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McDonald's Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
3,231 Reviews

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3,231 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.  

    Working part time

    Former Employee - Crew Member  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    its a paycheck so there is that

    Cons

    low pay, turnover, dealing with customers if you don't like customer service

  2.  

    Awesome company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant  in  Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Legal Administrative Assistant in Oak Brook, IL

    Pros

    Great work life balance, culture and rewards

    Cons

    Very large company; communication is slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve salary structure and development opportunities for lower paid employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Department Manager 3

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    Current Employee - Department Manager III  in  Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Department Manager III in Naperville, IL

    Pros

    Great benefits, Great support and development.

    Cons

    Oppertunities in work life balance. Alot of time spent working and pay could be a little better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better work/life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    The people are great, and they truly care about your success. It's a great environment

    Cons

    You really start to smell like the food you're cooking, which isn't always a good thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop using such unhealthy ingredients!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Accounting Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Accounting Supervisor  in  Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Accounting Supervisor in Oak Brook, IL

    Pros

    Great people, good work life balance, great benefits, good salary, overall a great place to work.

    Cons

    takes a long time to hire staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make all departments on the same level, some benefits in other departments are better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fast-pace multi-task environment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - McDonalds Crew Trainer  in  Saint Charles, IL
    Former Employee - McDonalds Crew Trainer in Saint Charles, IL

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Stay on point with all standards and requirements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relay positive feedback for company success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Low quality service/food/product with a faux finish

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Trainer  in  West Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Crew Trainer in West Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Worst job I have ever had. I used to work with the mentally ill (better than McCustomers)

    Cons

    Over worked, underpaid, under-appreciated, daily humiliation and insults from customers and management. Never leave when you're scheduled off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    It is a great starter job!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Trainer  in  Burns Harbor, IN
    Current Employee - Crew Trainer in Burns Harbor, IN

    Pros

    McDonald's is very flexible and willing to meet your scheduling needs. A plus is friendly coworkers!

    Cons

    It is not a job where you will move up to the career you want. It's a wonderful starter job to get you used to working with people but not a career goal.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

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

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    Current Employee - US IT Store Systems Development & Integration  in  Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - US IT Store Systems Development & Integration in Oak Brook, IL

    Pros

    Awesome Cororate Culture!
    I enjoy going to work everyday.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Oak Brook, IL

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No proper training. You have to work for it by your own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

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