McDonald's Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
3,347 Reviews
3.1
3,347 Reviews
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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.  

    Best Years of My Life

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    Former Employee - SwagBro  in  Compton, CA
    Former Employee - SwagBro in Compton, CA

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

    Pros

    I had a really positive experience at McDonalds, when I dropped out of highschool no one would hire me, worried about feeding my two children, I started working at the big D.

    Cons

    Working at the Big D.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep at it cowboys

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    enjoyable exciting and fun to be around everybody

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    Former Employee - McDonalds Crew Trainer  in  Commerce, CA
    Former Employee - McDonalds Crew Trainer in Commerce, CA

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

    Pros

    learn how to move at a quick pace while at the same time taking on other task, dealt with customers and I always had service with a smile

    Cons

    doesn't have benefits and pays minimum but the experience is always fun and you learn something new everyday

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    its always good to hear from the managers how we're doing as employees it's good to have our spirits lifted

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    This company has a great work environment.

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    The management is great. You get free food and drinks. Working here is great I don't think I will work for another company ever. The employees are friendly.

    Cons

    Hours were assigned inconsderately. My boss would call me any time of the day and say, "You have to work in two hours. Get in here,"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Fun, educational, and easy to advance

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    Former Employee - Head Drive Thru Cashier  in  Stuart, FL
    Former Employee - Head Drive Thru Cashier in Stuart, FL

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

    Pros

    Easy job to learn, easy to advance, this company is very flexible with your schedule, Leaders encourage their staff to advance in higher positions when they see you are applying yourself.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges are late or long hours when others do not show up, at times when business is slow your hours per week can be lower than usual.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Very good work expericence

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    Current Employee - McDonalds Cashier
    Current Employee - McDonalds Cashier

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

    Pros

    Great work area with chances to move up.

    Cons

    Time and training makes better leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talking to each other more and time training can help a lot.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    lovin it but not lovin it at same time

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    Current Employee - Area Supervisor  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Area Supervisor in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at McDonald's full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    just love the company 20 year vertan

    Cons

    never really have time off
    no break from work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat people more like family

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very good food and great employees!

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    Current Employee - Crew Member
    Current Employee - Crew Member

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

    Pros

    I love my employees they are all so nice and we all work together very well.

    Cons

    your feet hurt so bad, but they say you get used to it in a week or so! I hope that is true!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My managers are all very nice and very helpful because I am training! I hope that I get the hang of everything very soon so they won't have to help me and I won't make any mistakes! They say I am doing really good even though I have made a few mistakes.. but I have only been working for 5 days! Haha! I really love my job and the managers make it an even better experience because they are all very great people!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, people I worked with liked working there which made it better

    Cons

    pay a little more. would be nice if we had a better manager to help guide us

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Friendly environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McDonald's

    Pros

    Food, new friends, flexible hours

    Cons

    Working on your feet aches

  11.  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager  in  Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    If your underage you get your breaks, and they are lenient with the schedule and days off.

    Cons

    Sometimes its wayyyyyy tooooo busy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice to us.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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