"I have been with Panda Express for two years as counter help. I really like this job because they have very flexible hours and management tends to be understanding for every employee and tries to give fair treatment to everyone. It is a fast-paced environment, there will be a lot of pressure and stress at time but over the time you learn how to handle it better. You can always move up position-wise, there is no time that you need to do in order to move up. As long as you are passionate, follow the rules and regulations, you will move up in a couple of months. You also develop new skills that help you in the outside world and work fields. I would definitely recommend this job to people who are looking for their first job or someone who can handle fast- paced environments."
"Caution to those applying who are well qualified. The Panda RG placed me into a month long interview process. During this process I completed 6 interviews and even worked one day in a location. After being exemplified by hiring management and through the process the final interview was anything but professional. In fact the interview was more about discrediting my personal beliefs to over shadow my accomplishments and education. They will expect you to be below average and non threatening to their position. Your interview will be public for every candidate to hear and you will not be afford luxury of protected Federal Laws. They will without direct statement make decisions based on your personal beliefs or religion."
"I have a theory: the closer a human is to getting food, and the faster the premise of getting food seems to be, the more aggressive they become - this is especially true when you're in a setting where the food is presented behind a well-polished glass sneeze screen. Welcome to Panda Express, where the food gets stale fast, the workers treat you like an incompetent, and only one out of a hundred guests will genuinely appreciate your work. Otherwise, they're bombarding you with the item after item, listing off everything you want as you scrape on empty woks for what little pieces of food you can get as your cooks chat in the back of house even though you screamed for them to cook a fresh wok 20 minutes ago. Not to mention you now have the added bonus of Doordash, Uber Eats, Postmates, and even Panda's own Online Orders to handle, each one of them accumulating like vultures at the foot of your cash register as you process each odrer one by one patiently waiting for an opportunity to bag the online order you've shouted for five times in the middle of a rush while three more print out of the receipt dispenser behind you. It's grueling, mind numbing, and repetitive to get beat over the head with customers disappointed that you have to cook Teriyaki chicken for 15 minutes so they don't get food poisoning. It doesn't help that the store was located in scenic Lake Nona: Where everyone thinks they're rich but won't go to any restaurant unless they have a coupon and their cars are all the cheapest models they can afford - and yet they refuse to look you in the eye as they flash their jewelry like you're some kind of disgusting servant. If you want my advice: Don't join a restaurant where your MANAGER LITERALLY QUITS three weeks after you join the team."
"Working at Panda Express, really showed me that fast food places aren't what they seem. Behind the curtains workers are doing everything they can to meet the customer's satisfaction. I really enjoyed the fact of getting to know everyone and working together. There are some issues however dealing with the way things are supposed to be done."
"Great company to work for. So many opportunities for anyone wanting a career. Every manager I have work with has been very caring and supportive. Management goes above and beyond to work with you, especially if you are looking to get a promotion. Panda Express takes its culture and values seriously, which is to put its associates and guest first."
"I worked for Panda Express for one year. In that time I learned a lot, like cash handling, customer service, multitasking in a fast paced environment, and quick problem solving. The store I worked at was on a university campus, and it was partnered with the meal plan. So in the evenings, we had a constant line out the far door, and we were making $13,000 a night. It was a very busy and fast-paced workplace that kept me on my toes."
"I found the company is based on good culture of 'Panda Ways' and tried to encourage everyone to follow along. However, there are often times where the company would use any measure to get people to do what the company wants at the moment despite what's right thing to do as well, such as intervene into others' personal life, which is why I left the company."
"A great way to get myself out of my comfort zone while continuing my education."
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