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Panda Energy Reviews

Updated February 10, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Corporate environment seems okay. Plant environment depends on the management."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays well. Good place to get into the industry for the most part. Experience is not a direct factor to hiring as much as other places.

    Cons

    Slow to meet industry standard in employee benefits. Manager staff at plant level are more concerned with their own interests then their employees typically.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to put value in your staff.


  2. "Panda demands hard work but it takes a thick skin to work there."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Officer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Officer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is first mover in many of its ventures.

    Cons

    Family members are really tough to work for and all over the map in direction.

    Advice to Management

    Family members should become passive investors - but that will never happen.


  3. "A company that really cares about its employees"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Panda Energy full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly environment. Truly one of the best owners and upper management. A company focused on employee success and growth.

    Cons

    No cons but there can be more activity within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep caring about your employees.


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  5. "Poor Panda"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Control Room Operator
    Current Employee - Control Room Operator
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Panda Energy full-time

    Pros

    Training, Free work attire

    Cons

    What they won't tell you is that you'll receive a pro-rated raise when you are a new employee. It's a company wide policy to new hires so don't be fooled by their lies. No corporate structure for support, total disconnect between management and employees. Stay out of the northern Virginia area what ever you do. Might be better in Pennsylvania especially to the lower cost of living and same wages.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like they matter not like they are consumable items. Be honest.


  6. "Control Room Operator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Control Room Operator
    Current Employee - Control Room Operator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive pay and decent affordable benefits.

    Cons

    Don't get bedazzled by the pay & benefits or the Dupont schedule because it is all smoke and mirrors. The work schedule changes constantly, continuous unplanned excessive overtime, don't get sick or you will get fired! And forget using your vacation or requesting a day off just plan on selling it back.

    Advice to Management

    Hire experienced managers. Continuous unplanned excessive overtime and constant schedule change is a red flag there is a problem in management or corporate value. What better way to deteriorate employee moral and open a swinging door for high attrition then to suck the life out of your employees.