P.F. Chang's Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
258 Reviews

3.6
258 Reviews
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P.F. Chang's Chairman Co-Chief Executive Officer Richard L. Federico
Richard L. Federico
100 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good money for a college student, ability to receive good shifts happens at a fast pace (in 16 reviews)

  • Good work environment, good cliental, consistently busy, ability to move up, flexible schedule (in 12 reviews)


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

  • As with any restuarant it can be long hours and hours on holidays and weekends (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great People

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    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in San Diego, CA (US)

    I worked at P.F. Chang's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very structured, opportunity to advance, work with great people

    Cons

    Can't make as much money as some other restaurants

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Crazy hours, but fun environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at P.F. Chang's

    Pros

    The majority of people employed there have a great potential of becoming proper friends.

    Cons

    Management could be better and they can/will schedule you last minute. Hard to get time off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep employees in the loop about scheduling and allow them time off especially in extteme cases.

  3.  

    It was a good experience in the food /restaurant industry.

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    Former Employee - Dishwasher  in  Farmington, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Dishwasher in Farmington, CT (US)

    I worked at P.F. Chang's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It was a fun and safe environment. Theirs lots of opportunities in advancing in a better job.
    The management where helpful in every need and concerns.

    Cons

    The other employees are not friendly and think of them self. The company as a bad compensation plan for their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Overly Corporate. Don't care about their employees, just their bottom line.

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    Current Employee - Closing Server  in  Edina, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Closing Server in Edina, MN (US)

    I have been working at P.F. Chang's full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I guess we got to eat free food at 4pm.

    Cons

    Micromanaging. Upselling. Crappy hours. Small sections. Uncomfortable uniforms.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Manager

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Westbury, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Westbury, NY (US)

    I worked at P.F. Chang's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easy to move up in company if you put the time and effort

    Cons

    Abuse of labor and pay is ok

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your worth. If your putting in the time make sure your being recognize.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Decent company to work for if you would like to make quick money.

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    Former Employee - Server
    Former Employee - Server

    I worked at P.F. Chang's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Training was long, but beneficial. For awhile they were very accommodating with my schedule to balance out my two jobs. I absolutely loved all of my co-workers and that was the hardest part of leaving. Since management isn't very supportive, you gain great skills as server and bartender. I feel I could handle any chaos in a restaurant after my years with Changs.

    Cons

    Managers are very over critical of everything you do, and the customers are always right. It just depend on the day if you had a manager supporting you when something was going wrong. I had several instances where I didn't feel I had the support I needed from my managers. Also, managers aren't allowed to help with any server or bartender duties, so don't ask them for help. They are only allowed to walk around and talk to customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your team as much as you can and hire strong servers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    great money

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    Current Employee - PF Changs Server  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - PF Changs Server in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at P.F. Chang's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    very high expectations but once you get the hang of things it is great money for the short hours as a closer. when you first start it is not as great

    Cons

    the menu changes way to much

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Hostess

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    Former Employee - Hostess  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Hostess in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at P.F. Chang's part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Wonderful people to work with

    Cons

    switching out managers too frequently

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take advice from your team mates

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    backwaiter

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    Current Employee - BackWaiter  in  Chandler, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - BackWaiter in Chandler, AZ (US)

    I have been working at P.F. Chang's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    free chinese food when no ones looking

    Cons

    its restaurant work and thats pretty cool. There are no benefits growth or promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing what else can you do

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Nice

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    Former Employee - BackWaiter  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - BackWaiter in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Great culture
    Friendly environment and team work

    Cons

    Lots of hard work ( tasks are not fairly divided between servers and backwaters)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reconsider the silverware system

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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