P.F. Chang's

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P.F. Chang's Reviews

Updated 12 December 2014
Updated 12 December 2014
295 Reviews
3.4
295 Reviews
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P.F. Chang's Chairman Co-Chief Executive Officer Richard L. Federico
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112 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Employees are great and lots of support from management!

    Cons

    Best money comes with working nights and weekends.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at P.F. Chang's full-time

    Pros

    Great it's just great I love it it's great. Nothing bad to say, it's great. I love my position too.

    Cons

    There are no cons to this job. The company is so great that I can't wait to go to work every day

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun, high energy workplace.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at P.F. Chang's

    Pros

    Very nice management. A good team to work with. Very busy restaraunt that allows you to make good money.

    Cons

    Can be very fast pace at times. Big menue that you need to learn in order to be able to sell the products effectively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're going great!

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    P.F. Changs

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    Current Employee - Back Waiter in Davie, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Back Waiter in Davie, FL (US)

    I have been working at P.F. Chang's full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, raises, good people, good hours and good food.

    Cons

    Management, late nights, SOP, no support and hourly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice to employees!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    server

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

    I have been working at P.F. Chang's full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great atmosphere, management is supportive and team players

    Cons

    personal growth, sometimes management are not all on the same page.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    thank you for being supportive of your team and always willing to help!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Horrible work conditions, but with the coolest people you'll ever meet.

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    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Woodland Hills, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Woodland Hills, CA (US)

    I worked at P.F. Chang's

    Pros

    sometimes flexible schedule, worked with amazing staff

    Cons

    had to work extremely hard for little / no money .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was a joke and could easily get the company in a lot of trouble for not administering breaks or following laws.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    You get what you put in in the restaurant industry

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    Current Employee - * in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - * in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at P.F. Chang's part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great coworkers, company mantra that allows you do go above and beyond to make guests happy.

    Cons

    High turnover in management. Most staff has been there 5-10 years and seen turnover in management multiple times., lots of corporate changes come down the pipeline that guests misconstrue as local changes that we can modify.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the team, let us work together without micromanaging. The staff works well together as a team, encourage that instead of picking apart individuals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Awful Management

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    Former Employee - Server in Providence, RI (US)
    Former Employee - Server in Providence, RI (US)

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

    Pros

    Tips. working with others. Flexible time off if needed

    Cons

    Management was the worst I have ever seen, I was treated better just about everywhere else. P.F. Chang's is running to the ground.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, we make the business run

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Location Dependent

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    Former Employee - PF Changs Server in McLean, VA (US)
    Former Employee - PF Changs Server in McLean, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    They offer a flexible schedule and an employee meal discount. Plus at the start and end of every day they would make a family meal.

    Cons

    Management excellence is not consistent across locations. This has an impact on morale. You'll have some managers who value employees for the people that they are. Then, you'll have some that are more concerned about numbers that they forget how important high morale can be to increasing profitability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If a server comes to you needing assistance it means a guest needs assistance so stop jabbering table side with guests that most likely would prefer you'd go away.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good money, hard work

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    Former Employee - Server Trainer in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Server Trainer in Palo Alto, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    If you want to work they'll put you to work. I was working six days a week and three or four of those days were doubles. Tips are decent.

    Cons

    When you work a double you're there for at work almost all day. So work becomes your life. Rich snobs can ruin your day. Always different managers. Went through three OPs in a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay longer than a year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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