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Panda Express Reviews

Updated June 19, 2018
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Pros
  • "You get to eat free food while you're on break" (in 225 reviews)

  • "good pay with them in the company" (in 149 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (11)

    "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. Helpful (1)

    "General Manager"

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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 Express full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, lots of opportunities for promotion. Great bonus program, 401k, vacation time, flexibility on hours as long as I fulfill the 45-50hours requirements

    Cons

    High standard on cleanliness, parking lot needs to be zero gum, no weeds and cigarette butts. Which is great, don’t like dirty stores.

  3. "Good Part-Time Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Panda Express part-time

    Pros

    It was a relatively easy job

    Cons

    It got hot back there


  4. "Learned a lot working here for 3 years"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Very encouraging managers to help employees be promoted.
    - Flexible schedule (I was working part time and studying full time. They almost always respected my busy schedule having all of my exams, etc.)
    - Got to meet many loyal customers. Some of them teach you about life lessons which I really enjoyed.
    - They have scholarships for students working (although I never applied to it)

    Cons

    - My first few years here were wonderful. I first started at Six Flags Magic Mountain until they shut the location down. The company my co-workers gave was friendly and they were very welcoming. Just did not like my last months working due to the tensed vibe I would get whenever I would come in.
    - My last manager changed several things in our store which I questioned but was not happy with me asking at all.
    - Not very organized. Every week I would come in, some policy would suddenly change and not all employees were informed causing more scolding.


  5. "Good Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Panda Express part-time

    Pros

    Great people and the food is delicious. Very sanitary and the managers were great.

    Cons

    Dish washing is incredibly dirty and hard to get orange chicken off of everything.


  6. "Cook"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  7. "General Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefit, Good Pay , Great tools , Corporate support

    Cons

    Bad local senior Management pushing too much for working culture.

    Advice to Management

    don't promote senior management because you have no choices. it's will make managers do their job even harder

    Panda Express Response

    Jun 19, 2018 – HR Coordinator

    Your feedback is very valuable to us! Thank you for sharing your experience working as a general manager at our Seattle Panda Express.
    Our main mission is to build an organization where people are... More

  8. "Regional Director"

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

    Pros

    Purpose, compensation, and a never ending challenge!

    Cons

    Restaurant operations come with long work weeks

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    Panda Express Response

    Jun 19, 2018 – HR Coordinator

    We are ecstatic to hear you love your career at Panda, and are very fortunate to have you on our team. We appreciate all the hard work you put in to being an exceptional RDO. Keep up the great work!


  9. "Cook"

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

    I have been working at Panda Express part-time

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good work and life balance

    Cons

    Sometimes days or nights with long hours


  10. "Awesome Experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Panda Express part-time

    Pros

    On my campus
    Great boss
    High Pay
    Flexible Hours

    Cons

    My location can be extremely busy

    Panda Express Response

    Jun 13, 2018 – HR Coordinator

    We’re thrilled you love working at Panda Express! We’re happy you love the schedule flexibility and the management.

    We are very fortunate to have you as part of our One Team Panda, and we can’t... More


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