McDonald's Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Helpful (5)

    Amazing for a first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    My manager does a great job of hiring nice people to work with, so I ended up becoming friends with most of my coworkers and hanging out with them outside of work. The work isn't difficult, and you can always move up from a crew member. Plus, it's pretty easy to get hired. The pay depends on how much you want to work, if you're a crew member.

    Cons

    If you cannot deal with rude people, you should reconsider working here. You will encounter new people every day, and you must be versatile enough to deal with all kinds of people. A lot of patience is necessary for this job. The only perk as a crew member is that you get a free meal during your break. There are no other discounts on food.

    Advice to Management

    Management really should consider how people could potentially react to a change in food prices, a new food item, or the reduction of a food item before making changes.

  2. Fry guy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fry Guy in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Fry Guy in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Loved eating my own mistakes.

    Cons

    Made me gain a lot of weight.

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting me eat my own mistakes

  3. Good place to gain experience & for a first job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible scheduling, hours always available, many hats to wear, good work/life balance, fast paced

    Cons

    Workload can get overwhelming at times due to insufficient crew scheduling,

    Advice to Management

    Work on scheduling people more evenly throughout the day, the evening shift is just as busy as the morning/afternoon shift

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  5. I know now that it takes a lot of being present to work everyday.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Waitress in Pomona, CA
    Former Employee - Waitress in Pomona, CA

    I worked at McDonald's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Dealing with a lot of customers is an awsome way to get tips.

    Cons

    Trying to remember which table wanted ranch,was a bit hard

    Advice to Management

    Treat all the employees equally.

  6. The worst place to work in the world

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Crew in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Crew in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at McDonald's

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

    Pros

    Free heart- attack food, not a difficult work

    Cons

    Bad payment, few hours, if is slow they send you home, no vacations and no ensurance. Something else?

    Advice to Management

    Lost of time

  7. Good highschool/early college job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Crew in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very flexible scheduling, many employees so it's easy to switch shifts if needed, great energy and make a bunch of new friends

    Cons

    Customers treat you like an animal, sometimes the other employees are a little whacko and can have tempers or be creepy, management can play favorites sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Have consitency!! Some rules are followed and some aren't and it changes every day!

  8. Ignorant boss but over all pretty good experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Casier in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Casier in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    Pros

    It was pretty easy work and they have me great hours.

    Cons

    Some of the workers get distracted and very unhelpful

    Advice to Management

    Get better

  9. Not too bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QC Supervisor in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - QC Supervisor in Irvine, CA

    I worked at McDonald's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    friendly work environment
    nice hr dept.

    Cons

    hard hours
    some bosses were bossy

    Advice to Management

    Maybe try an incentive program

  10. Decent job to have as a first job, but definitely not permanent.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Granada Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Granada Hills, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Very flexible with your schedule. Easy to learn how to do a task.

    Cons

    Management doesn't care about you. if youre doing all the work you still get paid the same as someone who isnt. Customers are the worst.

    Advice to Management

    Give out breaks on time, not after someone is almost off.

  11. Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communications Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Communications Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at McDonald's

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

    Pros

    Iconic Brand
    Worldwide Recognition
    Helpful support staff

    Cons

    Disgraceful practices
    Employees are manipulated/Taken advantage of
    Political
    Poor industry reputation

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees

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