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Panda's Total Rewards Package

We believe in a "whole person" approach to health, which entails physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Our comprehensive benefits ensure that you’ll thrive in every aspect of your life.

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Panda's Total Rewards Package

Benefits include health insurance, income protection, paid time off, educational scholarships and more.

Base Pay and Bonuses

We offer competitive pay for all positions, as well as bonuses for all associates.

Stock Options and Future Savings

Eligible associates are offered stock options and 401(k) savings accounts. Panda Restaurant group will match 401(k) contributions up to 4%.

Employee Perks

Associates access discounts to theme parks, movie tickets, mobile phones, gym memberships, Panda Restaurant Group restaurants and much more.

Health and Wellness

Living a healthy lifestyle is part of the Panda Way. Panda Restaurant Group covers 80% of insurance premiums and 50% for qualified dependents.

Continuous Learning

The Learning Benefit Program offers eligible associates up to $525 for approved courses, books and audio recordings. The Scholarship Program assists qualifying associates with up to 80% tuition coverage, a maximum of $2,500 per year.

Paid time off

Depending on the position, associates may be eligible to begin accruing Paid Time Off (“PTO”) or vacation on their first day of work. The maximum amount of PTO or vacation earned per year increases depending on length of service.


Thanksgiving and Christmas Day are observed throughout the organization with additional holidays for qualifying associates. Hourly associates who work on Thanksgiving or Christmas are paid 1.5 times their regular rate of pay.

Sick Leave

We offer hourly non-management associates (full-time or part-time) paid sick leave.

Bereavement Time

Eligible associates can take up to three days (or 24 hours) of paid time off in the event of the death of immediate family after two months of full-time service.

Life Insurance

Eligible associates are automatically enrolled in a basic life insurance plan. Panda Restaurant Group fully pays for term life insurance benefit equal to your annual base salary up to $50,000.

Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

Short-term and long-term disability insurance partially protects your income if you are unable to work due to non-work injuries, illness, pregnancy, etc.

Cancer Protection

Eligible associates can also purchase additional income protection to cover the diagnosis of cancer and other preventative measures.