McDonald's Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
3,446 Reviews
3.1
3,446 Reviews
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McDonald's President & CEO Don Thompson
Don Thompson
995 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free food is probably the best thing about it, but gets sickening after a month (in 268 reviews)

  • This being the case they have flexible hours and are willing to work around your schedule (in 229 reviews)


Cons
  • As you should expect, every crew member was at or very near the minimum wage level (in 166 reviews)

  • You get to stand for long hours at a time and sometimes encounter rude customers (in 116 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It has been a great experience

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    Current Employee - General Manager  in  Spartanburg, SC
    Current Employee - General Manager in Spartanburg, SC

    I have been working at McDonald's full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities in business management

    Cons

    DIfficult to get promotions, low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your managers better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good
    best
    nice to work
    good salary
    job satisfaction

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    Former Employee - C++ Developer  in  Amarillo, TX
    Former Employee - C++ Developer in Amarillo, TX

    I worked at McDonald's as a contractor for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good
    best
    nice to work
    good salary
    job satisfaction

    Cons

    Good
    best
    nice to work
    good salary
    job satisfaction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good
    best
    nice to work
    good salary
    job satisfaction

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    It's what you make it

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    Former Employee - Crew Member/Grill Cook  in  Oceanside, CA
    Former Employee - Crew Member/Grill Cook in Oceanside, CA

    I worked at McDonald's full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The simplicity of the job
    Don't go in with a bad attitude or you will get bad attitudes back..
    Be open minded..

    Cons

    Mainly the attitudes of the customers..
    Just keep a positive outlook

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more willing to get your hands dirty rather than just tell somebody to get their hands dirty

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    delicious

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    Former Employee - McChicken Taster  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - McChicken Taster in Chicago, IL

    I worked at McDonald's part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The McChicken is awesome and delicious

    Cons

    The McChicken is unhealthy and fatty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a healthier McChicken that tastes just as good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Its an okay job to pay the bills

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McDonald's

    Pros

    we can get cheap food and stuff

    Cons

    the bosses think they know it all

  7.  

    Fun

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Cashier in New York, NY

    I worked at McDonald's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Customers, friendship gains, pleasant supervisor, and flexible hours

    Cons

    Breaking arguments between co workers, always filling in for co workers, customers from other countries

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It was ok.

    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Hemlock, MI
    Former Employee - Cashier in Hemlock, MI

    I worked at McDonald's part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of fun people to meet.

    Cons

    Very disorganized and not very busy

  9.  

    mcd

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at McDonald's

    Pros

    Good free food is great

    Cons

    crappy free food is crap

  10.  

    I have been working at McDonald's

    Pros

    The best thing about the Mc Donald's I work is my co workers, their fun to be with, very energetic, & they just make the job very fun & worth it. Also meeting new people everyday is always a fun thing.

    Cons

    The challenges are the customers who will give you a hard time. They'll get you upset, mad, & get annoyed by them. Although customers are the main priorities, if their not happy then were not happy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing I can really say, they do a great job.

  11.  

    McDonald's was my first job. I enjoyed working there and interacting with customers.

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    Former Employee - Mcdonalds Crew Member  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Mcdonalds Crew Member in Orlando, FL

    I worked at McDonald's part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    At McDonald's you learn how to work in a fast pace workplace, interact with customers, counting money, and develop your communication and customer skills.

    Cons

    Working at McDonald's can be very challenging if you are a bit slow and do not like to work under lots of supervision and working in a fast pace workplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers can be very bossy sometimes. Being friendly to employees and treating every employee fairly equal will keep your employees very enthusiastic and excited to work as a team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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