McDonald's Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
3,607 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free food is probably the best thing about it, but gets sickening after a month (in 283 reviews)

  • This being the case they have flexible hours and are willing to work around your schedule (in 238 reviews)


Cons
  • As you should expect, every crew member was at or very near the minimum wage level (in 175 reviews)

  • You get to stand for long hours at a time and sometimes encounter rude customers (in 119 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It was a great experience

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Batesville, MS
    Former Employee - Cashier in Batesville, MS

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

    Pros

    Very easy job, fast-paced and adjustable

    Cons

    Attitudes from the customers and some team members

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose better shift managers..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Its okay for a first job.

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    Former Employee - Fry Cook in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Fry Cook in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    great people i think everyone is really great to work with.

    Cons

    you smell bad when you go home. its a dead end job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Burger flipper, frying fries, filling sauces.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McDonald's

    Pros

    Great food, great discount, easy hours.

    Cons

    Eat to much,gained weight,font fit in clothes anymore.

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  5.  

    I'm lovin' it!

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    Fast pace. Fast food. Fast advancement.

    Cons

    It's important to consider that options are somewhat limited for vegans.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider more flexibility and innovation when it comes to standard operating procedures.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Perfect First Job

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    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
  7.  

    Amazing!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McDonald's

    Pros

    Very happy and positive environment

    Cons

    Sometimes crazy people did stuff

  8.  

    Business Technical Analyst

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Oak Brook, IL

    I have been working at McDonald's as a contractor (more than an 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

  9.  

    Awesome Benefits and Learning Opportunity

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Taunton, MA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Taunton, MA

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

    Pros

    On the job training
    Tuition reimbursements health insurance
    Bonus
    Profit sharing personal life coach
    401k
    Vacation
    Sabbatical

    Cons

    A lot of responsibility
    Long hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Satisfying. Easy to excel. Good base to learn.

    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

    I worked at McDonald's full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easily promotable if work full time, Work hard, get promoted. Flexible scheduling. Fun environment and being busy, making sure everything runs smoothly

    Cons

    McD's culture not the best, lots of sexual references, which was not appreciative, no vac days unless salary, had one boss that I think totally "right time, right place" to being promoted to salary manager-not impressed with leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discipline/fire people who are not meeting the standards, would rather have a few good people than a lot of crappy people

  11.  

    Learning experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at McDonald's

    Pros

    Learn the art of customer service and you will posses a sense of urgency.

    Cons

    Nothing bad I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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