McDonald's Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Pros
  • easy brainless work - free food (in 298 reviews)

  • Provided flexible hours whilst studying (in 249 reviews)

Cons
  • Time consuming for minimum wage (in 183 reviews)

  • the daily amount of rude customers (in 128 reviews)

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  1. Cashiers

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at McDonald's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Discounted food and fun team. You can't go wrong working here. Hope you have a car to get around.

    Cons

    Ability to advance but you have to work really hard in order to prove yourself. So good luck working there.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain good rapport. Promote as often as possible and you will not get a high turnover like you currently do.


  2. Crew member

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Pacoima, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Pacoima, CA

    I worked at McDonald's (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They give you free lunch and they are very flexible with the hours you want.

    Cons

    They over work you and pay so little. I worked at a McDonalds where the city was a bad one and they had 24 hours open inside and drive thru nothing but drunks and crackheads fighting for free food.

    Advice to Management

    Stop overworking your employees they're humans too. And even though cenuses is low you should put more people to work when it's a busy day!


  3. cool

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at McDonald's part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    free burgs on tuesday only so that is cool and they have unlimited burgs on tuesday so u can put tons of burgs in your fridge

    Cons

    no free burgs any other day so that is harsh and the pay isnt super great but free burgs so?

    Advice to Management

    make free burgs everyday


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  5. My experience has been ok. It's a good job if you need money you get hours

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at McDonald's part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Free food on break, you meet cool people. Form bonds with co workers

    Cons

    The customers are horrible, very rude and nasty. If you have a short fuse this isn't the job for you.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your workers


  6. Mackers

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at McDonald's part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good first job I ever had.
    Free food for a meal.
    Simple.

    Cons

    Stressfully busy at times.
    Management isn't well trained.
    Management does not sufficiency train newbies.

    Advice to Management

    Give raises to those who truly deserve it. Train properly, step by step.


  7. Ok for teens

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Lancaster, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Lancaster, CA

    I have been working at McDonald's (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Discounted food and regular customers that are nice.

    Cons

    Rude customers. No upper management support. No bonuses. Complaints. Terrible hours.

    Advice to Management

    Be good to your employees and they will work harder.


  8. Crew Member

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Verne, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Verne, CA

    I worked at McDonald's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked great with scheduling hours

    Cons

    not the best environment to work at


  9. Cashier

    Current Employee - Cashier/Shift Leader in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier/Shift Leader in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at McDonald's (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people were great to work with.

    Cons

    Management was a mix bag, there were good days and bad days


  10. fries

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    Current Employee - Fry Cook in Cypress, CA
    Current Employee - Fry Cook in Cypress, CA

    I have been working at McDonald's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great first job and taught me a lot about working life

    Cons

    only good as a first job, staff was very unpleasent

    Advice to Management

    stop being unpleasent


  11. My experience at McDonald's was unfortunately very negative and I wish that my first job experience wasn't so bad.

    Former Employee - Drive Thru Cashier in Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Drive Thru Cashier in Brea, CA

    I worked at McDonald's part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The positives are very slim. Decent hours were good I typically was working full shifts which is good for a high school student at the time.

    Cons

    Although the employees for the most part were friendly, the mangers and some employees were too friendly.

    I was asked countless times for hugs and even told that they want to kiss me. Very unprofessional.

    They're were no boundaries. The kitchen and everything was very small so there were always 8-10 of us cramped back there. I guess this made some of the guys feel that it was ok to rub/massage my back? They (one of the managers) would punch or pinch me even. I'm a pretty short girl so even when I would say stop they wouldn't take me seriously.

    Advice to Management

    I quit after about 4 months. I couldn't handle it anymore it was not worth it. The women started hating me because I would get a lot of
    attention. Please focus more on professionalism. Know who you are hiring.



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