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Panda Express Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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Panda Express Co-CEOs Andrew and Peggy Cherng
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1,192 Employee Reviews

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Pros
  • Lunch breaks came with free food and was a very interesting job (in 175 reviews)

  • Free meal and 20% discount on meal purchases (in 105 reviews)

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  1. "Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Homewood, IL
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Homewood, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment , clean, customer service is great and the food is also.

    Cons

    There are no cons


  2. "Fun fast paced job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier, Server, Kitchen Help, Prep Cook in Gilroy, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier, Server, Kitchen Help, Prep Cook in Gilroy, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Not too exhausting for a great pay . Free lunch meals as well. Customers are not too picky when food is fresh made

    Cons

    Con will have to be having to feel greasy/ having to smell like panda after a work shift, no facial hair

    Panda Express Response

    Jun 22, 2017 – Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you are enjoying your journey with us and our competitive compensation package.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Fast paced"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Counter Help in Inglewood, CA
    Current Employee - Counter Help in Inglewood, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free meals when working
    Flexible Schedule
    You interact a lot with customers

    Cons

    Sometimes you get over worked
    Short staff
    Small breaks (10 minutes)


  4. "Counter Help"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Counter Help in Warner Robins, GA
    Current Employee - Counter Help in Warner Robins, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great insurance options, great promotion opportunity, it's not really hard work, you don't have to do any heavy lifting unless you unload the truck.

    Cons

    It's constantly hot because of the open floor plan with the kitchen. Bonus is usually low or nonexistent unless you are REALLY careful with food cost.

    Advice to Management

    Higher managment needs to be more attentive. Some managers really don't take care of their stores compared to others and it's unhealthy and kind of gross.


  5. "store manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Provide competitive salary and potential promotion opportunity.

    Cons

    Long work time, once you accept this position, it means you will spend most of your daily time in the restaurant.


  6. "Good place"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Counter Help in Bayonne, NJ
    Former Employee - Counter Help in Bayonne, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people, the free lunch, flexible scheduling, meeting new people, and training opportunities.

    Cons

    A lot of work and language barriers


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Panda expressed a good place for teenagers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Server in Gresham, OR
    Former Employee - Food Server in Gresham, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good food, good management and co workers

    Cons

    Overworked under paid understaffed

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "Cook/Prep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novato, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novato, CA

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

    Pros

    Diverse environment and schedule flexibility.

    Cons

    Not enough hours and no upward mobility.


  9. "Panda Express"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Cashier in Stone Mountain, GA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Stone Mountain, GA

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

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly, GREAT hours and even better pay starting. Very easy to move up in the company.

    Cons

    Rude customers and the rush hours are probably the worst.

    Panda Express Response

    Jun 22, 2017 – Human Resources

    Thank you for taking your time to write this review. I appreciate your hard work to support the store during rush hours. I am also pleased to hear that you are satisfied your compensation and growth ... More


  10. "Good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Panda Express full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People development, good benefit, good management

    Cons

    Working on the holidays and weekends


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