P.F. Chang's Reviews

Updated 16 September 2014
Updated 16 September 2014
264 Reviews
3.4
264 Reviews
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P.F. Chang's Chairman Co-Chief Executive Officer Richard L. Federico
Richard L. Federico
102 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 COMPANY TO WORK FOR

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great training program! Wonderful Management! Great Guest!

    Cons

    Tips dependent upon guest. Some management not helpful with things that need to get fixed in restaurant.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    -

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Discount on food, tips, nice employees, great customers

    Cons

    management, unhealthy food, favoritism with employees, unfair scheduling, making me feel guilty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take everything into consideration, and not just one managers view.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Low Employee Morale

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Scottsdale, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Scottsdale, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    The actual team I work for is great. In fact, most of the people at the corporate are great to work with. They are also very willing to work with you on a great work/life balance

    Cons

    Bonuses have not been paid out with no end in sight, low paying because can't afford to pay employees more, owned by a private equity firm which creates unattainable goals, sales are trending downward with no end in site

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Every man for himself

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    Current Employee - Line Cook  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Houston, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    You get the hours you need,
    Boh the house get to basically eat for free
    Flexible schedules
    Understanding when you need to call out
    Understanding over all about running late. Etc.
    When slow easy atomospher to work in

    Cons

    When busy there is always screaming and yelling. Blame is placed on lower level employees. Upper mgmt looks out for themselves whith no regards to lower level employees. You know your easily replaced because they tell you to your face. Mgmt slacks off and puts their job on lower levels. Integrity is very questionable. Not family oriented. Everyone runs around talking about everyone. Not a place to build a career they promote from other stores not from within based on being a training store. Only care about cleaning and apperance when head boss is coming in. Not worththe pay nor time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees let them know they are valued as a team. Dont continuously give negitive criticism. If an employee is doing something wrong teach the proper way. Listen to lower levels concerns they are always valid. Know that some upper mgmt is all about themselves and its your lower level employees that make the store work and flow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Great People

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    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.

  9.  

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst company to work for

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    Current Employee - Hostess  in  Spokane, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Hostess in Spokane, WA (US)

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

    Pros

    The only pro I can think of is that the guests are really amazing.

    Cons

    I had coworkers that made fun of me. I never got the opportunity to promote not because I couldn't do the job, but because my manager did not like me. I was told by several coworkers that my manager was not going to let me move up and cut my hours because he didn't like me. And I called human resources multiple times and nothing got done I finally just quit. There is only so much one person can take and that was more than I could take.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discrimination is against the law, and if you're going to keep a manager that does discriminate against certian individuals, then it just shows how bad of a company you are to work for

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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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