Host/Server (Former Employee) – 19847 Century Blvd, Germantown, MD 20874 – May 15, 2014
I enjoyed working for Panda Express because of all the work experience i gained working there. My co-workers were all enjoyable to work with and gave me great job advice. The hardest part was working full 12 hour days but i managed. I enjoyed eating there.
Counter Help (Current Employee) – Lynwood, CA – August 20, 2017
It is a place where you will go under a lot of stress, and the time you work there is not being appreciated. You can know everything in the store and still be told you don't meet the requirements to get promoted.
Panda Express was a lot of fun, amazing people great place to learn communication skills and customer service and getting to lesrn leadership.
Lead Counter (Current Employee) – Mesa, AZ – August 18, 2017
Panda Express for me was more of a job then a career, it was a great place to start off for being 16 years old, I've made my way up to getting promoted to lead counter which dedicated me to help my co workers onto moving up with me no matter how long it took, working at Panda Express was pretty successful, always stayed calm no matter what the situation was. I do not regret Panda Express it was a very good job but it was time to let go and find somewhere where I can work and look more into career wise in the location.
General Manager (Former Employee) – Lacey, WA – August 18, 2017
I love what Panda stands for, they have an amazing culture and training program for managers. I've had good and bad managers, and the bad ones can really ruin your experience. However I have met the ceo and his wife and they are truly amazing people who care deeply about the business. As a GM I didn't have much support as far as assistant or below, and my area coach wasn't great.. however I have had great area coaches as well so it just depends on who you get.
Lead Counter/ supervisor (Current Employee) – American Fork, UT – August 18, 2017
They need to adavance within the company instead of bring outside individuals in. I have noticed that there isnt any growth for employees that have been loyal and have obtained knowledge of company vaules, culture and the way the company should function. Most times individuals coming in from outside lack knoknowledge of company fundamentals which leads to failure of running stores or restaurants. I have been working for the company for three years and i have been trained to mange / supervisor. Also went to classes to advance in the company but my district leaders have been stalling for about two and half years with promises of advancement but unfilled promises. I hope they obtain the knowledge of having better opportunity within the company.
Cashier/Food Handler (Current Employee) – Rancho Cordova, CA – August 16, 2017
The job is very fast pace and always busy that was a pro and a con. The company was very organized and knew how to keep a business running well. Over all this is one of the best food handling jobs I'e had.
worked with my schedule, friendly staff, always busy
kitchen help (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – August 15, 2017
working for Panda Express is an exciting experience. The people are great and know how to have fun even in a fast paced and sometimes stressful environment. A typical day would be I'd go in at like ten in the morning and work to about one o'clock and then take an hour break and then clock back in and finish out the day either by being in the back of house or cooking.
Cash Register, Drive-Through, Server (Former Employee) – Enterprise, AL – August 15, 2017
A typical day is fairly easy, very few rude customers or disturbances. Management is where the improvement could be. Unrealistic expectations and poor attitudes, they can be slightly selfish and dump their workload on the coworkers below them.
General Manager (Former Employee) – Merced, CA – August 15, 2017
Typical day is serving guests to best ability, I learned to be proactive and have good communication. The supervisors seem to demand a whole lot but they are never there to help support you. The workplace is diverse. The hardest part of the job is having to manage the store and your employees' behavior at the same time. Most enjoyable part of job is meeting nice customers and serving food to them.
Crew Worker (Former Employee) – Joplin, MO – August 14, 2017
Great work environment and Family Friendly and the selection is amazing and always fresh. The staff will be there to meet your every need. The facility is clean and inviting and the location is east to find.
Cook (Former Employee) – Appleton, WI – August 13, 2017
It was a great par-time job to have. Management was great. It was a good place to learn customer service and how to work together as a team. I also learned a lot about culinary skills. The only real downfall was the lack of advancement opportunity.