McDonald's Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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Pros
  • Free food is probably the best thing about it, but gets sickening after a month (in 298 reviews)

  • Flexible hours and you learn a lot about management that can apple to any career (in 249 reviews)

Cons
  • As you should expect, every crew member was at or very near the minimum wage level (in 183 reviews)

  • It wasn't unusual to work though the shift with only a 15 minute break Rude customers (in 128 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    Amazing for a first job

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    My manager does a great job of hiring nice people to work with, so I ended up becoming friends with most of my coworkers and hanging out with them outside of work. The work isn't difficult, and you can always move up from a crew member. Plus, it's pretty easy to get hired. The pay depends on how much you want to work, if you're a crew member.

    Cons

    If you cannot deal with rude people, you should reconsider working here. You will encounter new people every day, and you must be versatile enough to deal with all kinds of people. A lot of patience is necessary for this job. The only perk as a crew member is that you get a free meal during your break. There are no other discounts on food.

    Advice to Management

    Management really should consider how people could potentially react to a change in food prices, a new food item, or the reduction of a food item before making changes.

  2. great first job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McDonald's part-time

    Pros

    great coworkers depending on location. My coworkers were very friendly and helpful. But ive heard horror stories about other locations.

    Cons

    TIRING. Long hours, always on your feet. But its a great introduction to the work place.

  3. learned valuable skills, great corporate culture.

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    Former Intern - IT Summer Intern in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Former Intern - IT Summer Intern in Oakbrook Terrace, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Very friendly workplace, great internship program, has great activities and experiences for the interns. Rewarding workplace learning experience as well as short Friday's in the summer.

    Cons

    bad retention rate of offering positions to graduating interns.

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  5. Great experience, hectic environment

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    Former Employee - Burger Flipper in Woodside, NY
    Former Employee - Burger Flipper in Woodside, NY

    I worked at McDonald's

    Pros

    Overtime
    benefits
    room for improvement
    learn cashier skills

    Cons

    Bad manager sometimes, team leader is motivational, not sure what else

  6. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues who provide a good support base. Multiple opportunities and a flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to make ends meet; long hours and some very difficult customers.

  7. Crew

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McDonald's

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

    Pros

    Kool, Fun, Kind, Meeting people,

    Cons

    Management talks down alot on staff in front of everyone.

  8. Supervisor - Accounting

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oak Brook, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Short Fridays, Employee Company Outings (McD xmas kids party & Employee Summer Outing). in very little time you feel proud of eating and working at McD's :) Career opportunities will come if you are top talent and you do your networking well. It's all about who you know!! It's a great company!!

    Cons

    Benefits are not the greatest (insurance plan not great), not good work/life balance. Compensation? not the most competitive company.

  9. cashier

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McDonald's

    Pros

    We had some breaks which was nice

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility for young people

  10. Awesome

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    Current Employee - McDonalds Cashier in Miramar, FL
    Current Employee - McDonalds Cashier in Miramar, FL

    I have been working at McDonald's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good hours and pay a lot of money

    Cons

    its hot in the kitchen

    Advice to Management

    get an air conditioner

  11. Chill

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    Former Employee - Grill Cook in Oceanside, CA
    Former Employee - Grill Cook in Oceanside, CA

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

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

    Pros

    easy work...
    coworkers who actually care

    Cons

    some coworkers really take the job too seriously

    Advice to Management

    Learn to manage from afar...don't do it for the person working because they will never learn

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