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Panda Express Reviews

Updated October 12, 2018
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Panda Express Co-CEOs Andrew and Peggy Cherng
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Pros
  • "You get to eat free food while you're on break" (in 240 reviews)

  • "good pay with them in the company" (in 164 reviews)

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  1. "Good company to work for but needs to work on their management as far as scheduling an hours"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front of the House in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Front of the House in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always willing to work with you no matter what

    Cons

    Depending on the manager sometimes you got a hold your tongue even if customers are being rude

    Advice to Management

    When it comes to how you hire people don’t change when you say you won’t put them on certain days that they requested off because that’s not fair

    Panda Express Response

    Aug 20, 2018 – HR Coordinator

    We’re glad to hear you enjoy working at Panda. One of the most important priorities for us here at Panda is creating a environment centered on our people. We are thankful to have you on our team, and... More


  2. "Good company, no cap bonus"

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

    I have been working at Panda Express full-time

    Pros

    No cap bonus, make your own schedule.

    Cons

    Demanding, may not have a lot of time for personal balance

  3. "People’s Development is a focus!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Shawnee, KS
    Current Employee - General Manager in Shawnee, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company has literally changed me a full 180. I have improved my problem solving, my views in situations, and I have become a more proactive person in work and outside. I don’t know of any other company who cares so much and shows you how to unleash your potential like Panda Express.

    Cons

    None! 7 Habits of a Highly Effective Person is a book we read in the company. It enrolls you to look at the positive. Also, Great pay!

    Advice to Management

    Management is very understanding and they are here for you!


  4. "Gets stressful at times"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Panda Express part-time

    Pros

    Overall fun and friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Drive through can be very tough to handle, and so can rushes


  5. "I enjoyed it"

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    Former Employee - Counter in Manor, TX
    Former Employee - Counter in Manor, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    worked with my schedule, really sweet people, made a lot of friends, good pay

    Cons

    they worked me too much, gets really busy sometimes


  6. "Store manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Panda Express full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The owners are excellent I was well take care at panda as a company is the best place. I work for love to go back and work for my Peggy And Andrew . Wonderful people I love them so much.

    Cons

    How they make you feel like family all the trust. Peggy and Andrew give you. Is amazing they change mind set.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the place you have as your own. Everything you do do it with you heart. It was a pleasure working there I am seeking to go back.


  7. "Fast paced"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Easy. Free food. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for OT.

  8. "ASSISTANT MANAGER"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Restaurant Manager in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Restaurant Manager in Fresno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Panda Express full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    High standard, Panda Express pushes you to be the best and challenges you to think outside the box. The company offers you learning funds up to $400 to attend seminars such as Tony Robbins and Landmark Forum. There are perks such as monthly and periodical bonuses, health, dental, vision, 401k benefits. You also get discounts for mobile services and theme parks. You get the opportunity to work with a 5+ team of employees (most of the time still in school or fresh out of highschool), helping run a 1 million dollar business. Being a manager is full time research and a self-taught position. The best thing about this job is that it helps push you to your limit. Working here helped build me up mentally and at times, physically. You often times have break throughs.

    Cons

    There is a shortage in employees especially kitchen staff and managers so the chances of you working from 9am to 12am is likely high. The hiring of book smart persons is higher than people who have strong work ethics, making the work environment unbalanced. Many times on your days off, you will get texts and calls regarding work, so even if you are off from work, it will still feel like you are working. To work here, it helps to be mentally strong and thick skinned so if you are not, you will break down.

    Advice to Management

    Managers are required to be in store from open to close, so if you are the only manager working at that store and you are planning on going to school and spending quality time with your family, it is near impossible. If you are looking for a job as a manager who gets $16-$20 pay working 10-15 hours 5-6 days, this is the job for you. Stay proactive, and good luck!


  9. "Bad store, good company"

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Glendale, AZ
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Glendale, AZ

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

    Pros

    Pretty good pay and opportunity to promote.

    Cons

    My store was totally mismanaged and we would run out of supplies/ingredients all the time.


  10. "Team Member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Panda Express part-time

    Pros

    Free meals and flexible hours

    Cons

    Heavy lifting, fast pace environment.


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