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Panda Express Reviews

Updated August 19, 2018
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Pros
  • "You get to eat free food while you're on break" (in 231 reviews)

  • "good pay with them in the company" (in 154 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (19)

    "General Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Panda Express has truly changed my life. I’ve never been with a company that cares for its people as much as Panda does. This company constantly pushes us to reach our highest potential and to become never satisfied. Pandas love deepens within its people as its goal is to have all Managers become homeowners. They selflessly give us tools and resources to achieve this monumental goal. Best Company thus far!

    Cons

    Make sure to have Work Life Balance!

    Panda Express Response

    Mar 26, 2018 – HR Coordinator

    We’re so thrilled to hear that Panda made a positive impact on your personal and professional life. We greatly appreciate all the hard work you put in, and are so grateful to have you on our team—One... More


  2. "Amazing"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwalk, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    An amazing work environment to work for. You will be taught great work ethics. This was my first job and I loved it! You can grow within the company as well!

    Cons

    Managers change every 6 months and the manager I had last was very very mean. She is now stuck there forever basically because no one wants her at other stores.

  3. "Pleasant experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front Counter Team Lead in Wentzville, MO
    Current Employee - Front Counter Team Lead in Wentzville, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, competitive pay, High standards,

    Cons

    Fast pace, Bonuses at random,


  4. "Moved Up Quickly"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Panda Express full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I Like Work in Panda. Advance Career, Bonuses, Good Pay, Company treating you like a family.

    Cons

    It’s depend who is your supervisor. Some upper level is nice. The rest of them still need to get training in people skills.

    Advice to Management

    People first.


  5. "Shift Leader"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is amazing, atmosphere, overall awesome.

    Cons

    Strict , Strict, Strict, Strict

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "Kitchen Help"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and awesome staff.

    Cons

    Customers are watching you prepare the food and like to give their own input which gets pretty annoying.

    Advice to Management

    Kitchen doesn't have to be so open for observation.


  7. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It’s a very fulfilling job. You get to go home at the end of the day exhausted but knowing you did a good job.

    Cons

    It can be super stressful at times, especially if you work at an understaffed store.

    Advice to Management

    I wish that there would be more control on people who act out against other employees when they get stressed.

  8. "General Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Panda Express full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, benefit, food and work distance

    Cons

    Micromanage too much
    Not consistent in management style


  9. "Decent Pay, not worth the work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Panda Express full-time

    Pros

    -Pay is good and a raise every 6 months

    Cons

    -Management is terrible and lazy often citing their shirt color(black) as their excuse
    -overworked
    -terrible work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Do more work and help the team out instead of watching and screaming


  10. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Panda Express full-time

    Pros

    Good environment to work at

    Cons

    Not good hour as long hour and weekend


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