McDonald's Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
3,563 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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  1.  

    Pretty much what you would expect

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    Former Employee - Crew Member/Grill Cook in Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Crew Member/Grill Cook in Springfield, MA

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, friendly crew. Decent place to work for full time students and people who don't have much work experience.

    Cons

    Low pay, can be stressful at times. Even if you take on added responsibility, you are unlikely to get a substantial raise in pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None really. The company has obviously been successful for a very long time with the current business model.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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

  8.  

    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
  9.  

    I enjoyed meeting and talking with new people. Enjoyed the people I worked with, very friendly and a lot of teamwork.

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Utica, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Utica, IL

    I worked at McDonald's full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It was fast paced, we worked hard and worked together, getting to know our customers whether they were new or regular.

    Cons

    Dealing with difficult and angry customers was challenging but nothing we couldn't handle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was never asked to join management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Surprisingly Adequate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Crew Member/Grill Cook in Eynon, PA
    Former Employee - Crew Member/Grill Cook in Eynon, PA

    I worked at McDonald's part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Along with very flexible scheduling, quarterly raises, and many opportunities for promotion, the McDonald's I worked with (Eynon, PA) also had very kind and friendly staff members, management and peers alike. At the end of my shifts, I felt like I was welcome there. (And free lunch! :3)

    Cons

    Starting pay was expected at minimum, but raises did occur. However, with how many people were hired on average, I had to literally fight with management to get more than 6 hours a week. I was once called in on a Sunday afternoon for 2 and a half hours, just to wash overflow of dishes... I was thoroughly insulted by that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use what plentiful resources that you have to find a dedicated work force of a comfortable amount of workers, so that everyone who does a great job gets the hours they deserve.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good JOb

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    Fast Super and there is alot of stuff that they make you do

    Cons

    Not the greatest place to work since it is long hours terrible managment and stuff like that

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