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
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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 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
  6.  

    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.

  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    High Expectations Going In, Low Opinion Coming Out

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    Former Employee - Server/Bartender  in  Asheville, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Asheville, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Family meals, discounts, and opening a new store was a lot of fun. The company also provided one pair of work shoes even if they were the most uncomfortable shoes ever.

    Cons

    Poor management. They were all men and they promoted young servers without any supervisor experience on the basis they were having inappropriate relationships with them. Strong experienced servers were overlooked in appreciation and good comments about them from guest were mocked by the managers who wanted to somehow impress the young servers they were bedding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should be wise to hire more estrogen producing store managers to keep hormones of the boy-men they hire calm.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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