McDonald's
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www.mcdonalds.com Oak Brook, IL 5000+ Employees

McDonald's Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.5 122 reviews

                             

90% Approve of the CEO

McDonald's President & CEO Don Thompson

Don Thompson

(51 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Fast-pace multi-task environment.

    McDonalds Crew Trainer (Former Employee)
    Saint Charles, IL

    ProsFast-pace, detailed work environment. Room for advancement.

    ConsStay on point with all standards and requirements.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRelay positive feedback for company success.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good experience, bad management

    Digital Asset/Metadata Librarian (Former Employee)
    Oak Brook, IL

    ProsGood experience working with a team, learning the day to day needs of a huge corporation. Felt awesome knowing that my position was actually valuable to such a large corporation

    ConsTerrible management, was expected to pull double duty and help out teams I was not affiliated with, had no knowledge or experience doing the work that they did. No benefits. EVERYONE seemed to buy into the corporate culture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEliminate the middleman and don't use staffing agencies to hire for full time positions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Work around your schedule, free food, minimum wage

    Crew Member (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsThey work around schedule, because well, they have no other choice. In other words, if you go to school and reliable, they'll be very flexible with you. Never have to worry about what you'll eat either, because they provide food on your break.

    ConsPeople call off constantly, making your job that much harder during the rush hours. You start off on minimum wage and they only raise your pay by 10 cents every 6 months; that is ridiculous. This is definitely just a summer job. As for prestige, no one likes to say they work at McDonald's.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    McDonald's Headquarters is a great place to work. As an intern, I am making lasting connections that will help my career

    US IT Store Systems Development & Integration (Current Employee)
    Oak Brook, IL

    ProsAwesome Cororate Culture!
    I enjoy going to work everyday.

    ConsIf I am ever working past 5 o'clock, traffic on 88 is absolutely horrible.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great!!

    Business Analyst (Current Employee)
    Oak Brook, IL

    ProsMulticultural, Multiple projects ongoing would help get in touch with all IT ascpects

    ConsNo proper training. You have to work for it by your own.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould try to change intern life at McDonalds. Interns don't get much opportunity to interact with each other

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    First Job and it's not bad

    Drive Thru Cashier (Former Employee)
    Oak Brook, IL

    ProsFlexible hours and free food if you work at least 6 hours

    ConsPay is not all that great

    Advice to Senior ManagementHelp out once in a while instead of micromanage.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Oak Brook, IL

    ProsExcellent work balance schedule, you can work from home, flexible hours too.

    ConsAdvancement is subject to restaurant experience.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what your doing with the work balance schedule.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Entry level job that will help you get on your feet!

    Crew Member (Current Employee)
    Glen Ellyn, IL

    ProsEntry level job that will help you get on your feet, Flexible scheduling, room to excel and become manager

    ConsIt is sad seeing our store struggle to meet demands compared to other stores because some of my coworkers are taking their time rather than focusing on the tasks and delivering quick customer service from shift start to shift end. Sometimes there is a "overcrowded" effect by maybe having to many workers thus enabling some workers to not work as hard because other workers pick up the slack. Another con is promoting a crew member as a trainee manager when that person is not fit for the job by getting frustrated with those they train and having to leave before shift end to blow off steam. This is McDonalds yes but crew members deserve strong trainee managers with Patience and desire to see others who are struggling succeed. For instance, now the once struggling is now succeeding hanks to NOT at all hanks to the trainee manager but to the shift managers and store manager who ultimately matter at the end of each shift.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire the Trainee Manager please

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Really Short but not Short Enough

    Line Cook (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsFlexible scheduling and great employees made this job tolerable from time to time, however, most of the time it was not a positive experience for me.

    ConsHard work, too many hours and no benefits. Just an extremely tough work environment, I would not reccommend working here to anyone.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Experience

    Bookkeeper (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsI had a good time working here.

    ConsThe pay was very low.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHigher Pay

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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