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.  

    Awesome, friendly-staffed restaurant

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    Former Employee - PF Changs Server  in  Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - PF Changs Server in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    very busy, great pay, great co-workers and management,

    Cons

    Cons: had to leave for college

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    it was a good time, but you will soon get annoyed

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    Former Employee - PF Changs Server  in  Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - PF Changs Server in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    flexible w scheduling: online : Hotschedules is genius.
    advancement opportunities exist at changs. hard work is recognized
    fun place, family style resto
    good training program

    Cons

    faulted management; plays favorites
    tedious about the most minute things
    many budget cuts have forced corporate offices to apply strict cuts: short hours
    yet, overstaffed shifts........ :/
    way too many side jobs to do before you are allowed to leave. hours of it..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good food, good friends i love it :)

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    Current Employee - Bartender  in  Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Bartender in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    Good money, flexible schedule, young staff

    Cons

    Guest are horrible ( Located in a rich district ), strange Restaurant politics that don't apply in Quebec but we have to follow them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is the key, please ;)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

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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
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    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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.

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