Pros: semi-free food
Cons: poor management; complete disregard for needs of "lower-end" staff
Panda Express is an excellent company, provided you are fluent in Cantonese. The only redeeming factor I found Panda Express to possess is that it's a fast paced work environment with a lot of tasks that need to be accomplished. The management was typically fair at best, seeing as managers there often feel content in disregarding employee transfer requests, employee illness, which doesn't comply with the health code at all, skimping out on evaluations, and just an overall complete disregard for anybody who is working underneath them.
I found that the management was typically exponentially more concerned with their advancement of their own career and bolstering of their own paychecks with bonuses that could have easily have gone to the store employees.
From my experience, a Panda Express Store typically goes through about three managers a year, which, in my humble opinion, is an obscene amount.
However the position was able to provide me with valuable work skills, most notably of which a perspective on customer service that can easily be trained and repeated by anybody with adequate communication skills. However, Panda Express did not provide me with this training - it was moreover self-taught.