ per hour not bad

    Cons

    Bad management
    Stupid schedules
    Had to clean bathrooms
    Some weird older men work here made me a little uncomfortable
    Wasn't very organized

    Advice to Management

    Treat your workers better


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Server"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Lynnwood, WA
    Current Employee - Server in Lynnwood, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at P.F. Chang's full-time

    Pros

    Good management, flexible schedule, good tip money

    Cons

    Favoritism, lazy co-workers, rules don't apply to everyone, forced to sell loyalty program and drinks or lose shifts

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your long term employees, loyalty program and drinks are not everything


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, consistent business"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Server in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at P.F. Chang's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Consistently busy stores made for reliable income for a server. They also offered very decent health benefits for full-time employees - not something you see every day for tipped employees.

    Cons

    Very corporate atmosphere that is common in large chain restaurants.

    Advice to Management

    Allow FOH employees to exhibit their personalities more.


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