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P.F. Chang's Reviews

Updated 23 April 2015
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P.F. Chang's Chairman Co-Chief Executive Officer Richard L. Federico
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Pros
  • Also pretty good money for not having a B (in 17 reviews)

  • Good work environment, good cliental, consistently busy, ability to move up, flexible schedule (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay,Lots of gossip,long hours without a break,other hostess are lazy (in 12 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is a struggle here, but that goes with the industry (in 6 reviews)

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  1. host/togo/expeditor

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    Former Employee - Server in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Server in San Antonio, TX (US)

    I worked at P.F. Chang's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Working with a team that makes you part of the family is amazing. The work environment is so great. Being able to switch shift as need was also a big plus.

    Cons

    The slow days are a little boring but even when cleaning we still have fun.

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what your doing

  2. Server

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    Former Employee - Server
    Former Employee - Server

    I worked at P.F. Chang's full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -Attention to detail
    -usually pretty busy
    -Good money
    -Good Management

    Cons

    -High turnover
    -Give the same sections to the same servers

    Advice to Management

    -Rotate the good sections

  3. Manager

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    Current Employee - Hospitality Manager in Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Hospitality Manager in Columbus, OH (US)

    I have been working at P.F. Chang's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Our store is great. We have good, well trained people, who deliver great service. We also have good relationships with other stores around us. The culture is important at this location.

    Cons

    Not much growth past store management. Pay is under comps in the area. Expected work hours are not conducive to raising a family.

    Advice to Management

    Don't get so entangled in the numbers. A great store is a great store because of the people. Work hard to keep those people.

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  5. Great Learning experience, In depth training

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    Former Employee - Serving Trainer in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Serving Trainer in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at P.F. Chang's full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was part of the opening team - incredible training techniques, group bonding and working standards.
    Tasty food, with quality ingredients, everything is handmade.
    Incredible team, and managers that were true mentors.

    Cons

    Location is key for a chain restaurant to keep steady business (and we didn't have a good one)
    A chain means that some standardization seems in genuine.
    No benefits or employee perks for hours of long work.
    Cooks have rough working conditions

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees a bit better - your demands are high and they should be respected for meeting them.

  6. Server

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at P.F. Chang's part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was always busy. No slow season.

    Cons

    Very corporate. Lots of side work

  7. Great company

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    Current Employee - Hostess in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Hostess in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at P.F. Chang's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits are offered if you work full-time (35 hours/wk).

    Cons

    Corporate seems a bit out of touch with day-to-day operations of a restaurant.

  8. Back Waiter

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mission Viejo, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mission Viejo, CA (US)

    I worked at P.F. Chang's part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good food, Morning meal for opening employee's

    Cons

    Management was dysfunctional, low tips, back waiter had to do the majority of the work where as servers take orders and deliver drinks.

  9. s s s s s

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at P.F. Chang's

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good managers and plenty of hours

    Cons

    Not very understanding when asking for days off/ trying to change availability

    Advice to Management

    s s s s s s

  10. Bartender

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    Current Employee - Bartender in Eugene, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Bartender in Eugene, OR (US)

    I have been working at P.F. Chang's part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good working hours. Great clientele. Good management

    Cons

    Corporate keeps changing everything. That means the changes they made before were wrong.

  11. Backwaiter

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at P.F. Chang's part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy money and works around your schedule especially if you're going to school. The best part of work is the people you work with, however it is like any other restaurant and dealing with the guest can sometimes be a hassle.

    Cons

    Management isn't always up to standard and there isn't much opportunity to move up unless you play politics. Not worth the effort especially for a part time job that has no real career prospects. They do not reward seniority or loyalty but rather who can kiss the most butt.

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