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.
cashier (Current Employee) – Lake Forest, IL – April 22, 2017
you can learn a lot working at panda. it teaches you self control and how to handle certain situation, this job is not easy but it builds character. it also give u opportunities to meet new people considering a lot of people travel sometimes to just get panda.
Kitchen and Counter help (Former Employee) – Laveen, AZ – April 21, 2017
When I first started it was great and I loved everything about it but as time progressed a lot of things changed including new procedures which were hard to remember to do. I have a lot of friends who work at different pandas and we all complain about the management. It is very hard to trust our bosses with their false promotion promises
Free lunch, you build a bond with your coworkers
10 minute breaks, False Promotion Promise, We were always busy
Mainly work as line cook (Former Employee) – Bayamón, PR – April 20, 2017
Good place to start a carrer. Not so good to lern basics of cooking due the inability of managers to teach correcly. Besides that is exelent place to lern how use a knife, wok and keping a kitchen clean.
Counter Help (Former Employee) – Winter Garden, FL – April 20, 2017
A typical day at work would be being left alone as soon as we would open because the PIC would have to run the money to the bank. Run drive thru and front of house for about an hour before another person comes in or the PIC returns. I learned that nobody helps drive thru and if the back of house doesn't feel like cooking then they won't unless you ask them two or three times. If its something that has to be fried than they will tell you to do it yourself. When it gets slow, you will have to clean the entire parking lot and scrap gum off the sidewalk. The hardest part of the job was putting a smile on your face through it all. The most enjoyable was the free food before, during, or after work.
Free lunches, Discounts
Short Breaks or No Breaks, Extra Work Responsibilites
Counter helper (Former Employee) – Burbank, CA – April 20, 2017
Panda was great at first, it was something I enjoy doing ? But as time went everything went into a hole, the management is bad !!!!!!! Horrible!!! They take advantage of you !! Never thank you for nothing good you do ! Bad bad bad !!
Great place to work but needs to work on team building
Front of House (Current Employee) – Port Orange, FL – April 19, 2017
I love working here but I have been with the company with over a year and half. The company says that they are big on growing their team members and having them move up in the company. Every time I have asked to be trained or learning everything for PIC. They push it back and back. I have taken on everything on and more with the locate I'm at.
Rice/lo mein cook (Former Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – April 19, 2017
This job was seriously one of the hardest kitchen jobs i've ever had. Between rice prep, Lo mein, veggie prep, dishes, and closing duties, by the time you get home you feel exhausted. On call 7 days a week and shift from 10a - 12a
typical work day would be getting to your area and making sure everything is there and restocked, making sure you are updated with daily goals and set new ones. management is always helpful and very hands on. the culture there is really inspiring and motivating .
benefits from first day hire, bonus for all associates, flexible hours especially for students and parents.
demanding of a lot of your time of available, constant changing in environment by MUMs, and area coaches.
Counter Help. Reference (Current Employee) – Chubbuck, ID – April 18, 2017
Panda Express has multiple people working there and usually is able to give days off if requested far enough in advance. Pay is good and coworkers tend to work well together. Occasional fights with manager as he doesn't entirely see eye to eye. Constant female teenagers are hired but non others. Spend most of the time serving food, greeting customers, taking payments, and cleaning. Sometimes have to stay later than scheduled to complete duties. Not ideal for temporary workers.
Employee Meal, Great Pay, Fast Learning, Socialize
Coworkers don't always work well together, always around teenagers
Lead Counter (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – April 18, 2017
My coworkers create a fun work environment while also being very productive. The pay is quite exceptional, I've been working here 6 months and have already received a raise for good performance. The manager is very fair and reasonable with the schedule, she has worked around my schedule. The job itself is enjoyable, my store is very busy …
Cashier/Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Maple Grove, MN – April 17, 2017
Positive vibes, great people and flexible place to work at. Always welcoming to new employee's! There was nothing hard about this place, but if you ever got a question my co-workers would always have a hand out to help. Great place to work!
A typical day at Panda is clock in, count money, wash your hands, make sure food is prepared and start serving food to customers. You learn how to use the cashier and how to deal with people. The hardest part of the job was the management of the store and the most enjoyable was seeing happy customers.
Server (Former Employee) – Oregon City, OR – April 12, 2017
The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to greet every customer who walks in and then proceeding to serve them with a smile. It is a fast paced environment with plenty of training with opportunities to grow.