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Panda Express Reviews

Updated February 21, 2019
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Panda Express Co-CEOs Andrew and Peggy Cherng
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  • "Free food but only while you are working" (in 246 reviews)

  • "good pay with them in the company" (in 175 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (7)

    "High pace, rewarding job, excellent benefits, and caring leaders!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Prairie Village, Johnson, KS
    Current Employee - General Manager in Prairie Village, Johnson, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Pay is outstanding
    -Personal development
    -caring leaders
    -motivated peers
    -personally fulfilling

    Cons

    -Hours can be long but that is to be expected with any management job.

    Advice to Management

    I joined panda in May as a general manager in training and thought it was like every other job. I was wrong. Panda has been an amazing opportunity in advancing myself has been an outstanding experience where the caring of the leaders from top down show the strength in this company. The job is high paced and rewarding with ups and downs but it is a career in which I look foreword to going to work everyday. lf in my career and my personal development/outlook on life. Panda doesn’t look at its associates as a tool but an investment and look to see each associa grow and thrive. Panda treats each associate with respect alongside my leaders knowing each and every person in each store by name! I am blessed to work for such an amazing company and am excited to see what my future with Panda holds!

    Panda Express Response

    Oct 15, 2018 – HR Coordinator

    We are thrilled you love working at Panda, and are so grateful to have been an integral part of your personal and professional development. Panda is family-owned and family grown, which is why our... More


  2. "Worked at Panda Express for 1 year"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can move up quick if you do your job correctly and benefits are good

    Cons

    People can be rude sometimes.

  3. "Things about panda"

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    Former Employee - Shift Leader
    Former Employee - Shift Leader

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

    Pros

    It's a great company to work for

    Cons

    I felt very unappreciated by the company itself


  4. "A wonderful place to work."

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    Current Employee - Lead Counter Help in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Lead Counter Help in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Panda Express full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Panda Express is a wonderful place to work. Room for promotions an outstanding benefits.

    Cons

    Constant change in management of store locations.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your head high, there is always room for promotion. Most managers will help you get all the training you need.


  5. "Fun/stressful"

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    Former Employee - Panda Express in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Panda Express in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Staff was amazing and if your do your job right your able to move up and get better positions

    Cons

    Very busy and you have no life basically, customers are rude and you need to put security in the DC metro area for the tough crowd.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people three people in line every day is not enough for how busy the place gets during rush hour shift.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "pretty good"

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    Current Employee - Counter Help
    Current Employee - Counter Help
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    good pay, never bored, and not too difficult when there is good teamwork

    Cons

    always busy, not much time stop and relax because it’s always fast paced however this could also be a pro since time goes by much faster


  7. "Hard Work"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Staff
    Former Employee - Kitchen Staff
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Panda Express part-time

    Pros

    -Keeps you busy
    -Learn to cook

    Cons

    -Rush Hours
    -Lots of work to do
    -Work/Life balance is hard

  8. "Just Okay"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Pay
    Good Benefits
    Free Food

    Cons

    No work/life balance
    Move around a lot


  9. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Counter Help/Cashier
    Current Employee - Counter Help/Cashier

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

    Pros

    Free Food, hours are flexible.

    Cons

    Have to work on weekend and holidays.


  10. "Don't work there"

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    Former Employee - Lead Counter Help
    Former Employee - Lead Counter Help
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They feed you at least, which was ok

    Cons

    They had really bad managemetn