McDonald's Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
3,360 Reviews
3.1
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McDonald's President & CEO Don Thompson
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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.  

    McDonald's does not have much to offer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - McDonalds Cashier
    Former Employee - McDonalds Cashier

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

    Pros

    Food Discounts, flexible hours, clean environment

    Cons

    Ugly hats, not much room for wage growth, no benefits for most

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more generous with the employee benifits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    working at mcdonalds.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    flexible work hours. work with some great people.

    Cons

    if a manager doesn't like you they will do there best to make you hate the job. half of the managers arent as good as the other workers at there job.

  3.  

    It was short lived and not worth it.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Member  in  Belton, TX
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Belton, TX

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

    Pros

    good hours
    friendly coworkers
    maybe a raise every now and then

    Cons

    rude management
    keeps students way too late even after asking to change it
    management does not communicate well at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach the floor managers respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Go somewhere else for work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative, Kitchen Duty  in  Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative, Kitchen Duty in Asheville, NC

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

    Pros

    Weekly pay, crappy food discounts

    Cons

    No room for promotions, managers are unethical

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your crew with more respect instead of talking behind their backs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    It got me through highschool, thats about it.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Member  in  Modesto, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Modesto, CA

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

    Pros

    Works around school schedule, easy to request days off, very easy work

    Cons

    distrustful coworkers and managers, very repetitive, rude customers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    a long journey

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Certified Swing Manager  in  Aberdeen, NJ
    Current Employee - Certified Swing Manager in Aberdeen, NJ

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

    Pros

    the people you meet are nice people , its a stepping stone to get your feet wet, while in high school

    Cons

    the amount of work you put in with no recognition, no promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you need to promote the people that are actually working.

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

    Very fast paced so shift goes by fast.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew  in  Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Crew in Dayton, OH

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

    Pros

    They are very flexible with the schedule. Free uniforms and food. Hard to get fired. Easy job but stressful. Good length shifts.

    Cons

    It is very stressful when its busy. Its also very hot. Hard work is not recognized. Also they train you on one thing and have you only do that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To much favoritism

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Your average fast food work environment.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Crew Member  in  Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

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

    Pros

    Free food is always nice

    Cons

    Keeping up with the tempo of how busy it may get at times and working under pressure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Guide the crew more often, positive feedback and correct mistakes accordingly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    yall can eat my shorts

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

    I have been working at McDonald's part-time

    Pros

    I love their salty fries

    Cons

    Manager is an idiot. seriously. misspelled his name once

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go to school

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

    First Real Job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - First Assistant Manager  in  Tigard, OR
    Former Employee - First Assistant Manager in Tigard, OR

    I worked at McDonald's full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people that I worked with at the store were awesome. If you are lucky enough to attend the management training classes they are really helpful plus earn college credits.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance. High stress. Not enough employee recognition for hard work. Horrible pay for the job. Long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the talent you already have. Also stress to all employees that importance of following labor laws.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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