McDonald's
3.1 of 5 2,647 reviews
www.mcdonalds.hu Oak Brook, IL 5000+ Employees

McDonald's Reviews

Updated Apr 19, 2014
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3.1 2,647 reviews

                             

70% Approve of the CEO

McDonald's President & CEO Don Thompson

Don Thompson

(729 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Free food flexible hrs usually nice colleagues that work there at least in my case"
    in 201 reviews
  • "flexible hours if you are still in school and also good experience looks good on a resume"
    in 163 reviews
Cons:
  • "As you should expect, every crew member was at or very near the minimum wage level"
    in 127 reviews
  • "Rude customers on the daily(most of them think your retarded)"
    in 92 reviews
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I'm Lovin' It

Crew Trainer (Current Employee)
Sheboygan Falls, WI

I have been working at McDonald's full-time for more than a year

ProsThe people.. Co-Workers are generally great and easy to work with. Management is flexible and understanding. Plenty of room for advancement as long as you speak up and work hard.

ConsSome days are grueling, and the work is not easy.

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

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I like it here, but it is not that easy place to work

Crew Member (Current Employee)
Jacksonville, FL

I have been working at McDonald's part-time for less than a year

ProsI have 28 hours per week, flexible schedule, half of my meal on my working days. Its always busy here and you cannot get bored. Our managers like to rotate us all the time so it helps us to have some new things to do during the day

ConsIts not easy to work here, but if you do your job- it helps every body.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't rush us all the time, sometimes its no much!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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An environment of friendly staff is all you need.

Cashier (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at McDonald's full-time for more than a year

ProsThe work is just as challenging as any burger joint. Placed on the register. Take orders. Make soda. Toss fries. Stock on napkins and straws. Mop the floor. It's pretty self explanatory for the most part. The managers and coworkers were my best friends the whole way through. No one ever has a problem. Sometimes they would hire some one who will blankly stare at your face if you say hi to them, which is sorta creepy. But the staff was always on my side. Even if I got angry customers they would defend me and always reached out an arm for me when I would be stuck.

ConsThe pay is low and you won't really go anywhere with the type of money you make in any mcdonalds. But the environment can be excellent if it's surrounded by excellent people is what I think counts.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep being supportive and friendly to your staff.

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Great company with plenty of opportunity to grow.

Department Manager (Current Employee)
Asheboro, NC

I have been working at McDonald's full-time for more than a year

ProsMedical benefits, flexible hours and payed vacations.

ConsOverwhelming responsibilities, opportunity in proper training.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great first job

Cashier (Former Employee)
Middleton, WI

I worked at McDonald's part-time for more than a year

ProsThis was an easy job, great way to get experience

ConsTime consuming for minimum wage

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work when you need to make some cash.

Crew Member (Current Employee)
Owosso, MI

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

ProsThe scheduling is fantastic. Good work environment. You make a lot of good friends here. So much room for advancement.

ConsIts minimum wage, so (with the hours you get) you may feel like its not quite enough. Raises don't occur often enough and even if you work your butt of you may only get the very minimum raise allotted. Would be nice to get more hours.

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

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Cashier (Former Employee)
Milwaukee, WI

I worked at McDonald's part-time for more than a year

ProsGot money, that was literally the only part I enjoyed

ConsBoss would yell constantly, I was never able to eat McDonald's food either, barely got any time scheduled, once had stuff stolen form me while I was working, and the worst part was that everyone who was there hated being there

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great advancement opportunities

Crew Trainer (Current Employee)
Tallahassee, FL

I have been working at McDonald's part-time for less than a year

ProsAdvance quickly, pay raise every 6 months, and really flexible.

ConsManagers and crew members are late often, and speak profanities, as well as slack off but that is very few co workers.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to improve on training some crew members.

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

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Lots of opportunities for personal/professional growth, if you actually try.

Swing Shift Manager (Former Employee)

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

ProsAs a crew, you get hella flexible scheduling, discounted food (usually), and a lotta hours. As for management, corporate is big on training and growth, so you can get a lot of quality training. And as you progress in management, they provide even more training opportunities. I've heard they offer great benefits packages - never took advantage myself though. Finally, you meet a lot of interesting people working for a company with a high turnover rate :)

ConsFast-paced setting can often strain coworker relations. I've noticed that corporate-owned restaurants (as compared to one under an owner-operator) pay quite a bit less and are less likely to give out raises. Swing shifts can completely ruin your whole week--you may feel like you never see the outside of your workplace! And, lastly, you can't forget about the brutal putdowns from dissatisfied customers.

Advice to Senior ManagementAsking questions should not be seen as a form of challenge to authority, annoyance, or indication of weakness. A question is simply a request for more knowledge. Don't be afraid to ask some of your own!

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

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Mcdonalds was a very great company i really enjoyed working there.

McDonalds Crew (Former Employee)
Milwaukee, WI

I worked at McDonald's part-time for less than a year

ProsGetting a work experience, being trained to work.

Consmoving at an exceedingly fast pace everyday

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

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