McDonald's Reviews

Updated October 31, 2014
Updated October 31, 2014
3,656 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free food is probably the best thing about it, but gets sickening after a month (in 285 reviews)

  • This being the case they have flexible hours and are willing to work around your schedule (in 241 reviews)


Cons
  • As you should expect, every crew member was at or very near the minimum wage level (in 177 reviews)

  • You get to stand for long hours at a time and sometimes encounter rude customers (in 121 reviews)

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  1.  

    !I'm sadly...NOT loving it!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Cashier in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Benefits: I've been working for six month and I have not seen any information about the benefits employees get. I haven't been spoked about it either.

    Personal growth: the real deal here are the regular customers, they, at least to me, are the most enjoyable part of the whole daily working process. But this job actually allows you to create an incredibly culture of patience that reinforces your customer service skills.

    Work-life balance: Even though, is a part time, it demands a lot of time, not only the days you'll work but also the days you'll have free, because those days you will usually have to sleep well enought to get suficient energy for the next shift.

    Cons

    Salary: I think this is and will always be the main reason why this job get so uncomfortable. Sometimes you have to do all kinds of job, and obviously you aren't and would not be remunerated by each of them as you should. You get to do everything for 8/hour. Also, they hardly recognized (and I mean the owner corporation) the hard work of their employees, reason why, an employee rarely stays more than a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I know this is totally useless, but the main goal here is through the salary. Is the first incentive an employee has, and Mcdonald's is left behind on this. The Corporation should have more interest on their employees, let them know their benefits and awards programs that encourage them to think in a long term career in Mcdonald's (that at the end, is for the company's benefit) .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Yuck

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McDonald's

    Pros

    nothing. people are obnoxious, and they don't pay you enough to live

    Cons

    everything is covered in grease.

  3.  

    Horrible company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McDonald's

    Pros

    You always have a chance to meet and interact with new people. Gained work experience that I choose to take else where

    Cons

    Mangers are not trained to be professional. No raises and had to pay for personal meals while on the clock. Customers are rude ; not worth the minimum wage pay .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Sucks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McDonald's

    Pros

    Nothing is good about this company because it really sucks and i hate it really really really really really really really a lot

    Cons

    Everything is a con. Managers are terrible. Company hates spending money in any way. Pay is way to low for what you do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    My experience at McDonald's has been horrible so far.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mcdonalds Crew Member in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Mcdonalds Crew Member in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at McDonald's full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The best reason to work there is the fact that its a job and I'm getting paid.

    Cons

    The pay isn't good enough for the amount of work overnight crew does.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to hire managers that are actually good with people. Teach managers the proper way that everything should be done. And hire people as needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Crew Member/ grill and wrap sandwichs

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at McDonald's full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get to sneak food

    Cons

    No matter how fast and hard you work they always want and then even expect more. the Pay is lousy and just minimum wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't take the job so seriously. Just because management gets hard on you remember that allot of times it is because they are giving you paycheck bonuses for achieving such goals. Remember that we are not machines that do the work (as of yet). And that we are humans and need to be treated as such, be nice and respectful. Thank you. Also get the correct machinery, products and tools that we need to have the job go smoothly the first time. This would help to save on time. Also make our schedule the same every week so that we can plan our life accordingly. this way we can have a second job. Or at the very least put it 2 weeks ahead of schedule.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    horrible

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McDonald's

    Pros

    i get pay, some of the people there were nice

    Cons

    people talking about porn, off time is too short. standing too long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more compensation

  9.  

    It sucks to work there.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Drive Thru Cashier in Bolingbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Drive Thru Cashier in Bolingbrook, IL

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

    Pros

    Nothing, except free lunches if you have a break.

    Cons

    It smells really bad. I wouldn't go back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    boring receptive can't move up

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McDonald's

    Pros

    coworkers, food, nothing else matter.

    Cons

    company values minimum wage, weird hours, sucky benefits, no way to move up

  11.  

    Straining, demoralising and stressful

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)

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

    Pros

    Easy job to get. Many locations

    Cons

    The way that some shift managers treat us is horrible! The way that shift managers treat us all depends on their mood, how busy it is and if they have had their break - what a horrible, unpredictable way to work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Supervise the attitude of your shift managers please - stop giving undergraduate students a hard time - and learn to have a laugh and stop taking things so seriously!
    Oh look there is a big queue ! But all the crew members are working as hard and as fast as they can - therefore Appreciate us! Eliminate the attidude "No matter how hard crew members work it is never good enough" Life isn't ALL about the customers, we matter too! Of course the customer is important but not as important that my morale and mood are strained.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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