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McDonald's Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Career Path

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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

    Pros

    Good stepping stone to allow myself to learn the work place. Deal with customers and management in a high paced environment.

    Cons

    Obviously no growth unless you stay committed and really want to stay and become a manager here for the long run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Pay and labour and bonuses

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Barnsley, Yorkshire and the Humber, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Barnsley, Yorkshire and the Humber, England (UK)

    I have been working at McDonald's

    Pros

    No pros at all its one of the worst jobs on the plannet

    Cons

    Never go home on time get treated like dirt plus get no thanks work load is too much for the staff to deal with comes to busy parts of the year and never anyone there plus were the hell is our christmas bonus iys alright saying everyone works hard well no they dont hours are dreadful n all im takin this matter as far as I can especially with bonuses im not been funny but management do nothing only dish out orders sit in tje office playing games and its us doin the hard work day in day out and its not fair for people who are full time gwttin all wrong hrs n hardly any money for the work they do and its discusting for a company who earns millions ....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why would I wanna talk to them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Horrible

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

    I have been working at McDonald's

    Pros

    Free food and discounts nothing else

    Cons

    Not enough pay and no team work

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    My experience at this company was a struggle.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mcdonalds Crew Member in Canajoharie, NY
    Former Employee - Mcdonalds Crew Member in Canajoharie, NY

    I worked at McDonald's

    Pros

    Helped me discover great work ethic
    Taught me the value of a dollar
    Motivated me to get a better job

    Cons

    Management patronizes employee throughout shift
    Pay
    No freedom

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees as human beings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good High School Job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Springfield, MA

    I worked at McDonald's

    Pros

    They was great flexibility with the job. No issues. Great manager. Good for a high schooler.

    Cons

    Low Pay. No career advancement opportunities. Not sure how to get a promotion. It was good for a young person.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Worst experience ever by Üzleti Rendszerek (I could not choose this company)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Android Developer in Budapest (Hungary)
    Former Employee - Android Developer in Budapest (Hungary)

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

    Pros

    I was able to work at home. The salary was just a bit below the average and that was the best thing. The mineral water was free.

    Cons

    They did not give the bill or any developer device. There is not anyone from you can learn anything. The office was small.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find another way the make money and leave the IT ...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Painful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Crew in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at McDonald's

    Pros

    Only reason i continue to work here is because of my co-workers.

    Cons

    Mostly pay. Pay increases happen about twice a year and the most you can get each time is .25 cents, but good luck getting even that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    corporate clowns just following orders from the higher ups.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    The Less The Better

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at McDonald's

    Pros

    Free Food
    Payed on time- but pay is not worth the stress

    Cons

    Customers can be Mean
    You think your getting payed but you get discounted a lot of money from taxes
    Managers can be careless as-well as coworkers
    You develop a lot of stress
    Your expected to be good at what you do but never acknowledged for actually doing your job specially when they are used to you being hard working.
    Inconsideration of your life if you need a day of theres so much questionings like are you sure you can't? We need people.
    I had to do everybody's job even a managers job isn't that funny
    Promoted Managers that do not know of all that has to be done, I had to teach one of the managers how the ordering screen works witch is easy and perhaps the one essential thing you have to know first.
    You are just a worker
    Sometimes you just have to be mean here because if you are too considerate well you'll be under a lot of stress
    People here want to know all about you life,
    You'll be waiting for a raise that you'll only get if your experienced and you say your going to quit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop and Check how you are managing people how your acknowledging others because Mcdonalds is Based on team work and if you fail we all fail , and food fails.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    not a good company or job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Drive Thru Cashier in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Drive Thru Cashier in Newark, NJ

    I have been working at McDonald's

    Pros

    Free mcdonalds food but it is Crap

    Cons

    wage, hours, people. customers, crap

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Crap

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    stay away

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McDonald's

    Pros

    nothing cant think of anything nice to say

    Cons

    mangement, crew members they all suck stay away from mcdonalds

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    waste of time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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