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McDonald's Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 3,128 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

McDonald's President & CEO Don Thompson

Don Thompson

(892 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    OK place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsStructure, team, work, benefits, teamwork

    ConsIt's fast food and honestly what more needs to be said

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo

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    If you are looking for extra hours, this is the place for you.

    Team Member (Former Employee) Murfreesboro, TN

    ProsAdvancement is relatively simple and managers that master creating schedules seem to do the best.

    ConsToo many young people in charge with little to no people skills. I've seen too many dissatisfied customers and seasoned employees never come back.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider placing more focus on training in the human element.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Department Manager 3

    Department Manager III (Current Employee) Naperville, IL

    ProsGreat benefits, Great support and development.

    ConsOppertunities in work life balance. Alot of time spent working and pay could be a little better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter work/life balance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting Way to be Introduced to Work

    Cashier (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent place to work as a teenager, for a summer to see how work is. Not too much mental work and overall a pretty easy job.

    ConsJob is not the best paying for a full time worker trying to pay bills. Luckily, not my station in life.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Surprisingly fun

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI love the positive work atmosphere. It may vary from store to store, but feeing that management values and appreciates the hard work employees put in is awesome. My favorite job ever, you can't buy this kind of job satisfaction. There are also oppertunites for advancement within the company.

    ConsHours can vary, and it can be very stressful when a lot of customers come on at once and it gets really busy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCorny as it sounds, regularly calling out encouragement and telling crew members they are doing well is excellent motivation. Focusing on positive encouragement and building an atmosphere of mutual respect with employees means everyone is more willing to go the extra mile for the company.

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    Fun but challenging atmosphere to work in

    McDonalds Cashier (Former Employee) Statesboro, GA

    ProsYou have the opportunity for promotions and the hours are very flexible

    Conssome of the shift managers act as if they are better than other employees and don't really have to do ny work at times

    Advice to Senior Managementconsider benefits for part time workers as well

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's McDonald's, so you know it's good.

    Department Manager (Current Employee) Aurora, CO

    ProsCareer development, Fun fast-paced work, Awesome coworkers, decent benefits.
    I personally enjoy the 401k and vacations.

    ConsRushed training, Understaffed due to poor management, Empty promises.
    I enjoy McDonald's as a whole, but on the corporate side in Denver, they make very poor decisions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink about the long term, not just making a quick buck.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A fun and nice place for a teenager to work

    Certified Swing Manager (Former Employee) Pleasant Mount, PA

    ProsConvenient scheduling, as many hours as I wanted or needed

    ConsSlow times, don't like cleaning bathrooms

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore activities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Customer service

    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Prosthere is a very good team spirit at work
    there is a lot of contact with the client
    the manager teaches well and gives a lot of feed back

    ConsDuring my work at mac donalds, the hours were not flexible
    the breaks are short and it is very common to get tired
    there was never a talk of promotion

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Not great, but not terrible

    Crew Member (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsFree food. Schedule is somewhat flexible. Management was pretty nice. People were fun. Good place to start off with.

    ConsMinimum wage. dealing with very rude customers. Hard to get out fast food industry once in it.

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