McDonald's Reviews

Updated September 3, 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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  1. 29+ years

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - General Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work can be rewarding & fun when you meet your goals Everyday is different! Meet people from all different walks of life Learn many skills that can carry over into other jobs

    Cons

    High stress, Must meet the mystery shop scores, Must meet quarterly plan, hold your team accountable to results as well as their department results. Hours are always different Expected to work 3 weekends a month & most holidays Must accomplish all tasks during non peak time which can be hard to do when people call in

    Advice to Management

    Must be good at managing your time or it can overrun your personal life! You must be able to hold others who work for you accountable to their results or you will ultimately be unsuccessful.


  2. Crew

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    Former Employee - CREE in Pickens, SC
    Former Employee - CREE in Pickens, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Doing what you have to just to get your head back on right

    Cons

    Rushing throughluch and dinner time but being fast was great!!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  3. Good Place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Black River, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Black River, NY

    I have been working at McDonald's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent pay, overall an okay place to work if you want a job.

    Cons

    Lackluster environment, odd people, rude customers, crazy coworkers and customers.


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  5. Its was good

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    Former Employee - McDonalds Cashier in Colchester, VT
    Former Employee - McDonalds Cashier in Colchester, VT

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

    Pros

    Great first job more for high school kids

    Cons

    Not many hours were given shifts were cut short so you didnt get a break


  6. McDonalds

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in O'Fallon, IL
    Former Employee - Crew Member in O'Fallon, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I had fun at my job there were nice people i worked with and i worked good hours without being there all day.

    Cons

    I didnt make much money and i never really had the chance for advancement. Some of the management were not very nice.


  7. Not a bad first job

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    Current Employee - Crew Member
    Current Employee - Crew Member
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at McDonald's full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They were very willing to take someone with no experience. They were willing to pay attention to training and the managers were pretty good. Hard work was encouraged and expected and I felt like I was considered a real member of the team from the very beginning.

    Cons

    They wanted to make every dollar they possibly could. If someone came in and ordered a coffee they were allowed to sit in the lobby all night long. There were some regulars that stopped ordering anything all together and just hung out in the lobby. Managers also wanted to keep serving even when we should have closed up and started cleaning. It makes getting ready for the next shift much harder when we start with 20 or 30 minutes less then what we should have had. Compensation and benefits truly are bare bones but you can't be surprised at that.

    Advice to Management

    It's ok not to serve some people. In fact not letting the beggars to harass people would be good for business. I understand that you want to serve everyone but many take advantage of our willingness to serve and I get the feeling that's why people at McDonalds feel like they can say or do anything.


  8. Enjoyable

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at McDonald's full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice crew members, friendly, alert, polite. Neat and organized people.

    Cons

    Flies, upgrade, small, no toilet liners . there are not so many bad things I could say about it .

    Advice to Management

    Good job


  9. manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cottondale, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cottondale, FL

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

    Pros

    Get interact with different customers on daily basis

    Cons

    Sometimes not being able to make labor

    Advice to Management

    Take all knowledge by a word of wisdom n grow from what u learned


  10. Pretty Good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Fast, Convenient,Cool, Easy to manage.

    Cons

    Smell of Fast food is a little putrid

    Advice to Management

    No advice :-)


  11. Crew Member

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Westfield, NY
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Westfield, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good job to start out with, gives you overall experience for fast-paced work.

    Cons

    With so many people coming and going it's difficult to have a standard group that you can become accustomed to working with.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to each employee, individually.



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