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.
Team Member (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – January 18, 2016
Usually I go to work after class. I go in already knowing what needs to be done. Most of the team members get along well. My biggest concern is the management. I don't know how the promotional process goes, but I know a lot more new people were given promotions before the people that had been working there since the store's grand opening. We got plenty of breaks, and the job is not too hard. But the rules were not consistent across the board. It sort of felt like certain rules only applied to certain people, but I would blame that on the management. I liked my job, but I wish the management was more fair/unbiased.
PIC (Current Employee) – Mason, Oh – January 16, 2016
A usual work day included serving customer in a timely fashion as well as making the customers experience an excellent visit so that they return time and time again. I have learned many things from Panda Express such as how to speak with my peers so that we have a constant learning environment. My co-workers and myself try our hardest to help everyone be the best person that they can be and encourage each other to learn new things so that we can be promoted. We value communication among ourselves so that we avoid friction between us and offer support. The hardest part of the job is when someone is unable to work their shift and we are unable to find someone to cover the shift. The most enjoyable part of the day is when everything runs smoothly and there are no complications. Over all this company is great to work for and we have a lot of fun.
We do get employee meals, give discounts to police and military. They have excellent medical and dental insurance.
Working 12 to 15 hour shifts and being short handed.
FOH (Former Employee) – Oak Creek, WI – January 14, 2016
Great people to work with, a lot of diversity, you can also learn a whole lot working here. The mangement is overall ok. Not a lot of chances to be promoted unless your seriously on heels. The Most fun part is free food! eat as much as you want on breaks cause its free.
Counter Help (Current Employee) – Boulder City, NV – December 28, 2015
Working at panda, I made good money, the work wasn't that bad, we worked long hours but got paid well, but my manager in Boulder City, NV seemed to care less about the lives of his employees. Working there, I honestly felt like he didn't care if I lived or died. During my current week, I am working 6 DAYS WHILE MY MANAGER HAS 3 DAYS OFF. Vacation days are not allowed. he doesn't care if you're sick or injured or have a dying family member he will tell you to "drink lots of water" and come to work for him. Our store has such bad turn over and it's because of HIM! DO NOT WORK AT THE PANDA EXPRESS IN BOULDER CITY UNLESS YOU WANT TO BE TREATED LIKE A SLAVE!!!!!!
Customer Service Associate/lead counter (Current Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – December 22, 2015
A typical day at work is the slowest day because its boring and and I'm not use to work at slow face environment what i learn in panda express is on how to create a safe and empowering working environment and on how to operate cash register.I learn how to manage in opening and closing the store and on how to cook all the entrees on our menu
the day to day was stressful because you had a million things to plus working an actual spot. I learned a lot of great management techniques and got my time management on point. For the most part the management was good. Very strict, they ran a tight ship but it was great for the restaurant. My co workers were mostly nice people. The hardest part of the job was keeping all crew on board with the strict policies and getting all tasks done while working a position. For example doing drive through while trying to get a truck order done on time. The most enjoyable part of the job was cooking in the kitchen.
Amazing establishment meeting the needs of customers.
Cashier/ Crew Member (Former Employee) – Laveen, AZ – December 21, 2015
At Wendy's, there was only about 1 manager on duty. I can recall a day where one of my co-workers were being extremely rude to a customer. I knew that it was my job to take care of the problem & serve the customer with respect at all times. I immediately apologized for my co-workers rude service, gave the customer his food, and thanked him for coming. I believe in the saying "treat others how you would like to be treated." I use that quote during my everyday ongoings.
Manager (Current Employee) – Pleasant Grove, UT – December 14, 2015
Long hours, minimal training, no real help or support from upper management, no praise and little encouragement, upper management store visits are only stressful and not geared toward training or coaching.
Customer Associate (Former Employee) – Indiana – December 12, 2015
There's not much I can say about this job. In my honest opinion, it was one of the worst jobs I've ever had. The only consolation I had was the fact that the starting rate was $9 per hour. Other than that, the environment and workplace was one of the worst times of my life.
Great starting pay rate of $9 per hour
The staff isn't exactly the nicest, the work is grueling and tiresome, graveyard shifts in college towns