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.
Cook/Dishwasher (Former Employee) – Seaside, CA – February 5, 2016
A typical day consists of arriving early and making sure your uniform is neat and presentable. Upon clocking in, I learned to check if anything needed to be stocked or preppared for the shift. Management was always present and ready to teach. Coworkers were always friendly and ready to correct each other's mistakes. The coworkers always challenged each other to do their jobs better. The hardest part of the job was the major rushes during lunchtime and again during dinner time. It was physically tiring for back of the house members because we have to be constantly filling up the steam table. The most enjoyable part was the friendly guests who came in and fun coworkers who made the long shift more enjoyable.
Lead Counter (Former Employee) – Lawton, OK – February 3, 2016
I worked for Panda Express for over a year and there was bad days here and there, but I enjoyed the job and all the people I worked with. The fast pace was a challenging at times but I have fun with it.
Working at Panda Express has taught me time management and prioritizing tasks because of the constant busy work environment. I really enjoy working with co-workers because those co-workers are the ones who actually do their job well and we work together as a team really well. My management has a biased respect for his/her employees and has favorites.
Lead Counter (Current Employee) – Salem, OR – January 29, 2016
A typical day at work can be really good or really stressful and frustrating depending on the group of co-workers you're with. I really enjoy working with a few co-workers because those co-workers are the ones who actually do their job well and we work together as a team really well. My management has a biased respect for his/her employees and has favorites. An example of this would be just this last Sunday, my boss made yet another mistake on the schedule and scheduled one of our workers all day at another location and also all day at our location. Our store ended being very short handed not only in the front, but also in the kitchen. We were also very very busy that day and were unable to do our breaks. I tried calling in other workers but no one would answer and those that did couldn't come in. I called my boss, the call was rejected, and I was sent a message from my boss telling me to call someone else. I have been promoted to Lead Counter and that has given me more opportunities to learn how to cook as well as perform management duties such as inventory.
Free meal every time you work
Inability to take breaks when shorthanded and busy
Regional Director (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – January 28, 2016
Managing Mid-West region (Indiana, Illinois and Iowa) while working on all aspects of entering into Canadian market including real estate, supply chain, construction, people planning including hiring and training, opening 7 restaurants in the first year.
The mangers do not know how to manget there employees properly
Cashier and Server (Current Employee) – Mishawaka, IN – January 27, 2016
The manger rarely taught me anything I had to learn on my own. The mangers speak on team work but they don't even show the team work effort. The manger is way to friendly with some of the co workers and they show a lot of favoritism. The hardest part of the job is that they put to much on me at once when sometimes its impossible to do , for example they will tell like 5-10 different things to do and expect for me to get in done in a flash. The only enjoyable part at this job is communicating with the guest.
Head Cashier (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – January 27, 2016
Handle monetary transactions the majority of my shift. Assist with serving meals and beverages. Lead counter; calling foods when recognizing emptying of trays. Assist with inventory count once weekly, and Pepsi orders twice weekly.
Person-In-Charge (Current Employee) – California – January 22, 2016
This company wants you to assimilate into its community like "The Borg". Asking questions and active learning is frowned upon and there is minimal room for advancement due to the lack of management consistency and retention rate. Its like a revolving door in and out of the company. I have yet to work with someone who is satisfied with the company.
Great opportunity to work with hard working people, who learn to successfully do their jobs no matter the obstacles.
Server (Current Employee) – Muncie, IN – January 20, 2016
Working at Panda Express has taught me time management and prioritizing tasks because of the constant busy work environment. The hardest part of the job is being understaffed due to the high volume of customers encountered each hour. The best part about the job is the interaction with customers. Co-workers and management are easy to work alongside.