McDonald's Reviews

Updated March 26, 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. Overall, it was a good experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McDonald's

    Pros

    Well it is a good first job meanwhile still attending high school and prepares you for things you might encounter in a future company.

    Cons

    Very few customers show respect for McDonald's employees if you mess up so its hard to deal with people at times but it does it prepare you at the same time on how to deal with angry customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not that much advice I can give. Overall its great and I had no problem's.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. The No.1 Leader In Quick Service Restaurants

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    Current Employee - Mid Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Mid Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    McDonalds does much more for economics than most people see. It is a great place for minors to begin working on skills such as communications, conduct in a work environment and it gives more opportunities to excel into management careers for people without degrees. In other words, it a company where you can actually get paid for becoming educated rather than paying for education.

    Cons

    In McDonald's, the value of money is more valuable than people. Beware, most people are accepted as outcasts, unless you are well liked by the leadership clique.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    McDonald's need to get back to some real basics. Make learning enjoyable for people and make growing much more rewardable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Excellent place to work.

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    Current Employee - Crew Trainer in Reynoldsburg, OH
    Current Employee - Crew Trainer in Reynoldsburg, OH

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

    Pros

    The pros of working for McDonald's were the free meals, excellent customer base and the essential work skills you need to learn to excel in other areas of life.

    Cons

    Some of the cons were miscommunication between management and employees, difficult customers and late nights.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to management would be to learn to communicate better and follow through with policies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Fantactic

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Oxford, OH
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Oxford, OH

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

    Pros

    Working the hours that you are able to work they are always given. You when need a day covered and you can not find anyone else to work for you, all you need to do is call in and tell them that you tried everyone you know and that no one can cover it so they will cover it for you.

    Cons

    Sometimes getting blamed for others mistakes and you end up taking what they say and fix it for the other person who messed up anyways.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I like most of the changes that are happening to our store, the hours are great, I like cleaning it makes the store look better and it makes me feel like it will make us look more professional.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Decent Part Time Job

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

    I worked at McDonald's part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everything has a very clear system which is nice so it's easy to pick things up and jump right in. They do a great job training and uniform is provided!

    Cons

    Menu changed way too much and POS system was rapidly changing. Work was not always distributed well. You could have one person just doing the bare minimum and another person working super hard and it would not get resolved.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. McDonald's Expirence

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Crew Member in New York, NY

    I worked at McDonald's

    Pros

    I enjoyed working as part of a team and making sure that the food creation process went smoothly.

    Cons

    The pay is very low.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Service crew

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at McDonald's

    Pros

    More experience, excel my knowlege, love to work and help people

    Cons

    love to work and help people make friends meets new friends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Team work is the best way to success the bussiness

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. Worked for the company for several years. Great people great environment. Plenty of opportunity to advance upwards

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McDonald's

    Pros

    Great people and great environment

    Cons

    hard work required low initial pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. it's a great company to work for

    Current Employee - Cashier in North Miami Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Cashier in North Miami Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    the environment is sain, clean and the service is fast

    Cons

    I don't have much to say

  11. Won't work there again.

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    Former Employee - McDonalds Cashier in Harker Heights, TX
    Former Employee - McDonalds Cashier in Harker Heights, TX

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

    Pros

    Just worked there to have an income.

    Cons

    People are rude most of the time and a lot for work for little pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be rude to the wonders so often. The ones who actually do their jobs right.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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