McDonald's Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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Pros
  • Free food is probably the best thing about it, but gets sickening after a month (in 298 reviews)

  • Flexible hours and you learn a lot about management that can apple to any career (in 249 reviews)

Cons
  • As you should expect, every crew member was at or very near the minimum wage level (in 183 reviews)

  • It wasn't unusual to work though the shift with only a 15 minute break Rude customers (in 128 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Amazing for a first job

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    • 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. Been working at Mcdonalds for 3 yrs as an Assistant Manage.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Dalton, GA
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Dalton, GA

    I have been working at McDonald's full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very good benefits. Mcdonalds help out with schoold.

    Cons

    Nothing really bothers me working at this place.

    Advice to Management

    Stay positive and plan beyond your shift..

  3. fun

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CNA in Baldwinsville, NY
    Former Employee - CNA in Baldwinsville, NY

    I worked at McDonald's

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    fun flexible good food relaxed

    Cons

    nothing was bad it was great

    Advice to Management

    fun

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great plce to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Trainer in East Flagstaff, AZ
    Current Employee - Crew Trainer in East Flagstaff, AZ

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

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

    Pros

    They have Very Flexible Hours,
    Friendly management, and
    I have gained valuable people skills I plan to use the rest of my life.

    Cons

    The grease in the air gives me pimples, and working with people is stressful at times, but overall it is worth it.

    Advice to Management

    I wish that my schedule was posted for more than a week at a time, but it is fast food and we are a bunch of teenagers so I doubt that will ever work.

  6. 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.

  7. Crew Trainer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McDonald's full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Helps with communication and leadership skills

    Cons

    Sometimes people dont work together as a team

  8. This job is Great.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McDonald's part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, lots of hours.

    Cons

    The job makes you really tired.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused

  9. Not so shabby beginnings

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Crew Trainer in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Crew Trainer in Richmond, VA

    I worked at McDonald's full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Flexible hours
    - Kind coworkers and bosses
    - Fun environment at times
    - Very good first job; for those who are inexperienced, it gives you a rather full learning experience
         - In many ways, a lot of the cons that come with this job allow young workers to be prepared for future employment

    Cons

    - Minimum Wage
    - While bosses are often kind and forgiving, some can be jerks
    - Lack of Training and Preparation
    - There is a fair amount of incompetent managers (at least one), varying from store to store
    - For some, people truly do judge you and treat you rudely while on the job and off; takes some getting used to
    - Smelling nasty and greasy after a shift

    Advice to Management

    - More training provided to new employees
    - Scrap incompetent managerial staff
    - Often times, many stores have a low bar for success and so many rude employees are allowed to continue working in spite of a horrendous attitude for success
    - Truly, the management is often hit or miss, being either too forgiving or too harsh; it's a fine line in my opinion

  10. crew member

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McDonald's part-time

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

    Pros

    you work when you need money. They provide hours.

    Cons

    Not many downsides. You should know what to expect when working at a fast fopd chain.

  11. Good first job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at McDonald's

    Pros

    I was lucky enough to be in a decent mcdonalds with nice management and great crew members to work with. We have laughs and hook each other up from time to time.

    Cons

    Rarely some crew workers don't show up to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being awesome.

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