Employee Review

  1. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Overworked and underpaid

    Jul 13, 2021 - Shift Leader 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Free employee meals Non-management team sick hours

    Cons

    Overworked. Work here and you will be overworked because “panda pays you a lot” so managers love to throw that in your face to reason why they over work you. Hard to hire new people because they all quit because of how demanding this job is. They pride themselves on work life balance but trust me that is just a figment of their imagination. I applied for part-time but was constantly working full-time when I tried to reduce my hours I was told to wait. Is this not based on my availability? I worked 5 days a week and had to fight tooth and nail to stay at 5 days. Their benefits? They charge you every pay check for your health care coverage. I’ve only had health care coverage for less than 6 months and they have taken out for my coverage each paycheck since totaling over $300 Management team needs to really go over the panda mission and values all over again because they certainly do not embody what they preach. Because they hold power they abuse it so often that they put more work on their associates so they can chit chat and be on their phone. And you can forget about your 10 minutes breaks. Panda has already been sued twice for this since I’ve started working about 4 years ago. Management team does not allow you to take your 10 minutes break. We are told to prioritize our 30 minutes breaks first and that we will get our 10 minutes breaks during preclosing which never happens. If you work an 8 hour shift you are lucky if you even get one 10 minutes breaks.

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    Panda Express Response

    Communications Analyst

    Thank you for your insight. We understand an inspirational leader can impact the work experience and want to elevate. We will be sharing this with our Ops management team and look forward to improving the experience for all our associates. We want to fix this and welcome you to share your experience in further detail via our “My Voice Matters” confidential hotline: 626-799-9898 x6053. We look forward to learning more about your experience.

  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Working at panda

    Aug 14, 2021 - Kitchen Staff in Spring Branch, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Met some of the best people that helped me grow my career

    Cons

    a lot of long shift on your feet with minimal breaks

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Depends on location

    Sep 23, 2021 - Prep Cook in Omaha, NE
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Time goes by quick when you cook

    Cons

    you get oily and hot from the kitchen

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