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Panda Express Reviews

Updated December 11, 2018
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Panda Express Co-CEOs Andrew and Peggy Cherng
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  • "You get to eat free food while you're on break" (in 242 reviews)

  • "good pay with them in the company" (in 166 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. "Cook"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cook in Yakima, WA
    Current Employee - Cook in Yakima, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Panda Express full-time

    Pros

    It's a place where I am given opportunities to learn and Improve. I am well satisfied to work with Panda Express.

    Cons

    It's can get stressful sometimes.

  3. "Assistant manager"

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

    Pros

    the money is great and as well as the benefits

    Cons

    It is difficult to adjust to the culture and your life


  4. "Dishwasher"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dishwasher in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Dishwasher in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    To make money and also to learn new skills

    Cons

    Customers bay carriers overcome all trouble shots in order to maximize the profits


  5. "Great job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Cashier in Eagle Pass, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in Eagle Pass, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    We get to eat for free when we're working, we get a 20% discount, we get paid $10 an hour, and we get most holidays off.

    Cons

    Some of us get only one or two days off every 2 weeks , the place gets packed and there's not enough room for so many people, and the lines take a bit long.

    Advice to Management

    Love the store and everything about it i don't think there's anything that should be changed .


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Back of the House Team Member
    Current Employee - Back of the House Team Member
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Panda Express part-time

    Pros

    Nice people
    Good work environment

    Cons

    Been with the company for a short time coming from In-N-Out Burger seeing the quality of the food and the way it is cooked is nasty in my opinion so called “Fresh” is not fresh food with alot of things added to it the work is tiring and they suck on giving out breaks for over 7 hours and only get my lunch ?no first break or last break horrible time management and poor decisions

    Advice to Management

    Better time management and stop expecting people to know how it works then to just let them sink or swim most cases people are going to sink no training just straight to the point and u have to survive take better care of your people


  7. "Panda Express"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service and Kitchen Team in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Service and Kitchen Team in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discounts for family and friends

    Cons

    If you’re not good with communicating and using your hands, you’ll struggle a bit

  8. "cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Panda Express part-time

    Pros

    tuition reimbursment, continuous training, and great management

    Cons

    I cant think of any cons


  9. "flexible schedule, but management is so bad. You do things that aren’t in your job description."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Counter Help in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Counter Help in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good amount of hours, flexible schedule,

    Cons

    Poor management, doing other co workers job, managers are hardly ever around

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of what’s going on in your stores.


  10. "General Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Panda Express full-time

    Pros

    Self development focused training and learn to cook

    Cons

    Difficult employee labor markets, which means difficult to find staff. Which then equals, YOU could end up with a headache.

    Advice to Management

    Understand staffing complexities and provide more assistance to GMs.