Pros: great people, free food, 20% discount at panda express
Cons: everyone starts as a temp, very long hiring process, landmark, i would say "benefits" but there are none offered.
If you fit in with the culture and their way of business then it is a great place to work. If you disagree with anything Management says it can get tricky. They hire 70% on culture fit and 30% on "openness/willingness to learn" according to CIO. So not sure where talent, skills, or ability to do the job fits in, but I highly enjoyed my time at the company, – more... it is just not for me.
I would not recommend this company for people seeking full time/permanent employment (AKA not Temp). They keep you as a temp for at least a year (I know some who have been temp for 3+ years). So at 16 an hour with no benefits and no vacation pay, and they make you take "two unpaid weeks off" during the year so they can "Fire" you and rehire you to get around California employment laws, it can really suck at times.
I was lucky and got along well enough with my manager, so my time wasn't too bad. It was something to help me get some work experience so I can move on to a company that doesn't skirt around Labor laws for fun.
There are many people who live and breathe "Panda" and they do well at the company. If you like Landmark, you will LOVE Panda and do well. If you don't like it or don't want to spend your money and time on the classes then you will not do well. My co-workers are the best you can ask for, but it is just not enough to make me stay. I'm sure I'll be seeing Panda on the news soon anyway for all the laws they break there. Perhaps they need to add a little percentage of skills in to their hiring matrix... just a crazy thought. But what do I know, I haven't attended Landmark. – less