Panda Express Reviews

Updated Oct 23, 2021

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3.6
63%
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85%
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Panda Express Co-CEOs Andrew and Peggy Cherng
Andrew and Peggy Cherng
1,363 Ratings
Pros
  • "Got free food and drink every shift(in 345 reviews)

  • "Good pay compared to other fast food places(in 273 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours, no work life balance(in 160 reviews)

  • "long hours and they make you work at other stores(in 151 reviews)

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    1. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Job overall review

      Oct 23, 2021 - Counter Help 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You got paid more than the average food service jobs.

      Cons

      There are a lot of responsibility and stress to handle

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Experience

      Oct 22, 2021 - Food Service Worker 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Free food during breaks - Decent pay - Laid back team, people from all ages

      Cons

      - Rushes were brtual - Hard to take time off

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Managing store's operation and performance

      Oct 22, 2021 - General Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There are not many pros in this job besides good compensation.

      Cons

      Very stressful environment. Not recommended for non-thick-skin folks.

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Okay

      Oct 22, 2021 - Panda Express - Counter Help in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible student schedule nice coworkers

      Cons

      demanding, new location, and underprepared management

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good Place to Work During School

      Oct 22, 2021 - Front House Staff 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      -Flexible hours with school -Good team to work with (each store varies depending on the people there, as any place) -Fun experience (it is very fast paced so beware)

      Cons

      -Higher level position (management) from what I have heard is very demanding, you have to attend several different meetings and seminars. From what I have heard it is almost 'cult-like' how involved you have to be in management/higher positions. But working as a part-time/store member is chill and a fun experience.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      👌

      Oct 21, 2021 - Graphic Designer in Fresno, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Food is free during lunch

      Cons

      Hard work every single day

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Hard Working Environment

      Oct 20, 2021 - Kitchen Help in Mobile, AL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      More professional environment than most other businesses at this level, better pay, and a lot of opportunities to move up in the system for better pay.

      Cons

      Very demanding work, random hours, and rude customers

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Average fast-food job

      Oct 19, 2021 - Line Cook in Cambridge, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People I worked with were pretty friendly

      Cons

      Some of the weekends we had to work long hours, which wasn't great

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good company

      Oct 19, 2021 - Former Administrative Assistant in Davis, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Food and benefits were some of the best benefits I had.

      Cons

      Leadership was not present, we often had to struggle for employee retention.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      I love Panda but there is a but..

      Oct 19, 2021 - Shift Leader in San Jose, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly work environment Potential growth Good pay

      Cons

      Extremely stressful and competitive job No tip policy

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