McDonald's Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
3,394 Reviews
3.1
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The best thing about working here is literally only the free food you get at break time if that (in 244 reviews)

  • This being the case they have flexible hours and are willing to work around your schedule (in 199 reviews)


Cons
  • As you should expect, every crew member was at or very near the minimum wage level (in 156 reviews)

  • There are very long hours that do seem to get in the way of my social life (in 104 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    McOpCo

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    Former Employee - General Manager  in  Kent, WA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Kent, WA

    I worked at McDonald's full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits, medical is so inexpensive, bonus program is nice. Great training to prepare you to be successful

    Cons

    Sometimes the flavor of the month gets old. Not enough stability in the upper ranks due to turnover, promotions or transfers
    Must help under performing stores and transfer your people to those stores, problem is they keep on turning over people and you basically have to develop talent between 2 stores or more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a great place to work. Sometimes the pressure for performance requires some people to cheat and not follow their personal values. With this it makes it hard on GM's who are honest. Some GMs are not good with their people and with this they have high turnover, other stores must keep on sending them talent. Turnover should be part of the bonus program. These managers who are turnover over people who are great are just going after short term profit but hurting long time potential.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Go corporate over Franchise

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    Former Employee - Crew Trainer  in  Kailua, HI
    Former Employee - Crew Trainer in Kailua, HI

    I worked at McDonald's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Close, everyone knows everyone depending on how long you've been there. Promos may or may not come with a free t-shirt and other merchandise. Very good opportunities to advance. One free meal a day including 50% off 30 minutes before and after your shift. Very laid back. Very good with flexible scheduling. I had a lot of amazing moments here that helped me grow as not only a worker but as a person.

    Cons

    Some franchises cheat the good employees out of promotions, raises to give them to the employees that give management info and/or brown nose. Not very much room to advance compared to corporate-owned McDonald's. They will forever go off of your availability from your application when you were hired no matter how long you work there and how much your life changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR EMPLOYEES. All of them. Not just the ones that like to kiss your butt. A ton of misunderstandings could have been avoided or very quickly resolved if the management at my McDonald's didn't play favorites.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great temporary place to work

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    Former Employee - McDonalds Cashier  in  Hueytown, AL
    Former Employee - McDonalds Cashier in Hueytown, AL

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

    Pros

    Meeting new people and fast working environment

    Cons

    Not flexible with your work schedule as they say they are

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    McDonald's was my first job. I enjoyed working there and interacting with customers.

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    Former Employee - Mcdonalds Crew Member  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Mcdonalds Crew Member in Orlando, FL

    I worked at McDonald's part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    At McDonald's you learn how to work in a fast pace workplace, interact with customers, counting money, and develop your communication and customer skills.

    Cons

    Working at McDonald's can be very challenging if you are a bit slow and do not like to work under lots of supervision and working in a fast pace workplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers can be very bossy sometimes. Being friendly to employees and treating every employee fairly equal will keep your employees very enthusiastic and excited to work as a team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McDonald's

    Pros

    Good free food is great

    Cons

    crappy free food is crap

  7.  

    OK company to work for

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Renton, WA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Renton, WA

    I worked at McDonald's part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy to get hired. Good training and life school

    Cons

    Gets too busy and not enough people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
  8.  

    better than the other fast food chains

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    Former Employee - Store Manager and Supervision As Well
    Former Employee - Store Manager and Supervision As Well

    I worked at McDonald's full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - promote from within
    - flexible hours
    - can make decent money at store manager or supervisory level

    Cons

    dealing with low wage employees is always more challenging; turnover, lack of caring, skills, or effort.
    I worked at a franchised location. I would steer clear of corporate run stores, as it is more likely to feel like working at a job where no one cares about you, and profitability is ALL that matters.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Manager's can get on your nerves at times. but if you show you know what you are doing it'll get better.

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    Current Employee - Crew Trainer  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Trainer in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Free food is probably the best thing about it, but gets sickening after a month. Workers are cool and most times chill people.

    Cons

    Sometimes bad workers who don't know and don't care to help out with what needs to be done. They pay is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more aware of the worker's attitude rather than just their work ethic. Just because someone will do everything, doesn't mean that their a good worker if they hate it there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Cook  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Cook in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours all of the time

    Cons

    Environment is overall pretty good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better leadership

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    An extremely fast-paced job.

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    Former Employee - Crew Member  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Houston, TX

    I worked at McDonald's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's an excellent job for high school student.

    Cons

    The very poor salary for employees and shift managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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