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 and Cashier (Former Employee) – Carson, CA – February 15, 2017
Panda thinks by offering good wages, bonus, and benefits that it will distract associates from the terrible management. The managers are not up to standard. Majority of the management is corrupt and incapable of conducting themselves in a business setting. Most managers or even district managers are incapable of sending out a professional e-mail. I honestly could not take this job seriously for the simple fact that I felt more educated and qualified than the staff that was hired above me.
Associate (Former Employee) – Coeur d'Alene, ID – February 12, 2017
It was a great place to work. Management was a little on the strict side but otherwise, was fantastic. Was all around a great company to work for. We cleaned and organized the majority of the day when we weren't cooking or serving. I learned how to make chow mien. It was a good learning experience.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Farmington, NM – February 9, 2017
Panda Express has strict rules and regulations that are a must to abide by. Working here I learned that having a strict system, whether it be regarding customer service or cooking the food, helps the day run smoothly and helps prevent disorder. I typical day at work is busy and consists of delivering great customer service as well as delectable food. I enjoyed the manner in which corporate as well as management treated their employees.
LEAD COUNTER (Former Employee) – Mesa, AZ – February 8, 2017
a typical work day consisted of constant cleaning and food prep with lots of dishes to be washed and cooked. i always learned something new from cutting and making seasonal dishes. management is the best here. easy going managers and supervisors. the hardest part of the job was keeping foods fresh and dishes washed. the most enjoyable part of my job was working with awesome coworkers and creating a relationship with loyal costumers.
free food, unlimited drink station, great pay and benifits
Team Member (Current Employee) – Tyler, TX – February 8, 2017
I have worked at Panda for almost six months now and I have had to fight hours every step of the way. Managers are extremely picky but never assist in tasks. The environment itself is extremely chaotic and stressful.
Good way to earn money, albeit with lackluster management at the corporate level
Lead Counter/Shift Leader (Current Employee) – Flagstaff, AZ – February 7, 2017
Everything about Panda Express is well above average for a food-service type job. I enjoyed the majority of the people I worked with, from co-workers on a similar pay scale as me to the different managers that I worked with. The opportunities for advancement are available, however, the management at the regional and higher up corporate levels is often lacking. They do not support stores the way they need to, especially new General Managers. On that same idea though, most of the GM's that I interacted with seemed very invested in their jobs and genuinely cared about their stores and employees.
Free meals when working, fun-fast paced environment, opportunities for advancement
Corporate cares about corporate and the company as a whole, rather than focusing on developing a culture within stores to make hourly employees care more.
Team Member (Former Employee) – Mount Prospect, IL – February 6, 2017
They burned me and electrocuted me, when this happened I was not allowed to file any type of paperwork about it. Most of the people who work there are good but never met the owner and regional manager is not nice. Pay is okay but very hectic.
General Manager (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – February 4, 2017
unstable schedule, always short people, managers need to do everything as overworking but not match the pay rate. high standard for everything but not applying to caring about people. the company always declare about caring people but which is not. you need to know how to talk instead of how to work. you need to know how to brush the brand of panda express instead of truly care about the customers. no life work balance. if you are the manager , lot of times you need to work for 7 days which you cant stay with your family
free meal, quick promotion
unhealthy environment, traditional chinese environment
It was a good experience, just very time consuming at times. The job consisted of cutting vegetables. I also working under pressure,provided excellent customer service, and Assisted with stocking and inventory
Lead Counter (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – February 2, 2017
They provided a lot of opportunities to grow but also a lot of pressure to make sure you can reach their goals. It's a great place to work if you are really want to grow in the restaurant industry, but if you are looking for a part-time job then I wouldn't recommend this.