McDonald's Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
3,349 Reviews
3.1
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The best thing about working here is literally only the free food you get at break time if that (in 244 reviews)

  • This being the case they have flexible hours and are willing to work around your schedule (in 199 reviews)


Cons
  • As you should expect, every crew member was at or very near the minimum wage level (in 156 reviews)

  • There are very long hours that do seem to get in the way of my social life (in 104 reviews)

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  1.  

    Bad. Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McDonald's

    Pros

    Wouldn't recommend to my worst enemy

    Cons

    Horrible work environment. Dirty and unsanitary

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    If you want to know people...this is the job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Member  in  Winchester, VA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Winchester, VA

    I have been working at McDonald's part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great stepping stone for knowing how people interact.
    They are incredibly flexible with hours.
    They only take paper resumes, so there's no online resume screening.
    I got a scholarship for school from this place.

    Cons

    Pay is low.
    You'll do more labor than usual.
    Not worth it.
    No chance for personal growth.
    They got rid of the free lunch perk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do some work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Very Fast Paced

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McDonald's

    Pros

    You Working Fast Paced So Time Go By Fast

    Cons

    Very Mean Customers So It Was Alot.

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  5.  

    I mean, it's a job

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    Current Employee - Crew Member
    Current Employee - Crew Member

    I have been working at McDonald's part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Entry level job, no experience necessary, nice coworkers, flexible hours

    Cons

    The food, the customers, low pay, no benefits

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    If Neo-Feudalism had a taste, it'd taste like a McDouble.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cre Member  in  Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Cre Member in Mesa, AZ

    I worked at McDonald's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    After a while you might get the desire to end your existence, if you did that, then you'd no longer have to work here, which is an overall a Pro I'd say.

    Cons

    This company would be an embarrassment to a slave owner from the 1800's. Overall an extremely pathetic company, brings out the worst in humanity. Management is scum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees a respectable wage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Crew/cashier

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Drive Thru Cashier  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Drive Thru Cashier in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at McDonald's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are none. Worked there becouse i needed a job to get me through college.

    Cons

    *No breaks even when you work 8+ hrs
    * no benefits (paid vaction, insurance, overtime, 401k) even when you have been working there for a while.
    *Expected to work in a busy fast food restaurant with peak hrs of $1000+
    * understaffed
    * uncomfortable environment
    *Very tense and stressful environment
    *minimum wage
    *No.chance of advancements

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you put money first the Employees and customers both suffer and it will only be a time before the company suffers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    It was not all that while it lasted, it was my first job ever, and not the best to make a life of.

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Long Beach, CA

    I worked at McDonald's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    the only "good" thing about working here is they help you out with your schedule if you have a crazy one.

    Cons

    The managers just care about "their" own look upon their supervisors. I worked there for two years plus and was never offer a higher position or never received a raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start to look out for your employees more. Because without them you wouldn't have any customers satisfied.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    worker

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McDonald's

    Pros

    great hours. people, customers, nice environment

    Cons

    poor pay. poor management, poor pay, poor pay,

  10.  

    Very poor management at my store, they broke a lot of labor laws and treated good employees like crap!!

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    Current Employee - Mcdonalds Crew Member  in  West Lafayette, IN
    Current Employee - Mcdonalds Crew Member in West Lafayette, IN

    I have been working at McDonald's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great coworkers, great flexibility, thats about it.

    Cons

    Poor management, worked there for 3 years and only make $7.70/hr, they don't care about your life, don't care about college, abuse their power, completed my crew trainer book in may (it's now september) and still have not gotten a raise for it even though I regularly train new employees (which is a lot at my particular store). Unappreciated and not respected. Abuse your open availability by giving you less than 8 hours in between shifts. Put in 40 hour work weeks for 3 years and don't get paid for doing regular maintenance work on fryers, grills, and grease dog. The managers who actually care about employees get treated like trash. Full female management team with the exception of one male manager. Give new floor managers promotions to department managers with little or no experience. Whole night shift crew gets treated like dirt in the mornings. Called in because I had 3 chapters worth of college Applied Tech Math due next day due to website being down all week and they let 6 other people call off ahead of me when I gave them over 6 hours notice prior to my shift but got wrote up for a no call no show when I talked to them on the phone four times, 3 of them were them hanging up on me. The list goes on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People will work better for you if they respect you and fear you at the same time, not one or the other. Don't abuse labor laws and if somebody is fighting to call off then it's probably for a good reason, unlike people who are regular lazy-arses at work who call off regularly.

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

    Horrible

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Crew Member  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at McDonald's part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    None. No pros at all, the food is awful, the people are awful, the company is awful, the customers are awful. You will ge no where, quit now.

    Cons

    Awful food, terrible management. the food is awful, the people are awful, the company is awful, the customers are awful. You will get no where, quit now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shut down the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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