McDonald's Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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  1. Supervisor - Accounting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL

    I have been working at McDonald's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Short Fridays, Employee Company Outings (McD xmas kids party & Employee Summer Outing). in very little time you feel proud of eating and working at McD's :) Career opportunities will come if you are top talent and you do your networking well. It's all about who you know!! It's a great company!!

    Cons

    Benefits are not the greatest (insurance plan not great), not good work/life balance. Compensation? not the most competitive company.

  2. Training and Development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL

    I have been working at McDonald's (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The work environment is great. The schedules are flexible and remote opportunities are available. The end of year bonuses and benefits are some of the best.

    Cons

    Senior Leadership is not the best. People are measured by who you know rather than by performance and outcomes. Open door policy is great, but change never occurs. Leadership want change, but not willing to accept change.

  3. Project Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Oak Brook, IL

    I have been working at McDonald's

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

    Pros

    McDonald's corporate is a great place to work. The corporate culture is people-focused and friendly. The benefits are better than average.

    Cons

    There are limited growth opportunities and the pay is well below industry standard. The low pay is justified by an annual bonus, but due to poor restaurant performance, there was no bonus this year.

    Advice to Management

    As long as the compensation package relies on bonus to bring employees total compensation up to standard, you will continue to lose quality employees during the tough times, when you need them most.

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  5. I'm Lovin' It

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Oak Brook, IL
    Former Intern - Intern in Oak Brook, IL

    I worked at McDonald's as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Given opportunities within company to work with higher levels of management.

    Cons

    No cons. It was truly a great place to work and I sincerely enjoyed my time there. I would recommend to anyone looking to get into marketing to apply to a job here.

  6. Internship Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst Intern in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst Intern in Oak Brook, IL

    I have been working at McDonald's

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

    Pros

    1. Experience working with a Fortune 106 Company
    2. Great diversity in work culture
    3. Great exposure to corporate world

    Cons

    I did not personally feel any cons from my internship.

    Advice to Management

    To include more interaction between the interns.

  7. marketing associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing in Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing in Oak Brook, IL

    I worked at McDonald's

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

    Pros

    great place to work. They have a lot of opportunities for the company.

    Cons

    They make it really hard for anyone to get hired into the corporation.

    Advice to Management

    Open up opportunities for others to work in the corporation. Open to hiring new talent for generating ideas.

  8. Great for full-time employment. Tough for contractors

    Former Employee - Contractor in Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Contractor in Oak Brook, IL

    I worked at McDonald's

    Pros

    A global company with diversity and opportunities

    Cons

    Contractor's payment - below market

  9. Helpful (1)

    Business Technical Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Senior Business Analyst in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Contractor - Senior Business Analyst in Oak Brook, IL

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

    Pros

    Good Company
    Friendly environment
    Helping People
    Good Working Hours
    Bonuses

    Cons

    Slow pace of working
    low benefits
    Non-series attitude
    Miss use of resources
    non-attractive compensation

  10. Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Oak Brook, IL

    I worked at McDonald's full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Manager and above positions receive stock options. Decent salary, good bonus program ... especially for top performers. Lots of personal growth opportunities ... company will help you formal and informal career development.

    Cons

    Poor management in some departments.

    Advice to Management

    You're a hamburger company not a tech company. Focus on the food first.

    You take employee surveys ... pay attention to the problematic VPs

  11. World class organization with stress cracks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Management in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Corporate Management in Oak Brook, IL

    I have been working at McDonald's full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Strong business ethics, corporate culture of giving back, strong balance sheet, global market leader, many job opportunities in key initiatives

    Cons

    increased competition, high management turnover at executive level, pressure to get bigger results faster, no bonuses for foreseeable future, poor work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and reward those employees who indirectly support key initiatives.

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