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Found 98 reviews

3.7
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66%
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Panda Restaurant Group CEO Andrew & Peggy Cherng
Andrew & Peggy Cherng
49 Ratings
Pros
  • "People at the Panda Restaurant Group are some of the nicest I've ever met(in 11 reviews)

  • "Strong company culture, lots of room for self-development(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "No work life balance, High employee turnover so Management has to stay long hours to cover shift(in 9 reviews)

  • "The hiring process here is stressful and very different from other corporate jobs(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Cool"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Panda Restaurant Group full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      It was fun and challenging

      Cons

      None I enjoyed working there

      Panda Restaurant Group2019-04-21
    • "culture of learning"

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      Former Employee - Field Human Resources Manager in Rosemead, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Panda Restaurant Group full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      The organization invested generously into the growth and development of its team members, be it hourly associates at the store level or senior executives at the support center.

      Cons

      It's a rather intense work culture.

      Panda Restaurant Group2019-04-30
    • "Fast paced environment"

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      Current Employee - Busser in Pasadena, CA

      I have been working at Panda Restaurant Group part-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      They will teach you how to get the job done and get it done efficiently

      Cons

      They are very strict in regards to the way things are done and how they should be done

      Advice to Management

      None, management is terrific

      Panda Restaurant Group2019-04-11
    • "As good as it gets!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Panda Restaurant Group full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      There is no perfect work environment, but Panda strives to continually get better by prioritizing the development of it’s people. This is what I was sold on and it is what I have come to experience. The people make the organization, and with commitment and strong support from the founders themselves, Panda has cemented itself as a World Class leader in people development. There’s not much more you can ask for in setting...

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      Cons

      Everybody has there own preferences and prioritize different elements of the job. For myself, I don’t have any complaints based on what I knew I signed up for. In fact, it’s even better than I imagined it would be.

      Advice to Management

      Continue to stay committed to the culture!

      Panda Restaurant Group2019-02-12
    • Helpful (1)

      "Strongly consider before applying"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Panda Restaurant Group full-time

      Pros

      Great opportunities for growth in this company.

      Cons

      Too stringent on culture and requirements to attend Landmark.

      Panda Restaurant Group2019-01-31
    • Helpful (1)

      "Emotional culture. Great people. Low pay."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Panda Restaurant Group full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Great development ground when you are starting out. Made a lot of good friends that are still near and dear.

      Cons

      Career growth is the slowest I've ever experienced in any company. It's not about the work you do it's how well you get along with your manager and senior leadership. So what's the point of working so hard when 80% of your role is focused on culture. Really? There are also managers here that shouldn't even be in that position. It is because 1) it's about time they got there because of their loyalty and seniority in the...

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      Advice to Management

      Do what you say you will do on the posters around the wall. It's such a facade. No one really lives into the culture. Don't over work your employees in the field. It's so heartbreaking to see leaders miss their kids events over work. Make your decisions for the people and what's right for them. Let go of those who don't and break the rules. Would suggest you look in Operations in Panda Express and Panda Inn leadership......

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      Panda Restaurant Group2019-01-25
    • "Managment"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rosemead, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Panda Restaurant Group full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      pay, benefits, culture good culture

      Cons

      none, none, none but always can get better

      Advice to Management

      keep it up

      Panda Restaurant Group2018-12-28
    • "Purchasing"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Panda Restaurant Group

        Pros

        Friendly Environment with nice coworkers

        Cons

        You cannot become permeant in 3 months unless you finish landmark

        Panda Restaurant Group2018-11-26
      • "OK- always make bonus"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Panda Restaurant Group full-time

        Pros

        Always have paid out some bonus, even in tough years

        Cons

        Work life balance is not good.

        Panda Restaurant Group2018-11-27
      • "sr manager"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at Panda Restaurant Group full-time

          Pros

          help me find my purpose in life

          Cons

          have a high standard in my work

          Panda Restaurant Group2018-10-29
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