McDonald's Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
3,570 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free food is probably the best thing about it, but gets sickening after a month (in 279 reviews)

  • This being the case they have flexible hours and are willing to work around your schedule (in 233 reviews)


Cons
  • As you should expect, every crew member was at or very near the minimum wage level (in 174 reviews)

  • You get to stand for long hours at a time and sometimes encounter rude customers (in 118 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Overall good experience.

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    Former Employee - Drive Thru Cashier in Walpole, MA
    Former Employee - Drive Thru Cashier in Walpole, MA

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

    Pros

    Owners and managers were great. They had great training as well. Each shift flew by because it was so busy.

    Cons

    Could have been a little bit more pay. Working the night shift deserves more pay because there are less employees so it is tougher.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Hostess

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    Current Employee - Hostess in Houston, MS
    Current Employee - Hostess in Houston, MS

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

    Pros

    good food that was nice and cheap

    Cons

    food that is also bad for your health duh!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Service at time

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

    I have been working at McDonald's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exprience in how to communicate with your peers and customers. One reason why McDonald teach and show you how to created a smile to pleased a clowd. That how I feel when I shop at McDonald; and yes their benefits,sick leave and a chance to show leadership is alway at McDonald. Beside I was a cashier at McDonald I love it I'am sure the customer loving it too!

    Cons

    Promotions and higher paid great foods, drinks and don't forget the change. Most important theme is Mcdonalds is a
    neighborhood restaurant near me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't know much about cmpensation I'am a sigle mother don't save much. My training while at Mcdonald work well with me I learn a lot and pass it on to the next peer on the job site.promotions are good there at mcdonald every seasonal I believe there a promotion and and just promotions when there isn't any seasonal around

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Oak Brook, IL

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

    Pros

    Manager and above positions receive stock options. Decent salary, good bonus program ... especially for top performers. Lots of personal growth opportunities ... company will help you formal and informal career development.

    Cons

    Poor management in some departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're a hamburger company not a tech company. Focus on the food first.

    You take employee surveys ... pay attention to the problematic VPs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    There are many job opportunities at McDonalds and room for advancement if you are enthusiastic/ambitious about your job

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    Current Employee - Food Service Worker
    Current Employee - Food Service Worker

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

    Pros

    This is a great company with friendly atmosphere. Management is very nice and I get along with all my co-workers.

    Cons

    Rush hour - you must keep pace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    The company where you learn the best customer service ever

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    Current Employee - Cashuer in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Cashuer in Syracuse, NY

    I have been working at McDonald's part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You learn how to serve customers with respect, how to be tactful when the customer is hostile, and learn how to change situations so the customer is always right (except of course when they give you counterfeit money).

    Cons

    the pay is minimum wage, and the work hours include weekend hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider promoting the part-time staff to full-time when opportunities arise

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Cashier-Okay

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Denville, NJ
    Current Employee - Cashier in Denville, NJ

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

    Pros

    Free food, very low expectations

    Cons

    working at a mcdonalds, social views

  11.  

    I was satisfied working there. They're pretty flexible with hours and pay you alot.

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    Former Employee - McDonalds Cashier in Cinnaminson, NJ
    Former Employee - McDonalds Cashier in Cinnaminson, NJ

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

    Pros

    They hire very young, and they're ALWAYS hiring. They're flexible with the hours. Free Meals.

    Cons

    The customers are very rude. The managers are sometimes too demanding. They always have attitude.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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