McDonald's Reviews

Updated August 2, 2015
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Pros
  • easy brainless work - free food (in 298 reviews)

  • Provided flexible hours whilst studying (in 249 reviews)

Cons
  • Time consuming for minimum wage (in 183 reviews)

  • the daily amount of rude customers (in 128 reviews)

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6,046 Employee Reviews

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  1. Team member

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    Current Employee - Team Member in San Lorenzo, CA
    Current Employee - Team Member in San Lorenzo, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Really flexible hours, also depending on your managers. Really flexible work too.

    Cons

    You will have to deal with customers from to time, and its very fast paced. You always have to do something too.

    Advice to Management

    Scheduling in mcdonalds should be made more organized.


  2. First Job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McDonald's part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    organized, good managers, it took some time for me to learn everything but all in all it was a good first job

    Cons

    could be extremely fast paced most couldn't handle it

    Advice to Management

    try to be more patient you don't know what everyone might be going through


  3. Runner, cashier , order taker

    Former Employee - Cashier in Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Oak Brook, IL

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very flexible hours, good starter job.

    Cons

    minimum wage , Immature workers

    Advice to Management

    Need more professional management.


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  5. Good job, ok pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McDonald's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    McDonald's has good training for you to learn about your job and the best way to do things. The manager was good, they hired me when no one else would i had no jobs except volunteering at my church outreach. they hired me,

    Cons

    the pay was low but it was real and they trained me. it was better than no job like i had before and living at my uncle house

    Advice to Management

    they treat people fair no matter what so that was good. my manager was trying to own his own mcdonalds one day. i dont know the CEO or whatever


  6. Pretty good

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    Former Employee - Management in Monmouth, IL
    Former Employee - Management in Monmouth, IL

    I worked at McDonald's full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a dependable job that always kept you busy. Pay was decent based on the work I was doing.

    Cons

    There were no benefits even though I was basically a key manager.

    Advice to Management

    If the pay is going to be low include benefits so your managers want to stay.


  7. McDonald's

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McDonald's

    Pros

    McDonald's was okay to work for

    Cons

    People complain all the time

    Advice to Management

    there always so grumpy


  8. Cashier

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McDonald's

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good hours good pay nice advance

    Cons

    Customers were often rude to you

    Advice to Management

    No favorites


  9. Im loving it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McDonald's

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working at McDonalds is like working at restaurant, probably because it is a restaurant.

    Cons

    In culinary school I had to purchase a crumber, but I never get to use it here at McDonalds

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade the tables, then add table cloths. Finally, let the staff use crumbers.


  10. First Assistant Manager

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    Former Employee - First Assistant Manager in Denham Springs, LA
    Former Employee - First Assistant Manager in Denham Springs, LA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pro's to working for the company are are the room for advancement which involves good pay and insurance. You just have to work extra hard and put in in extra hours in order to advance

    Cons

    Some of the downsides to working to working there is the schedule. Holidays, nights, and weekends are not very conducive for having young children especially as a single parent.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management would be to remember that everyone is replaceable and not to bleed ketchup for the company. Try to balance family and work when putting in more than the required 50 hours a week


  11. Crew Member

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McDonald's part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    This was my first job and I learned many things when I was working at McDonald's. Although I had a lot of downs while working here, I would not take back the experience. I love how you get trained at all stations, so you basically learn all the aspects of the job. Also, you get free food, during breaks.

    Cons

    Some of the managers are really rude. Some customers have no respect for the employees, whatsoever. Becomes really slow during the winter time, especially after New Year. Therefore, hours will be cut.



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