McDonald's Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
3,645 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free food is probably the best thing about it, but gets sickening after a month (in 285 reviews)

  • This being the case they have flexible hours and are willing to work around your schedule (in 241 reviews)


Cons
  • As you should expect, every crew member was at or very near the minimum wage level (in 177 reviews)

  • You get to stand for long hours at a time and sometimes encounter rude customers (in 121 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    good people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McDonald's

    Pros

    If you're looking for a part time job this is great, depending on the store you'll be around some fun people. Really flexible with time of (hourly)

    Cons

    You will smell like hamburgers when you are done with work. Make sure you take a shower before a date.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing a good job

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Perfect First Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - McDonalds Crew Trainer in Wiggins, MS
    Current Employee - McDonalds Crew Trainer in Wiggins, MS

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

    Pros

    This was my first job, and it was the best first job to get. They consistently hire first time workers. The training process reflects that. They are EXTREMELY flexible with hours. This is the perfect job for anyone who is in school part-time. It is also very easy to move up in the store. I started out as a crew member, and once the managers were impressed with my work ethic, after 5 months, they promoted me to crew trainer. A couple months later they offered me a manager position. Each time you are promoted there is an increase in pay. This was the perfect first job because It taught me work ethic, as well as many other skills. It is a challenging job, but it is completely worth it because it helps you be a better worker in the future.

    Cons

    It takes a while to get used to working till 12 or later at night, but once I got used to it I was fine. Also, long, fast paced shifts were a challenge, but that is easy to get used to also.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    great for highschool

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Cashier in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Experience! Great for highschoolers who looking to get out in the work field

    Cons

    It's fast food.. I do the math

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great, and many opportunities to advance within the company as long as you put in a good days work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Crew Chief in Kirksville, MO
    Former Employee - Crew Chief in Kirksville, MO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Great training programs
    Easy to find a replacement if you need a day off

    Cons

    High turnover so you may have a buddy, but they will be gone by the next day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you ask for feedback. This is vital for any organization!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Mcdonald's has been a very rewarding career. Lots of room for advancment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    The opportunity to grow with Mcdonald's is huge. Mcdonald's has one of the strongest Management development programs in the industry. Pay for Assistant managers & up can be very good and often exceeds what the competition is paying.

    Cons

    Dealing with people can be very challenging. The crew positions are low paid. This makes it challenging to find and keep good people to work these positions. The menu has gotten more and more complex. This makes the day to day job difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify the menu. Its too complicated. Go work in the kitchen at a busy store during a peak. Feel what they experience every day.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Guest service manager

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    Former Employee - Guest Services Department Manager in Royal Oak, MI
    Former Employee - Guest Services Department Manager in Royal Oak, MI

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

    Pros

    If you are working for a corporate McDonald's then you are in a great position. Great benefits 7 paid holidays sick days and overtime. And you can move up if you willing to work.

    Cons

    You just about give up you freedom to be management at McDonald's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great start out position

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Cashier in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at McDonald's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    If you are a student then it's a flexible position

    Cons

    You have to have the uniform neat

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It is a good place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Crew Member (Option to BE A Manager) in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Crew Member (Option to BE A Manager) in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours
    Regular Customers
    Time goes by fast at busy locations
    Easy to move up in company

    Cons

    Horrible Management
    A lot of work, not enough money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic. Not everyone is looking to make a career out of McDonald's.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    its a god start

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McDonald's

    Pros

    your working and you do learn

    Cons

    19 teen year is your boss

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Easy peasy

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Drive Thru Cashier in China, ME
    Former Employee - Drive Thru Cashier in China, ME

    I worked at McDonald's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Easy work pump kin pie

    Cons

    Not a lot of money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more

    Approves of CEO

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